Cook County, Illinois
Quaker Monthly Meeting Minutes

Chicago Monthly Meeting (West Side), Illinois
(Also called Van Buren Street Meeting,established 1903, laid down 1911)
Record books: Minutes, 1903-1910
Chicago (West Side) (Van Buren St.) MM - Orthodox

©2005 Transcribed by Kim Torp

[Note: Refer to the Abbreviation Key to help make sense of these records]

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Date: 08 Jan 1903
Comment: Chicago (West Side) (Van Buren St.) MM - Orthodox

First Meeting held Rose, Frederick J Clerk Hutchinson, Mary Clerk Bastin, Alfred Elder Dubois, William Elder Thompson, Mary Elder Dubois, Anna Elder Rose, Frederick Overseer Hutchinson, Mary Overseer Carter, Charles Overseer Evans, Jessie Viola Overseer Carter, Charles Treasurer Simms, Richard & Florence - in charge of Ministry & Oversight

Comment: Charter Members: Rose, Frederick J Gulbrandsen, Amelia Hutchinson, Mary M C Gulbrandsen, William Carter, Charles Gulbrandsen, Gilbert Evans, Jessie Viola Highley, Joseph Dubois, William Morris, Naomi Dobbs, Raymond (Dotts?) Morris, John Willets, Mary L Morris, Martha Gulbrandsen, E. Mellin, Martha T Dubois, Anna Rose, Frederick J Thompson, Mary E Strasburger, Fredericka Bastin, Alfred Tatum, David Bullen, Ada Thompson, Mary E Carter, Charles W Thompson, Robert Christensen, Eline Thompson, Elwood Charles, Thomas Thompson, Tacey Coppock, Sarah C Thompson, William Dubois, Edna Thompson, Harvey Dubois, Mary Willets, Mary L


Date: 03 Apr 1904
Comment: Western Springs MM, IL, having been laid down, the following mbrps trans to Chicago (West Side) MM: Samms, Robert, Carrie R, Amelia A Unger, Robert, Katherine, John L, David S M, Albert H,Ralph, Jr, Samuel, Maxwell, Samuel, Robert, Jr, Martha

Date: 29 Aug 1910
Comment: Chicago West Side MM to be laid down

Date: 05 Jun 1907
Name: Alfred Bastin
Comments: gct Chicago MM

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: N E Benedict
Comments: glt Wesleyan Me. Ch, Fargo, OH

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: N E Benedict
Comments: gct Second Friends Ch, Delaware, OH (owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down)

Date: 02 Jun 1909
Name: Nelson Benedict
Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Ada M Bullen
Spouse: Mary
Family's Comments: gct South Side (Chicago, IL) owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 05 Jun 1907
Name: Mary Bullen
Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 08 Jan 1908
Name: Charles Butler
Relative: son of: Omer & Orpha
Comments: rocf Chicago MM, IL, dtd ?

Date: 22 Mar 1903
Name: Charles Carter
Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Gertrude H Charles
Comments: glt Calvary Presby Ch, corner Jackson Blvd & 42nd Ave (owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down)

Date: 28 May 1903
Name: Sarah J Coppock
Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 14 Jun 1906
Name: Raymond W Dotts
Spouse: Bessie P Padgitt
Family's Comments: marriage appt for 06 Jun 1906

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Raymond W Dotts
Spouse: Bessie P
Family's Comments: mbrp relrq

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: William M DuBois
Spouse: (?)
Child Name: (?) DuBois
Child's Comments: daughter
Family's Comments: mbrp relrq, owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 02 Jun 1909
Name: Arthur Heslop; Clara Heslop; Eleanor Heslop; Grace Heslop
Family's Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Arthur Heslop; Clara Heslop; Eleanor Heslop
Family's Comments: gct South Side (Chicago, IL) MM, owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Grace Heslop
Comments: mbrp relrq

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Mary M Hutchinson
Comments: gct Chicago South Side MM, IL, owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 15 Dec 1904
Name: Theodore Leonard
Spouse: Rose
Child: Ethel Leonard
Child: Clarence Leonard
Family's Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 17 Nov 1904
Name: Herbert O Lytton
Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 04 Nov 1908
Name: Herbert O Lytten
Comments: gct Bristol, England

Date: 28 May 1903
Name: Martha T Mellin
Comments: rocf Iowa Falls MM, dtd ?

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Martha T Mellin (Mellen)
Comments: glt Iowa Falls, IA

Date: 15 Dec 1904
Name: Mrs. Emily F Monroe
Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 04 Dec 1907
Name: Emily E Monroe (Munroe)
Comments: rocf Chicago MM, IL, dtd 20 Nov 1907

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Emily E Monroe (Munroe)
Comments: gct South Side MM, Chicago, IL (owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down)

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Naomi C Morris; Jonothan B Morris; Martha Townshendean(?) Morris
Family's Comments: gct Chicago South Side MM, owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 15 Dec 1904
Name: Bessie Padgitt
Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 14 Jun 1906
Name: Bessie P Padgitt
Spouse: Raymond W Dotts
Family's Comments: marriage appt for 06 Jun 1906

Date: 05 Jan 1910
Name: Anna H Patterson
Spouse: Margaret L
Family's Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Mrs. A H Patterson
Spouse: Margaret
Family's Comments: gct South Side MM, Chicago, IL (owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down)

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Emma Jane Rose
Comments: gct South Side (Chicago, IL) MM, owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 14 Apr 1904
Name: Jessie Sims
Child: Josephine Julia Sims
Child: Thomas Albert Sims
Family's Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 07 Aug 1907
Name: David Tatum
Comments: rocf Chicago MM, IL, dtd 17 Jul 1907

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: David Tatum
Comments: glt South Side (Chicago, IL) MM owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Mary E Thompson
Child Name: Elwood S Thompson
Family's Comments: gct South Side, Chicago, IL MM (owing to West Side MM being laid down)

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Robert A Thompson
Comments: gct South Side MM, Chicago, IL (owing to West Side MM being laid down)

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Tacey E Thompson
Comments: glt Ridgeway Ave Presby Ch, 1033 Ridgeway Ave, owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: William A Thompson
Comments: gct South Side (Chicago) MM (owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down)

Date: 04 Sep 1907
Name: Samuel F Unger
Spouse: Amy L
Family's Comments: rec mbrp

Date: 02 Oct 1907
Name: Charles Vickers
Comments: rocf Chicago MM, IL, dtd 21 Aug 1907

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Charles Vickers
Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL, owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down

Date: 14 Feb 1911
Name: Mrs. Charlotte E Vickers
Comments: gct Chicago MM, IL (owing to Chicago West Side MM being laid down)

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ABBREVIATION KEY
Some Frequently used Quaker abbreviations:

altm = at liberty to marry
apd = attending places of diversion
apd = appointed, appealed
apt = appointed
att = attached to, attended
b = born
BG = burial grounds
btw = between
bur = buried
bef = before
c = circa, about
cem = cemetery
cert = certificate
cd = contrary to the Discipline
ch = child, children, church
chm = condemned his/her misconduct
chr = charter
co = chosen overseer (s), county
com = complained, complained of
comm = committee
comp = complained, complained of
con = condemned
ct = certificate, certificate to
d = died, day
dau = daughter
dec = deceased
dis = disowned, disowned for
div = divorced
dp = dropped plain dress and/or speech
dr = drinking spiritous liquor to excess
drpd = dropped
dt = daughter, daughters
dtd = dated
e = east
end = endorsed
FBG = Friends burial grounds
fam = family
form = formerly
fr = from
Frds = Friends
gc = granted certificate
gct = granted certificate to
gl = granted letter
glt = granted letter to
gr dau = grand daughter
gr s = grand son
Gr Yd = grave yard
h or hus = husband
j = joined
jas = joined another society
JP = justice of the peace
ltm = liberated to marry, left at liberty to marry
lvd = lived
lvg = living
m = marry, married, marrying, marriage, month
mbr = member
mbrp = membership
mcd = married contrary to Discipline
MG = minister of the Gospel
MH = meeting house, church
mi = miles
MM = monthly meeting
mos = married out of society
mou = married out of unity
mt = married to
mtg = meeting
mvd = moved
n = north
na = not attending meeting
neg att = neglecting attendance
nmn = no middle name
NW Terr = Northwest Territory
O = Orthodox, Ohio
ou = out of unity
PM = preparative meeting
PO = post office address
prc = produced a certificate
prcf = produced a certificate from
prob = probably
Qkr = Quaker
QM = quarterly meeting
rcd = recorded
rec/rcd = receive, received
recrq = received by request
relfc = released from care for
relrq = released by request
rem = remove, removed
ret = returned, retired (rarely used)
ret mbrp = retained membership
rev = reversed
rm = reported married
rmt = reported married to
roc = received on certificate
rocf = received on certificate from
rol = received on letter
rolf = received on letter from
rpd = reported
rrq = request, requests, requested
rqc = requested certificate
rqct = requested certificate to
rqcuc = requested to come under care (of mtg.)
rst = reinstate, reinstated
s = son, south
sep = separated
sis = sister
temp = temporarily
transfrd = transferred
twp = township
uc = under care (of mtg)
unm = unmarried
upl = using profane language
w = wife, west
w/c = with consent of
wid = widow
w/pwr = with power
wrkd = worked
y = year
YM = yearly meeting

Disciplinary complaints consisted of: fiddling, dancing, drinking intoxicating liquor to excess, serving in the militia or other armed forces, using profane language, fighting, failure to meet financial obligations, marrying contrary to the order used by Friends, deviation from plainness in apparel or speech, joining another religious society, etc. Unless the offending member expressed sorrow for his misconduct and brought a signed paper condemning the same, he was usually "disowned".

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