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June, 1894

from a loose clipping, source unknown 4 June 1894
This community was shocked Monday morning to hear that Mr. Alexander Trotter had died suddenly of heart trouble. He was one of the early settlers of this place, having come here from Scotland when a little boy, over fifty years ago. He was widely known and highly respected, a kind and obliging neighbor, a social and pleasant man always to meet with. He was familiarly known as Sandy Trotter, a name that every one loved. He was generous and warm hearted and had hosts of friends. His wife, five sons and three daughters survive him. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the house and was conducted by the Masonic fraternity, Evanston, Waukegan, Hainesville, Antioch, Union Grove and Bristol lodges were well represented. Rev. Mr. Owen, of Hainesville, preached the funeral sermon. The funeral was very largely attended, there being over a hundred carriages in the procession that left the house. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 4 June 1894
Alexander Trotter, an old resident of Millburn, died very suddenly at his home Monday morning. He was sitting in the dining room and seemed about as well as usual when he suddenly fell from his chair, and before help could reach him life had ebbed away. Sunday Mr. Trotter visited in Antioch and attended the funeral of Eugene Harden. He was Master of Antioch Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Millburn, and was buried according to the rites of that order. Heart failure is said to have been the cause of his death. The News extends sympathy to the sorrowing relatives and friends.
from Antioch News14 June 1894
Resolutions of Condolence.
Whereas, In the death of Alexander Trotter, Esq., our beloved President, Miss Nellie Trotter, and three esteemed members of the Millburn Social and Literary Club have suffered a sad and sudden bereavement in the loss of a father. Be it, therefore, Resolved, That, as a Club, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to these friends, in this, their dark hour, assuring them of our tender remembrance in their grief, earnestly desiring to console them by this expression of our love and regard.
By order of the Club, F. W. Heddle, V.P.
Attest: Carrie Bater, Sec.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 23 June 1894
Amasa R. Huntley the subject of this sketch was born in Bristol, Vermont, Oct. 27, 1806, and died in Millburn, Lake county, Ill., June 23, 1894.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Huntley, and the last survivor of a family of ten children. Mr. Amasa Huntley was one of the old settlers of Lake county and had experienced all the hard-ships of pioneer life, having come here in 1844. He could amuse you for hours together in relating the experiences of that early day. He was naturally of a cheerful and jovial disposition and always brought out the humorous side of the story, so he was a very agreeable companion on all occasions. Mr. Huntley lived a few years in Benton, this county; afterwards he bought a farm about a mile north of Millburn where most of his life was spent. His wife died many years ago and later his eldest son Charles passed away.
Mr. Huntley was a man of high moral and Christian character, a man trusted and highly esteemed by his neighbors and was often called upon to fill various minor offices such as Administrator, arbitrator, etc. He will be remembered particularly for his neighborly kindness in sickness and death. He had a happy faculty of adapting himself to circumstances and people, and was a good man to call on in emergency. He was a man of good judgment and prompt action, and was valuable in counsel. He was a member of the Baptist church at Antioch and held the office of deacon a great many years. His house was always open to ministers whom he assisted on all occasions to the extent of his ability. He leaves a son DeWitt Huntley, of Chicago, and Mrs. C. A. Mathews his only daughter with whom he lived the last five years, also five grand children. Mr. Huntley was neat and orderly in his habits and always tried to avoid making extra work in the home. During the last two years his mind has been failing and he has been quite infirm, not taking much notice of passing events, but living over again the busy eventful years of his early life. He loved his Bible and enjoyed all the privileges of the Sanctuary. He longed to depart and meet the loved ones gone before. He lived a good life and has gone to his reward. He died after one weeks illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Mathews, who has shown him a most untiring devotion and loving care during all the years he has lived with her.
His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. S. A. Harris, and he was laid to rest beside his wife in the Kennedy cemetery.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 28 June 1894
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hughes, of this village, was the scene of a very pretty wedding, on Thursday evening, June 28, 1894, it being the occasion of the marriage of their daughter, Ethel M., to Russell A. Douglass. "The Bridal Chorus," from Lohengrin, played upon the violin and piano, by O. S. Hughes and Mrs. R. L. Strang, brother and sister of the bride, began promptly at 8 o'clock. The bridal couple, preceded by little Belle Hughes and Victor Strang, descended the open stairway, stood beneath an arch of vines and water lilies, while Rev. S. A. Harris, of Millburn, made them one. About forty guests witnessed the ceremony. The large hall upstairs had been converted into a dining room, and as soon as the congratulations were over, the company sat down to a bountiful supper. The bride's grown was of white silk and lace, cut with high neck and long sleeves. The small bridesmaid was attired in cream challies and butter color lace. The gifts which the young people received were numerous and beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass will reside in Lake Villa for the present. Among the guest present at the wedding were:
Messrs. and Mesdames C. A. Douglas, F. L. Boutwell, R. L. Strang, L. M. Hughes, W. T. Kerr, L. W. Rowling.
Misses Maggie Douglas, Mary Shultis, Mabel Richards, Martha Richards, Florence Kerr, Florence Stewart, Belle Van-Wormer, Edna Stewart, Belle Hughes, Ada Miltmore.
Messrs. A. R. Douglas, O. S. Hughes, L. R. Hughes, Win Douglas, Henry Schad, Frank Evans, Byron M. Bannister, Melvin Burtis, I. H. Kerr, Victor Strang, Leon Strang, Albert M. Douglas.
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