All Winnetka Interested In A Hero Medal
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 May 1913, p. 1

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Winnetka resident, James Sherlock received a medal from Congress honoring him for his heroism in saving 31 people in the Lady Elgin Steamer disaster. He received the award Sept. 19, 1881 and the Lake Shore News is now publishing his story in installments. There is only one currently living survivor of those saved by Sherlock, and she, Mrs. Margaret Craine, 2243 Seminary Ave., Chicago had sent letters to Congressman Thomson urging recognition for Sherlock. Sherlock has lived in Winnetka for over 60 years. He immigrated from Ireland to Chicago with his wife in 1854. Lake Shore News tells the story about how they came to Winnetka and how he rescued people from the sinking ship in Lake Michigan. Sherlock has 1 son, James H. Sherlock, President of the Illinois Nail Company, Chicago, and one daughter, Mrs. Martha Hasghburgh, also of Chicago. Mrs. Sherlock died twenty-five years ago.
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15 May 1913
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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All Winnetka Interested In A Hero Medal