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Raddin, Belle Alling, 1864-1930



  • Existence: 1864 - 1930

Belle Alling was born October 25, 1864, in Evanston, Illinois.  The daughter of Rev. J.H. Alling and Isabel J. Alling, Raddin attended Chicago public high schools and matriculated to the College of Liberal Arts at Northwestern University.  She graduated from Northwestern in 1888, a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary, Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and recipient of the university’s Botany Prize. Alling married Charles S. Raddin, a fellow Northwestern alumnus, on June 28, 1892, in Evanston.  The couple had one daughter, Louise, born January 4, 1898. Belle Raddin was a prominent Evanstonian, one of the first members and presidents of the Evanston Woman’s Club (1907-1908) as well as the president of the University Guild (1918-1920).  Raddin was involved in church and social circles in Evanston. She and her husband moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1921 and returned to Evanston in 1929.  Belle Raddin died on May 29, 1930.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Belle Alling Raddin (1864-1930) and Charles S. Raddin (1863-1930) Scrapbooks

Identifier: 31/6/154
Abstract Belle and Charles Raddin’s four scrapbooks include one of personal material and three containing clippings, images and souvenir items relating to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a world’s fair held at Chicago, Illinois.
Dates: 1878 - 1912; Other: Majority of material found in 1893