Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan

BIO394-SULLIVAN_DAN_Big Dan C1920.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan

Subject

Biography
Daniel Sullivan
Photo File: Biography
Macon County, IL.
Decatur, IL.
Wabash Railroad
Deputy Sheriff

Description

Photograph of Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan (died 4/8/1926). "Big Dan" Sullivan formerly chief of police of Decatur and a former deputy sheriff of Macon County. Daniel Sullivan was born in Jacksonville, but came to Decatur when a very young man. He went to work for the Wabash early in life and was braking for that road when he came to Decatur to make his home. He was with the Wabash for several years and was a freight conductor when he went out with the strike of 1894. He was one of the best known and best liked men on the Wabash at that time. He was never and idler and was not long out of a job. The last F. M. Young was an alderman then, and he gave Dan a job as night watchman at the Young Bros. & Maris wholesale grocery. In 1902 he was appointed chief of police, and he filled that office for three years with cred to himself and the department. He got the name "Big Dan" because there was another Dan Sullivan, a Wabash detective who was closely affiliated with the police department, he was Dan T. Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Decatur, IL. Full obit: Decatur Herald 4/29/1926; p3; Decatur Daily Review; 4/28/1926; p1

Creator

Wasson Studio of Decatur

Source

Photo File: Biography - Sullivan, Daniel "Big Dan"

Publisher

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

Date

1920

Contributor

Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO394

Coverage

Biography, Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan, Photo File: Biography, Chief of Police, Deputy Sheriff Macon County, Wabash Railroad, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Herald and Review, Wasson Studio of Decatur.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

2.5 x 6.5"

Citation

Wasson Studio of Decatur, “Daniel "Big Dan" Sullivan,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed August 17, 2022, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2387.