What People Are Doing in Wilmette
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Jan 1913, p. 12

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9 Jan 1913
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Mr. J. Glen Wray, 618 Washington avenue, is quite ill.

Mr. John D. Grieg is building on Greenwood avenue, near Eighth street.

Senator W. H. MacLean, 1318 Forest avenue, left Monday night for Springfield, Ill.

Miss Margaret Thompson of Linden avenue has been quite ill the past week.

Mrs Holy, mother of Mrs. John D. A. Cross, 924 Linden avenue, is very ill with pneumonia.

Mrs. Jenkins of Washington avenue leaves Wilmette soon to spend the rest of the winter in Elgin.

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Van Dyke, 610 Washington avenue, entertained the H. and W. Card club last Monday evening.

Mrs. Roy Thompson is enjoying a visit from her mother, Mrs. Lapp, from Butte, Montana. She will be here during the month of January.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Decker hope to leave for Florida Thursday of this week. Mr. Decker has been in poor health for some time, and it is hoped the change will do him good.

Edwin Wolf of the First Wilmette troop of Boy Scouts has found and brought in twenty-two different kinds of leaves from the trees at this time of the year. Can anyone beat this record?

Petitions asking the board of education to call an election to get the voice of the people on the proposition of buying a site for a new school building are being circulated. The corner at Seventh and Laurel is the location in view. There are 213 front feet, with a depth of 159 feet, and the price asked is $40 a foot. Recently some land in that vicinity sold for $100 per foot. It is only a question of time when a school building will be needed in Llewellyn Park owing to its rapid growth. It might be a wise plan to buy this at $40, rather than wait till it is necessary, and then pay $60 or $70 per foot.

The news of the sudden death of Miss Mary Virginia Pritchard came as a great shock to the community, and especially to the young people of New Trier, with whom she has been a companion and a great favorite. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Pritchard of 128 Laurel avenue. She was taken ill Tuesday evening with appendicitis and taken to the Evanston hospital, where she was operated upon Wednesday morning. She died Thursday morning. The funeral was conducted at the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. Roy E. Bowers, pastor of the Congregational church, of which she was a member. The pallbearers were he young friends, Mr. Andrew Taylor and George Traver of Kenilworth, Mr. Clarence Brown of Glencoe, Mr. Stanley Clague and Mr. Tom Brown of Winnetka and Mr. Walter Barrow of Wilmette. She was a member of the Kappa Sigma Psi sorority, and the following young ladies of this chapter, carrying flowers, formed an avenue from the house to the street as the remains were carried out: Mildred Cuneen, Aura Whitley, Jane Wildman, Louise Fatch, Dorothy Webster, Gertrude Webber, Nellie Aylesworoth, Lynne Smith, Janet Jones, Elizabeth McCue, Margaret Allen, Dorothy Allen, Dorothy Brown, Margaret Scheidenhelm, Jane Kendall, Ruth Lasher, Mildred Spear, Ethel Barrow. The interment was at Rose Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

Mrs. Peter Rathbone of Kenilworth has closed her home for the winter and is visiting her son, Mr. E. B. Rathbone, 710 Central avenue. Later on she expects to take an extended trip.

Last Monday evening, at the Ouilmette Country Club, Mr. Bournique gave his first lesson in teaching the Tango, one of the popular new dances. The next lesson will be given on Jan. 15.

Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Haskin, 423 Central avenue, gave a very pleasant party for their daughter, Miss Elizabeth, and her friend and room-mate, Miss Mildred Devine of Elgin, Ill. Both girls are sophomores at Wells college, Aurora, N.Y. The guests represented the different towns along the north shore.

Word has been received of the death on Jan. 6 of Mrs. Margaret Ellen Sangston, beloved wife of James A. Sangston, mother of Mrs. Herman Heppler, Mrs. Harvey G. Hascall, Mrs. Edwin B. Merritt, Mrs. J. Louis Phillips, Mrs. William F. Bahe. The funeral was held at Graceland chapel last Wednesday.

On inquiring of D. E. Allen how the subscription list was growing for the purchase of the pulmotor, he said they were not coming in very rapidly. It may be a little soon after Christmas, but the project cannot fail to interest the parents of this community. The pulmotor will cost $135, and two tanks each at $17,50. If each householder as he passes by D. E. Allen's real estate office will step in and pay $1 it will not take long to raise the amount necessary.

A treat is in store for all those who can attend the four lectures to be given by Miss Julia S. Henry on the "Brides of Ancient Song." The first one, "Judith of Bethulia," will be given at the home of Mrs. W. S. Bartholomew, 607 Forest avenue. The second, "Francesca da Rimini," will be on Feb. 3 at the home of Mrs. M.B. Skinner, 725 Tenth street. The third, "Beatrice Portinari," will be Feb. 17 at the home of Mrs. Melville Brown, 738 Eleventh street. The fourth, "Beatrice D'Este," will be at the home of Mrs. Lyman M. Drake, 933 Lake avenue. Course tickets are $3. Single tickets are $1. Those who wish to attend will please send checks to Mrs. W. S. Bartholomew.

Among the young people who are leaving town to take up their school work are: Herman Pomper, Louis Bruch and Harold Smith, who go to Ann Arbor. Miss Ruth Gates returned to Birmingham, Iowa, to resume her teaching. Miss Helen Shurtleff, who is teaching in Hermersville, Michigan, returned lalst Wednesday; also her sister, Miss Alice, to her school in Henderson, Ky. Miss Dorothy Webster goes back to Monticello Seminary at Godfrey, Ill. DorothCollyer returns to Dana Hall, Wellesley, Mass. Mr. James Braithwaite, to the military academy at Alton, Ill. Mr. Sherman Sykes returned last Thursday to the military school at Linden, Ky. From there the student body go in a special car to Eau Gallie, Fla., where they will continue their school work through the winter. The Misses Margaret and Alice Anderson, 1047 Linden avenue, return to Milwaukee-Downer at Milwaukee. Miss Bunte returned to St. Mary's of the Woods, Terre Haute, Ind. Miss elizabeth Haskins returns to Wells Cocllege, Aurora, N.Y. Miss Ella Butz goes to her school work in Sheboygan, Wis. Miss Ethel Barrows has returned to Champaign, Ill.

Mrs. Charles H. Brethold, 1102 Central avenue, who has been confined at her home, is very much improved.

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What People Are Doing in Wilmette