Some of our older readers will remember when you had a passbook for the bank. It was presented each time you made a deposit or a withdrawal. In an old storage box at the Scottish Home, I found one that belonged to Mrs. Mary W. Gibb. It was from the Northern Trust Company located at the north-west corner of LaSalle and Monro Streets in Chicago, IL. Her number was 404136. and the balance on March 2, 1930 was $436.13. There are 5 pages and most of the withdrawals are for $25.00 made every two weeks. Most of the deposits are small but on May 24, 1933, there is one for $1,102.10. The account was closed on August 22, 1935. I assume Mrs. Gibb was a resident of the Scottish Home but she is not in the name list on our web site.
There is a reference to a Mrs. Mary Gibb in the Chicago Daily Tribune, dated January 19, 1936, which fits the time frame. John Nevins, who was a railroad engineer, had died and his obituary was published in the paper. He was survived by a son, Harry G. Nevins, 1532 Lake Ave., Wilmette, IL. and three sisters one of whom was named Mrs. Mary Gibb. Same lady? Don't know.
I wonder if anyone is looking for a Mrs. Mary W. Gibb? This little blog will put her name on the Internet just in case.