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  • Margaret Dingee McClure (1900-1996) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Margaret Dingee McClure by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, October, 1981. ABSTRACT: Early years, homes, schools New Trier High School years, subjects, teachers Social life - Carnegie Library - Annie Long, librarian - Musically educated -- moved to Highland Park several years after marriage to Lawrence McClure Ravinia ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Margaret Dingee McClure by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, October, 1981. ABSTRACT: Early years, homes, schools New Trier High School years, subjects, teachers Social life - Carnegie Library ...
  • Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. (1891-1980) oral history
    AudioImageText       Autobiographical statement of Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. in Wilmette in 1977. Abstract: Schools, Businesses, Individuals in the Village in late 1800's, Turn of century through to present, Chiefly autobiographical
    AudioImageText     Autobiographical statement of Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. in Wilmette in 1977. Abstract: Schools, Businesses, Individuals in the Village in late 1800's, Turn of century through to present, Chiefly autobiographical
  • League of Women Voters of Wilmette
    AudioImageText       Note about this transcription: Transcription of a recorded conversation about the history of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette probably done sometime in 1978. Most speakers in this interview are unidentified. We have done our best to distinguish individual speakers, but in many cases, this transcript reflects only our ...
    AudioImageText     Note about this transcription: Transcription of a recorded conversation about the history of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette probably done sometime in 1978. Most speakers in this interview ...
  • Rhea Saul Adler (1906-1990) oral history
    AudioTextcomment       Interview of Rhea Adler by Regina Fleischer at 401 3rd Street, Wilmette, IL, in 1985.
    AudioTextcomment     Interview of Rhea Adler by Regina Fleischer at 401 3rd Street, Wilmette, IL, in 1985.
  • Leonora Frake (1907-1990) oral history
    AudioTextcomment       Interview of Leonora Frake by Briggs Maselli on May 10 [year unknown] at a location on Techny Road in Northbrook, Illinois.
    AudioTextcomment     Interview of Leonora Frake by Briggs Maselli on May 10 [year unknown] at a location on Techny Road in Northbrook, Illinois.
  • Lenoir Hood Miller (1888-1976) oral history
    AudioText       Interview of Lenoir Hood Miller by Ellen Robinson Epstein of the Center for Oral History in Washington, D. C. The interview was done in Mrs. Miller's daughter's home on Friday, November 8, 1974. ABSTRACT: Early history - Lenoir - parents – grandparents -- North Carolina plantation - cotton - tobacco ...
    AudioText     Interview of Lenoir Hood Miller by Ellen Robinson Epstein of the Center for Oral History in Washington, D. C. The interview was done in Mrs. Miller's daughter's home on Friday, ...
  • John Tuttle Miller (1921-2012) oral history
    AudioText       ABSTRACT Interviewee: John Tuttle Miller Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Winter, 1977 Early memories of Wilmette - Death of father 1929 - Laurel, Stolp, New Trier schooling Pony, Sunshine...Cart and sleigh, Delivery service for Consumer's Grocery Store, Grandfather moved in from farm in Iowa in 1929 Northwestern athletic field ...
    AudioText     ABSTRACT Interviewee: John Tuttle Miller Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Winter, 1977 Early memories of Wilmette - Death of father 1929 - Laurel, Stolp, New Trier schooling Pony, Sunshine...Cart ...
  • Mary Stewart Barry Townes (1903-1997) oral history
    AudioTextcomment       Interview with Mary Townes by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on November 17 [year unspecified]. CD 2 Track 1 was blank.
    AudioTextcomment     Interview with Mary Townes by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on November 17 [year unspecified]. CD 2 Track 1 was blank.
  • Ella B. Butz (1888-1982) oral history
    AudioText       Interview of Ella B. Butz by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 26, 1976. ABSTRACT Wilmette in 1890's, early activities, Wilmette Country Club, mention of many early families and people by name, Butz and Arend family histories, Northwestern Academy and New Trier High School early beginnings, social and athletic activities, ...
    AudioText     Interview of Ella B. Butz by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 26, 1976. ABSTRACT Wilmette in 1890's, early activities, Wilmette Country Club, mention of many early families and people ...
  • Rev. Lawrence W. Wick (1940- ) oral history
    AudioText       Interview of Rev. Lawrence Wick, pastor of Wilmette Lutheran Church, by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in April 1978. Describes the history of the church from a Swedish congregation. ABSTRACT: Pastor - Wilmette Lutheran Church - Third parish served — Family and community participation — Home—owner Educational background — Sears ...
    AudioText     Interview of Rev. Lawrence Wick, pastor of Wilmette Lutheran Church, by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in April 1978. Describes the history of the church from a Swedish congregation. ABSTRACT: ...
  • Albert J. Braun (1911-1991) oral history
    AudioText       Interview with Albert J. Braun by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on October 15, 1978. ABSTRACT Interviewee: Albert J. Braun Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of Interview: October, 1978 Account of Braun family, six boys and three girls Farm of 25-30 acres — Truck gardens — Randolph Street Market and South ...
    AudioText     Interview with Albert J. Braun by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on October 15, 1978. ABSTRACT Interviewee: Albert J. Braun Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of Interview: October, 1978 Account of ...
  • Elizabeth Brown Brooks (1901-1994) oral history
    AudioText       Interview with Elizabeth Brown Brooks by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, Spring, 1979. ABSTRACT: · Grandparents— Crocker, 1892/ Brown, 1868 · Early childhood- schools- churches · Dedication of Sanitary District Canal and creation of (Washington) Gillson Park from dredgings · New Trier faculty- 1914-1918; activities · Village businesses: Smith’s Grocery; ...
    AudioText     Interview with Elizabeth Brown Brooks by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, Spring, 1979. ABSTRACT: · Grandparents— Crocker, 1892/ Brown, 1868 · Early childhood- schools- churches · Dedication of Sanitary District ...
  • Rose Braun Chilcott (1902-1981) oral history
    AudioTextGenealogical Resource       Interview of Rose Braun Chilcott by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, 1979. Abstract: Truck farming at Illinois Rd. and Lake Ave. Travel to South Water St. market, 1867-1942 Occupations of 11 Braun siblings Household tasks Gross Point Band Chicago Fire Family activities Schools described
    AudioTextGenealogical Resource     Interview of Rose Braun Chilcott by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, 1979. Abstract: Truck farming at Illinois Rd. and Lake Ave. Travel to South Water St. market, 1867-1942 Occupations of ...
  • Elizabeth Fitch (1899-1986) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ABSTRACT: Early history of both parental backgrounds prior to Wilmette in 1906 Childhood and schooling in Wilmette, New Trier, Wellesley and nursing degree at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Summer spent in Labrador and Newfoundland with Grenfell Expedition ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ABSTRACT: Early history of both parental backgrounds prior to Wilmette in 1906 Childhood and schooling in Wilmette, New ...
  • Fred Stickney Northam (1904-1979) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Fred Northam by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the fall of 1977. ABSTRACT: Birth in Wilmette — Llewellin Park - Early childhood experiences “L” tracks run into Wilmette overnight on CMSTP right of way - Digging Sanitary Canal Wilmette business district Central/Wilmette Avenue and West Railroad Avenue ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Fred Northam by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the fall of 1977. ABSTRACT: Birth in Wilmette — Llewellin Park - Early childhood experiences “L” tracks run into ...
  • Dr. Herman O. Weishaar (1889-1984) and Mrs. Gladys Fowler Weishaar (1897-1981) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Dr. and Mrs. Herman Weishaar by Briggs Maselli in 1976 at 24 Calvin Circle, Evanston, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Mrs. Weishaar’s early school days from 5th grade in Wilmette to 1912 New Trier High School class 1915 Evanston Hospital School of Nursing - Met intern Weishaar there in 1918 His ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Dr. and Mrs. Herman Weishaar by Briggs Maselli in 1976 at 24 Calvin Circle, Evanston, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Mrs. Weishaar’s early school days from 5th grade in Wilmette to ...
  • Austin Manlove Zimmerman, Jr. (1909-1991) oral history
    AudioImageTextcomment       Interviewee: Austin Zimmerman, Jr. Interviewer: Jean Young Date of interview: Fall, 1975 Move to Wilmette, 1912 --Description and locale of homes Raising squabs Cooking methods Population- Wilmette Gross Point — truck gardens --So. Water Street Market Milkmen, icemen and organ grinders, street lamp lighter and street lamps Early Northwestern trains ...
    AudioImageTextcomment     Interviewee: Austin Zimmerman, Jr. Interviewer: Jean Young Date of interview: Fall, 1975 Move to Wilmette, 1912 --Description and locale of homes Raising squabs Cooking methods Population- Wilmette Gross Point — ...
  • Anna Kathryn Witt (1895-1988) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Anna Witt by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette on December 9, 1975. Abstract: Sold milk from 800 block of Forest Avenue Moved to Harms Road on Lake Avenue farm (Wilmette Golf Club grounds) Returned to Wilmette — bottling plant — ice house eventually sold to Bowman Dairy Co. Mother’s ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Anna Witt by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette on December 9, 1975. Abstract: Sold milk from 800 block of Forest Avenue Moved to Harms Road on Lake Avenue farm ...
  • Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear (1896-1980) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear by Rhea S. Adler in 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Name — address — came in 1932, description of area then — post Depression period Describes organization and membership make—up of 1st Historical Commission of Wilmette; mentions Evanston and Kenilworth museums Mentions early Wilmette settlement, ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear by Rhea S. Adler in 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Name — address — came in 1932, description of area then — post Depression period ...
  • Mathilda Marie Kempe (1895-1981) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Mathilda Marie Kempe by Briggs Maselli on November 4, 1979 at 418 Ridge Road, Wilmette, Illinois. Abstract: Born on Ridge Road across the street Father Otto L. Kempe came via New York, Niles to Wilmette — was a shoemaker from Saxony - came as a young man in ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Mathilda Marie Kempe by Briggs Maselli on November 4, 1979 at 418 Ridge Road, Wilmette, Illinois. Abstract: Born on Ridge Road across the street Father Otto L. Kempe ...
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