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March, 1897

from a loose clipping, source unknown 12 March 1897
Mrs. John M. Burnett.
Caroline D. Adams was born at Canton, Mass., April 3, 1843, died March 12, 1897, aged 53 years, 11 months and 27 days. In 1850 she moved with her parents to Millburn, Ill., where she resided until 1863, when she was united in marriage to John M. Burnett and removed to Lake Villa, where they resided until about a year ago, when her failing health made it necessary to quit the farm, and accordingly they removed to Antioch and occupied the Haynes house, on Victoria street. Born to her was one child, a daughter, who after less than two years of married life, was called home, leaving surviving her a husband and an infant daughter, which was left in care of its grandmother, Mrs. Burnett. The little one survived its mother only a few brief months when it too was taken away, but not until it had endeared itself to the heart of the lonely woman so that the going out of its little life, so soon after the first and sad bereavement, unbalanced her mind and her mental and physical condition grew alarmingly worse until the end came as above recorded. During the early fall she suffered a paralytic stroke which rendered her speechless, and death came as a happy deliverance to the poor woman, heartbroken with a mother's love for her lost darlings. She leaves to mourn her a kind and loving husband, three brothers and one sister, besides numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Rist, of the M. E. Church, preaching an eloquent and impressive sermon from the words of the text "Jesus Loves." The remains were laid at rest in the Antioch Cemetery. The News extends sympathy.

Among the relatives and friends outside of town in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. John M. Burnett, Monday, we note the following: John Adams, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams, Woodworth, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Benedict, Woodworth, Wis., Mrs. Emma Webb, Waukegan, Ill., Miss Lulu Benedict, Waukegan, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. B. Adams, Chicago, Capt. John K. Pollock, Waukegan, Capt. G. H. Burnett, Waukegan, Mrs. S. D. Warner, Chicago, F. H. Burnett, John Dunn and Eugene Wilton, Lake Villa.

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