What People are Doing in Evanston
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jan 1913, p. 14

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2 Jan 1913
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Miss Romola Johnson, 1423 Hinman avenue, gave a card party the afternoon of Dec. 24.

Miss Mabel Turner of 1714 Orrington avenue left Saturday, December 21, for Toronto, Canada.

Born, last Thursday, Dec. 19, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Allen, 1113 Colfax St.

Mr. Oliver Wendell Pearson of Foster street spent Christmas in Ladoga, Indiana.

Mr. Earl H. Scripps spent the holidays with his mother at 522 Church street.

Mrs. J. C. Connor, 1226 Maple avenue, has as her guests Mr. and Mrs. Clemens A. Keiss [unclear].

Mr. and Mrs. Niles Lindell, 2831 Hartzell street, announce the birth of a son Saturday, Dec. 21.

Miss Mary Lennon, 667 Oakton street, has recovered from a several weeks attack of grip.

Mr. and Mrs. John Appleton Saville of Western Springs, Ill., has moved to [illegible] Washington street.

Mrs. J. W. Fellows, 525 Lee street, returned Dec. 24 from a three months' visit in Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Joyce, 1226 Greenleaf street, left Dec. 24 for Minneapolis to spend a week.

Professor Michael Vacraiello, French teacher in the Academy, spent his vacation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. John Fluck [sic] of Petoskey, Mich., enjoyed his Christmas with his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Oka Flick..

Mr. John E. Blunt and Miss Marguerite Blunt, 1560 Asbury avenue, have gone to Pasadena, Cal., for the winter.

Father D. P. O'Leary of Portland, Ore., were here for Christmas, a guest of his sister, Mrs. G. Brienen and family, 1200 [unclear] Chicago avenue.

Mr. Hayes Watkins, 2607 Prarie avenue, who has been attending Northwestern this year, has returned to his home near Louisville, Ky.

Miss Isabel Bridge is home from Bryn Mawr to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Bridge, 573 Milburn street.

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Williamson of Havana, N.D., arrived Saturday, Dec. 21, for Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Champlin, 2330 Orrington avenue.

Mr. O.J. Mochon, 620 Clark street, and family spent Christmas with Mr. Mochon's brother, Mr. O.F. Mochon and family, at Wheaton, Ill.

Miss M. McPherson and Mrs. Hubbard of 610 Davis street spent Christmas on the south side, Chicago, at the home of Mrs. Van Middlesworth.

Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Conrad, 1902 Addison street, spent Christmas as the guests of Mrs. Conrad's parents, Judge John F. and Mrs. Boyer, 1427 Sherman avenue.

Messrs. A. S. Van Kirk, Burton Robgins, Green, Lacey, Garrett, Alvries, Miges, of the northern states, who are attending Northwestern, spent their Christmas in Evanston with friends.

Mr. William O. O'Flaherty, 805 Davis street, left Dec. 23 for Norristown, Pa. He spent Christmas in Philadelphia. Before returning he will visit in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

The Evanston Humane society must certainly commend the action of the Davis street druggists, who closed their stores on Christmas day from 1 o'clock to five to enable their clerks to enjoy Christmas "at home."

The children of the David B. Dewey school have the annual Christmas habit of dressing a doll and delivering it to the Chicago settlement children. Dec. 20 "Daisy Belinda" Dewey (after D.B. Dewey) was handsomely dressed and equipped with a dainty crib and carried by the teacher, Miss Anna Smith, and a number of the pupils to the Settlement society.

Miss Elizabeth M. Hotchkiss, 1639 Orrington avenue, left Dec. 24 for Dryden, Mich., to attend the wedding of her niece, Miss Lettia Lois Woodmansee, who was married Thursday, Dec. 26, at high noon, to Jon Emmett Gable M.D.DE.O., in the Methodist church at Dryden. The bride's brother, Rev. C. M. Woodmansee, read the service. Her sister, Miss Ada Wodmansee, was maid of honor.

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Mr. Allan R. Clayton spent the holidays in New York.

William C. Levere returned Dec. 30 from Nashville, Tenn.

The [unclear] of Sergeant Moberg [unclear] left yesterday for Englewood and will spend New Year's there.

Miss Lou [Lee ?] R. [K.?] Little of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ramesy, 718 Clark street.

Miss Helen Hinderman of [unclear] Hinman avenue has for her guest her cousin, Miss Lucille Reed of Delphos, Ohio.

Mrs. W. T. Hall, 1868 Sheridan road, is entertaining her brother, Joseph Somers and his son, Glen Somers.

Mrs. J. H. Raymond of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, is the Christmas guest of her daughter, Mrs. A. R. Carman, 1724 Wesley avenue.

Miss Eleanor Van Vlissingen, 315 Davis St., entertained the Chicago chapter of the Kappa Psi sorority Monday, Dec. 23, at luncheon.

Dr. Jane Wells Craven of Pittsburgh, Pa., is visiting for a few days with her parents, Rev. Thomas and Mrs. Craven, 718 Clark street.

Miss Florence Myrtle Frost of [illegible] Davis street is home for the holidays from St. Clara College, where she is head of the department of history.

Mr. Oscar Kerscher of the University of Illinois, was the guest of Mr. Alfred Rees, 600 Davis St., through the holiday season.

Mr. and Mrs. L.T.M. Slocum of Edgewater will move this week to the Charles C. Linthicum house, which they recently purchased, 1315 Forest avenue.

Mr. and Mrs. Schumacher of 2403 Hartzell street entertained at dinner Thursday evening, Dec. 26, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Louise [sic] Schumacher of Akron, Ohio.

Mr. George Fargo, 723 Judson avenue, gave a dinner Monday, Dec. 23, at his home before the Omega Eta Tau fraternity dance. Covers were laid for twelve.

Mr. Harold Miller of St. Louis was the guest of his aunt, Mrs. Nathan Wilbur Helm, enroute to his home from his studies at the University of Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schumacher of Akron, Ohio, left for home Dec. 27, after having spent the week with Mrs. Schumacher's sister, Mrs. J. M. Grantham, 2415 Hartzell street.

The primary and beginners' department s of the Sunday school of Covenant M.E. Church gave a Christmas party in the church parlors on the afternoon of Dec. 27.

Mr. and Mrs. John N. Branch, 2101 Harrison Street, gave their usual family party in celebration of the holdiays Christmas Eve. There were twenty-four relatives present.

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Pickard, 810 Colfax street, will entertain sixteen of their friends at bridge on Friday evening. The decorations throughout the house will be the holiday colors.

Prof. and Mrs. Peter Claussen of Central University, Danville, Ky., and Judge Huston of Washington, D.C., are guests at the home of MR. S. F. Stewart, 2110 Orrington avenue.

Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Ballard, 1825 Ridge avenue, will have the company of their daughter, her husband and child, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Printer and daughter, Helen, of Valpariso, Indiana, and Mr. Steger of Austin, Ill.

Mrs. Frank Y. Norris and daughter, Miss Helen Norris, of 2407 Harrison street, left Christmas eve for a three months' visit in Los Angeles, Cal., where they will visit Mrs. Clyde Ketchem, formerly Miss Marcella Norris.

Mr. Warren Moore, who has been employed in New York City for more than a year since his graduation from Armour Institute, has returned to Evanston and will live with his parents at 2131 Orrington avenue, working in the city.

There was a family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beebe, 811 University place, on Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Beebe and their daughter of Stillman Valley, Ill.; C. D. Beebe of Plano, Illinois, and Miss Anna L. Beebe of the Woman's College, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Mr. Ralph Kelley, [unclear] Elmwood avenue, left Christmas for a three weeks' trip to California.

Mr. Oliver Rogers and family of Dixon are visiting for a few days in Evanston.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Apps [unclear], 2315 Harrison Street, spent Christmas with relatives at Riverside, Illinois.

Mrs. D. Swarthout, formerly of 726 Washington street, is fatally ill at [unclear] hospital, Chicago.

C. E. Crumer of Foster street, who has been spending a day or two in Troy, Ohio, has returned to Evanston.

W. J. Littlejohn, [unclear] Hinman avenue, was at home Christmas day to his gentlemen friends from noon until 1 o'clock.

Miss Dorothy, Mr. Charles and Miss Frances Reckitt [unclear], 1130 Forest Avenue, are spending the holidays with friends in Montreal, Canada.

Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Neilson and J. W. Chandler, [unclear] Harrison street, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Will Chandler of Mishawaka, Indiana.

Col. and Mr. Alfred S. Frost, 810 Davis street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Louise Mann, to Peter Olson of Vermillion, S. D.

The funeral of Mrs. Arthur P. Wyman was held Saturday, Dec. 28, at 1:30 p.m. from her late residence, 1126 Elmwood avenue. Burial at Waukegan.

Dr. Will Walter and son, Lorenzo, 1507 Hinman avenue, have gone to Battle Creek, Mich., where they are registered as guests of the Battle Creek sanitarium in that city.

W. E. Horton, proprietor of the Camera Shop, who suffered a painful accident, resulting in two broken ribs, is well on the way to recovery and expects to be out some time this week.

Mr. Albert Baker Green of 2328 Central street, who has

been in Texas for some time on business, has returned to Evanston for a short stay with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Green.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schumacher of Akron, Ohio, were teh guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Grantham, 2415 Hartzell street, during the last week. Mrs. Schumacher is the sister of Mrs. Grantham.

Mrs. Frank Norris and daughter, Miss Helen Norris, 2407 Harrison street, left Tuesday, Dec. 24, for a three months' visit with Mrs. Norris' daughter, Mrs. Clyde Ketchem of Los Angeles, Cal.

The families of B. F.Gridley, E. P. Gridley, T. G. Anthlett, and Mrs. Geo. Gridley, Miss Harriett Gridley, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bell and Mr. Arthur Jones, had a family reunion and Christmas dinner at the home of Mr. J. D. Marshall, 1218 Elmwood avenue.

The marriage of Miss Lillian Armour, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Armour of Worcester, Mass., and Dr. John L. Porter, son of Mrs. L. Porter of Evanston, took place at the residence of the bride's parents in Worcester, Dec. 27. Dr. and Mrs. Porter will reside in Evanston.

President George S. Valentine of The Neighborhood Club of Central Street school announces that the Rev. George Craig Stewart of St. Luke's church, will be the speaker for the January meeting, the third Thursday of the month. Mr. Stewart will give some of his Scotch stories and readings and will also give an insight into Scotch life and character.

The marriage of Miss Letha Woodmansee, daughter of Fannie McGowan Woodmansee, formerly of Evanston, but now of Dryden, Mich., and Dr. J. Emmett Gable, formerly of Evanston and Chicago, now of Cambridge, Ohio, took place in the Methodist church at Dryden, Dec. 26. The pastor of the church, the Rev. C. M. Woodmansee, brother of the bridge [bride], performed the ceremony.

Some of the Evanston fire insurance men participated in the Round Table festivities, composed of fire insurance managers and asistant managers, who lunch each day at the Union League club, Chicago, which were held Saturday, Dec. 21. The exercises were held in the Tower room of the club. A.F. Dean of Evanston is chairman of the club. Among the Evanston participants were: H.N. Kelsey, Preston T. Kelsey, John C. Harding, W. L. Steele, W. A. Chapman, A. F. Dean and C.H. Barry. George E. Haas of Wilmette was also among those present. Among the souvenirs were grape fruit from the orchard of W. L. Steele on the Isle of Pines, Cuba.

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Mr. and Mrs. Frank [illegible] of the Elmwood spent Christmas at [illegible] Illinois.

Mr. R. E. Church of Foster street has returned from Danville, Illinois, where he spent Christmas.

Mr. H. M. Schuyler of 1925 Sheridan avenue has returned from Clinton, Iowa, where he spent Christmas with his parents.

Mr. Robert Blaylock, the new manager of the Evanston theater, who went to Cedar Rapids Christmas to wind up his affairs with the "Shepherd of the Hills" Stock company, has returned to Evanston and will devote all his time in the future to the management of the local theater.

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What People are Doing in Evanston