PATRON'S REFERENCE DIRECTORY




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EXPLANATION - The date following a name indicates the length of time the party has been a resident in the county. The abbreviations are as follows: S, for Section; T. for Township; P.O. for Post-office address. When no Section Number or Township is given, it will be understood that the party resides within the limits of the village or city named, and, in such cases, the post-office address is the same as the place of residence, unless otherwise stated.


The date of this document is unknown, but is assumed to be about 1912 - 1915.


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Abel & Elliott, Watchmakers and Jewelers, Mattoon.

Able, B.L., Mattoon, 2812 Pine Ave. 1863. Mr. B.L. Able is one of the earliest settlers of Coles County. He was born in the year of 1830 in Hardin County, KY., came to Illinois in the year of 1854 and has resided in Coles County almost all the time since. He resided on a farm south of Mattoon in Paradise Township until about 1894 when he retired from farm life and moved to the city of Mattoon where he has resided since. He is still hale and hearty and id sable to walk up town every day, a distance not often walked by men of his age. He has seen Coles County advance from a wet and unborken country to one that can not be excelled in the state for agricultural products.

Adair Abstract Co., Charleston.

Adkins, Elmer, Farmer and Stock Feeder, S. 10, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Adkins was born in Coles County in 1878.

Adler, A.H., Clothing and Furnishings, Mattoon.

Aldridge, Mr. and Mrs. Levi, Retired: Matton. 1887.

Alexander, J.W., Dry Goods, Charleston. 1868.

alexander, Michael, Retired. Trilla.

Alexander, R. & R.C., Real Estate, Loans and Insurance, Charleston.

Alfred, Ed., Farmer, S. 21, T. Lafayette, P.O. Matton. 1877.

Allison, H.C., Farmer, Stock Feeder and Buyer, S. 8, t. Pleasant Grove, P.O. lerna. Mr. Allison was born in Coles County in 1860.

Ames, Newton C., North Okaw Township, Coles County, was born in Somerset County, N.J., Sept. 16, 1850. He received his education in public schools and at Westfield Academy, with a course at the Bryant and Stratton Business College in Chicago. In 1879 he began to breed and feed stock on a large scale. All improvements on Section 24, where he lived until his death, was all his own work. On Jan. 7, 1880, Mr. Ames was united in marriage to Laura A. Thomas, and four children were born to this union. Harvey N., Anna B., Inez E. and Blanche. Mr. Ames died July 8, 1908. Mrs. Ames died April 29, 1910.

Anderson, A.C., Attorney-at-Law, Charleston. 1882.

Anderson, J.H., Farmer, S. 30, T. Morgan, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Anderson was born in Coles County in 1878.

Anderson, Nelson, Farmer, S. 27, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Anderson was born in Coles County in 1882.

Anderson, P.I.,Farmer, S. 28, T. North Okaw, P.O. Mattoon, 1861.

Anderson, S.T., Farmer, S. 25, T. North Okaw, P.O. Arcola. 1884.

Andrews, B.P. & Co., Bert Jackson, Manager, Lumber Dealers, Charleston.

Andrews, Emery, Attorney, Mattoon.

Andrews Bros., Lumber Dealers, Mattoon.

Archer, J.E., Farmer, S. 9, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. Mr. Archer was born in Coles County in 1856.

Arend, A.C., Farmer, S. 16, T. Humboldt, P.O. Humboldt.

Armantrout, Mrs. Jessie, Coles. 1912.

Armes, J.H., Farmer, S. 16, T. Mattoon, P.O. Matton. 1908.

Armstrong, John, Blacksmith and Repairing. Charleston.

Arnold, Thomas, Farmer, S. 28, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1869.

Ashmore, B.J., Farmer and Breeder, S. 28, T. Lafayette, P.O. Mattoon. 1864.

Ashmore, Elby, Farmer, S. 32, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Ashmore was born in Coles County in 1875.

Ashmore, Wm. M., Mayor of City of Oakland, Oakland. 1846.

Ashmore Garage, Automobiles, Ashmore.

Ashworth, C.C., Farmer, s. 22, T. North Okaw, P.O. Mattoon. 1885.

Ashworth, George S., Farmer, S. 19, T. Humboldt, P.O. Mattoon. 1864.

Ashworth, L.A., Retired Farmer, Mattoon, 2521 Prairie Ave. 1854.

Ashworth, M.S., Farmer, S. 24, T. North Okaw, P.O. Matton. 1854.

Ashworth, Ray E., Farmer, S. 17, T. Humboldt, P.O. Humboldt. 1885.

Ashworth, W.E., Farmer, S. 4, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Ashworth was born in Coles County in 1869.

Auer, S.G., Dealer in Boots, Shoes and Rubbers, Mattoon.

Aye, Vinteen,Sheriff, Charleston. 1872.



Baker, Albert, Farmer, S. 20, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1900.

Baker, J.V., Farmer, S. 13, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1865.

Baker, W.A., Farmer & Stock Feeder, S. 13, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1865.

Baker, W.H., Farmer, S. 10, T. Paradise, P.O. Mattoon. 1863.

Balch, G.T., Farmer and President First National Bank, S. 12, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Mr. Balch was born in Coles County in 1847.

Balch, R.E., Farmer, Stock Buyer and Feeder, S. 7, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Mr. Balch was born in Coles County in 1871.

Ballantine, James, Retired, Mattoon, 1013 Charleston Ave. 1871.

Bates, Frank, Farmer, S. 12, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon. 1903.

Bates, L., Farmer, S. 17, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Mr. Bates was born in Coles County in 1849.

Beasley, W.H., Farmer, S. 7, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Beasley was born in Coles County in 1863.

Behrend, Fred, Farmer, S. 35, T. Humboldt, P.O. Matton. 1879.

Bell, J.W., Farmer, Stock Feeder and Shipper, S. 1, T. Hutton, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Bell was born in Coles County in 1878.

Bell Brother, Insurance and Real Estate, Oakland. 1905.

Bennett, A.A., Veterinarian, Mattoon.

Berkle, T.M., Real Estate and Loans, Charleston. 1866.

Berner, Anton, Post Card Station, Kodaks, Stationary and Souvenirs, Charleston. 1857.

Berry, Frank, Printer and Township Clerk, Mattoon.

Best, Robt. L., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 14, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Mr. Best was born in Coles County in 1870.

Big Four Elevator & Milling Co.,, Grain and Feed Dealer, Mattoon.

Bleakley, William, Retired, Mattoon, 1701 Marion Ave. 1872.

Block, Fred W., Farmer, s. 20, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon.

Board of Education, G.P. Randall, Superintendent, Mattoon.

Borchelt, W.H., Farmer, s. 29, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1885.

Bosbong, Henry, Farmer, S. 3, T. Paradise, P.O. Mattoon. 1896.

Boulward, Geo. S., County Clerk, Charleston. 1865. Mr. Boulward has served as County Superintendent.

Bower & Schulhoff, Dry Goods, Matton.

Boyer, E.E., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 18. T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Boyer was born in Coles County in 1865.

Boyer, O.D., Farmer, S. 26, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Boyer was born in Coles County in 1868.

Bradford, A.B., Farmer, S. 21, T. Ashmore, P.O. Kansas. 1898.

Bradley, H.E., Furniture, Rugs, Matting, Linoleum, and Funeral Director, Charleston. 1855. Mr. Bradley started in business in 1879 with the now late T.J. March, dissolving partnership in 1897. Mr. bradley was a newsboy on the streets during the Civil War, during the Charleston Riots.

Breedlove, R.L., Farmer, S. 12, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1891.

Brewster, J.F., Farmer and Supervisor, S. 21, T. North Okaw, P.O. Mattoon. 1864.

Briggs, Thos., Dealer in Paints, Oils, Varnishes, etc., Charleston. 1885.

Brown, Chas. M., Farmer, S. 13, T. Lafayette, P.O. Charleston. 1868.

Brown, Elmer, Farmer, S. 29, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1875.

Brown, F.G., Wholesale and Retail Cigars, Tobacco and Pipes. Mattoon.

Brown, G.D., Farmer, S. 19, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Trilla. 1903.

Brown, John, Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 7, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1850.

Brown, M.G., Farmer, S. 20, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston, 1842.

Brown, R.J., Farmer, S. 19, T. Lafayette, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Brown was born in Coles County in 1875.

Brown, W.O., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 17, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Brown was born inn Coles County in 1887.

Buckler, Ed., Farmer, S. 35, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1878.

Bugh, Geo. A., Retired, Matton, 1321 Edgar Ave. 1867.

Bundy, Mrs. F., Retired, Mattoon. 1898.

Burkett, Geo. E., Real Estate and Loans, Charleston.

Burgner, J.M., Farmer, S. 1, T. Lafayette, P.O. Mattoon.

Buser, Frank H., Farmer, S. 30, T. North Okaw, P.O. Allenville. 1886.

Bush, David, Farmer, S. 1, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1882.

Bush, L.N., Farmer, S. 1. T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1876.

Butcher, J.B., Livery, Oakland. 1910.



Campbell, F.H., Farmer, S. 10, T. Paradise, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Campbell was born in Coles County in 1884.

Capen, A.T., Contractor and Building, Mattoon.

Caryle, J.D., Farmer, S. 24, T. Paradise, P.O. Trilla. Mr. Caryle was born in Coles County inn 1881.

Carnes, H., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 20, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1876.

Carter, Ed, Farmer, S. 16, T. North Okaw, P.O. Mattoon. 1912.

Cassaday, James K., Farmer, S. 10, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Charleston. 1856.

Central Illinois Public Service Co., Interurban and City Railway Co., Mattoon.

Central Illinois Trust & Savings Bank, Centeral Banking, Mattoon.

Champion, Edward D., Minister and Farmer, Mattoon, 2901 Western Ave. Born in Coles County in 1860.

Chaney, Mrs. Luna H., Retired, Mattoon. 1865.

Chaney, Scott, Farmer, S. 19, T. North Okaw, P.O. Allenville. 1908.

Charleston, City of, T.T. Shoemaker, Mayer; Bert Gilman, city Clerk; Edgar Leitch, Treasurer; C.A. Quackenbush, Attorney; Andrew Burke, Police Magistrate; O.L. Fuqua, Chief Police; J.A. Tremble, City Engineer; J.L. Monticue, Chief Fire Department; O.B. Root, Superintendent of Streets. Aldermen: - first Ward, H.K. Wright and Chas. A. Hutton; Second Ward, Scott Rogers and J.H. Goodwin; Third Ward, S.W. McClelland and Chas. A. Lanman; Fourth Ward, J.M. Morris and A.G. Armstrong; Fifth Ward, C.E. Kincaid and R.E. Dodds.

Charleston Courier, The, Daily and Weekly Newspaper, C.L. Lee, Editor and Publisher, Charleston. Established 1840.

Charleston House, The New, E.H. Elerdinng, Manager and Secretary, Charleston. Established 1910.

Charleston Ice Cream & Bottling Works, C.L. Bowen and Clyde Bowen, Proprietors, Manufacturers Ice Cream and Soda Water, Charleston. Established 1893.

Charleston Merchanile Co., L.K. Bell and C.W. Wheatly, Proprietors, Hardward Implements, Buggies and Wagons, charleston. Established 1903.

Charleston Monument Co., Alex Briggs, Secretary and Manager, Manufacturer Granite Monuments, Charleston.

Charleston Motor Car Co., E.C. Chapman and Jesse McNutt, Proprietors, Automobiles, Garage, Agents, Repairing, Charleston.

Charleston State Bank, John O. Linder, President and John M. Glassco, Cashier. Frank Popham, Assistant Cashier. General Banking, Charleston. Incorporated 1892.

Charleston Steam laundry Co., The, A.E. Anderson, President, Roy Alwood, Secretary and Treasurer, Charleston. Established 1901.

Charleston Trust & Savings Bank, Frank Popham, Cashier, General Banking, Charleston.

Checkley, Wm., Postmaster and Broom Corn Dealer, Mattoon.

Chezem, Andrew L., Attorney, Mattoon.

Childress, John, Farmer, S. 31, T. Morgan, P.O. Charleston. 1874.

Childress, R.M., Farmer and President Exchange Bank, S. 19, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Childress was born in Coles County in 1856.

Childress, Russell, Farmer, S. 30, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1882.

Childress, W.S., Stock Buyer, Feeder and Shipper, S. 21, T. Morgan, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Childress was born in Coles County in 1877.

Chowning, E.T., Contractbor and Builder, Charleston. 1888.

Citizens Bank, General Banking, Oakland. Established 1900.

Clapp, D.W., Farmer, S. 36, t. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Clapp was born in Coles County in 1862.

Clark, Dive, Farmer, S. 20, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. 1887.

Courtney, I.B., Farmer, S. 34, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1858.

Courtney, Irven J., Farmer, S. 33, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1859.

Courtney, M.J., Farmer, S. 28, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1858.

Courtney, S.c., Farmer, S. 34, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1858.

Cochran, C.N., Farmer and Grower of Seed Corn, S. 23, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1865.

Cochran, Mack, Farmer, s. 23, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1876.

Cofer, J.C., Farmer, S. 29, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Arcola. 1875.

Cofer, T.F., Attorney, Charleston.

Coffey, Wm. C., Farmer, S. 21, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1891.

Cokendolpher, G.H., Dry Goods, Mattoon.

Cokendolpher & Co., Dealers in Dry Goods, etc., Mattoon.

Colby, J.A., Real Estate, Loans, City Property and Farm Lands, Charleston. 1862. Mr. Colby has served as Notary Public for a number of years.

Cole, Bert B., Clerk Circuit Court, Charleston. 1891.

Cole, Frank, Retired, Ashmore.

Coles County Abstract and Title Co., W.O. Bennett, Secretary and Manager, Charleston. Established 1864.

Coles County Garage, Melody & Parker, Proprietors, Dealers in Automobiles and Supplies, Charleston.

Coles County Officers: -- John P. Harrah, County Judge; Geo. S. Boulware, County Clerk; Bert B. Cole, Circuit Clerk; F.F. Freeman, County Treasurer; vinteen Aye, Sheriff; R.G. Hammond, State's Attorney; W. Ed Millar, County Superintendent of Schools; Robert Howard, Master-in-Chancery; G. Mack Cook, Coroner; Sol. McCrory, County Surveyor. Board of Supervisory: -- John L. Whisnand, Chairman; John S. Goodyear, Chairman pro tem; Geo S. Boulward, Clerk; East Oakland, John N. Powers, Oakland; Morgan, Thos D. Draig, Rardin; Seven Hickory, John F. Willingham, Bushton; Humboldt, Chas. O. Handley, Humboldt; North Okaw, John F. Brewster, Mattoon; Mattoon, W.A. Hoots, Mattoon; Mattoon, John H. Linder, Mattoon; Mattoon, John S. Goodyear, Mattoon; Mattoon, I.P. Cooper, Mattoon; Mattoon, J.A. Smith, Mattoon; Lafayette, Ed Shea, Mattoon; Charleston, John L. Whisnand, Charleston; Charleston, John W. Davis, Charleston; Charleston, a.J. Daily, Ashmore; Hutton, Frank Spitler, Charleston; Pleasant Grove, w.J. Walker, Lerna; Paradise, Thomas Ferguson, Etna.

Coles County Telephone & Telegraph Co., Incorporated, Mattoon.

Combs, D.N., Farmer, S. 5, T. Humboldt, P.O. Humboldt.

Commercial-Star Co., Publisher of the Mattoon Commercial Star, Mattoon.

Comstock, W.R., Farmer and Police Magistrate, S. 31, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1854.

Cone, W.S., Attorney, Charleston. 1902.

Conley, Alex, Farmer, S. 34, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Conley was born in Coles County in 1858.

Conley, Clarence, Farmer, S. 10, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1874.

Conley, J.E., Farmer, S. 12, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1867.

Conley, R.E., Farmer, S. 22, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1890.

Conlin, M., Retired Farmer, Mattoon. 1861.

Connell, Ed, Farmer and Stock Feeder, S. 7, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Mattoon. 1901.

Connelly, E.J., Farmer, S. 24, T. Hutton, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Connelly was born in Coles County in 1867.

Connelly, O.V., Farmer, S. 15, T. Ashmore, P.O. Wesfield. Mr. Connelly was born in Coles County in 1862.

Cook, G.M., Assessor Charleston Township, Carpenter and Contractor, Charleston. 1868.

Corn Exchange Bank, General Banking, Ashmore.

Corzine, Mrs. Inez Ames, Farming, S. 30, T. Humboldt, P.O. Mattoon. 1889.

Cottingham, Fred H., Sanitary and Heating Engineer, Charleston. 1876.

Covalt, J.J., Farmer, S. 7, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. 1899.

Cox, A.A., Farmer, S. 15, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Cox was born in Coles County in 1872.

Cox, Alva L., Farmer and Stock Breeder, S. 28, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Cox was born in Coles County in 1882.

Cox, Frank, Insurance, Loans, Real Estate and Surety Bonds, Mattoon.

Cox, O.W., Retired Merchant, Mattoon, 601 E. Broadway.

Craig, Edward C., of J.W. & E.C. Craig, Attorneys, Mattoon.

Craig, F.H., Stock Buyer, Feeder and Shipper, S. 11, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1875.

Craig, J.H., Farmer and Road Commissioner, S. 11, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Fairgrange. 1866.

Craig, James W., of J.W. and E.C. Craig, Attorneys, Mattoon.

Craig, J.W. and E.C., Attorneys, Mattoon.

Craig, L.Z., Croftland Farm, Stock buyer, Feeder, and Shipper, S. 11, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1873.

Craig, T.D., Supervisor and Farmer, S. 7, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. 1878.

Craig and Kinzel, Attorneys at Law, Mattoon.


Crawford, Roscoe Y., Farmer, S. 17, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Crawford was born in Coles County in 1881.

Creviston, John I., Farmer, Mattoon.

Crist, H.C., Wholesale and Retail Grocer, Charleston. 1867.

Crume, D.W., Highway Commissioner, Mattoon. 1896.

Cutler, B.F., Farmer, S. 14, T. Ashmore, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Cutler was born in Coles County in 1857.



Daggy, G.W., Retired, Mattoon, 1100 South 16th St. 1897

Dailey, a.J., Supervisor and Dealer in Grain, Ashmore. 1899.

Daugherty, H.v., Real Estate and Loans, Charleston. 1880.

Daughtery, Sam., Farmer, Breeder of Hampshire Hogs and Road Commissioner, S. 29, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Daugherty was born in Coles County in 1875.

Davidson, Wm.C., Farmer, S. 14, t. Hutton, P.O. Casey. Mr. Davidson was born in Coles County in 1883.

Davis, J.W., Farmer, Stockraiser, Feeder and Shipper, S. 24, T. Hutton, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Davis was born in Coles County in 1863.

Davis, John W., Farmer and Supervisor, S. -, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Davis was born in Coles County in 1853.

Dever, J.E., Road Commissioner and Stockraiser, S. 31, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. 1882.

Dice, Geo.W., Farmer, s. 28, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1862.

Dice, O.J., Farmer, S. 21, t. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1869.

Diehl, T.J., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 6, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Diehl was born in Coles County in 1846.

Diehl, W.A., Farmer, Mattoon.

Digby, C.C., Real Estate, Charleston. 1863.

Dodds, R.E., Barber Shop, Charleston. 1870.

Dole, J.C., Farmer, S. 8, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Dole was born in Coles County in 1880.

Dole, W.e., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 8, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Dole was born in Coles County in 1863.

Doran, J.W., Retired, Mattoon, 1302 Wabash Ave. 1855.

Dornblaser, P.H., Farmer, S. 24, T. Paradise, P.O. Etna.

Doty, Mrs. Mary G., Farming and Stockraising, S. 31, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1875.

Dunn, Walter,, Famrer and Horse Trainer, S. 10, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1858.


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