George S. Simpson

Dublin Core

Title

George S. Simpson

Subject

Biography
George S. Simpson
Photo File: Biography
Pioneer
Politics
Abraham Lincoln
Alderman
Decatur Waterworks
Ohio Oil Co.
Haworth & Son Mfg.
VanDeventer Studio of Decatur

Description

Photograph of George S. Simpson; (died 4/14/1923). Pioneer of Decatur and Macon County. He helped to build the political wigwam in in State Street in which Abraham Lincoln spoke during his presidential campaign. He served as alderman from the Third Ward for six years and he advocated a system of water works for Decatur. He was the first householder to put in city water and the city's first fountain was placed in his front yard. His home was at 357 W. Main St. and was torn down in 1951 to make room for the Ohio Oil Co. station. He was also instrumental in securing the gas plant and a rolling mill for Decatur. He was a salesman for the firm of Haworth & Son Manufacturers of farm implements and machinery. Photo by VanDeventer Studio, ran in the Herald and Review 11/3/1912.

Creator

VanDeventer Studio of Decatur, IL.

Source

Photo File: Biography - Simpson, George S.

Publisher

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

11/3/1912 & 1916.

Contributor

George S. Simpson

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO364 and BIO365.

Coverage

Biography, George S. Simpson, Photo File: Biography, Politics, Pioneer, Wigwam, City Waterworks, Alderman, Haworth & Sons Mfg., Farm Equipment, VanDeventer Studio of Decatur, Herald and Review, Gas Plant, Ohio Oil Co.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 8"

Files

BIO364-SIMPSON, GEORGE S, C1916.jpg
BIO365-SIMPSON_GEORGE_S, 11-3-1912.jpg

Citation

VanDeventer Studio of Decatur, IL., “George S. Simpson,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed January 18, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2360.