What People are Doing in Wilmette
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Nov 1912, p. 13

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Brief notices of social activities in Wilmette, Illinois.
Date of Publication:
21 Nov 1912
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Wilmette (Ill.)
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Miss Florence Hart of Milwaukee

is the guest of Miss Juliette Gates this


Mrs. J. Melville Brown, 738 Eleventh

street, was hostess at a luncheon

on Tuesday.

Mrs. Purcell of Piqua, Ohio, is the

guestof her niece, Mrs. Lorin Hall,

1129 Central Ave.

Miss Elsie Braunhold was hostess

to the Luncheon club, of which she is

a member, on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Higgins, Chicago,

have come to Wilmette for the

winter and are at 731 Tenth street.

Mr. T. Adams of Marshalltown, Ia.,

will be a guest at the home of Mr.

James Watson, 933 Forest avenue for

the weekend.

Miss Susan Northam, 781 Tenth

street, expects to leave about December

1st for California where she will

spend the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson, 520

Washington avenue, are receiving

congratulations on the birth of a son,

born Wednesday, November 13th.

Mrs. Ida Evans Haines, secretary

of the Illinois Vigilance association,

spoke at the Wilmette Woman's club

on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.

The Circle Dancing Club will give

a dancing party on Friday evening

November 22nd, at the Woman's club,

corner Greenleaf and Tenth streets.

The Wilmette Woman's club is

planning a terpsichorean fete for

Thanksgiving night, the Friday following

and a Saturday matinee. Mr.

John B. Rogers will direct it. One

hundred and thirty will take part and

it promises to be a very attractive


Mr. Frank G. Gates of Robert College,

Constantinople, brother of our

Mr. Henry B. Gates, recently cabled

friends in New York, under date of

November 11th: "The missionaries

and colleges at Constantinople are all

right. The city is tranquil. Our college

is in session as usual. Gates."

At the fellowship dinner held at

the Congregational church on

Wednesday evening Rev. J. L. Barton

of Boston, secretary of the American

Board of Foreign Missions, gave a

highly interesting and forceful talk

on his life in Turkey when he was a

missionary to that country. It was

not known until Saturday morning

that Mr. Barton would come to Wilmette

and for that reason announcement

was too late for the papers last week.

At the Methodist Church on Tuesday

evening of this week an entertainment

was given under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid

Society. The division of which Mrs. E. M. Stafford

is chairman had charge of the affair.

Mrs. Jarley's wax works were

presented and assisting them was

Miss Dorothy Rae, vocalist; Miss Ruth

Rudolph of Ravenswood, pianist. Rev.

L.K. Gale gave readings. A list of

the characters and those representing

them is as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Spratt...Mr. and Mrs. Woodcock

Mr. Jarley...W.C. Reinhold

King Cole....Harry Stoker

Little Miss Muffett...Miss Bateman

Babes in the Woods...Master G. Buck and Ethel Colwell

Little Bo-Peep...Arline Woodcock

Little Red Riding Hood...Margaret Stafford

Humpty Dumpty...W. Reinhold

Jack Horner...John Berstly

Priscilla and John...Miss Bateman and Lisle Smith

Sleeping Beauty and the Prince...Miss N. Kaufmann and R. Kirtland

Alexander the Great...Curtis Colegrove

Diogenes...Roy Kirtland

The Vocalist...Miss Dorothy Rae

The Milk Maid...Miss Grace Smurr

The Giggler...Miss Lucile Drake

Rip Van Winkle...A. J. Woodcock

Goddess of Liberty...Miss Laura Flynte

Joan of Arc...Miss Agnes Flynte

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burg spent the

weekend in Champaign, Ill.

Mr. Thomas Gilette had the misfortune

to fall and break his arm recently.

Don't forget the "Yorkshire Nightingale"

on Thursday evenig, December 5.

The Drama Study class met with

Mrs. Frank Koontz, 1135 Lake Avenue

this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burt, 1027 Elmwood

Avenue, spent the week-end at Champaign


Mrs. Whiffen and daughter, Marion,

Ashland arenue, spent the weekend at

Galesburg, Ill.

Mrs. John Clark Baker, 347 Hill

street, entertained the Ladies' Aid on

Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Percival N. Cutler returned

home on Sunday after a visit of three

weeks in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Miss Mary Crumpacker of Laporte,

Ind., is the guest of her aunt,

B. M. Stafford, 936 Sheridan

Miss Ackley of Battle Creek,

was the guest of her sister, Mrs. P.

R. Finley, 419 Ninth street, last week.

The regular monthly meeting of the

Wilmette Public School Art League

was omitted for the month of Novem-


The Ladies of St. Francis Xavier

Catholic church, are planning a

bazaar, to be held beginning Decem-

ber 9th and closing December 15th.

Prof. and Mrs. C. W. Edwards, Ada

Bysted, Varian and Agatha Shea and

Bishop Shepard's son, Warren, were

visitors at the parsonage on Sunday.

The Harvest Home supper given by

the Ladies' Aid society on Friday

night was a great success. Two hundred

and ten persons sat at the tastefully

arranged tables.

Wilmette -Methodist Church--

"Joshua, the Undefeated," and "A

Harvest Home," will be the subjects

discussed by Thomas Keene Gale, the

pastor, at 10:45 a.m. and 5 p. m.

On the afternoon of Thanksgiving

day, Nov. 28, at 4 o'clock, fifty stereopticon

pictures, leading up to and

describing the first Thanksgiving day

will be shown at the Wilmette. M.E.

Church. Some comic pictures will also

be shown, among them "Mr. Hayseed

Selling his Calf," and "Uncle Rastus

and the Billy Goat."

Miss Helen Staats, who has been

spending a week at the home of her

cousin, Mrs. Mortimer B. Skinner,

will be joined by her father and moth-

er, during the week. Mr. and Mrs.

Staats and three daughters spent the

summer in European travel and are

on their way home. Two daughters

will remain in the east for a few


Mr. George A. Harper, 1424 Forest

avenue, teacher of mathematics at

New Trier high School; Miss Nash,

teacher of music, and Prof. Brown

attended the annual conference of

colleges and secondary schools held at

Champaign, Ill., last week. Mr. Harper

led the discussion in the mathematics

department conference on Friday.

The subject was "The Teaching of

High School Mathematics."

The next meeting of the Music

study class of the Wilmette Woman's

club will be held Tuesday, November

26th. Rachmaninoff is the morning

composer. The following program will be given:

Sketch of life of Rachmaninoff,

Mrs. B. Clifford.

Current events, Mrs. M endsen.

Prelude, C. minor, Mrs. J. Davis

Songs, "Floods of Spring," "At the

Meadows," Miss Dorothy Macauley.

Prelude, G. Minor, Miss Catharine Hodgkins.

Romance-Humoresque, Miss Ernau Smith.

Songs "Lilacs," "O Thou Billowy Harvest Field," Mrs. Ralph Baker.

"Barcocelle" in G Minor, "Serenade," Mme. Goedecke.

Miss Letha Stevens of Wheaton,

Illinois, formerly of Wilmette, entertained

a number of her young friends on

Saturday afternoon at a theater party

at the Blackstone to hear "Milestone."

Mr. James G. Barber reports his

safe arrival in Los Angeles, Cal., after

a pleasant and interesting trip

through the western country. He will

be a guest at the Los Angeles Athletic

club for several weeks.

On Wednesday evening, December

4th, at the Wilmette Woman's club,

corner of Greenleaf and Tenth street,

under the auspices of the Sheridan

club, the Hennepin Council, Knights

of Columbus, will give a minstrel


Mr. Russell A. Calkins and family,

578 West avenue, who recently re-

turned from Fruit Port, Mich., where

they spent the summer, are prepar-

ing to leave Wilmette in the near fu-

ture for California, where they will

make their home.

On Sunday night, November 26th,

at St Francis Xavier's Catholic

church, the Very Rev. Dr. Francis

Clements Kelley, president of the

Catholic Church Extension Society,

will give his famous lecture on Joan

of Arc. All are welcome.

The members of the Wllmette

Woman's club will be guests of Mr.

and Mrs. Emory Albright today at

their studio in Hubbard Woods. It is

proposed that those wishing to at-

tend meet at the Chicago and North-

western railway station at Hubbard

Woods at 2 o'clock.

The marriage of Miss Ellen Spry,

daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Spry

of Evanston, to Mr. Kenneth Bailey

Fisk of Helena, Mont., which took

place at the home of the bride on

Saturday evening November 2nd, will

be of interest to her many friends in

Wilmette, where her childhood was

spent. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey went to

Helena, Mont, and will be at home

at Billings, Mont.

The marriage of Miss Mona Marguerite Kiley,

daughter of Mr. John Kiley, 1252 Catalpa avenue,

Edgewater, to Paul Edmunds Fernald, son

of Mr. and Mrs. George K. Fernald

of Wilmette, took place Wednesday,

November 6th. Rev. J. H. Crowe, pas-

tor of St Itas church, officiated. The

bride was attended by her sister, Miss

Mary Eileen Kiley, and Albert T.

Scannell of Lowell, Mass., was best

man. Mr. and Mrs. Fernald took an

extended Eastern trip and will be at

home at Tucson, Ariz., where Mr.

Fernald is engaged as a mining engineer.

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What People are Doing in Wilmette