Percy M. Bingham, civic leader, dies in Chicago hospital
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 1927, p. 43

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Percy M. Bingham, formerly a director of the Wilmette Free public library for a period of 15 years and one of the founders of the mission which later became St. Augustine's Episcopal church, died Tuesday morning, June 7, in a Chicago hospital of a chronic respiratory ailment. He had been removed to the hospital from his home at 259 Wood court on Monday when his condition became alarming.

Services are to be held this afternoon from Scott's funeral Home to St. Augustine's church, Dr. Hubert Carleton, rector of St. Augustine's church, officiating. Pall bearers will be Robert Stoddard, Burt A. Crowe, J. R. Harper, Earl E. Orner, C. C. Schultz, and Charles Knobel.

Mr. Bingham had been a resident of Wilmette for 30 years. He was for many years a director of the Public library. He was active in the founding of the local Episcopal mission and served for many years on the vestry of St. Augustine's Episcopal church, also holding the office of senior warden in that parish for a number of years. In business he was connected with the Chicago Title and Trust company for 30 years, being in the active service of that compnay [sic] until a few days before his death. He was 77 years of age.

Mr. Bnigham [sic] is survived by his widow.

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Genealogical Resource
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Date of Publication:
10 Jun 1927
Personal Name(s):
Bingham, Percy ; Bingham, Percy Mrs. ; Carleton, Hubert ; Crowe, Burt ; Harper, J. R. ; Knobel, Charles ; Orner, Earl ; Scultz, C. C. ; Stoddard, Robert
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Percy M. Bingham, civic leader, dies in Chicago hospital