Death summons pioneer who came here in 1834 [Maxim Dusham]
- Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 Dec 1924, p. 4
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Maxim Dusham, a resident of Wilmette for 90 years, passed away at his home, 1118 Lake avenue, Thursday, December 11, at the age of 96 years. Services were conducted at St. Francis Xavier church, Saturday, December 13, and burial was at Calvary.
Mr. Dusham came to Wilmette with his parents in 1834. The family resided on a farm located in the territory that may be roughly described as extending easterly from Sheridan road and from Lake avenue on the south to Chestnut avenue on the north.
He was a member of one of the original five pioneer families in what is now Wilmette--the Westerfields, Mahoneys, McDaniels, Dushams and Gages.
Mr. Dusham was a native of Canada, the son of Mrs. and Mrs. Lombard Dusham. He was six years of age when the family settled in this vicinity and purchased a farm from the Westerfields.
He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served throughout the hostilities with the 93rd Illinois regiment. He retained up to the time of his death, a portion of his regimental battle flag. He rose to the rank of sergeant in the service.
Since the death of his wife in 1915 Mr. Dusham had made his home with the E. G. Sieber family at 1118 Lake avenue. He is survived by a brother and sister.
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- Date of Publication:
- 19 Dec 1924
- Personal Name(s):
- Dusham, Lombard ; Dusham, Lombard Mrs. ; Dusham, Maxim ; Sieber, E. G.
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Illinois, United States
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