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March, 1895

from a loose clipping, source unknown 1 March 1895
DIED - At his home in Antioch, Friday, March 1, 1895, John Jamieson, aged 68 years 5 months and 29 days.
John Jamieson was born Sept. 3, 1826, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and came to this county in Sept. 1850. In 1858 he was married to Jane McCready. Five children of this union survive, as follows: Mary G., John A., William M., Gordon R. and Inez M., all of whom were at the bedside of Mr. Jamieson at his death except William M., who left for England several weeks ago. After his marriage Mr. Jamieson settled on a farm near Millburn, where he resided until 1891, when he moved to Antioch, where he built and lived with his daughters until his death, being an invalid and confined to the house during the time of his residence here. Mrs. Jamieson died April 2, 1878, since which time her daughter, Mary G., has had charge of the family, being as a mother to them.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Harris, of Millburn, Saturday last, who, in a few brief and touching remarks, paid a merited compliment to the sturdy character of Mr. Jamieson, whom he had learned to love and respect for the many sterling qualities of his nature. The remains were laid at rest in the cemetery at Millburn, a large concourse of old neighbors and friends paying a last sad tribute of respect to a man universally admired and respected.
While death at all times, and under all circumstances, is sad and casts a cloud of sorrow over the heats of those near and dear, yet in the death of Mr. Jamieson one cannot but feel that the outgoing of life was happy relief to the tired spirit and weary body wracked with pain and disease.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 1 March 1895
Some over twenty of John Jamieson's old neighbors and friends went to Antioch last Saturday to attend his funeral. Much regret was felt that the funeral was not held here where he was well known and where his useful life was spent. Mr. Jamieson was buried in the Millburn cemetery, on the family lot beside his wife who died seventeen years ago. We are impressed with the thought that nothing more represents the character of the place than the way the funeral ______________________.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 1 March 1895
Another old Settler Passed Away.
Mrs. Rosanna Welch died at her home at Gurnee Friday morning, March 1st, 1895, after an illness that confined her to the bed for only five days.
Mrs. Welch's maiden name was Rosanna McKown. She was born in the county of Antrim, Ireland in 1821. Her parents were well to do farmers of that section from whom she inherited her thrifty and economical habits. At the age of eighteen she with four other sisters came to New York. In the spring of 1844 she was married to Mr. James Welch and in the same fall came to Illinois. In the spring of 1845 they purchased land in the vicinity of Millburn and had lived in that same neighborhood until six years ago when she bought a home in Gurnee where she lived until her demise. Her husband died some seventeen years ago. The issue of their marriage was eight children, four of whom are dead. The four who survive her are Mrs. James Dady and Chas. H. Welch of Gurnee, James Welch of Waukegan and David Welch of Benton, all of whom were present during her last sickness.
In the death of Mrs. Welch, her children have lost a devoted and loving mother and they who have known and lived near her, have lost a kind and sympathizing neighbor. She has gone to receive her crown after having given a cup of cold water in her master's name.
Our dear old friend has gone but her memory still lives on. Her life of love, hospitality and kindness never will be forgotten by us who loved and respected her.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 12 March 1895
Death has again visited our neighborhood, taking with it one of our most highly respected friends in that of Mrs. Inez Cribb. After an illness of a little over eight weeks duration death relieved her from all earthly pain and sorrow, on Wednesday evening, March 13. The funeral took place Friday March 15, at the house at eleven o'clock, at the church at 12 o'clock. She was laid to rest in Angola cemetery, Lake Villa. She had a very large funeral, some thirty-five teams following the remains from the house to the church. There was hardly standing room in the church. She was ever a fond and loving wife and mother. She leaves a husband and three children, besides many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Mr. Cribb and children have the sympathy of everyone, far and near, in their sad bereavement. Gone, but never to be forgotten.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 12 March 1895
Died, March 12, 1895, Ina T. Kerr
Wife of Ray R. Cribb.
Ina T. Kerr was born in Antioch, Ill., on the 28th day of June, 1857. Her parents moved from Antioch, Ill., to Avon, Ill., while she was quite young and there resided until she was married to Jay R. Cribb, on August 22, 1880. Mrs. Cribb leaves a husband and three children, Belle, John and Deborah, an aged mother, five sisters, Mrs. Uriah Richards, of Shell Rock, Iowa, Mrs. Fred Letchford, of Evanston, Agnes, of Evanston, Ill., Mary, of Avon, and Mrs. Fred Spring, of Hickory, Ill., and one brother, John, of Avon, Ill.
The funeral was held in the Lake Villa church, Rev. W. E. Way delivered the address and the remains were laid at rest in the Angola cemetery.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 12 March 1895
Mrs. J. Cribb died Tuesday, March 12, at her home north of Lake Villa, after a two months illness. Mrs. Cribb was a daughter of Mrs. Thomas Kerr, of this place, and sister to Mrs. Fred Letchford and Miss Maggie Kerr, of Evanston, Ill., Mrs. Fred Spring, Millburn, Ill., Mrs. Uriah Richards, Iowa, and Miss Mary and Mr. John Kerr, of this place. She leaves a husband and three children, Belle, John and Deborah. The funeral was held Friday in the church, Rev. W. E. Way officiating and the remains were interred in the Lake Villa cemetery.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 17 March 1895
YOUNG: -- Died at his home in Antioch, March 17, 1895, of paralysis, James Young, aged 71 years, 1 month and 16 days.
James Young was born February 1, 1824, in County Armagh, Ireland. Married Miss Mary Williamson, November 21, 1852. The issue of this union was one son, William, who survives. Mr. and Mrs. Young landed in New York, April 15, 1853, where the resided until 1865, then moved to Canada, with the intention of making that their home, but not liking the country they decided to go West, and landed in Kenosha, Wis., in the spring of 1865, and soon after settled in Lake county, Illinois. March 4, 1868, he bought the farm on which he has resided until the time of his death, making his home with his son, his wife having died of heart disease, August 8, 1881, aged 49 years, 7 months and 7 days.
Mr. Young was s sturdy, genial man, of quiet and unostentatious demeanor, whose word was as his bond and the large concourse of friends and neighbors who followed the remains to his last resting place in the cemetery at Millburn, bore eloquent testimony to the esteem in which he was held by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. To the sorrowing friends THE NEWS extends sympathy.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 19 March 1895
Thomas Wright, well known to many of our readers as an expert furniture finisher, has started out soliciting work in his line and will call at the home of any person who may require work of this kind done, and finish old furniture to look like the new. Mr. Wright is too well known to need any extended mention, but if you never have employed him before give him an opportunity and his work will recommend itself.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 19 March 1895
Mrs. Maggie Worden, sister of Messrs. A. T., Will and David White, and Mrs. George Dodge, of Millburn, died at the home of Mrs. Dodge, Tuesday morning, March 19, 1895, aged 35 years. The funeral will be held to-day (Thursday) at one o'clock p.m., and the remains laid at rest at the Millburn cemetery. Mrs. Worden spent her girlhood days in Antioch and will be remembered by many of our readers. The NEWS extends sympathy to the many relatives and friends.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 19 March 1895
Mrs. Margaret White Worden passed away Monday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah Dodge. During her long sickness of several months, her brothers, Andrew, William and David White, have been in daily attendance at her bedside and everything was done that could be done to relieve her suffering. The funeral will be held at the residence of George Dodge Thursday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Harris will officiate. The dear little girl, Vera Worden now left an orphan will have an excellent home and the most tender care with her aunt Mrs. Dodge.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 24 March 1895
Died, at her home in Grass Lake, Sunday, March 24, 1895, Harriet M., wife of L. A. Paddock, aged 56 years, and 5 months.
Harriet M. Savage was born in Clinton County, New York, October 18, 1838, and in company with her parents removed to Antioch, Lake County, Illinois, in 1854. Married Lewis A. Paddock, May 5, 1861. Five children were born of this union; Eugene, who died March 23, 1863, Ella, wife of H. Delaney, of Evanston; Nettie, wife of Theodore Frazier, of Hickory, Ill., Irving and Bessie who are both at home., the former being married and conducting the farm and summer resort hotel, on Bluff Lake. Mrs. Paddock was a kind and loving wife and mother, beloved and respected by all who knew her and in her death a large number of relatives and friends are left to mourn her loss, to all of whom THE NEWS extends sincere sympathy in their hour of sorrow.
from Lake County Independent 29 March 1895
The funeral service of Maggie (White) Worden was held Thursday Mar. 21st, at the home of her sister Mrs. Geo. C. Dodge. Mrs. Worden was born Nov. 9, 1856, her life span 38 years, 4 months and 10 days. She was married in 1884 to Ralph L. Worden, of Williamsburg, Mich. She was widowed 7 months before her death with one little girl Vera to care for. This child in seven months has experienced the bereavment of father, grandmother and mother. The husband's call higher was a severe shock to the wife in her then state of health and though weak and ill, she bore up with a christian patience and poise that proved her strong supporting faith. Her decline was slow but certain. She was hopeful, resigned and even spiritually cheerful and grateful for every care love devised, and every token friendship gave. She had always a christian confession for her comfort in her death as in her life. In Williamsburg, her home for ten years, she with her husband united with the M. E. church and took gladly to labors of love expecially in the musical ministries of the church. She was widely known and lovingly esteemed as many things conspired to show. It was fitting that the pastor beside her bier, should plead with the living.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 31 March 1895
Death of Mr. Geo. Purves.

Last Sunday morning about ten o'clock Mr. George Purves died without a struggle while sitting in his chair reading at the home of his niece, Mrs. Helen Strang. Mr. Purves was a man of remarkable qualities of mind and heart which made up a strong character that impressed itself upon all with whom he came in contact. No one ever forgot having met him, however slight the acquaintance might be.
He was born and raised in Scotland, being thirty-two years old when he came to this country in 1841 to make his home with his sister, Mrs. Jane Trotter, who needed his assistance as her husband had become blind. A few years after coming here he lost his good right hand by an accident in a threshing machine. To most people the loss of a right hand would seem to be a great obstacle to success. Not so with Mr. Purves. All who knew him will remember with what wonderful courage, indomitable energy and fortitude, without a complaint or a murmur, he took up the burden laid upon him and did nobly and well for others, not considering his own interests He was a social and friendly man, who enjoyed company and the innocent game of checkers, at which he was a skilled player. After sweeping the board of his antagonist's men, how often we have heard him quote Robert Burns "the best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft aglee." He was a great admirer of Burns and could repeat whole pages at a time. In his best days, even after the loss of his right hand, he was a great marksman and took great delight with his bird dog and gun, and many of the older people recall with pleasure the fine prairie chickens left by him at their homes years ago. Indeed the whole community can tell of deeds of kindness, sympathy and generosity from his hand.

In his religion Mr. Purves was a genuine Scotchman, raised and indoctrinated in the confession of faith of the Presbyterian church of Scotland. He held to that belief and his views on all subjects relating to religion were as clear to his mind as the noonday sun. He had great reverence for sacred things and strict in his observance of the fourth commandment. He knew the Bible almost as well as the alphabet and was reading it when the call came to him, and the Bible fell from his hand to the floor. His was a grand, unselfish and heroic life, a quiet, peaceful death, without pain or suffering. All who knew him feel they have met with a personal loss in the death of Mr. Purves. He was laid to rest beside his sister in the new cemetery, largely the work of his own hand. "He rests from his labors and his works follow him."

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