Tag Archives: Fall/Winter 2012

In Memorium: Tuck Weaver

Gazette Article by: Nan Greenough Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2012 Winnetka recently lost one of its true heroes. Everett P. “Tuck” Weaver died on September 17 at the age of 94. People lucky enough to know Tuck speak of him with reverence. Tuck was the epitome of the “greatest generation:” a World War II […]

1860 census record for Seth, Eliza, and Charles Davis of New Trier Township. Seth's occupation is listed as a cooper. Charles enlisted in the Union army the following year.

Winnetka’s Civil War Heroes

Originally appeared in the Gazette, Fall/Winter 2012 Updated by Meagan McChesney, January 6, 2022 In the summer of 2011, former Winnetkan John Chimoures stopped by the Winnetka Historical Society’s Museum & Headquarters at 411 Linden Street with a simple question: “Why is there no Civil War star on the cenotaph?” Two Civil War soldiers’ names […]

The Dushkin Family

Dorothy and David Dushkin: Pioneers of Winnetka Music Education

Gazette Article by: Kaitlin A. Briggs, Ed. D. Appeared in the Gazette: Fall/Winter 2012 Kaitlin A. Briggs, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Southern Maine, spent a week at WHS researching Dorothy Dushkin. Intrigued by Dushkin’s journals, she visited to explore the community that attracted the Dushkins in 1930. In 1990 a […]