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Lombard Dusham built log cabin on shore in 1837
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, 75th anniversary supplement, p. 3
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One of Wilmette's earliest settlers was Lombard Dusham, who came to the area about 1837 and purchased 100 acres from Antoine Ouilmette. It is believed Dusham's name was originally Du Charme. His log cabin was near the present intersection of Elmwood and Michigan avenues. His sons, John L. Dusham Sr. and Max Dusham were born there. John L. Dusham Sr. built a home near the site of the cabin in 1872, the year after his son, John L. Jr., was born in the cabin. John L. Dusham, Jr. lives at 503 Park Avenue. Mrs. Dusham is the former Miss Elizabeth Neithaver. Their children are Howard F., 1616 Forest Avenue; John N., 1622 Wilmette Avenue; Mrs. Katherine Thorpe, 524 Park Avenue; and the late James C. Dusham.

Date of Publication
18 Sep 1947
Personal Name(s)
Dusham, Elizabeth ; Dusham, Howard ; Dusham, James ; Dusham, John ; Dusham, Lombard ; Dusham, Max ; Thorpe, Katherine Dusham
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Wilmette (Ill.)
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Lombard Dusham built log cabin on shore in 1837