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Wayne Township History

 13 records found

* Wayne Township History

This section contains website links as well as copies of letters, documents, photos and newspaper articles. The quality of some is not the best, but it's worth the effort to read them.


posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Aaron Blank (1825-1914)

Biography of Aaron Blank (1825-1914), by his son-in-law, John G. Van Ness, June 2, 1934.

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Dr. E. C. Guild (1832-1908)

"A Life Sketch" of Dr. E. C. Guild (1832-1908), by Mattie G. Squires

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Henry Allen Smith (1843-1908)

A brief sketch of the life of Henry Allen Smith (1843-1908), written by his daughter Beulah B. Smith in June, 1954.

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Isaac Coleby Pickering (1832-1907)

Biography of Isaac Coleby Pickering (1832-1907), no attribution or date provided.


posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Jonas George Blank (1834-1907)

A biography of Jonas George Blank (1834-1907), by his son, Warren Moffatt Blank, read at the annual meeting of the Wayne Center Cemetery Association on June 17, 1933.

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Photos of Early Residents

Copies of pages containing photos or sketches of Jonas Blank, Dr. E. C. Guild, Henry A. Smith, I. C. Pickering, J. R. Gorham, Wm. O. Pratt, H. Wrightson, and Aaron Blank (dated 1890 through 1925)

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Wayne Center Cemetery

"A Brief History of the Wayne Center Cemetery," by Paul B. Phillips, June 16, 1934

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Wayne Center Lawn

Description of the "Wayne Center Lawn" (Cemetery) by William I. Phillips, 1930.


posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

Wayne Township Cemetery Flag Pole Dedication (1955)

Copies of address by Milton Paula and newspaper stories on occasion of dedication of a flag pole and flag at the Wayne Center Cemetery on July 9, 1955

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Dec-13-17

Wayne Township Cemetery Headstone Records

Once you click on the Website link below, click on "Cemeteries", then click on "DuPage County" and scroll down list to find Wayne Township Cemetery.


posted Oct-28-10 updated Aug-23-13

William Irving Phillips (1837-1933)

Biography of William Irving Phillips (1847-1933), by his son, Paul B. Phillips, dated June 16, 1934.

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13

William Orlando Pratt (1846-1929)

Biography of William Orlando Pratt (1846-1929), by his daughter Mrs. J. J. (Clara) Dunton, read at the annual meeting of the Wayne Center Cemetery Association, June 17, 1933.

document (PDF)  

posted Jun-26-08 updated Aug-23-13