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410 Yantis, John Wesley (1855-1945). Papers, 1896-1928 (0.3 cubic feet)

John Wesley Yantis (1855-1945) was a prominent member of the Democratic Party in Shelby County, Ill. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Yantis held many local and state political appointments, including supervisor of Shelbyville Township, member of the State Board of Equalization, and secretary of the Illinois Railroad ...

412 Yerkes, Hiram (1840-1913). Papers, 1862-1865 (0.2 cubic feet)

Hiram Yerkes (1840-1913) served in Co. H, 63rd Ind. Vol. Inf. from Aug. 1862 to July 1865. Following the war, Yerkes lived in Fairmont, Ill. until 1909. This collection contains 30 letters written by Yerkes during the Civil War to his future wife, Hester E. Prevo. In these letters (which have ...

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