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Before her marriage, Mary Caspar worked as a domestic servant at Edwin Drury’s home, 1112 Greenwood Ave., Wilmette, shown here in 1880. Drury was a Civil War veteran, Wilmette pioneer, Village Trustee, real estate dealer, and Postmaster. Photo courtesy of Wilmette Historical Museum
John Jacoby, Contributing Columnist
5:00 am CST December 5, 2018
Mary Caspar of Wilmette, a “pretty girl of 18,” was pursued by two suitors at the turn of the 20th Century.