History & Genealogy of
Oak Park Township
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Cities & Towns within Oak Park Township:


Village of Oak Park



History...

Settled in 1835 (or 1839, depending on which website's history you read) by Joseph & Betty Kettlesprings, incorporated in 1902.

Biographies .....


HARRY A. H. DUTTON, president of the National Contract Purchase Corporation, at 100 West Monroe Street, Chicago, has been active in business circles in that city for the past twenty years. Mr. Dutton was born in Quebec, Canada, February 19, 1889, son of Charles and Etta (Mussen) Dutton. He received a grammar school and academic education in Canada and in 1912 came to Chicago. Mr. Dutton was in the theater equipment business until he sold out in 1928. At that time he organized and became president of the National Contract Purchase Corporation, an organization that supplies the finances for time payment sales. Mr. Dutton is a member of the Illinois Athletic Association and the Westward Ho Golf Club. His home is at 938 Columbia Avenue, Oak Park. He married Miss Amy Biglow, who was also born in Canada. Their two children are Mary and Mildred. ("ILLINOIS, The Heart of the Nation" by Hon. Edward F. Dunne, Volume IV, 1933, Transcribed by Kim Torp)



Important Addresses.....

Oak Park Public Library
708-383-8200,
834 Lake Street (new building for the main library still under construction)
Oak Park, Illinois, 60301

Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest
P. O. Box 771
Oak Park, Illinois 60303-0771
Phone: (708) 848-6755


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