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Paullin, Louise Elizabeth, 1895-1990



  • Existence: 1895-1990


Louise Elizabeth Paullin was born on January 10, 1895 and lived her whole life in Evanston. Her father, George W. Paullin, was a furrier; the family lived at 1908 Sheridan Rd.

Louise attended the Evanston Academy of Northwestern University from 1910-1914. She then enrolled at Northwestern where she majored in Botany, with minors in Zoology and French. While at Northwestern she became a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She graduated with a B.S. in 1918. In the years after her graduation, Louise assisted in the Botany laboratory and continued to take classes at Northwestern, in subjects as diverse as Chemistry, Art and English. Louise's two sisters, Frances Anne and Laura Virginia, also graduated from Northwestern, in 1912 (Liberal Arts) and 1933 (Education), respectively.

On January 23, 1947, Louise married the mayor of Evanston, Mr. Samuel Gilbert Ingraham. (Mr. Ingraham retired from his position as mayor in 1953, due to ill health.)

Mrs. Ingraham was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and the Evanston King's Daughters, and served as a director of Canterbury House at Northwestern and on the Women's Board at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. She was active in the local community as a member of the Evanston Historical Society, where she once gave a lecture, and the Women's Club of Evanston. Her community interests extended beyond Evanston as well to include membership in the Chicago Historical Society, the Mid-Western Antique Association, the Women's Republican Club of the 13th Congressional District, and the Fort Dearborn chapter of the D.A.R.

Louise Paullin Ingraham died in hospital on October 18, 1990.

Other information about Louise Paullin Ingraham may be found in the Alumni Biographical Files, Series 51/14, box 326, and in the Evanston Academy Student Records, Series 38/3, box 22.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Louise Paullin (1895-1990) Papers

Identifier: 31/6/65

The series consists of Louise Paullin's course notes from her science courses both at the Evanston Academy and at Northwestern.

Dates: 1910-1923