Elizabeth Brown Brooks (1901-1994) oral history
Description
CD 2 Track 1
Transcription
Creators
Brooks, Elizabeth Brown, 1901-1994, Interviewee
Adler, Rhea Saul, 1906-1990
, Interviewer
Media Type
Audio
Text
Item Type
Audiocassettes
Description
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; Mueller’s Meat Market; Van Dusen’s
Grocery; Cramer’s Dry Goods; Green’s; Martin Jacobson, plumber;
Snyder’s Drug; “The Hall”; Wilson’s Bakery

· Brown Building built 1909; Masonic Hall on third floor

· Grandfather Brown blinded 1870- carpenter

· Melville Brown’s business life in Chicago

· Allen Family- Rodney
· World War I— Wilmette activities— Red Cross entertainment of Ft.
Sheridan and Great Lakes men; via North Shore Railroad

· Woman’s Club first President Mrs. Leonard; Reading club; Miss Ida and
Anna Law and Wilmette Library beginning

· Edwin and Horace Drury

· Louis K. Gillson family, Grace and Marjorie Stewart
Date of Original
1979
Subject(s)
Local identifier
R 977.31 KI
Language of Item
English
Copyright Statement
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Copyright Date
1979
Copyright Holder
Wilmette Public Library
Copyright Holder Contact Information
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
U.S.A.
Recommended Citation
Brooks, Elizabeth Brown, and Rhea Saul Adler. Elizabeth Brown Brooks. Wilmette, Ill: Wilmette Public Library District, 1979.
Contact
Wilmette Public Library
Email
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Agency street/mail address
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
60091-2558
U.S.A. Phone: 847-256-6930
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Elizabeth Brown Brooks (1901-1994) oral history


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; Mueller’s Meat Market; Van Dusen’s
Grocery; Cramer’s Dry Goods; Green’s; Martin Jacobson, plumber;
Snyder’s Drug; “The Hall”; Wilson’s Bakery

· Brown Building built 1909; Masonic Hall on third floor

· Grandfather Brown blinded 1870- carpenter

· Melville Brown’s business life in Chicago

· Allen Family- Rodney
· World War I— Wilmette activities— Red Cross entertainment of Ft.
Sheridan and Great Lakes men; via North Shore Railroad

· Woman’s Club first President Mrs. Leonard; Reading club; Miss Ida and
Anna Law and Wilmette Library beginning

· Edwin and Horace Drury

· Louis K. Gillson family, Grace and Marjorie Stewart