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January, 1895

from a loose clipping, source unknown 15 January 1895
The subject of this sketch, Michael Savage, was born in Platsburg, Clinton county, New York, September 26, 1806. He was the son of Thomas Savage who served in the revolutionary war. Thomas Savage was a native of France and there bore the name of Gardner, but on coming over to this country with LaFayette, he changed his name to Savage as his father was opposed to his coming, thinking he was disgracing the name by fighting for the Colonies. Michael Savage was married to Miss Judie LaPlant, in 1830, and came to the town of Antioch, in 1854, where he resided until the time of his death, which occurred January 15, 1895.
Four sons and one daughter, besides numerous grand and great- grand children survive him, who live to cherish the memory of the kindly old man, who none knew but to love and respect.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 25 January 1895
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Smith,(recently of Millburn,) now of Evanston, having been married fifty years the 25th of Jan., propose to celebrate the occasion in a suitable manner. Invitations have been extended to quite a large number of their old neighbors to attend the celebration which will be held at their home in Evanston, next Friday. Mr. Smith and family moved to Evanston two years ago. Forty-eight years of their married life were spent on the home farm one mile north of Millburn, where young George Smith brought his young bride, Miss Betsey Yule, of Pike Grove, Wis., on their wedding day. Here children and grand- children were born and raised to mature years, here life long friendships were formed that will last as long as memory shall endure. Here busy years of active labor were crowned with prosperity and success, until at length, feeling the need of a less active life, they disposed of the farm and removed to Evanston where they are pleasantly situated beside their eldest son George who lives near them, and the little grand-children running in and out make them feel almost young again. Mr. Smith's family were generous contributors to all benevolent and worthy objects. Their youngest, Mabel, was our highly appreciated organist for several years previous to their departure to Evanston. The family are remembered with the warmest interest by everyone here, who will join in wishing them a joyful anniversary celebration of the 50th year of their married life.
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