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Jacob Akard (Lincoln Home)

Jacob Akard, a butcher, brick mason and sewing machine salesman, rented the Lincoln Home from 1877 to 1879. He may have converted it to a boarding house. See The Lincoln Home After the Lincolns.

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George Harlow (Lincoln Home)

George Harlow, Illinois secretary of state from 1873 to 1881, and his family rented Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s former home from 1869 to 1877. See The Lincoln Home After the Lincolns.

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Julian Tilton (Lincoln Home)

Julian Tilton, president of the Great Western Railroad, rented Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s home when the Lincolns moved to Washington, D.C. See The Lincoln Home After the Lincolns.

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Osborn Oldroyd, Lincoln collector

Osborn H. Oldroyd displayed his extensive collection of Lincoln memorabilia in the Lincoln Home from 1883 to 1893. He and his family lived upstairs. See The Lincoln Home After the Lincolns.

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Lincoln Ordnance Depot (WWII)

Lincoln Ordnance Depot south of Springfield was one of four major military supply facilities in Sangamon County during World War II. See Army Air Force depot, Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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Robert Brown (Washington Street Mission)

Robert Brown and his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Louisa Brown Miller and Robert Miller, led the Washington Street Mission for more than 60 years. See Washington Hall.

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Charles and Amy Reed (Sangamon County Poor Farm administrators)

Charles Reed (1854-1927) was a livestock farmer and politician. As a farmer, he raised purebred Duroc and Jersey hogs as well as sheep. He was also a strong Republican who served as Sangamon County deputy sheriff and was superintendent of … Continue reading

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E. Cook Matheny

E. C. Matheny was a son of pioneer Charles Matheny and an adventurer himself. Read more on E.C. Matheny in SangamonLink’s entry on the Carrie Post King’s Daughters Home for Women. 

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King’s Daughters Home

See Carrie Post King’s Daughters Home for Women.

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Leander Shoup

Leander Shoup vowed to go down fighting rather than give up his farm for inundation by Lake Springfield. See Lake Springfield holdout, 1933.

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