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  • Wife receives medal won by Lt. John Sawyer
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 1945, p. 5     Two officers from the sixth Service command came to Wilmette recently to award the Air medal with one silver oak cluster to Mrs. John R. Sawyer, the former Elsie von der Lippen, whose husband, Lieutanant Sawyer, was killed in action over Truk on June 2. In a small family ceremony, ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jan 1945, p. 5   Two officers from the sixth Service command came to Wilmette recently to ...
  • Lt. John R. Sawyer, Liberator Pilot, Killed in Action
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Jul 1944, p. 3     Mrs. John R. Sawyer has received word from the War Department that her husband, Lt. John R. Sawyer, was killed in action over Truk on June 2. Mrs. Sawyer is the former Elsie von der Lippen, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Fred von der Lippen of 1220 Lake Avenue, Wilmette. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Jul 1944, p. 3   Mrs. John R. Sawyer has received word from the War Department that ...
  • Walter Campana Loses Life in Plane Crash Near Malden
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944     Pvt. Walter Campana, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic M. Campana, 251 Linden avenue, Wilmette, lost his life September 21 in a plane crash near Malden, Mo.Funeral services were held Saturday morning at St. Francis Xavier church, with burial in Calvary. Besides his parents, Private Campana is survived ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944   Pvt. Walter Campana, age 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic M. ...
  • S-Sgt. Hoffmeyer Killed in Action Sept. 8 in India
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7     S/Sgt. Henry G. Hoffmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hoffmeyer, 1418 Wilmette avenue, Wilmette, was killed in action September 8 in India, according to a notification from the War Department received Thursday of last week by his wife, Judith, of Lake Villa. Sergeant Hoffmeyer, who was 29 years ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, p. 7   S/Sgt. Henry G. Hoffmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Hoffmeyer, ...
  • Lt. David Allison memorial window will be dedicated
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Jan 1947, p. 1     A memorial window honoring Lt. David R. Allison will be dedicated at the Wilmette Baptist church on January 19. The members of the congregation have contributed the funds to make this possible. While at New Trier High School, Lieutenant Allison was an honor student and a track staff. He continued ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Jan 1947, p. 1   A memorial window honoring Lt. David R. Allison will be dedicated at ...
  • Lt. Alfred Abeles of Air Force is Reported Missing
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 1945, p. 3     2nd Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles of the Army Air forces has been missing in action over Germany since January 23, his wife, the former Shirley Elling, was notified by offical telegram Sunday night. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles of 726 Ninth street, Wilmette. Entering service in 1943, ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Feb 1945, p. 3   2nd Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles of the Army Air forces has been ...
  • Memorial Fund Pays Tribute to Capt. R.W. [Robert William] Kaye
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 53     ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 53   ...
  • Capt. [Grover M.] Hermann [Jr.] is Killed in Action on German Front
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 7     Capt. Grover M. Hermann, Jr., 29, who lived at 82 Essex road, Winnetka, was killed in action in Germany on January 26. He is survived by his widow, Barbara; a daughter, Marta, 2 months old; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover M. Hermann; a sister, Shirley; and a brother, Robert, ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Feb 1945, p. 7   Capt. Grover M. Hermann, Jr., 29, who lived at 82 Essex road, ...
  • Reports Burial of Sgt. Rice at Bladel, Holland
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 40     Mrs. Elson G. Rice of 627 Eleventh street, Wilmette, received a letter from J.A. Verhoven of Bladel, Holland, informing her that he had buried her son, S/Sgt. James B. Rice, in a Catholic cemetery in Bladel after Sergeant Rice's plane was downed over Eindhoven, Holland, on September 17, 1944. He ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 40   Mrs. Elson G. Rice of 627 Eleventh street, Wilmette, received a letter ...
  • How Wilmette Library Has Outgrown Its Space
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Jan 1948, p. 14     ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Jan 1948, p. 14   ...
  • Priest's life one of service to church and communities,
Included in Wilmette Life's Special 75th Anniversary Issue.  Digital copy available within the library. Paper can be found in Vertical File-
Wilmette's 75th Anniversary.
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48     Photograph The Rev. William Netstraeter...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48   Photograph The Rev. William Netstraeter...
  • Msgr. Vattman served Wilmette and nation in brilliant career
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48     Photograph Msgr. Edward J. Vattman...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 48   Photograph Msgr. Edward J. Vattman...
  • Shore Photographers Open New Wilmette Studio May 31
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jun 1949, p. 84     James R. D. Stevenson and Harvey Steffens opened their new commercial and portrait photography studio at 807 Ridge Road in Wilmette on May 31. Stevenson lives in Kenilworth. Steffens was born in Wilmette. Brief background on education and careers of both men. Photograph J.R.D. Stevenson...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jun 1949, p. 84   James R. D. Stevenson and Harvey Steffens opened their new commercial and ...
  • News-magazine copy tells service men 'tis a small world
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, Section News, p. 7     Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles, 726 Ninth street, Wilmette, wrote a letter to his parents dated September 20. The soldier mentioned receiving a letter from John Boyle who had heard about Abeles marriage in May to the former Shirley Elling of 610 Fourth ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1944, Section News, p. 7   Lt. Alfred Beecher Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles, ...
  • Plan memorial services for Lt. A. B. Abeles
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 31     2nd Lt. Alfred B. [Beecher] Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Abeles of 726 Ninth Street, Wilmette, who was previously listed as missing in action over Germany on January 23, is now reported to have been killed in action at that time, according to a telegram from the ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Oct 1945, p. 31   2nd Lt. Alfred B. [Beecher] Abeles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred ...
  • Postmaster Lea J. Orr is Wilmette's postmaster.
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2     Lea J. Orr is Wilmette's postmaster, the ninth incumbent in that position. Previously Mr. Orr was village clerk (1925-1926 and 1928-1932), commander of the Wilmette post of the American Legion (1923-1924), and chief clerk of the Selective Service board. ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2   Lea J. Orr is Wilmette's postmaster, the ninth incumbent in that position. ...
  • John Schaefer area's first white child
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 2, 90     Photograph of John Schaefer on p.90...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 2, 90   Photograph of John Schaefer on p.90...
  • Good Citizen: Louis K. Gillson
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 1     [photo caption] Louis K. Gillson, first president of the Wilmette Park District, and one of the early members of the high school board of education, had, during the 39 years he lived in Wilmette, a record of distinguished civic achievement. [article] A native of Ohio, and a patent attorney by ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 1   [photo caption] Louis K. Gillson, first president of the Wilmette Park District, ...
  • Map of Ouilmette Reservation 1828-1844 with its Indian reminders
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, Cover     ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, Cover   ...
  • Wilmette: a village in the forest. Cover Shows Shore Growth in 100 Years.
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, 1, 114     Charles C. [Clinton] Henderson, 1630 Forest Avenue, drew the cover for this issue. The pictorial map shows how the "Gross Point" area (everything north of Chicago as far as Lake County and East of the north branch of the Chicago River) appeared a century ago. Outline of the history of ...
    Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, 1, 114   Charles C. [Clinton] Henderson, 1630 Forest Avenue, drew the cover for this ...
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