For 44 years Roy Schilling served as an educator, including stints as an Elementary School Teacher, Principal, Central School District Office Administrator and a College Professor in Decatur, Illinois. His interview covers his educational career, connections to Governor Richard J. Oglesby’s family, and the history of Elkhart and Decatur.
Interview Session 01 (audio)
Early life and career as an educator
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
History of Elkhart & Decatur, &Gov. Richard Oglesby stories
The Schilling family, with the parents in the front and sons Roy, Ray, Harold and Clarence, Jr. in the back.
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Oglehurst, the mansion of Governor Richard J. Oglesby in Elkhart, Illinois. Oglesby served as Illinois governor from 1865-1869, for ten days in 1873, and from 1885-1889.
Oglehurst, Elkhart, Illinois