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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 ...

1078 York Family. Correspondence and Ephemera, 1855-1955 (0.8 cubic feet)

This collection consists of correspondence between and to the Fuller, Hearn, Elliott, Hiatt, and York families, as well as ephemera such as receipts, newspaper clippings, checks, and envelopes dating from 1855-1955. Margaret Jane "Maggie" Elliott was born in 1842 to William and Sarah A. Hearn Elliott. She had at least one ...



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