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December, 1894

from a loose clipping, source unknown 3 December 1894

Albert Sorter, of Spokane, Washington state, died in Millburn, Lake Co., Ill., Monday, Dec. 3rd, 1894, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Eliza Strang.

He was the youngest son of Daniel and Jane Sorter and was born in Nicaragua Co., N. Y., May 8, 1833, and was therefore sixty-one years of age at the time of his death.

His father removed with his family to Ohio while he was yet an infant, subsequently coming to Lake Co., Ills., in 1840, when Albert was about seven years old. The family settled on a farm in the vicinity of Lake Villa where Albert grew to young manhood. When about twenty-two years old he left the old home and started out to make a home for himself. He went to Minnesota, where most of his active years were spent. His home was at Blue Earth City, Minn., where he was married to Miss Louisa Woolery, June 6th, 1867. He afterwards lived some years in Faribault, Minnesota.

Mr. Sorter becoming somewhat out of health and wishing to try a milder climate removed with his family to Washington seven years ago and settled in Spokane, where he engaged in the real estate business and become very successful.

Mr. Sorter's health failed some three years ago, since which time he had not been able to attend very much to business. He was a man of affable manners, quiet and gentle deportment, cheerful and hopeful in disposition, and devotedly attached to those related to him by natural ties. He was a supporter of and constant attendant upon public worship in the Presbyterian church, and was of a highly moral and religious nature. He was a very pleasant companion, intelligent and agreeable in conversation. He had hosts of friends. After his health failed and he had consulted various doctors on the coast without receiving any benefit, he was persuaded to come to Chicago in hopes that the eminent skill of celebrated physicians might be of some avail in his case, but there was no cure for the dreadful malady that had taken hold of his life. After Mr. Sorter knew there was no hope for him his wife came on, making the long journey alone and arriving here about ten days before her husband's death. He leaves a son, Albert Sorter, jr., 24 years old, also one daughter, Miss Maud Sorter, 19 years old. Of his father's family three survive him: William Sorter, Devon, Iowa; Miss Eliza Strang, of Millburn; Mrs. Harriet Miller, of Sand Lake. His father, Daniel Sorter, was a soldier in the war of 1812.

His brother, William Sorter, and wife, of Iowa, came to see him after his arrival here. All his relatives and friends were in constant attendance upon him, doing all in their power to relieve him in any measure of his dreadful suffering, which he bore with the greatest fortitude and resignation. He often expressed his readiness and willingness to go. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. S. A. Harris, from the residence of his sister, Mrs. George Strang, and was largely attended by friends and neighbors, a few of his old schoolmates being present. He was laid to rest in the Millburn cemetery.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 3 December 1894

The death of Cornelia Minto, who died at Elgin, Dec, 3rd, 1894.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 20 December 1894

Lillian Carver, wife of F. Victor Cannon.
Lillian Carver was born in Boyden, Iowa, January 8, 1874. In March, 1884, she, in company with her parents, moved to Hull, Iowa, where she remained nine years, and then moved with her parents to Mitchell, South Dakota. She came to Antioch in April, 1894, and taught the summer term at the Bean Hill school. She was married to F. Victor Cannon August 15, 1894, at Salem, Wisconsin. During the fall of 1894 in company with her husband she moved to East Benton, where she resided until her death, December 20, 1894. She had been engaged in teaching school for nearly six years, in which profession she was successful and highly esteemed. A husband, father and mother, four sisters and three brothers, besides numerous relatives and friends survive, to mourn her loss. The remains were laid at rest in the cemetery at Hull, Iowa.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 24 December 1894

The marriage ceremony of M. R. Savage of Hickory, Ill., and Lulu I. Sanborn, was celebrated at the home of the bride's parents, North Prairie, Ill., Christmas eve. 1894. Rev. W. N. Ewing, pastor of N. Prairie M. E. Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. S. D. Bartell of South Waukegan, M. E. Church. The bride was handsomely attired in cream Henrietta elaborately trimmed in point de Gene lace and ribbon. The bride's sister, Grace M. Sanborn acted as bridesmaid and A. T. Savage, brother of the groom as best man. The house was well filled with the immediate relatives who greatly enjoyed the occasion. After the ceremony a bountiful supper was served. The presents were useful and valuable. Among those given were: Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Sanborn, grandparents of bride, handsome quilt and sofa pillow; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Vroom, Evanston, grandparents of bride, set of silver teaspoons and beautiful worsted quilt; Mr. and Mrs. J. Savage, parents of groom, set of silver teaspoons, cake dish, pickle dish, glass set, linen table cloth, lamp, chamber suit and bedding complete, salt and pepper shaker, butter knife and rocker; Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Sanborn, parents of bride, chamber suit; Miss Gracie Sanborn, sister of bride, silver butter knife; Brother Charley, pocket knife; Mr. A. T. Savage brother of groom, chamber set; Mr. L. J. Savage, brother of groom, handsome parlor lamp; Mr. Frank Savage, china bread and milk set; Mr. Fay Savage, china cup and saucer; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wells, glass water set and rolling pin; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Peck, Evanston, set of silver knives and forks; Miss Gertie Peck, Evanston, silver sugar spoon, Mr. Chester Vroom, Evanston, elegant clock; Mrs. Clayton Searls, East Pembroke, N. Y., plush head rest; Mrs. M. W. Hunn, Batavia, N. Y. silver butter knife; Mrs. A. L. Hunting, Evanston, pair damask towels; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Edwards, half dozen silver table spoons; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Scoville, linen table set; Miss L. L. Sanborn, Chicago, decorated chamber set; Miss Belle Wooldridge, Evanston, handsome sugar spoon and case; Miss Myrtle Mann, damask towel; Miss Agnes Colguhoun, Chicago, half dozen Austrin fruit knives and berry set; Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Simmons, handsome parlor lamp; Mr. Robert Simmons, glass tea set; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Putman, elegant sugar spoon and knife case; Mr. C. O. Foltz, Antioch, box cigars; Earl and Bert Edwards, Christie bread knife, Father and Mother of groom $100.00.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 24 December 1894

McDougall - Allen.
John J. McDougall, of Loon Lake, Ill., and Miss Mary Allen, of Lake Villa, Ill., were married at the residence of the bride's parents, Monday evening, Dec. 24, 1894. The NEWS joins with a large circle of friends in wishing the happy couple a long and prosperous life, and a share in all the good things that fall to the lot of mortals. Mr. and Mrs. McDougall will be at home after Jan. 1, 1895, at Argyle, (Loon Lake,) Ill.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 27 December 1894

Forty-Five Years a Resident.
At her home on Grand Ave., Mrs. A. C. Sluman died at the age of seventy-six years and ten months, on Thursday morning, December 27th, 1894. Mrs. Sluman leaves a husband, two sons and five daughters to mourn her departure. The sons are Samuel Sluman, of Waukegan, and Albert Sluman, of Chicago; the daughters, Mrs. Mary Webb, of Marinette, Wis.; Mrs. Wm. Ames, Hickory; Mrs. Geo, Lewis, Chicago; Mrs. L. Crabtree and Miss Nettie Sluman, of Waukegan.

Mrs. Sluman was born in Massachusetts, Feb, 22nd, 1818, and settled in Waukegan in 1849. She has thus been a resident here for over forty-five years. She was a member of the Congregational Church and was most highly esteemed by all who know her.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, at one o'clock Dec. 30th, 1894, from the home on Grand Ave.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 31 December 1894

Charles A. Mathews
Died at his home in Millburn, Lake Co., Ill., December 31, 1894, in the 69th year of his age. He was born in Norwich, Vermont, Sept. 7, _____, one of seven sons, six of his brothers surviving him. He left one living sister. Coming west in 1850, his days have since then been spent in Millburn, Illinois, where he has followed the trade of a carpenter. Five years he made his home in Chicago, but prefering quieter life, he built his home here, where he has lived a respected neighbor for twenty-six years. In 1884 his vigorous constitution alone enabled him to recover from a serious hurt in a fall from a building, and for days his life despared of. He has been twice married, has one living daughter, death bereaving him of the son, born to him by his second marriage. He leaves a widow, advanced in years and peculiarly alone in the world. The illness, which at last triumphed, was one fought against in his early manhood. His funeral service was conducted from his home by Rev. Sheldon A. Harris, and the remains interred in the Millburn cemetery.

Mr. Mathews was, in early life, connected with the M. E. church. He was a faithful member of the parish society, here and a supporter of the church, according to his ability, and a reserved and quiet disposition, he was yet a genial man, loving converse, when once known. His neighbors bear unanimous testimony to his integrity and sturdiness of character. He has long been a director of the Cemetery Association, also president of same. He fell on sleep with a hope in God, quietly and peacefully, with the waning moments of the old year, and his place will know him no more. Those who loved him, will not forget.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 31 December 1894

The funeral of the late Charles A. Mathews was held last Thursday from the family residence. His daughter, wife of Rev. Victor Clarke, of Holdredge, Neb., was unable to come on account of sickness of her little daughter Margaret Caswell Clark. The funeral was quite largely attended by relatives and friends. Rev. S. A. Harris officiated. Some intimate friends from a distance were prevented being present on account of the weather being stormy in the morning.

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