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May, 1897

from a loose clipping, source unknown 1 May 1897
Death of Mrs. Harmon.

Mrs. Harmon was born April 20th, 1827, in Wyoming County, N. Y. She moved to this county with her parents in 1845; and was married to D. H. Harmon on November 4th, 1846. They immediately went to live on a farm previously bought by Mr. Harmon of the Government in the town of Warren, this county, where they lived for nearly thirty years. Finally getting tired of farming they sold out the farm and bought a lot on Sheridan Road, and soon built a nice residence on it. On November 6th, 1875, after bidding farewell to old neighbors and friends they left the old homestead, and moved into the new home where they have lived ever since.

Mrs. Harmon's health has been poor for many years, but being of a cheerful disposition, always made it pleasant for all around her. She was a good neighbor, a kind and loving wife, and generous to the needy, and when the summons finally came like a babe going to sleep without a struggle she passed away.

Mrs. Harmon leaves a husband, one brother and three sisters: J. M. Lewis, of Warren, Mrs. P. P. Melendy, of Eagle Lake, Minn; Mrs. Samuel Dewy, of Nebraska, and Mrs. W. H. Hockaday, of this city; besides many nephews and nieces, and hosts of old friends and neighbors who deeply mourn her loss.

from Antioch News6 May 1897
Mrs. Judson of Evanston, returned to her home last Saturday, after spending some time with relatives here.

Miss Edna Stewart of Chicago, spent Sunday at her home here.

Miss Nellie Trotter returned from her visit in Evanston and Chicago on Saturday.

Miss Jessie Harris visited in Grayslake Tuesday and Wednesday.

G. L. Stewart, of Waukegan, spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives here.

Mrs. Royer and her son are visiting in Pennsylvania.

We wish to correct an error in last week's items in which we were made to say that Dr. R. C. Taylor intended practicing in Lake Villa instead of Lilly Lake, Ill. Dr. Taylor is still undecided as to where he will locate, and will remain in Millburn for a time.

Miss L. M. Thain, of Waukegan, spent Saturday with her sister, Miss Mamie Thain.

Mr. Pantall spent part of last week in the city, returning Monday.

Y. P. S. C. E. business meeting will be held on Friday evening, with George W. Dodge.

The district rally of the societies of Christian Endeavor will be held Saturday at Grayslake.

Mr. Emerson Ingalls, of Chicago, spent Sunday with L. B. Starkweather.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bain, of Warren, visited at A. K. Bain's this week.

Joe Woodard has taken the contract of putting in 1,700 rod of tile on the Dr. Farney farm near Millburn. The tile are three to sixteen inch, to be laid in the ground three feet deep, the same to be laid with proper fall, the price ranging from 25 to 80 cents per rod.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 11 May 1897
Mrs. John Strang died 11 May 1897
The funeral of Mrs. Helen Strang was held from her late residence last Friday. It was largely attended by relatives and friends. Her husband's two aged sisters were present, Mrs. Jane McAllister of Waukegan, and Mrs. Janette Thayer of Antioch. There were also her own sisters, Mrs. Joan Hughes of New Cambria, Mo. and Mrs. Judson, of Evanston. Frank and Helen Judson and the Trotters were out from the city, also Mr. and Mrs. William Mavor, from Chicago: Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bain and Frank [tiles, of Somers, and William Strang, of Waukegan. Rev. Harris and his son, and Rev. Mr. Chidester, of Waukegan, were the ministers. "Aunt Helen Strang" was the little children's friend, having been the teacher of the infant class for fifty years in this Sunday School. It seemed suitable to have the little children march, carrying flowers to put on the grave of their beloved teacher. The open grave was lined with evergreens. After the casket was let down the grave was filled with evergreens and covered with beautiful flowers. Mr. Chidester led in prayer and the choir sang. Rev. Edward Harris read a few and appropriate verses. Thus was laid to rest on that beautiful May day at noon one of the most remarkable women in this community, whose life was fruitful of good works to a rare degree. Such women as these are a loss to any community and the world. William Rose was very Kindly officious in looking after the little children while marching.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 11 May 1897

Tuesday night, at her home at Millburn, occurred the death of Mrs. Helen Strang, relict of the late John Strang whose death occurred not many months ago. Her death was sudden, the fatal illness dating only from Monday.
The deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of Lake County, being the eldest daughter of George and Jane Trotter who located in Lake County in 1839, north of Millburn which village Mr. Trotter had the honor of naming Mrs. Strang came here with her parents at that time and had seen the location of her home and the country generally progress from the wilderness, wherein Indians were frequently seen, to its present perfection. Her marriage to Mr. Strang was celebrated in Millburn in 1853. This worthy couple began their domestic life in a little log cabin upon the farm where they resided till their life's pilgrimage was ended. From an inpecunious beginning they labored together and were accorded success. A magnificent farm with a substantial brick residence was eventually theirs in which to pass their declining years.

Mrs. Strang was a devout Christian woman and the Congregational Church at Millburn had no more active a worker than she. For many years she presided over the infant class in the Sunday School in that church, a work which she met with especial success, and the many pupils that have been intrusted to her care in the years of such service, will in future years have occasion to remember her kindly, Christian admonitions, and gentle guidance. The seeds of Christianity she has sown in youthful minds have borne abundant fruit, and many men and women who were her pupils bless the day that her earnest and Christ-like instructions were instilled into their minds. Her lovable character and the pure and upright life which she led won her the warmest regard of all whom she came in contact.
The deceased had no children, but leaves an adopted daughter, Jessie.
The funeral services were held Friday.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 31 May 1897
John M. Burnett Dead.

DIED - At the home of his brother, J. B. Burnett, Antioch, Ill., Monday evening, May 31, 1897, Mr. John M. Burnett, aged 61 years, 5 months and 21 days.

The announcement of the death of Mr. Burnett was received with sadness by a large circle of friends. Since the death of Mrs. Burnett, about two months ago, Mr. Burnett has failed rapidly, being confined to the house for most of that time. Deceased was a kind husband and father, a good citizen. The sympathy of the people of Antioch and surrounding country are extended to those who mourn.
The funeral service will be held at the Antioch M. E. Church, at 1 o'clock, p. m., today (Thursday), with burial at the Antioch Cemetery.
John M. Burnett was born in Lyons, Wayne County, New York, Dec. 10, 1835. He came with his parents to Illinois in 1849, settling first in Wauconda Township. In 1860 they moved to Avon Township near Lake Villa. In 1863 deceased was married to Miss Carrie Adams, of Millburn, Ill. Soon after he bought and settled on a farm in Antioch Township, which he owned at the time of his death.

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