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  • Lloyd Frank Hollister (1892-1979) oral history
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • Robert A. Harper (1910-2007) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Robert A. Harper by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 11, 1982. Abstract: Born and has lived in Wilmette his entire life - son of Dora and J. Robb Harper, Superintendent of Wilmette Schools 1908-1942 Life of his father - one of four children on Ohio farm - ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Robert A. Harper by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 11, 1982. Abstract: Born and has lived in Wilmette his entire life - son of Dora and J. ...
  • Frederick William Waidner (1909-1989) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Frederick Waidner by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois on December 6, 1979.
    AudioImageText     Interview with Frederick Waidner by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois on December 6, 1979.
  • "Taking Root in Wilmette" by Elisabeth G. Weedon, 1867-1965
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • Robert D. Hall (1914- ) and Alice Freeman Hall (1916-) oral history
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk (1915-2008) oral history
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Benjamin Kartman (1901-1991) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Ben Kartman by Rhea Saul Adler on March 4, 1982 at 208 Golf Terrace, Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Early years in Wilmette — three residences Two sons — University of Iowa — University of Illinois Years at University of Illinois — Editor of Illinois Daily — preceded by (“Scotty”) ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Ben Kartman by Rhea Saul Adler on March 4, 1982 at 208 Golf Terrace, Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Early years in Wilmette — three residences Two sons — University ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • C. Herbert Jones (1889-1987) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with C. Herbert Jones by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on June 25, 1977. ABSTRACT: Early life in Philadelphia Move to Evanston High school and college years Graduate school Half century of engineering school Northwestern University Chattaqua Romance Miami Military Institute World War I years Marriage Homesteading in Montana ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with C. Herbert Jones by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on June 25, 1977. ABSTRACT: Early life in Philadelphia Move to Evanston High school and college years Graduate school ...
  • W. Henry Huffman (1911-1997) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Henry Huffman by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on January 24, 1977. Abstract: Wilmette 1918 Tornado 1920 New Trier High School Northwestern Railroad history Purdue Engineering School Christmas parties of Mrs. Huffman
    AudioImageText     Interview with Henry Huffman by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on January 24, 1977. Abstract: Wilmette 1918 Tornado 1920 New Trier High School Northwestern Railroad history Purdue Engineering School Christmas ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 — ...
  • John J. Schneider (1901-1986) oral history
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • Knitting for Soldiers
    Image       Wilmette, Illinois, women and girls who gathered to knit socks, sweaters and scarves for U.S. military personnel during World War I.
    Image     Wilmette, Illinois, women and girls who gathered to knit socks, sweaters and scarves for U.S. military personnel during World War I.
  • Christmas stockings
    Image       Two hundred pairs of Christmas socks for Camp Grant and Great Lakes Station purchased from Home Guard appropriation to Red Cross Auxiliary
    Image     Two hundred pairs of Christmas socks for Camp Grant and Great Lakes Station purchased from Home Guard appropriation to Red Cross Auxiliary
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