What People Are Doing In Lake Forest
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Jun 1913, p. 7

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    Latitude: 42.25863 Longitude: -87.84062
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The Misses Colvin are spending a couple of weeks in New York and Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Holt, 1836 Calumet avenue, have taken the home of President John Nollen for the summer. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwartz of Chicago soon expect to move to Lake Forest for the summer. They may decide to make it their permanent home. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Chapman of Chicago have announced th approaching marriage of their daughter, Frances L. to Edward A. Attridge of Lake Forest. Mrs. Elizabeth Parker Gillette, daughter of Mrs. Augustus A. Parker, was married Wednesday of last week to Harold Bryant, at the home of the bride in Lake Forest. Owing to illness in the family only members of the immediate household were present. The ceremony was read by the Rev. Johnston Meyers, pastor of the Immanuel Baptist church, Chicago. The little playhouse on the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Aldis, made famous by the productions presented by the Lake Forest players, was thrown open Friday and Saturday evening for the production of two plays for the benefit of the Lake Forest branch of the Y. W. C. A. Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. McMullen, who have the place for the summer, during the absence of the Aldises in Europe, received the guests. The entertainment was in charge of Mrs. Van Wegenen Alling. The bridal party of Miss Harriet McClure, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James G. K. McClure, whose marriage to Robert Douglas Stuart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stuart of Chicago, will be solemnized on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 10, has been chosen. Mrs. Dumont Clarke (Annie McClure) will be matron of honor for her sister and the bridesmaids will be Miss Olive Farwell, Miss Sarah Granger Farwell, Miss Fanny West, Miss Elizabeth Cramer, Miss Marion Farwell and Miss Grace Cogswell of Albany, N. Y. John Stuart will attend his brother as best man and Howard Harris of Toronto, Canada; Donald McPherson, Edward Shumway, Thomas Wells, Howard Linn, Harold Keith and James G. K. McKlure, Jr., and Archibald McClure, brothers of the bride, will be the ushers. A large reception will follow the church service at the country home of the bride's parents, Glen Hame, in Lake Forest. The bride's father, assisted by Dr. W. H. W. Boyle, will officiate. Mrs. Robert McGann and her family have left their Chicago home and have opened their Lake Forest summer place. With their departure from Chicago the season of studio mornings in the pleasant ballroom on the top floor of the old Farwell mansion came to a close. Mrs. McGann has long been devoted to painting for which she has an unusual talent. Portraiture in oils is her specialty, though she has done such brilliant work in the fine art of painting furniture after the French style (with garlands and formal floral designs) that an expert in this line said that she could make a handsome living if she cared to devote herself to this form of art. The dining room of her Lake Forest house is one of the most effective and charming in that region of beautifully decorated houses. The walls were the work of Frederick Bartlett and are paneled and painted in striking floral designs, with blue the predominating color. Mrs. McGann has painted the chairs, table and other pieces to harmonize with the mural decorations, the result being a room unique and extremely effective. But this winter Mrs. McGann and her little coterie consisting of Mrs. Edward Adams and Miss Julia Thompson (a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Slason Thompson) have been giving all their weekday mornings and some afternoons, too-to painting in oils under the superintendence of Lawton Parker, who has gone twice a week to inspect and criticize their work. Some of their models have been professionals, while others have been their friends who have volunteered for the by no means easy task of posing. Among these amateur posers were Mrs. Honore Palmer, Mrs. Bertram Winston, and Miss Lucy Blair, each of a type to interest and inspire an artist.

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What People Are Doing In Lake Forest