William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911–September 9, 1996) was an American musician who helped develop the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Boys," named for Monroe's home state of Kentucky. Monroe's performing career spanned 60 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as The Father of Bluegrass.
Raymond Johnson Chapman (January 15, 1891 – August 17, 1920) was an American baseball player, spending his entire career as a shortstop for Cleveland. He is the second of only two Major League Baseball players to have died as a result of an injury received in a game (the first was Mike "Doc" Powers in 1909); Chapman was hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays.
Calvin Dean Johnson (November 22, 1898 - October 13, 1985) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois Born in Fordsville, Kentucky, Johnson moved with his parents to St. Clair County, Illinois, in 1904, and attended public schools. He engaged in the general contracting business 1922-1944. He served as member of the St. Clair County School Board from 1926 to 1928. He served as member of the St. Clair County, Illinois, Board of Supervisors 1930-1934.
Arnold Shultz (1886-1931) was an influential African-American fiddler and guitarist who is noted as a major influence in the development of the "thumb-style", or "Travis picking" method of playing guitar.