Biography – Edward Wells

A life of peculiar power and significance in enriching the business and civic development of Quincy from pioneer times was that of the late Edward Wells, manufacturer, business man and banker. Some of the steadying qualities of his enterprise and character are felt...

Biography – George Wells

GEORGE WELLS, long prominent in financial and business affairs at Quincy, and associated with Major James Adams as mortgage bankers, is the oldest living child of the late Edward Wells. He was born August 22, 1846, at Quincy, on the site of the present armory. He...

Biography – Fred A Whitney

Fred A. Whitney, connected by marriage with the oldest settlers in Stevens county, came to Stevens county in 1889, just as the territory of Washington was entering into statehood. His comfortable surroundings warrant the belief that he has no occasion to regret his...

Biography – Charles Lawrence Wells

CHARLES LAWRENCE WELLS, sixth son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wells and a grandson of the late Edward Wells of Quincy, is one of the most prominent younger men of the city, a leading spirit in all public movements and a constructive factor in all that makes for advancement...

Biography – Hon. Rolland M Wagner

Hon. Rolland M. Wagner, Adam County’s representative in the Fiftieth General Assembly, has through his active and progressive career as a lawyer at Quincy since 1909 amply fulfilled the expectations of his friends who from their early acquaintance with his...

Biography – George Frederick Waldhaus

George Frederick WALDHAUS, son of George Jacob and Katherine VONDERSCHMITT WALDHAUS, born May 23, 1819, in Klein-Biberau, Germany. In 1837 the family emigrated, landing in New Orleans New Year’s night 1838. In July of the same year the family located to Quincy....

Biography – Maximilian Shepherd MD

MAXIMILIAN SHEPHERD, M.D., December 28, 1814-March 8, 1880. A distinct type of that old time character “the Country Doctor,” whose arduous life of kindly service has furnished theme for verse and story, was Dr. M. Shepherd of Payson, Illinois. Doctor...

Biography – Maxwell H Shinn

Maxwell H. Shinn is a well known and prominent business man in Republic, where he operates a commission house. He is one of the pioneers of Republic, and has labores asidiously to make a thriving center. Maxwell H. Shinn was born in Quincy, Illinois, on November 18,...

Biography – Hon. John Dee Stevens

HON. JOHN DEE STEVENS (deceased), of Carthage, was prominently identified with the history of Hancock County for many years, and, in fact, his name is inseparably connected therewith, for he was a leader in many enterprises and public movements which have resulted in...