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James A. Patton

Photograph of James A. Patton; (born 5/8/1852; died 12/8/1928). Illinois commodities speculator an financier. Known as the "Wheat King."

David Patterson

Photograph of David Patterson; (died Mar 7, 1919). Wealthy land owner and farmer of Macon County, IL. He was member of the Masons and Knights Templar. Photo by VanDeventer of Decatur, IL.

Dr. M. P. Parrish

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Photograph of Dr. M. P. Parrish (born 8/4/1868; died 5/27/1925) married Francis Emma Barkley. Chief surgeon of the Wabash Hospital since 1913; member Stephen Decatur Lodge No. 979, Macon Co. Chapter No. 21, R.A.M., Beaumanoir Commandery No. 9,…

David B. Parr

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Photograph of David B. Parr; former owner of the City Book Store (the firm of Parr and Parr) which was located at 124 Merchant St. He sold out and in 1917 they moved to Fayette County, IL. His wife was formerly household editor for the Decatur…

Mrs. David B. Parr (Anna Rogers)

Photograph of Mrs. David B. Parr, (Anna Rogers); former writer for the household page of the Decatur Herald newspaper. She was formerly county superintendent of schools in Douglas County, IL. She was a write of economics and prominent in politics. In…

John H. Park

Photograph of John H. Park; (died 6/8/1926) resident of Harristown for many years. He was for many years a traveling salesman. He first sold for the Haworth Wagon Factory in Decatur and later for other concerns. He retired from the road in 1900 but…

J. R. Paisley

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Photograph of J. R. Paisley, President of the Standard Life Insurance Co. This company was brought to Decatur in 1911 through his efforts. It was then the Mutual Protective League of which he was supreme president. In 1914 the name was changed to…

Mrs. Frederick Pahmeyer (Laura W. Wikoff)

Photograph of Mrs. Frederick Pahmeyer; (Laura W. Wikoff); died 7/13/1933. She was for many years a member of the Decatur Woman's Club and prominent in civic affairs. Her husband, who died in 1921, was the founder of the Pahmeyer Cigar Factor which…

Honore Martyn Owen, Sr. and family

Photograph of Honore Martyn, Sr. (born 12/30/1866; died 11/6/1947) married Susanna Francis, 11/30//1892; son Honore Martyn Owen, Jr. and daughter Helen Francis who died in 1904; principal of Brown's Business College and Dean of Decatur Educators;…

Harry L. Oldham

Photograph of Harry L. Oldham; (born 1870; died 1/12/1926); married Marian Ewing; married Grace Johnson 1909; had insurance office in 1892 when he came to Decatur, then was manager of the Powers Block, left Decatur 1915. Photo by Hartley