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January, 1893

from a loose clipping, source unknown 12 January 1893

In Memorium.
In Chicago, January 12, 1893, of heart failure, Mrs. Amanda Lewis, aged 65 years, 9 months, 22 days.

Deceased was born in London, Canada, March 20, 1827, and came to Waukegan when about eighteen years of age. She was married to Mr. Joshua Lewis in 1847. Having spent all her married life in Lake county, she was widely and favorably known as a true Christian woman. Mrs. Lewis was the mother of seven children; two sons and five daughters, who are left to mourn the irreparable loss of a true loving Christian mother. The funeral services were held in the York House church, the Rev. Mr. Money officiating. Then all that was mortal of our beloved mother was laid away to rest in Warren Cemetery. To await the coming of the resurrection mourn.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 13 January 1893

Died of Heart Disease
The many friends of the Bater family, of Millburn, were painfully shocked last Thursday to hear of the sudden death of Mr. James Bater, who resided on his farm near that place. Mr. Bater, although of a seemingly strong constitution, had not been in anything like perfect health for the last ten years, but he had not seemed especially poorly during the past winter, and so it was a surprise to everybody to hear of his sudden death. He has been out doing his morning's work last Thursday, and some of the family happening to go near the corn-crib, saw him lying there in a seemingly lifeless condition. Immediately help was summoned and a doctor was sent for, but when he arrived, Mr. Bater had breathed his last. The cause of his sudden death was given as heart disease and the blow is a very serious one to the family, who have loved and esteemed the kind father and husband, holding him in the highest regard.

Mr. Bater was born in England in 1830, and lived there until during the late war, when he removed to this country, and settled near where Millburn now stands. Being a persevering and hardworking man, he soon accumulated property, and at the time of his death was in comfortable circumstances. He married Miss Mary Taylor soon after settling in this county and five children have come to bless the couple in their old age. Two of the children died when still young, and three are still living, Mrs. Elmer Cannon, and Misses Carrie and Jessie Bater. But one brother came to this country, Henry, who lives in this city, having lately arrived from Nebraska. These two are the only ones of the family who came to America, the rest still residing in England.

Having resided for over thirty years near Millburn, Mr. Bater has become well known throughout that village and the county for his earnestness in promoting the interest of his many friends and for his honestness to all with whom he ever dealt. The farm on which he lived for so many years was rented and was about to be vacated next week, and the family were to reside in Millburn, when grim death came to frustrate all plans for a pleasant and enjoyable old age after a life of toil and struggling.

He was beloved and respected by all who knew him, and his family have the deepest sympathy of their many friends in the sudden loss of their loved one.

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