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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lombard Dusham built log cabin on shore in 1837
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 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. 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. ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Sep 1947, Section 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. It is believed Dusham's name was originally Du ...
  • 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. ...
  • Postmaster Lea J. Orr is Wilmette's postmaster.
    NewspaperImageText  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. ...
    NewspaperImageText  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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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   ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mrs. Carl Hall is Library Director
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947     Mrs. Carl Hall, 812 Greenwood avenue, has been appointed a director of the Wilmette Public Library to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Christian W. Schafer ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947   Mrs. Carl Hall, 812 Greenwood avenue, has been appointed a director of the Wilmette Public Library to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs. Christian W. Schafer ...
  • New Library is Sought in Village Plan
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947     Wilmette's is smallest, busiest, of any in North Shore communities ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 16 Oct 1947   Wilmette's is smallest, busiest, of any in North Shore communities ...
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