Libertyville’s World War I Veterans: The Lovell Boys

In the second installment of our profiles of World War I veterans from Libertyville, we focus on four young men all from the same family. Brothers Harold, Wendell, Clarence, and Kenneth, the sons of local druggist Frank B. Lovell, owner of the predecessor to today’s Petranek’s Pharmacy, all served during World War I. Harold Messer…

Love is in the Air

One of my favorite items in the collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society is a proposal letter from Franklin P. Dymond to Flora Colby. While it wasn’t written on Valentine’s Day, the sentiments conveyed hit all the right notes for the holiday. Libertyville Ill. Dec 5th 1880. My Dear Friend Flora, I presume you will…

Libertyville’s World War I Veterans

As we enter 2018, we look back one hundred years to the last year of World War I. We explored Libertyville during WWI in a previous post. Now, over the course of the next several months, we will profile some of the men with Libertyville connections who served during the Great War. Ernest H. Brown (1889-1965), a…