Helen Corlett

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  • Helen
  • Katherine
  • Ehrman
  • Corlett
  • Webster David Corlett (August 3, 1891-May 1971; married May 29, 1917 Fourth president Standard Screw in Chicago. He joined the company during World War I and by 1925 was responsible for all manufacturing. He became president in 1945 and retired as chairman of the board in 1964. For four decades he dictated manufacturing policy. Corlett could also claim responsibility for the Chicago operation's specialization in engine tappets and for acquiring the Moen single-handle faucet. In 1949 Corlett announced a dramatic turn in company direction. Standard Screw would de-emphasize the highly competitive general screw machine products to concentrate more on a new type of injection pump for diesel engines, textile spindles, a new line of furniture fasteners, and automotive valve tappets.
  • W.D. (David Jr.) Corlett (May 27, 1918-July 3, 1998) Barbara Corlett (September 4, 1921-July 5, 2002) Helen Corlett Higgins (circa 1925-?) Edwin H. Corlett (circa 1931-?)
  • July 7, 1893
  • Oak Park, Illinois
  • May 4, 1978
  • Oak Park, Illinois
  • Ashland Ave., Oak Park, Illinois
  • Oak Park, Illinois
  • Painter-Oil, Watercolorist
  • graduate of Oak Park High School, Oak Park, Illinois
    Lasell College
    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    1916: Church School of Art, Chicago, Illinois
    Student of Helen Beach, Anita Burnham, Edmund Giesbert, and Albert Krehbiel
  • One-woman shows, Saugatuck Art Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan

    Cordon Club, Chicago, Illinois

    December 1945: Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League

    May 25-?, 2008: 13 Moments in Time: The Artist as Storyteller, Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society Museum, Saugatuck, Michigan
  • Allied Arts; officer

    All-Illinois Society of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois

    Audubon Society

    Austin/Oak Park/River Forest Art League, Oak Park, Illinois

    Cordon Club, Chicago, Illinois

    Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest

    Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest, Oak Park, Illinois

    Oak Park Country Club, Oak Park, Illinois

    Nineteenth Century Club; chairman of art department

  • Parents: Edwin Hart Ehrman (?-June 13, 1946) and Wilhelmina Elisabeth Schlund Ehrman (November 22, 1868/7-July 1950; buried Forest Home (IL) Cemetery); married October 14, 1891

    Sibling:  Wilhelmina Corlett

    Talented at crewel embroidery