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  • Elizabeth Fitch (1899-1986) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Elizabeth Fitch by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in 1984. ...
  • Regina Fleischer (1928- ) oral history
        ABSTRACT Interviewee: Regina Fleischer Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Spring, 1981 • Length of time in Wilmette • Birth in Bydgoszcz (Poland) - Germany - Life 1928-1933 – An only child - Father in wholesale leather business – Anti-Semitism forced move to Warsaw • Explanation of Hasidic Jews -- ...
      ABSTRACT Interviewee: Regina Fleischer Interviewer: Rhea Adler Date of interview: Spring, 1981 ...
  • Joseph Fleischer oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Joseph Fleischer by Regina Fleischer in Wilmette, Illinois, in March ...
  • Robert D. Hall (1914- ) and Alice Freeman Hall (1916-) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Robert D. Hall and Alice Freeman Hall by Rhea Adler ...
  • Robert A. Harper (1910-2007) oral history
        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 - ...
      Interview with Robert A. Harper by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March ...
  • Lloyd Frank Hollister (1892-1979) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Lloyd Frank Hollister by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in ...
  • W. Henry Huffman (1911-1997) oral history
        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
      Interview with Henry Huffman by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on January ...
  • C. Herbert Jones (1889-1987) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with C. Herbert Jones by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, on ...
  • Benjamin Kartman (1901-1991) oral history
        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”) ...
      Interview with Ben Kartman by Rhea Saul Adler on March 4, 1982 ...
  • Mathilda Marie Kempe (1895-1981) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Mathilda Marie Kempe by Briggs Maselli on November 4, 1979 ...
  • Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear (1896-1980) oral history
        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, ...
      Interview with Elizabeth Fisher Kinnear by Rhea S. Adler in 1976 in ...
  • Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk (1915-2008) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Elizabeth Hoffman Kirk and Mary Hoffman by Rhea Adler in ...
  • David Clark Leach, Jr. (1925-2000) oral history
        Interview with David C. Leach, Jr. by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, on the subject of the history of transportation in Wilmette.
      Interview with David C. Leach, Jr. by Briggs Maselli in Wilmette, Illinois, ...
  • League of Women Voters of Wilmette
        Note about this transcription: Transcription of a recorded conversation about the history of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette probably done sometime in 1978. Most speakers in this interview are unidentified. We have done our best to distinguish individual speakers, but in many cases, this transcript reflects only our ...
      Note about this transcription: Transcription of a recorded conversation about the history ...
  • Margaret Dingee McClure (1900-1996) oral history
        Interview with Margaret Dingee McClure by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, October, 1981. ABSTRACT: Early years, homes, schools New Trier High School years, subjects, teachers Social life - Carnegie Library - Annie Long, librarian - Musically educated -- moved to Highland Park several years after marriage to Lawrence McClure Ravinia ...
      Interview with Margaret Dingee McClure by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, October, ...
  • Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. (1891-1980) oral history
        Autobiographical statement of Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. in Wilmette in 1977. Abstract: Schools, Businesses, Individuals in the Village in late 1800's, Turn of century through to present, Chiefly autobiographical
      Autobiographical statement of Charles Jules Michelet, Jr. in Wilmette in 1977. Abstract: ...
  • 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 ...
      Interview with Fred Northam by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in the ...
  • John J. Schneider (1901-1986) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with John Schneider by Rhea Adler in November 1975 in Wilmette, ...
  • Anna Schneider Schuett (1903-1980) and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck (1904-1992) oral history
        Interview with cousins, Anna Schneider Schuett and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck by Briggs Maselli on July 19, 1976 in Wilmette, Illinois. ABSTRACT: Grew up on farms in Grosse Point — fathers were brothers Schooling at St. Joseph in original school building - present building is the third building on the corner ...
      Interview with cousins, Anna Schneider Schuett and Margaret Schneider Schoenbeck by Briggs ...
  • Sydney Weedon Templeton (1894-1994) oral history
        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 ...
      Interview with Sydney Weedon Templeton by Rhea Adler in June, 1976. ABSTRACT: ...
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