Elizabeth Brown Brooks (1901-1994) oral history


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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:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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:
WWW address:
Agency street/mail address:
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
60091-2558
U.S.A. Phone: 847-256-6930
Elizabeth Brown Brooks (1901-1994) oral history
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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