|Detroit Free Press, December 30, 1931|
Saturday, October 1, 2016
|Detroit Free Press, June 10, 1944|
Lillian Winterhalter died at Eloise in 1944. Since the article doesn't delve into her time at the hospital it's probably safe to assume that it wasn't an overly extensive residency. Perhaps just a few weeks before she passed. The family estate must have set a burial plot aside for her at Elmwood that was discovered after her death since the mention of a pauper's grave is prominent in the byline. Or maybe it was just normal newspaper hype.
The sibling's mother passed in 1918. In her death notice Lillian was mentioned as "her constant companion for years". Albert suddenly died shortly thereafter in 1920. Lillian apparently never married and resided at the 1496 West Jefferson family home until it was sold around 1926. Presumably she had run out of money. Upon the sale she received $15,000 (nearly $200,000 in today's worth) and blew through it rather quickly. Which might suggest that she was a bit dysfunctional, to say the least.
An interesting aside to this story is from the life of Albert Winterhalter. Of the few photographs posted online all show the good admiral from a profile view. Below he is pictured as such above his actress wife Helen Dauvray (whom had previously been married to Hall of Fame baseball player Monte Ward).
The positioning was likely purposely done with good reason: he lost an eye in an archery training accident in 1879 that luckily didn't kill the young midshipman:
|Detroit Free Press, June 10, 1879|
|Detroit Free Press, May 31, 1938|
Saturday, August 13, 2016
|Detroit Free Press, November 2, 1954|
Friday, August 12, 2016
|Detroit Free Press, July 10, 1931 (enlarge)|
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The cover of this booklet looks innocuous enough for the 1940s and it is. People used to have morals and sex wasn't an amusement park ride. This book was used to guide the innocent lovers into wedded bliss. So long sane world.
Anyway, the only reason that I paid a buck for it was that it was passed out at Eloise via the Wayne County Department of Health at the Wayne County Health Center, apparently located on Henry Ruff.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
|Detroit Free Press, September 26, 1985|
Don Anderson of Castle Builders was one such planner. He proposed to have a haunted house in Building No. 30, otherwise known as the fire station. The agreement would have given the county 33% of the revenue at no less than $5,000. Wayne County officials shot down the notion stating liabilities, likely with the condition of the building.
While there was never a haunted house on the grounds the article alludes to the fact that there was once a circus held there by the deputy sheriff's association.
|Detroit Free Press, October, 1985|