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 Elijah “Mr. Springfield” Iles

Elijah “Mr. Springfield” Iles

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Death 4 Sep 1883 (aged 87)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 19486 · View Source
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Known as "Mr. Springfield," Iles built the first log cabin store in Springfield. He invested in land & soon owned most of what is now Springfield. In 1827 he was elected Major of a regiment in the Winnebago War & served again in the Black Hawk War. He was civic leader in the early days of Springfield & was greatly respected for his many philanthropies.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah “Mr. Springfield” Iles (28 Mar 1796–4 Sep 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19486, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .