Myrtle Norton Walgreen

1902 – Myrtle Norton Walgreen

Following her marriage to Charles R. Walgreen Sr., Myrtle Norton Walgreen worked alongside her husband to build up their corner drugstore into a world-famous business. As well as baking pies and preparing soup to be sold to customers, she cared deeply for their employees and invited some to join her family for Sunday night dinner at the Walgreen’s home. Later in 1967, she was recognized by Loyola University Chicago for her contributions to cultural and humanitarian programs.