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  • Holmes, Henry H. (née Herman  W.Mudgett)
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70     Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the good old days. A thrilling event of 1893 is told by Mrs. L.A. (Esther Dunshee) Bower, 1216 Ashland avenue, in ...
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70   Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the ...
  • Bower, Lorin A., Mrs. (née EstherDunshee)
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70     Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the good old days. A thrilling event of 1893 is told by Mrs. L.A. (Esther Dunshee) Bower, 1216 Ashland avenue, in ...
    Genealogical ResourceNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, p. 70   Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earler Times: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime [Heading]

    Excitement--there was plenty of that, too, in the ...
  • Maternus Schaefer Leading Citizen in Early Gross Point
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 92     President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its first village board, Maternus Schaefer also filled the offices of village collector and school director for a quarter of a century. Mr. Schaefer was a farmer, owning 35 acres of land on section 33 of New Trier township, ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 92   President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its first village board, Maternus Schaefer also filled the offices of village collector and school director for a quarter ...
  • Fire! Murder! Was Grim Tale of Earlier Times [1893]: No solution but one suspect left town, another hanged for eastern crime
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 70     Extract from the reminiscences of Mrs. L. A. (nee Esther Dunshee) Bower [Mrs. Lorin A. Bower], 1216 Ashland Avenue, regarding a suspicious fire east of the alley between Ninth and Tenth Streets [in 1893]. The house was occupied by a family named Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler's mother-in-law had been murdered and ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 70   Extract from the reminiscences of Mrs. L. A. (nee Esther Dunshee) Bower [Mrs. Lorin A. Bower], 1216 Ashland Avenue, regarding a suspicious fire east of the alley between Ninth and ...
  • F. [Frank] L. Joy was Civic Leader for 40 years
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 65     Full date of death provided from other sources...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 65   Full date of death provided from other sources...
  • Woman's Club founded in Village's 19th Year: Miss Law founded group in 1891; Mrs. Herbert G. Leonard first President
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 117, 118     ... who took office in April 1947 to succeed Mrs. Sutherland...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 117, 118   ... who took office in April 1947 to succeed Mrs. Sutherland...
  • Marsh and mire big problems of community: First railroad missed both Gross Point and Lake Shore settlements
    NewspaperText  Kline, James D. W., Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 120     [article written by James D.W. Kline, 531 Eighth St., Wilmette] When the Chicago and Northwesten railway was put through to Waukegan in 1854, the line ran midway between the settlement along the lake shore and the early Gross Point village about two miles west. The low land eastward to the ...
    NewspaperText  Kline, James D. W., Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 1, 120   [article written by James D.W. Kline, 531 Eighth St., Wilmette] When the Chicago and Northwesten railway was put through to Waukegan in 1854, the line ran midway between the settlement ...
  • Patriarch of Schneider Clan
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2     Photo late Joseph Schneider of Gross Point with his eight sons. Born in 1841, Joseph Schneider, accompanied his parents to this area from Germany when but a small boy and was for many years engaged in farming in the west section of the village (see biography elsewhere in this issue) ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2   Photo late Joseph Schneider of Gross Point with his eight sons. Born in 1841, Joseph Schneider, accompanied his parents to this area from Germany when but a small boy and ...
  • Niles was shore's only post office 111 years ago: Later mail came via Evanston; Wilmette got own service in 1870
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2     Description of the development of mail service in the Wilmette area with a list of its early postmasters and their dates of service. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 2   Description of the development of mail service in the Wilmette area with a list of its early postmasters and their dates of service. ...
  • Barnard Thalmann was pioneer farmer here
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 4     Barnard Thalmann, a pioneer farmer of New Trier, was born in Prussia, March 23, 1836, and spent the first 11 years of his life in his native land. He was a son of Gerhard Thalmann, who was born in the same country, July 24, 1801, made farming his life work, ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 4   Barnard Thalmann, a pioneer farmer of New Trier, was born in Prussia, March 23, 1836, and spent the first 11 years of his life in his native land. He was ...
  • Henry Winfield Miller was Wilmette Treasurer for term of 27 years.
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 6     Harry Winfield Miller was village treasurer from 1913 to his death in 1940, a consecutive term of 27 years. He was 77 at the time of his death. His wife preceded him in death by 18 years. There were no children. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, p. 6   Harry Winfield Miller was village treasurer from 1913 to his death in 1940, a consecutive term of 27 years. He was 77 at the time of his death. His wife ...
  • Recall two recent Wilmette murders
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 12     Two murders have shocked Wilmette within the last decade. In January 1939, Dr. Gordon Mordoff, a physician, was shot to death in his office, 1167 Wilmette Avenue, in a dispute over family matters. Otto Freund, 84-year-old retired engraving company official, was brutally slain in his home, 819 Michigan Avenue, late ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 12   Two murders have shocked Wilmette within the last decade. In January 1939, Dr. Gordon Mordoff, a physician, was shot to death in his office, 1167 Wilmette Avenue, in a dispute ...
  • Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947
    NewspaperText       ...WID Thursday, September 18, 1947 CENTS A COPY $2.50 A YEAR...
    NewspaperText     ...WID Thursday, September 18, 1947 CENTS A COPY $2.50 A YEAR...
  • Huerter Legion Post takes name from home boy
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 76     Peter J. Huerter Post, 669, the American Legion, was organized on June 17, 1920. Huerter was a victim of the flu epidemic of 1918 and died on October 4, of that year en route to France during WWI. Photograph Peter J. Huerter...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 76   Peter J. Huerter Post, 669, the American Legion, was organized on June 17, 1920. Huerter was a victim of the flu epidemic of 1918 and died on October 4, of ...
  • "Hillville" once as noted as Wilmette
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 19     Hillville was as well known in the 1870s as Wilmette. This area situated in the locality of Fifth street and Maple Avenue retained its identity as a neighborhood long after it was incorporated into Wilmette in 1906. It was named for the family of an early pioneer, Arunah Hill, whose ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, p. 19   Hillville was as well known in the 1870s as Wilmette. This area situated in the locality of Fifth street and Maple Avenue retained its identity as a neighborhood long after ...
  • Dusham, Lombard
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, 75th anniversary supplement, p. 3     One of Wilmette's earliest settlers was Lombard Dusham, who came to the area about 1837 and purchased 100 acres from Antoine Ouilmette just north of the Ouilmette family reservation, at 10 cents an acre. Lombard Dusham (the name, it is believed, was originally Du Charme) built himself a log cabin ...
    Genealogical ResourceTextNewspaper  appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1947, 75th anniversary supplement, p. 3   One of Wilmette's earliest settlers was Lombard Dusham, who came to the area about 1837 and purchased 100 acres from Antoine Ouilmette just north of the Ouilmette family reservation, at ...
  • Wilmette: a village in the forest. Cover Shows Shore Growth in 100 Years.
    NewspaperImageText  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 ...
    NewspaperImageText  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 ...
  • Map of Ouilmette Reservation 1828-1844 with its Indian reminders
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, Cover     ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, Cover   ...
  • Good Citizen: Louis K. Gillson
    NewspaperImageText  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 ...
    NewspaperImageText  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 ...
  • John Schaefer area's first white child
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 2, 90     Photograph of John Schaefer on p.90...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 75th anniversary supplement, 2, 90   Photograph of John Schaefer on p.90...
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