from a loose clipping, source unknown24 August 1976
Jennie M. Cashmore, 93, of Wadsworth, died Aug. 24, 1976 at St.
She was born in Millburn July 26, 1883 and had lived in Wadsworth
for the past 70 years. She was a member of St. Patricks Church.
Mrs. Cashmore was a retired rural mail carrier in the Wadsworth
area. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the
Royal Neighbors of America. She was also a member of the Rural
Mail Carriers Association.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Agnes) Foster,
Waukegan; four grandchildren; ten great-grand children; two
sisters, Ellen Nielsen, Waukegan, Alice Brooks, Morton Grove. She
was preceded in death by her husband, George Cashmore, in 1969;
one daughter, Katherine Lux, in 1956; and 8 brothers and 2
Funeral Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. from St. Patricks Church in
Wadsworth. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4-9 p.m., at the Gurnee Funeral
Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee.
MRS CASHMORE, EX-MAIL CARRIER,
IS DEAD AT 93.
Jennie M. Cashmore, 93, a lifelong resident of Newport Township
and a retired rural mail carrier who once made her rounds by horse
and buggy, died Tuesday in St. Therese Hospital, Waukegan.
Mrs. Cashmore had been honored this year by the Wadsworth
Bicentennial Commission as the village's oldest living
She was born in 1883 in Millburn in a long cabin built by her
grandfather on land purchased from the government. In 1901, she
served as a teacher in a school at 33rd Street and Green Bay Road,
at the time Zion was being settled.
Mrs. Cashmore began her rural route in 1918, delivering mail by
horse and buggy. Later, she switched to an automobile and
continued to deliver mail in Newport Township until 1948.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cashmore are 10 a.m. Friday in St.
Patrick's Church in Wadsworth.