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Alice C.D. Riley

Alice Cushing Donaldson Riley (1864-1953) was an author and playwright who lived in Evanston from 1898 until 1931. She wrote children’s poetry and stories, and several one-act plays. Her best known work is “Slumber Boat,” a familiar children’s lullaby which she co-wrote with Dorothy Gaynor. Her home at 1822 Sheridan Road (now demolished) was the …

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Alice C.D. Riley

Alice Cushing Donaldson Riley (1864-1953) was an author and playwright who lived in Evanston from 1898 until 1931. She wrote children’s poetry and stories, and several one-act plays. Her best known work is “Slumber Boat,” a familiar children’s lullaby which she co-wrote with Dorothy Gaynor. Her home at 1822 Sheridan Road (now demolished) was the …

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Marjorie Starr Best

Best was a lecturer on the drama circuit. She was the founder of the Pilgrim Players of the First Congregational Church of Evanston (1918) and a pioneer of using drama in the church. She was a founding member of the Drama League of America in 1910 (along with Alice Riley and other women), and acted …

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Lifting as We Climb

“Lifting as We Climb” Featured women, from left to right: Dr. Isabella Garnett Alice C.D. Riley Frances Willard Catharine Waugh McCulloch Lorraine Morton Dr. Margery Carlson Edna Dean Baker Alice Bunker Stockham Florence Walrath