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December, 1896

from a loose clipping, source unknown 2 December 1896
Annie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo Stevens, died Wednesday of this week. Both little ones gone in one week.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 2 December 1896
Married Wednesday.
On last Wednesday Chief of Police Chase E. Webb and Mrs. Nancy Taylor-Goque were quietly married in Milwaukee. Both have made their home in this city for many years and are well known and respected, and the best wishes and congratulations of their many friends will be extended them.
They returned on a 6:15 train Thursday afternoon, and will reside in Mr. Webb's residence on West street.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 3 December 1896
United in matrimony, Thursday morning, Dec. 3, 1896. Mr. James Bryant and Mrs. Mary Tabor. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride in Bristol, Wis. Both are of legal age. After visiting friends near Chicago, they will be at home to receive their friends in Mr. Bryant's elegant home in Bristol. Their many friends wish them a long and happy life, also that they may live to celebrate their golden wedding.
from the pages of the Richmond Gazette 20 December 1896
Joseph Hunter, of Antioch, died at the home of his son, Robert, in this village, Sunday, Dec. 20th , aged 77 years. He has been visiting here for a couple of weeks and was in excellent health until Wednesday of last week, when he took a severe cold and later suffered a slight paralytic stroke. Mr. Hunter was one of Lake County's pioneers, where he had resided for nearly 45 years, thirty of which were spent on his farm north of Antioch. Brief services were held here yesterday morning, after which the remains were taken to Antioch, where the services were held.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 20 December 1896
In the death of Joseph Hunter, which occurred at the home of his son, at Richmond, another of the early pioneers of this township has passed to that bourne from whence no traveler returns, and has joined the silent majority on the other side. In his long and busy life he endeared himself to those with whom he came in contact, and was not known to have an enemy. Of a quiet, industrious and frugal nature he acquired sufficient of this world's wealth to keep him in comfortable circumstances in his declining years, and when summoned to go he was spiritually prepared, having been a devoted and consistent member of the M. E. Church nearly all him life, and when the final summons came he peacefully departed this life, leaving the world better by him example while living in it. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia terminating in paralysis, from which he never recovered.
Joseph Hunter was born Feb. 12th, 1819, died Dec. 20, 1896, aged 76 years, 10 months and 8 days. He came to Illinois from Philadelphia and has resided within three miles of Antioch for 45 years. He was the father of seven sons and six daughters, ten of whom—six sons and four daughters are left to mourn his loss, his wife having died Sept. 27, 1895. He joined the church when 18 years old and has been a faithful christian ever since and our loss is his eternal gain. Mr. Hunter was a loving husband, a kind father and a good citizen whose death leaves a place vacant in the home that never can be filled.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 24 December 1896
Miss Jessie Pullen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Pullen, and Thomas Webb, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Webb, of Hickory, were married December 24, 1896. The News joins with a large circle of friends in extending best wishes to the happy couple.
from Antioch News24 December 1896
R. C. Taylor returned Saturday from college for his two weeks vacation.

Misses Jessie and Florence Harris have been sick for some days.

County Surveyor Anderson visited with friends here last week.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cummings spent Monday in the city.

Miss Mabel Watson, of Lake Villa spent Sunday with relatives here.

The "Grub" School house has closed for the holidays, Miss Smith returning to her home at Ivanhoe for two weeks.

Several from here attended the entertainment at the Waterbury school last Friday evening, and were well pleased with the program. The teacher, Miss Develin, is to be congratulated on her success.

Plans are being made for the improving of our streets. Messrs. George Kennedy and George Edwards have offered 100 loads of gravel if it will be hauled, and others are liberally inclined. It is reported that a gravel pit has been opened on the Spring Valley Farm and that Dr. Fahrney will assist materially in the improving of the roads about here. Let the good work prosper.

The Leap Year Cobweb Social given on Thursday evening by the C. E. Society, was a success socially and financially. A short program was presented after which the fun of the evening began--the unwinding of the web of strings, which was skillfully spun about the hall. The ladies found a gentleman at the end of their strings, whom, after the order of the new woman, they escorted manfully to supper.

Chicago visitors last week were Mrs. Geo. Jamieson, Mrs. W. B. Stewart, Misses Alice Jamieson, Addie Pollock and Jessie Strang, and Mr. E. A. Martin.

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