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Interesting bits of information about Lake County submitted by our readers.

There was once a Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in the North Chicago and Waukegan area. A large population of Slovenian people were buried there along with St. Mary's Cemetery. It was destroyed for an industrial park and the bodies were relocated in the 1950's (this from a cemetery manager) supposedly all to Ascension Cemetery on Route 137. Actually some of them were relocated to St. Mary's in Waukegan. (From Modyj)

About the Dowst/Doust Family
The home across from the Courthouse in Waukegan is the Dowst/Doust home, given to the city by her son. It is currently being used to house the Building Dept. It was at one time an emergency hospital for the city. (From Janice )

The Jane Dowst Emergency Hospital opened in Waukegan in 1934. It was a first aid hospital and was available to all physicians and all emergency patients. The supervisor was Mabel M. Shauber, the Assisting Nurse, Mrs. Linnea Bigger. (From Janice -- From: History of LAKE COUNTY With Biographies. Author Jane Snodgrass Johnson, and Collaborator J. H. Dudley, 1939 (SCGS#10559) )
Note: SCGS stands for Southern California Genealogical Society.

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Updated 21 June 2003