Fred Stickney Northam (1904-1979) oral history


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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 (Green Bay Road) Account of Drury and Northam families — Grandparents — Parents locale in village Socialized with Chicago families Gage’s Woods — Marshes “Small town” feeling Circulation of petitions for New Trier High School by Grandfather Drury - President of Wilmette Life at the 900 block of Linden Avenue - Father CPA for International Harvester at 606 South Michigan Grant Park a “garbage dump” - landfill T. Slater Gillette - Photographer; Drs. Byron and Rufus Stolp Moved to Glencoe brief - Return to Wilmette to 1614 Elmwood - Back of Grandma Bell’s farm house, later remodeled (ca. 1936 by Matots) on 1600 block of Greenwood Avenue Death of Mr. Northam, Sr. - Left wife and five children Mrs. Northam — Wilmette’s first welfare employee Description of surrounding area to Kenilworth Episodes of childhood Move to 423 10th Street after death of father Reichmann, Gibson, Leary, Wilson neighbors Wilson Bakery - Delivery wagon Description of first movie at Ridge/Lake; Mueck grocery store — Licorice balls (“penny candy”) Started school at (“Logan School”) now called McKenzie Glassblower lived and worked near Park Ave./Wilmette Ave. People of area — “Nigger” Smith’s store Home gardens — Vegetable — Household activities early twentieth century Description of Grandpa (Horace) Drury’s house Wilrnette elementary schools; New Trier High School Teachers he remembered at New Trier High School Reading — First movies seen - Presbyterians Old Carnegie Library — Anna Law — Importance in lives of children of that era Portius Gage Stanley Steamer Breaker Beach Club - Gage Piers — Henry Gage - Stanley Gage Andreas - History of Chicago 3 Vol. Andreas – History of Cook County 1 Vol. Discussion of source material