Monday, July 30, 2012

Buys Shawls And Sweets For Poor Women At Eloise

Detroit Free Press, December 25, 1911

Eloise not only benefited from the charity of the county till but also the generosity of the areas well-to-do citizens. As already noted in a previous post (no thanks to the Free Press search engine which omitted this picture from the story and posted it on Christmas Day instead) Mrs. William C. Hensler, wife of a noted Detroit engraver, was one such benefactor. Her visit during the Christmas holiday season not only supplied the ladies ward with a stocking full of goodies including a shawl, nuts, fruits, popcorn and sweets. They were also treated to a chicken dinner courtesy of their hostess.

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