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  • "Taking Root in Wilmette" by Elisabeth G. Weedon, 1867-1965
        Undated conversation between Vivian Weedon (1903-1995), and her niece, Deborah Ardley. Weedon read aloud an article written in 1931 by her mother, Elisabeth G. Weedon (1867-1965). The reading is interspersed with questions by Ardley followed by Weedon’s replies and comments. This recording is part of the Wilmette Public Library Oral ...
      Undated conversation between Vivian Weedon (1903-1995), and her niece, Deborah Ardley. Weedon ...
  • Lenoir Hood Miller (1888-1976) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview of Lenoir Hood Miller by Ellen Robinson Epstein of the Center ...
  • George Arthur Hahn, Sr. (1889-1979) oral history
        Interview with George Arthur Hahn, Sr. by Briggs Maselli about 1975. Transcribed by Karen Miller
      Interview with George Arthur Hahn, Sr. by Briggs Maselli about 1975. Transcribed ...
  • Lloyd Frank Hollister (1892-1979) oral history
        Interview with Lloyd Frank Hollister by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the Fall of 1975. ABSTRACT: Introduction to Wilmette Mayor Ed Zipf - Mayor 7 years - established accounting practices for village of Wilmette Earl Orner - Village Clerk, 1905-1924 Mayor, 1925-30 Village Agent for Northwestern Railroad "Judge" Otto ...
      Interview with Lloyd Frank Hollister by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in ...
  • Austin Manlove Zimmerman, Jr. (1909-1991) oral history
        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 ...
      Interviewee: Austin Zimmerman, Jr. Interviewer: Jean Young Date of interview: Fall, 1975 ...
  • Mary Stewart Barry Townes (1903-1997) oral history
        Interview with Mary Townes by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on November 17 [year unspecified]. CD 2 Track 1 was blank.
      Interview with Mary Townes by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on November ...
  • Leonora Frake (1907-1990) oral history
        Interview of Leonora Frake by Briggs Maselli on May 10 [year unknown] at a location on Techny Road in Northbrook, Illinois.
      Interview of Leonora Frake by Briggs Maselli on May 10 [year unknown] ...
  • John J. Schneider (1901-1986) oral history
        Interview with John Schneider by Rhea Adler in November 1975 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT Family - childhood - school Early location St. Joseph school and church Fun games - skating - swimming Gross Point boundaries Store, grocer, bakery, blacksmith, saloons Gross Point Band/Schneider's Band, now Gross Point Marching Band World ...
      Interview with John Schneider by Rhea Adler in November 1975 in Wilmette, ...
  • Anna Kathryn Witt (1895-1988) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Anna Witt by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette on December 9, ...
  • Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear (1896-1980) oral history
        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, ...
      Interview with Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear by Rhea S. Adler in 1976 in ...
  • Dr. Herman O. Weishaar (1889-1984) and Mrs. Gladys Fowler Weishaar (1897-1981) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Dr. and Mrs. Herman Weishaar by Briggs Maselli in 1976 ...
  • Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk (1915-2008) oral history
        Interview with Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk and Mary Hoffman by Rhea Adler in 1976. ABSTRACT: Previous residences of Hoffman family--first 1843 -- boyhood of Hoffman brothers -- farming and raising produce for the Chicago Market, --South Water St.-- First retail store (general merchandise) at Ridge/Wilmette Ave. - burned Dec. 8 --well ...
      Interview with Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk and Mary Hoffman by Rhea Adler in ...
  • Ella B. Butz (1888-1982) oral history
        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, ...
      Interview of Ella B. Butz by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March ...
  • Sydney Weedon Templeton (1894-1994) oral history
        Interview with Sydney Weedon Templeton by Rhea Adler in June, 1976. ABSTRACT: Locale of childhood from 1895 presently lives in Scarsdale, NY Family lived in Wilmette Father commuted to Chicago from Llewelyn Park Station House built for Weedon family by a local carpenter, surrounded by fields, unpaved streets First motor ...
      Interview with Sydney Weedon Templeton by Rhea Adler in June, 1976. ABSTRACT: ...
  • Anna Schneider Schuett (1903-1980) and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck (1904-1992) oral history
        Interview with cousins, Anna Schneider Schuett and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck by Briggs Maselli on July 19, 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Grew up on farms in Grosse Point — fathers were brothers Schooling at St. Joseph in original school building - present building is the third building on the corner ...
      Interview with cousins, Anna Schneider Schuett and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck by Briggs ...
  • Frances A. Goodhue (1886-1983) oral history
        Interview with Frances Goodhue by Rhea Saul Adler about 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. Transcribed by Karen Miller, June 2009.
      Interview with Frances Goodhue by Rhea Saul Adler about 1977 in Wilmette, ...
  • Jean Ten Broeck (1896-1996) oral history
        Interview with Jean Ten Broeck by Rhea Adler in the Spring, 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Name and present home, previous, place of residence prior to coming to Wilmette after World War I Interviewed by Lloyd Hollister for a job with Hollister Press began work April 4, 1923 Description of ...
      Interview with Jean Ten Broeck by Rhea Adler in the Spring, 1977 ...
  • Robert D. Hall (1914- ) and Alice Freeman Hall (1916-) oral history
        Interview with Robert D. Hall and Alice Freeman Hall by Rhea Adler in Wilmette in winter 1977. Abstract: • His childhood in Zion, Illinois - Description of the community founded for religious reasons by Mr. Dowie • Wilbur Glenn Voliva and radio station WCBD • Hall family from Vermont to ...
      Interview with Robert D. Hall and Alice Freeman Hall by Rhea Adler ...
  • Fred Stickney Northam (1904-1979) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Fred Northam by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the ...
  • Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. (1891-1980) oral history
        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
      Autobiographical statement of Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. in Wilmette in 1977. Abstract: ...
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