Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ralph Peck

Prominent attorney and local leader Ralph Peck helped put together the individual plots of land that eventually became Deer Grove Forest Preserve. He was convicted in 1933 of embezzlement of funds from First National Bank of Palatine and sentenced to … Continue reading

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Palatine Athletic Club Football Team

The Palatine Athletic Club football team went undefeated in 1897 against Chicago’s best athletic clubs. It was coached by W. L. Smyser. =============================================================================== Club members are playing football at Washington Street and Smith Street. Only George Voss and one of … Continue reading

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Lydia “Grandma” McKee

Lydia “Grandma” McKee was the wife of Austin McKee. She lived from 1798 – 1884.

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Arthur McIntosh Sr.

The Arthur T. McIntosh Co. was founded by Arthur McIntosh Sr. in 1907 in Chicago. McIntosh and his son, Arthur Jr., developed over 500 subdivisions and developments in the Chicago area. Soon after its founding McIntosh bought extensive pastures in … Continue reading

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Myron Lytle

Myron Lytle was born in Malone, New York on February 28, 1826, to William Lytle and Rebecca Rich. Through his mother, Myron could trace his ancestry back to William Brewster of the Mayflower. The family came to Chicago via the … Continue reading

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Foreman Family

This lovely lady was the daughter of William & Mary Meissner. They settled here after their marriage but in 1861 moved to New Ulm, Minnesota, in an ox cart. Matilda was born there a year later. Because of Indian unrest … Continue reading

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Judge Charles S. Cutting

Charles S. Cutting was born in Vermont n 1854, the son of Charles A. Cutting & Laura Averill. In 1863, the Cutting family moved to Minnesota and then to Salem, Oregon. Charles attended the University of Oregon though he did … Continue reading

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Samuel Cherry

Samuel Cherry was born in Illinois, in 1847. He was the son of Stephen Cherry from New York and Maria Harris of Canada. A large family, they came here from Ohio. Samuel enlisted in the 113th Illinois Infantry on September … Continue reading

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Ella Foreman and Gus Bedurske Wedding Picture

This is Ella and Gus’s wedding picture. Ella grew up on the Foreman farm at Hicks and Dundee Roads. Her parents were Matilda and Richard Foreman. Gus came from the Wauconda area and was a carpenter. He came down here … Continue reading

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Palatine Standpipe

Standpipe The standpipe stood on the corner of Colfax Street and Hale Street for over 30 years until it was torn down in 1928. It was replaced by a new well and miles of new mains. In 1960 a fire … Continue reading

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