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  • The Village of Wilmette Points of Historical Interest
    ImageText       1 Alexander McDaniel's Home, 2 First Log School House 1845, 3 Indian Trail Tree bronze plaque, 4 Hillville or Llewelyn Park station 1845, 5 Stebbins Taven 1837, 6 Bahai Temple, 7 Brick kiln 1857, 8 Wilmette bowl, 9 Antoine Ouilmette's cabin 1826, 10 Westerfield's vinegar factory 1855, 11 Old Franklin ...
    ImageText     1 Alexander McDaniel's Home, 2 First Log School House 1845, 3 Indian Trail Tree bronze plaque, 4 Hillville or Llewelyn Park station 1845, 5 Stebbins Taven 1837, 6 Bahai Temple, ...
  • Program for Library Dedication 1951
    ImageText       Program published for the dedication of the new Wilmette Public Library building on July 15, 1951. Centerfold map of the floorplan of the building. The library was designed by Holabird and Root architecture firm.
    ImageText     Program published for the dedication of the new Wilmette Public Library building on July 15, 1951. Centerfold map of the floorplan of the building. The library was designed by Holabird ...
  • Map showing locations of the existing and proposed library buildings on the corner of Park and Wilmette Avenues in Wilmette in 1950.
    ImageText       Architect's map showing location of the existing Carnegie Library of Wilmette and the proposed new Wilmette Public Library.
    ImageText     Architect's map showing location of the existing Carnegie Library of Wilmette and the proposed new Wilmette Public Library.
  • Pictorial map of Wilmette
    ImageText       Pictorial map of Wilmette, Illinois, historical sites in blue and shades of rose.
    ImageText     Pictorial map of Wilmette, Illinois, historical sites in blue and shades of rose.
  • Marks natal day [Johnny Arvites]
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Nov 1955, p. 101     Description of the birthday party of Johnny Arvites, age 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Arvites, 128 Maple Ave., Wilmette on November 9. The child has two brothers, Jimmy, 8, and Paul, 5. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Nov 1955, p. 101   Description of the birthday party of Johnny Arvites, age 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Arvites, 128 Maple Ave., Wilmette on November 9. The child has two brothers, ...
  • Obituary: Bessie Winifred Favoright
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Dec 1956, p. 93     Mrs. Bessie Winifred Favoright, 1248 Maple Avenue, Wilmette, died at her home Tuesday morning after a brief illness. Born in Piasa, Ill., February 17, 1880, she was the widow of the Rev. R.B. Favoright. Interment will be at Rover Hills Memorial Cemetery in Batavia. A son, Laurence of Batavia; two ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Dec 1956, p. 93   Mrs. Bessie Winifred Favoright, 1248 Maple Avenue, Wilmette, died at her home Tuesday morning after a brief illness. Born in Piasa, Ill., February 17, 1880, she was the widow of ...
  • Obituary: Andrews M. Vernon
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Mar 1950, p. 79     Andrews M. Vernon, 339 Maple Avenue, Wilmette, died February 27 at Evanston Hospital. Survivors are his two sisters, Miss Sally W. Vernon and Miss Marie S. Vernon, both of the Maple Avenue address. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Mar 1950, p. 79   Andrews M. Vernon, 339 Maple Avenue, Wilmette, died February 27 at Evanston Hospital. Survivors are his two sisters, Miss Sally W. Vernon and Miss Marie S. Vernon, both of the ...
  • Obituary: Miss Marie S. Vernon
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 May 1958, p. 101     Miss Marie S. Vernon, 339 Maple avenue, Wilmette, died last Friday at her home. Aged 78, she was the daughter of the late Marie S. and John Murray Vernon, she leaves a sister, Miss Sally W. Vernon, with whom she lived. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 May 1958, p. 101   Miss Marie S. Vernon, 339 Maple avenue, Wilmette, died last Friday at her home. Aged 78, she was the daughter of the late Marie S. and John Murray Vernon, she ...
  • Obituary: Captain William F. Jenkins
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 1951, p. 55     Captain William F. Jenkins died Tuesday, June 26 [1951], of a heart attack which he suffered at the Brookley Air Force base in Alabama. Surviving Capt. Jenkins is his wife, the former Lilla Heston of 325 Maple Ave., Wilmette. The couple had been married on July 20, 1950. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 1951, p. 55   Captain William F. Jenkins died Tuesday, June 26 [1951], of a heart attack which he suffered at the Brookley Air Force base in Alabama. Surviving Capt. Jenkins is his wife, ...
  • Hildebrechts observe silver anniversary
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Nov 1955, p. 1     Mr. and Mrs. George Hildebrecht of 1521 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, observed their 50th [sic] wedding anniversary on November 15. The Hildebrechts have a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. and Mrs. George W. Dormody, and children, George Jr., and Linda, living at 1430 Maple Avenue, Wilmette; and also a son and ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Nov 1955, p. 1   Mr. and Mrs. George Hildebrecht of 1521 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, observed their 50th [sic] wedding anniversary on November 15. The Hildebrechts have a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. and Mrs. ...
  • Obituary: Florence L. Higgins
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 4 Nov 1954     Mrs. Florence Louise Higgins of Wilmette died October 30 at the home of her son, John, of 614 Maple Avenue, where the Higgins had lived for the past seven years. Mrs. Higgins was 80 years old. Wife of Daniel F. Higgins, Mrs. Higgins lived for many years at 205 Dupee ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 4 Nov 1954   Mrs. Florence Louise Higgins of Wilmette died October 30 at the home of her son, John, of 614 Maple Avenue, where the Higgins had lived for the past seven years. ...
  • Obituary: Ida Matherson
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jan 1958, 55, 57     Mrs. Ida Matherson, 88, of 1330 Maple, Avenue, Wilmette, died last Saturday in Evanston Hospital. She was the mother of Mrs. E.F. Fromm, with whom she lived, and the grandmother of Mrs. Joseph Doherty, also of the same address. Additional survivors include a son, Frank of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jan 1958, 55, 57   Mrs. Ida Matherson, 88, of 1330 Maple, Avenue, Wilmette, died last Saturday in Evanston Hospital. She was the mother of Mrs. E.F. Fromm, with whom she lived, and the grandmother ...
  • Modern Planning Represented in Wilmette Public Library
    TextImage  Siniff, Helen, 1907-1990, The Pioneer (315 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York1952), March-April 1952, Unpaginated     Article describes the new Wilmette Public Library which was formally opened in July 1951. Article includes photographs of the interior and exterior and map of the floorplan.
    TextImage  Siniff, Helen, 1907-1990, The Pioneer (315 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York1952), March-April 1952, Unpaginated   Article describes the new Wilmette Public Library which was formally opened in July 1951. Article includes photographs of the interior and exterior and map of the floorplan.
  • Obituary: T. M. Lothrop
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 May 1955, p. 111     T.M. Lothrop, who was 81 years old, died May 8 at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange, N.J. Interment in Framingham Center, Mass. Born in Taunton, MassHe is survived by his wife, Amy Dudley Lothrop, by his daughter, Mrs. Samuel S. Hill of Maplewood, N.J., and by his son, Arthur P. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 19 May 1955, p. 111   T.M. Lothrop, who was 81 years old, died May 8 at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange, N.J. Interment in Framingham Center, Mass. Born in Taunton, MassHe is survived by his ...
  • Obituary: Augusta Marchant
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Nov 1952, p. 63     Mrs. Augusta Marchant, 1221 Maple Avenue, Wilmette, died in her home on Friday, October 31. Surviving is her husband, William C. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Nov 1952, p. 63   Mrs. Augusta Marchant, 1221 Maple Avenue, Wilmette, died in her home on Friday, October 31. Surviving is her husband, William C. ...
  • Obituary: Mrs. Mary Renne Allen
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jun 1956, p. 85     Mrs. Mary Renne Allen, 73, of Wilmette, died on June 15 in Chicago, while en route to Iowa. Funeral services and interment were held the following Tuesday in Eagle Grove, Iowa, her birthplace. Mrs. Allen for the past two years had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Voigt, ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jun 1956, p. 85   Mrs. Mary Renne Allen, 73, of Wilmette, died on June 15 in Chicago, while en route to Iowa. Funeral services and interment were held the following Tuesday in Eagle Grove, ...
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