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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National Bank of Mattoon, The, General Banking, Mattoon.

National Building & Loan Association of Mattoon, S.M. Owings, Secretary, Mattoon.

Neal, H.A., Attorney-at-Law, Charleston. 1873.

Neal, U.E., Huckster, Ashmore. 1873.

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

Newall, Thos., Farmer, S. 22, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. 1858. Mr. Newall has served as Commissioner and Township Collector.

Newland, Geo. H., Real Estate, Collections, etc., Mattoon.

Newman, f.L., Stock buyer, Feeder and Shipper,Shipper, S. 5, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1866. Mr. Newman was born in Tennessee.

Nickles Bros., (W.H. Nickles and T.E. Nickles) Livery, Feed and Stables, and Auto Livery, Charleston. Established 1907.

Nickles, J.S., Farmer, S. 19, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1869.

Nixon, Chas., Farmer, S. 8, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1910.

Noll, T.W., Farmer, S. 21, T. Lafayette, P.O. Mattoon. 1901.

Nott, Etta J., Proprietor Charleston Green House, Charleston.



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

Oakland National Bank, The, General Banking, Oakland.

Odell, J.L., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 9, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Mr. odell was born in Coles County in 1885.

Ogle, Atkin, Farmer, S. 31, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1868. Mr. Atkin Ogle came from England in 1852 and has lived in Coles County for forty-five years. He is a Veteran of the Civil War and brought the first steam threasher to the county. He operated one saw mill thirty-five years and manufactured pressed brick and drain tile twenty-four years. He held the office of Road Commissioner three years, and has been the agent for Gaar Scott & Co., threshing machine manufacturers, of Richmond, Ind., for forty years. He also follows farming and in one year sold $3600 worth of hogs, all of them been raised by himself.

O'Hair, H.Z., Farmer and Seed Raiser, S. 36, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1864.

Okaw Building & Loan Association of Mattoon, Mattoon.

Oliver, Grover G., Hardward Company, Dealers in Hardware and Implements, Charleston. Established 1911.

Orr, O.J., Assessor and Farmer, S. 10, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1905.

osborne, D.W., Contractor, Mattoon.

Owings Drug Co, Drugs, Mattoon.



Padgett, B.S., Eat Lunch Room, Charleston. 1878.

Padget & Hall, Livery, Oakland. 1912.

Parker, J.A., Proprietor Parker's Dry Good Store, Dry Goods, Notions and Millinery, Charleston. 1888.

Parker, W.L., Township Clerk, Charleston. 1866.

Patterson, R.E., Farmer and Stock Breeder, S. 3, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1878.

Patterson, W.E., Farmer, S. 35, T. North Okaw, P.O. Mattoon. 1873.

Peers, R.H., Livery, Mattoon.

Pennington, L., Manager The pennington Co., Dealers in and Manufacturers of High Grade Granite and Marble Monuments and Mausoleums, Mattoon.

Phillips, Andrew J., Farmer and Live Stock Husbandry, S. 6, T. North Okaw, P.O. Sullivan. 1882.

Phillips, F.M., Farmer, Cattle Feeder and Road Commissioner, S. 18, T. North Okaw, P.O. Sullivan.

Phillips Broomcorn Company, The, Dealers in Broomcorn of all Grades, Warehouses in Mattoon and Humboldt, Ill., and Woodward, Okla., Mattoon.

Pierce, Melvin, Farmer, S. 25, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1874.

Plaindealer Printing Co., Incorporated, The Charleston Plaindealer, John M. Glassco, President, J. russell Glassco, Treasurer, Charleston.

Poorman, H.R., Farmer, S. 5, T. Humboldt, P.O. Humboldt. Mr. Poorman was born in Coles County in 1890.

Poorman, Paul W., Grain and Coal, Humboldt. Mr. Poorman was born in Coles County in 1887. Mr. Poorman's father was the first white male child born in Humboldt village.

Popham, Chas. B., Stock Buyer, Feeder and Shipper. S. 28, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1863.

Popham, Clarence, Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 4, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Popham was born in Coles County in 1874.

Price, Tanzy, Farmer, S. 2, T. North Okaw, P.O. Humboldt. 1867.



Rankin, A.W., Farmer, S. 29, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Rankin was born in Coles County in 1868.

Raper, A.H., Farmer, S. 20, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Arcola. 1872.

Raper, G.S., Farmer, S. 20, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Arcola. 1876.

Rardin Bank, The,, Bruce Rardin, Cashier, General Banking, Rardin.

Rardin, Jacob M., Stock Feeder, Shipper and Buyer, S. 5, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. Mr. Rardin was born in Coles County in 1862.

Rennels, H.L., Stock Feeder, Shipper and Farmer, S. 31, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Rennels was born in Coles County in 1862.

Rennels, J.J., Farmer and Stock Feeder, S. 32, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Rennels was born in Coles County in 1851.

Rennels, J.P., Retired Farmer, 1105 S. 4th St., Charleston. Mr. Rennels was born in Coles County in 1834.

Rexford, N.M, Dale Hotel, Mattoon.

Reynolds, J.O., Real Estate and Loans, Mattoon.

Reynolds, L.O., Farmer and Stock Buyer, S. 11, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1880.

Rhodes, T.L., Farmer, S. 11, T. Ashmore, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Rhodes was born in Coles County in 1878.

Rice, U.T.S., Investment Banker, Mattoon.

Richards, A.C., Farmer, S. 16, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1887.

Richter & Bell, (Alex Richter and Harry Hall) Charleston Elevator and Mill Co., Dealer in Grain, Feed and Flour, Charleston. Established 1911.

Rick, G.H., Owner of Dale Hotel Building, Mattoon.

Ricketts Abstract Co., W.O. Bennett, Secretary and Manager, Charleston. Established 1864.

Rider Bros., Dealers in Groceries, Mattoon.

Riley, Felix, Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 13, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Mr. Riley was born in Coles County in 1876.

Riley, J.W., Farmer and Breeder of Poland China Hogs, S. 15, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. 1861.

Ritter, Frank J., Wholesale and Retail Drugs, Paints, Oils, Glass and Wall Papers, Mattoon.

Roberts, J.D., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 19, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. 1860.

Roberts, W.T., Farmer, S. 24, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Roberts was born in Coles County in 1876.

Robertson, Q.D., Farmer, S. 20, T. 20, Seven Hickory, P.O. Arcola. 1891.

Rodgers, R.B., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 20, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Janesville. Mr. Rodgers was born in Coles County in 1880.

Roedl, Fred, Farmer, S. --, T. North Okaw, P.O. Mattoon. 1892.

Rogers, Dr. J.E., Dentist, Mattoon.

Rominger, M.O., Cattle Feeder and School Director, S. 17, T. North Okaw, P.O. Sullivan. 1896.

Rose, A.M., Farmer, S. 3, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1892.

Rose Bros., Concrete and Sewer Contractors, Mattoon.

Roseboom, J.A. & Co., Broom Corn Dealers, Mattoon.

Rosebrough, R.B., Livery and Sale Barn, Charleston. 1884.

Ross, E.L., Farmer, S. 4, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1899.

Rutan, A.L., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 16, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Mr. Rutan was born in Coles County in 1868.



Sanders, H.M., Farmer and Dairyman, S. 18, T. Lafayette, P.O. Mattoon.

Sargent, Maria A.,Farming, S. 11, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. born in Coles County in 1848.

Savage, J.A., Proprietor Opera House Bar, Mattoon.

Sawin-Jones Co., Dry Good, etc. Mattoon.

Schilling, F.S., Undertaker, Matoon.

Schlicher, Mrs. Gus, Retired, Mattoon. 1881.

Schlicher Bros., Furniture Dealers, Mattoon.

Schriner, D.C., Farmer, S. 9, T. Ashmore, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Schriner was born in Coles County in 1876.

Schrock, Benj. F., Farmer, S. 18, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Trilla. 1901.

Seaman, J.L., Druggist, Charleston. 1909.

Second National Bank, Felix Johnson, President, General Banking, Charleston.

Shadwick, Mrs. Lafayette, Farming, S. 30, T. Humboldt, P.O. Mattoon. 1879.

Shea, Ed, Farmer and Supervisor, S. 17, T. Lafayette, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Shea was born in Coles County in 1875.

Sheeks, John, Farmer, S. 15, t. North Okaw, P.O. Humboldt. 1873.

Shinn, George R., Farmer, S. 26, T. Humboldt, P.O. Mattoon. 1865.

Shrader, J.W., Florist, Mattoon. Mr. Shader was born in Coles County in 1852.

Shriver, Geo. A., Tin and sheet Metal Work, furnace and Cornice Work, Charleston. 1854.

Shrock, Benj. F., Farmer, S. 18, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Trilla. 1901.

Shuey, Judge Chas. A., City Judge, Attorney-at-Law, Charleston. Mr. Shuey was born in 1869 and settled in Coles County in 1903. He is married to Ida M. Senneff.

Sibert & hostetler, General Blacksmithing, Repair and Horseshoe, Charleston.

Silvers, J.O., Retired, Mattoon, 313 So. 17th St., 1863.

Simpson, Chas.A., Implements and Buggies, Mattoon.

Skelton, Chas.,Farmer, S. 18, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. 1869.

Smith, Elisha, Farmer, S. 6, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1864.

Smith, John, Retired, Charleston. 1878.

Smith, W.D., Farmer, S. 18, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Smith was born in Coles County in 1873.

Snapp, W.A., Farmer, S. 31, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon.

Snowden, W.D., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 5, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Snowden was born in Coles County in 1859. He has served as Supervisor.

Snyder, J.H., Farmer, S. 1, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Snyder was born in Coles County in 1876.

Snyder, W.W., Broom Corn Mfg. and Township Collector, S. 11, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Fairgrange. 1873.

Spitler, Frank, Supervisor, Stock Buyer, Feeder and Shipper, S. 6, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. 1863.

Spitler, Noble & Co., Insurance and Real Estate. Mattoon.

Spitz, F.H., Dealer in Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Mattoon.

Spitzer, A.A., Proprietor The Denver Buffet, Mattoon.

Spradling, R.R., Farmer, S. 15, T. Ashmore, P.O. Westfield. 1903.

Stallman, Miss Anna H., Farming, S. 16, T. Humboldt, P.O. Humboldt. 1904.

Stephenson, C.W., Farmer, Stock Buyer, Feeder and Shipper, S. 8, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Lerna. Charles W. Stephenson born Aug. 24, 1877 in Coles County, is the edest son of A.D. Stephenson. After an education in rurall schools he attended Westfield College and later went to school in Valparaiso, Ind., and graduated from that Institution in 1901. Taught school 2 yrs. and kept books one year for a Hardware and Furniture firm, then decided to turn his attention to farming. Was married June 10, 1908 to Izora Duvall also a native of Coles County; she was born Sept. 22, 1882. Receiveda rural education, later attended Eastern Illinois State Normal school at Charleston, Illinois, for some time, then taught school 7 years. Aside from farming in 1903, he began buying and shipping live stock amd raising thorough-bred Duroc Jersey swine which occupation he continues to the prestn time. He has been very successsful in raising Duroc Jersey swine, having exhibited many times with stron competition at the Coles County Fair at Charleston and at the Cumberland County Fair at Greenup and always succeeded in winning his share of the prizes.

Stephenson, G.M., Farmer, S. 5, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Stephenson was born in Coles County in 1888.

Stewart, Jess, Farmer, S. 23, T. Paradise, P.O. Mattoon. Mr. Stewart was born in Coles County 1n 1887.

Stewart, H.P., Farmer and Township Clerk, S. 15, T. Hutton, P.O. Casey. 1892.

Stewart, Marion F., Road Commissioner and Farmer, S. 18, T. Oakland, P.O. Oakland. 1894.

Stewart, S.E., Druggist and School Treasurer, Humboldt. 1863.

Stiff, L.F., Farmer, S. 5, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. 1884.

Story, Jan, Farmer, S. 12, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1868.

Strader, W.H., Farmer, S. 15, T. Ashmore, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Strader was born in Coles County in 1875.

Striegel & Frost, Two Orphans Saloon, Mattoon.

Strong, J.M., Farmer, S. 35, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon. 1865.

Stull, R.D., Livery, Boarding Stable and Automotive Livery, Charleston. 1864.

Stull Bros., (Wm. Stull and J.A. Stull) Farmers and Agents foor Indiana Silo, S. 29, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston.

Sullan, J.C., Carriage Maker, etc., Mattoon.

Sutton, Albert P., Contractor and Builder, Oakland. 1890.

Swayze, A.F., Farmer, S. 19, T. Humboldt, P.O. Oakland. 1890.

Swinford, C.A., Farmer, S. 31, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Swinford was born in Coles County in 1877.

Swinford, Carlos, Farmer, S. 35, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Swinford was born in Coles County in 1876.

Swinford, F.M., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 7, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Swinford was born in Coles County in 1846.

Swinford, O.F., Highway Commissioner, Township Treasurer and Farmer, S. 26, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Swinford was born in Coles County in 1876.



Tate, C.E., Merchant Tailor, Charleston. 1891.

Temples, M.S., Farmer, S. 36, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Temples was born in Coles County in 1880.

Temples, Wm. A., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 25, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Temples was born in Coles County in 1871.

Thatcher Bros., Machine Shop and Garage, Mattoon.

Thornton & Michaels, General Contractors, Mattoon.

Tinch, Church, Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 32, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston,. 1871.

Tivnen, Bryan H., Attorney-at-Law, Mattoon.

Towles, F.D., Farmer, S. 17, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Towles was born in Coles County in 1877.

Tremble, J.A., City Engineer, Charleston.

Tucker Bros. (C.O. and G.O. Tucker)Dealers in Coal, Cement and Building Blocks, Charleston. 1901.



Utterback, R.M., Principal Mattoon Business College, Mattoon. 1896.

Uttinger, C.S., Dealer in Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Matoon.



Van Auken, Ira, Farmer, S. 33, T. East Oakland, P.O. Oakland. 1905.

Vause & Hughes, Attorneys-at-Law, Mattoon.

Votaw & Heiner, Dealers in Furniture, Mattoon.



Walker, A.J., Farmer, S. 26, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1855.

Walker, W.J., Farmer and Supervisor, S. 14, T. Pleasant Grove, P.O. lerna. Mr. Walker was born in Coles County in 1865.

Walsh, J.J., Agent Wholesale Beer, Mattoon.

Walters, A.T., Farmer, S. 27, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Walters was borrn in Coles County in 1876.

Walton, L.O., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 7, T. Ashmore, P.O. Ashmore. Mr. Walton was born in Coles County in 1872.

Webb, Horace, Lumber Teaming, Mattoon. 1892.

Weber, O.B., Dealer in Hardware, Mattoon.

Welch, Charles T., Banker and Broker, Mattoon.

Wetzel, Chris,, Farmer, S. 26, T. Humboldt, P.O. Mattoon. 1892.

Wetzel, G., Farmer, S. 26, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1874.

Whalen, Tim, Farmer, S. 26, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston. 1874.

Whalen Bros. & Grant, Grain and Coal. Charleston.

Wheatly, Carlos, President of Charleston State Bank, Charleston. 1857.

Whitacker, C.S., Staple and Fancy Groceries, 621 N. 22nd St., Mattoon. 1857.

White, Geo. S., Farmer and Highway Commissioner, S. 33, T. Mattoon, P.O. Mattoon. 1894.

Wiegel, Gus, Farmer, S. 19, T. Lafayette, P.O. Mattoon. 1900.

Wilhelm, H.C., Farmer and School Director, S. 30, T. Humboldt, P.O. Mattoon. 1879.

Wilhelm, L., Farmer, S. 20, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1908.

Wilkins, S.H., Breeder of Jersey Cattle, S. 2, T. Charleston, P.O. Charleston. 1908.

Willingham, J.F., Farmer, Stock Shipper and Supervisor, S. 12, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Bushton. 1875.

Wilson, A.R., Stock Feeder, Buyer and Shipper, S. 17, T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Wilson was born in Coles County in 1860.

Wilson, Arthur, Farmer, S. 17,T. Hutton, P.O. Charleston. Mr. Wilson was born in Coles County in 1881.

Wilson, Elmer, Highway Commissioner, Charleston Township, Charleston. 1866.

Wilson, Larb, Farmer, S. 29, T. Morgan, P.O. Charleston. 1879.

Wilson & Gannaway, Real Estate and Insurance, Mattoon.

Winkleblack, Robert, Farmer, S. 18, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. Mr. Winkleblack was born in Coles County in 1844.

Winkleblack, W.F., Farmer, S. 18, T. Morgan, P.O. Rardin. Mr. Winkleblack was born in Coles County in 1868. He has served as Assessor.

Winkleblack, John M., Farmer and Road Commissioner, S. 26, T. Hutton, P.O. Westfield. Mr. Winkleblack was born in Coles County in 1884.

Winkler, Frank C., Attorney-at-Law, Oakland. 1877.

Withington, Joseph, Civil Engineer and Dealer in Real Estate, Mattoon.

Woliung, Phil G., Proprietor Fifteenth Street Shoeing and Repair Shop, Mattoon.

Wooldridge, Mrs. Minnie, Farming, S. 1, T. Paradise, P.O. Mattoon.

Worsham, J.G., Farmer and Stockraiser, S. 28, T. Morgan, P.O. Oakland. Mr. Worsham was born in Coles County in 1884.

Wright, J.W., Farmer, S. 19, T. Seven Hickory, P.O. Arcola. 1906.

Wright, Thomas V., Bookkeeper for Bower & Schulhoff and Proprietor Graceland Farm, Mattoon.

Wucherpfenig, A.R., Merchant, Oakland. 1909.



Yeargin, Lyman T., Attorney-at-Law, Editor Daily and Weekly Ledger, Oakland. 1877.

Young, C.B., Grocer, Humboldt. Mr. Young was born in Coles County in 1875.


Zuhone, J.H.
, Farmer and School Director, S. 24, T. Humboldt, P.O. Charleston. 1882.


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