What People Are Doing in Wilmette
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jan 1913, p. 13

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Brief notices of social activities in Wilmette
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2 Jan 1913
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Mr. W. Y. Saunders of Linden Avenue is spending the holidays with her parents in Toledo, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Proctor, formerly of 1445 Wilmette Avenue, have moved to 410 Kline Street.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Roedter and family of 1020 Central avenue are visiting relatives in St. Louis.

Dr. A. W. Elmer and family from Davenport, Iowa, spent the holidays with Mr.and Mrs. Walter D. Elmer.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robbins and familly of 1026 Linden avenue are visiting relatives in Middletown, Ohio.

Miss Florence Steffins, 1225 Wilmette avenue, has been confined to her home for several days by illness.

The Misses Rose and Barbara Duerst are spending the holiday vacation visiting friends in New Glarus, Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs.Albert J. Millmann, formerly of 2029 Mohawk Street, Chicago, have moved to 1462 Wilmette avenue.

Mr. C. W. Lasher, Jr., from Seattle, Washington, spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Elmer, 1517 Lake avenue, last week.

Mr. Samuel Cohen, 1228 Gregory avenue, is in Bermuda in the West Indies, and expects to remain there for several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Springer and Miss Latham have as guests this week Mrs. Broadwell and her daughter,Mrs. Seymore of Chicacgo.

Mr.and Mrs. A.C. Dodd and children, 723 Central Ave., spent Christmas with Mr. Dodd's mother, Mrs. H. C. Dodd, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Edward and Gertrude, two small children of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Knox, 1617 Lake avenue, are confined to their home with scarlet fever in a mild form.

Mrs. [sic] Mathias Block, undertaker and embalmer at 1416 Wilmette avenue, who accidentally fell and broke his arm Thanksgiving morning, is getting along very nicely.

Mrs. William Wallace Kerr, 707 Forest avenue, will entertain with a reception in honor of Mrs. McBain of Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Friday and Saturday afternoon, Jan. 3 and 4.

Mrs. Elizabeth Haskins, who is at home from Wells College, was guest of honor at an entertainment given by the Misses Flynte of Lake avenue last Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. George I. Dietrich, 22 Washington avenue, have as their guests during the holidays Mrs. Dietrich's sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zimmerman and daughter, Virginia, from Detroit, Michigan.

Ralph and Everett Patton from Tennessee, but formerly of Wilmette, have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Rice and family, 518 Central avenue. Kingsley Rice entertained a number of their young friends at dinner last Thursday evening.

The wedding of Miss Rubie Riddiford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Riddiford, 1035 Greenwood avenue, to Frederick Alfred Hill, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Alfred Hill of Austin, will take place at her home, Thursday evening, Jan. 9. Miss Grace Hill, sister of the groom, will be maid of honor. Mrs. Earl Deakin and Mrs. Thomas Rollo will serve as matrons of honor, and Miss Dorothy Carroll, Miss Bessie Dunbar and Miss Wilma Code will be bridesmaids. Mr. Hill, father of the groom, will be best man. Warren Corring will serve as master of ceremonies. The groomsmen will be Victor Huszagh, John Merriman and Rollin Hargar. Alfred and Ruth Watt, cousins of the bride, will stretch the ribbons. A number of entertainments are to be given for Miss Riddiford. Miss Grace Hill of Austin has issued invitations for an "at home" Thursday afternoon,Jan. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Riddiford will entertain the bridal party at dinner Jan. 4.

Dec. [illegible] Beta Zeta Phi, a high school fraternity, gave their annual dance at the Ouilmette Country Club.

Miss Erdie Bateman, 1023 Greenwood avenue, is spending the holiday vacation with her parents in Michigan.

Mrs. W. W. Harrington of North Branch, Michigan, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Mitchell, 814 Linden avenue.

The Kappa Sigma Psi, a high school sorority, entertained with a dance at the Ouilmette Country Club, New Year's night.

Mr. Dudley Baker of the University at Ann Arbor is visiting his uncle, Mr. Frank Baker of Lake Avenue, during the holiday season.

Mr. and Mrs. George T. Palmer, 1225 Hill street, Wilmette, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leila, to Joseph W. Graf, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Graf, 1240 Gregory avenue.

The Beta Psi sorority, another high school society, held their annual dancing party at the Ouilmette Country club, Jan. 2. The decorations were beautiful and the young people very attractive.

The annual New Year's gathering of the Butz family was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Butz in Winnetka. Each one who attended was asked to be dressed in a costume suitable for a country fair.

Miss Nulla Buck, 1624 Spencer avenue, entertained Mr. and Mrs. E. U. Hubbard of Rockford, Mrs. Ella Luce of Belvidere, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Nuttall of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Camp, and Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Hubbard of Evanston at her home Sunday.

Mr. Charles J. Cross of 714 Greenleaf avenue received word on Sunday of last week of the sudden death of his father in Boston, Mass. Mrs. Cross left immediately for Boston to be present at the funeral. Mr. Cross is connected with the Cross & Co. livery at 1225 Central Avenue.

The many friends of Mrs. Mayme Ward were shocked at the news of her sudden death at the home of her son, George, in New York City on Christmas eve. Mrs. Ward, with her daughter, Miss Reba Ward, had just recently been visiting their aunt Mrs. S. M. Dingee. She had a severe cold when she left Wilmette, but she was so anxious to spend Christmas with her son that she was determined to make the trip. By the older residents Mrs. Ward will be remembered as Miss Mayme Westerfield, daughter of John Westerfield, one of the early residents of Wilmette. The family home has lately been in Alexandria, Minn.

Mrs. C. H. Klemm of 420 Park avenue held her annual Christmas party for the entertainment of the little folks in the neighborhood. They enjoyed the afternoon by playing games, singing and reciting small reccitations, after which many pretty prizes were given, also many pretty favors, and refreshments were served. The following were the little guests who attended: Master George and Lee Abegg; Howard, Catherine and Babe Dusham; Joseph, Flossie and Alice Arns; Agnes McCormick; Lizzie Schaeffer; Herbert, Joseph, Louis, Katie and Margaret Schopen; Feeme, Margaret and Norman Foresman; Jack and William Faherty; Elaine and George Morkenthaler; Raymond Nilles; Florence and Joseph Gonial.

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What People Are Doing in Wilmette