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The attendance was very large, the crowd of friends from the immediate neighborhood being augmented by the members of various orders to which the deceased belonged, and many railroad employees.
Mr. Murrie was for several years night operator at Russell, and upon the opening of the Evertt station he was made agent at that point. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Millburn, the Home Forum at Libertyville, and of the Telegraphers' Protective Association, and members of these several organizations were present at the burial. The floral tributes sent by these societies and by friends were many and beautiful. The railroad gave free transportation to all employees who desired to attend and trains were stopped at Taylor's Crossing for their accommodations.
The deceased was an exemplary young man, and greatly beloved by all who knew him, and his death casts a mantle of sorrow over many hearts.
Mrs. Heydecker, his wife, departed this life January 24, 1884, and Charles F. Heydecker, the subject of this sketch departed this life April 16, 1896. All of the children together with a number of the grandchildren were present at the funeral which occurred Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, April 19, 1896, at the Congregational church at Millburn. The services were conducted by Rev. Truman R. Green of the M. E. Church, of Waukegan, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Harris of the Millburn church. The remains were laid at rest in the Millburn cemetery on the family lot.
Mr. Heydecker in politics had always been an ardent abolitionist and Republican, having had those principles instilled in his mind in his early life when residing in the state of Virginia. He is the last of the original settlers of Newport, who had taken his land from the government and had continued to reside theron from such time to his death.
The family all join in extending to those who assisted in the last ceremonies and sympathized with them in their bereavement their kindest and heart felt thanks.
In the death of Mr. Heydecker Lake County losses one of the strong men who by their energy, work and character made this county what it is.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mavor, of Chicago, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang. Mrs. Mavor has recently returned from her trip to Hot Springs, Ark., on which she was accompanied by Mrs. J. M. Strang.
Miss Mame Trotter spent Saturday and Sunday at home, returning Monday to her city home. J. L. Thain visited in Oak Park and Kenosha last week.
Last Thursday evening, E. T. Taylor was the victim of a very pleasant surprise party. There were about twenty-five present and all spent a very enjoyable evening.
Two of Millburn's oldest settlers were buried here last week; Mrs. Elsie Stephens, whose death occurred some time ago in Waukegan, and Mrs. Jane Crosby, whose remains were brought from Racine.
Rev. Thaddeous Smith, of Chicago, occupied the pulpit on Sunday evening. He is very well known here and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Smith.
The Christian Endeavor business meeting was held on Friday evening with Mrs. R. L. Strang. It was the semi-annual election of officers and the following are the newly elected officials: President, Miss Cora White; Vice President, Harold Minto; Secretary, C. E. Bonner; Treasurer, Miss Florence Harris; Organists, Miss Emma Spafford and Miss Lucy Trotter; Choristers, Miss Maud Spafford and Rev. S. A. Harris.
Miss Florence Stewart returned to her home in Waukegan last Friday, after spending some time here with relatives and friends.
At the Communion Service on last Sunday, seven new members were received into the church, of which three were by letter.
Thursday forenoon at 10:45 o'clock, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. M. S. Hauxhurst, corner of County and Clayton streets, occurred the marriage of Miss Cora S. Hauxhurst to Mr. Andrew Thom. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few relatives and intimate friends of the parties. Rev. S. M. Wilcox performed the ceremony with the beautiful church service. After congratulations a dainty wedding breakfast was served. The happy couple left for Millburn where a few days will be spent with the parents of the groom. Miss Hauxhurst is a young lady well known in this city, and has hosts of friends here, while Mr. Thom is a young man of ability and promise and holds a position at the Washburn & Moen works, which position he has held for several years. He is held high in the esteem of the company. Mr. and Mrs. Thom will be at home in this city at the home of the bride's mother after May 10. The many friends of the young couple will extend their hearty congratulations and best wishes.
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