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  • Elizabeth Fitch (1899-1986) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ABSTRACT: Early history of both parental backgrounds prior to Wilmette in 1906 Childhood and schooling in Wilmette, New Trier, Wellesley and nursing degree at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. Summer spent in Labrador and Newfoundland with Grenfell Expedition ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ABSTRACT: Early history of both parental backgrounds prior to Wilmette in 1906 Childhood and schooling in Wilmette, New ...
  • Frances A. Goodhue (1886-1983) oral history
    AudioText       Interview with Frances Goodhue by Rhea Saul Adler about 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. Transcribed by Karen Miller, June 2009.
    AudioText     Interview with Frances Goodhue by Rhea Saul Adler about 1977 in Wilmette, Illinois. Transcribed by Karen Miller, June 2009.
  • 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 ...
  • Ella B. Butz (1888-1982) oral history
    AudioText       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, ...
    AudioText     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 ...
  • Jean Ten Broeck (1896-1996) oral history
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • Sydney Weedon Templeton (1894-1994) oral history
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • 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 — ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • "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 ...
  • Fred Stickney Northam (1904-1979) oral history
    AudioImageText       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 ...
    AudioImageText     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 ...
  • John Tuttle Miller (1921-2012) oral history
    AudioText       ABSTRACT Interviewee: John Tuttle Miller Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Winter, 1977 Early memories of Wilmette - Death of father 1929 - Laurel, Stolp, New Trier schooling Pony, Sunshine...Cart and sleigh, Delivery service for Consumer's Grocery Store, Grandfather moved in from farm in Iowa in 1929 Northwestern athletic field ...
    AudioText     ABSTRACT Interviewee: John Tuttle Miller Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Winter, 1977 Early memories of Wilmette - Death of father 1929 - Laurel, Stolp, New Trier schooling Pony, Sunshine...Cart ...
  • Leonora Frake (1907-1990) oral history
    AudioTextcomment       Interview of Leonora Frake by Briggs Maselli on May 10 [year unknown] at a location on Techny Road in Northbrook, Illinois.
    AudioTextcomment     Interview of Leonora Frake by Briggs Maselli on May 10 [year unknown] at a location on Techny Road in Northbrook, Illinois.
  • Mary Stewart Barry Townes (1903-1997) oral history
    AudioTextcomment       Interview with Mary Townes by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on November 17 [year unspecified]. CD 2 Track 1 was blank.
    AudioTextcomment     Interview with Mary Townes by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on November 17 [year unspecified]. CD 2 Track 1 was blank.
  • Joseph Fleischer oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with Joseph Fleischer by Regina Fleischer in Wilmette, Illinois, in March 1982. ABSTRACT: • Name and location of present home - birthplace and life in Albany Park area - Chicago • Joined U.S. Navy in July, 1943 - training received at Farragut, Idaho — 30 day leave before entering ...
    AudioImageText     Interview with Joseph Fleischer by Regina Fleischer in Wilmette, Illinois, in March 1982. ABSTRACT: • Name and location of present home - birthplace and life in Albany Park area - ...
  • David Clark Leach, Jr. (1925-2000) oral history
    AudioImageText       Interview with David C. Leach, Jr. by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on the subject of the history of transportation in Wilmette.
    AudioImageText     Interview with David C. Leach, Jr. by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on the subject of the history of transportation in Wilmette.
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