Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scots Entertain Will Fyffe - May 12, 1929

Will Fyffe, who was a comedian and entertainer, had just closed a two weeks' engagement at the Palace in Chicago.  He was given a farewell dinner at the Brevoort hotel also in Chicago.  The group consisted of officers and members of the Illinois St. Andrew Society.  Among those present were:  Robert Black, William Lister, Luke Grant, Donald Fraser, William Cameron, Joseph Mills, John Faulds, Malcolm M. Davidson and Alexander McKenzie.  They found Mr. Fyffe as entertaining off the stage as he was when performing.   Mr. Fyffe stated that he had two more tours of the U.S.  and then planned to form his own company.  At that time, he hoped "to show his interest  in the Scottish Old People's Home in a more substantial manner.  He said the friendly reception he had been given by Chicago Scots had cheered and helped him immensely and he would not forget it."

(I know this will not be of interest to most of our readers, but placing this on the Internet might help find descendants of some of the people listed.)

May 6, 1929

The following gifts have been received at the Scottish Old People's Home and are gratefully acknowledge:

Four jars of marmalade from Mrs. John Gay and $10.00 from Miss Florence Coe for the purpose of making a pansy bed on the Home grounds.

                                                                          Cora J. Cummings,

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