Chicago, Illinois (JFK+50) One hundred years ago today, June 28, 1917, the Executive Committee of the local chapter of the American Red Cross established "lines of duty" for its members. The committee meeting was the first since the campaign to raise 100 million dollars was initiated.
The Chicago Daily Tribune reported the lines of duty included...
--aid for American soldiers and sailors and their families
--aid for the wounded & helpless women and children of Europe
Committee chairman Marquis Eaton* said...
"The Red Cross will supply comfort kits, organize hospitals attached to fighting units, and organize sanitary troops."
*Marquis Eaton of 5634 Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL was a member of the law firm of De Frees, Buckingham & Eaton, 105 South La Salle Street. He served as chairman of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Red Cross Chapter & his interests included baseball & golf.
"America First, To Be Policy of Red Cross Here", The Chicago Daily Tribune, June 29, 1917.
"Marquis Eaton, Attorney, Is Stricken by Pneumonia", The Chicago Daily Tribune, September 18, 1925.
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