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November, 1897

from Gazette15 November 1897
Miss Hattie Bain went to the city Saturday for a few days visit.

Mrs. Victor Rossback and her mother, Mrs. George Smith, of Evanston, were visitors at Mrs. Smiths and Mrs. Commings, Saturday.

Mrs. Allen and her mother, Mrs. Sims, visited at Mrs. Janette Mathews recently. Mrs. Allen is here on a visit from Oklahoma.

Lee White is attending school in Antioch.

Mr. and Mrs. George Stewart attended church here last Sunday and received congratulations of their old friends. They were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Stewart.

Mrs. Webster Dodge, who has been visiting her brother, John Bonner, starts for her home Thursday.

E. Martin returned Tuesday from a two days trip to the city.

Ernest White has a new wheel.

John Williams, Jr., as well as Stewart, his brother, are both in the employ of A. White at Loon Lake.

In the absence of our two capable organists last Sunday, Mrs. R. L. Strang played the piano, and Mr. A. Spafford, the organ, thus rendering efficient help to the choir.

John L. Hughes sent a two bushel sack of potatoes down to the orphan asylum at Lake Bluff, which is a generous and much needed gift.

A great number of men are employed on the Farhney farms ditching and tiling. Mr. Theodore Battendyke is the superintendent.

Ye Reapers in life's harvest, hear this. We are not to be disappointed in having our annual excellent Thanksgiving entertainment this year as in years past. It has been our custom so long to go to a fine concert after our turkey dinner, it would spoil our appetite if we were not to have one. Arrangements have been made to secure the best of talent, both musical and elocutionary, that the city of Chiago can furnish. We are assured by competent parties that it will be fine. Now fly around and earn your little twenty-five cents get your best girl and come. We want a crowded house, as we always have on these pleasant occasions.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 29 November 1897

On Tuesday, November 29th, occurred the death of one of Lake County's old and esteemed residents, Mrs. T. B. Taylor, of Wadsworth. The deceased first saw the light of day at Buffalo, New York, November 15th, 1839, and removed with her parents to Waukegan when it was but a village (and known as Little Fort,) October 15th, 1852. In the spring of '53 they removed to the township of Newport, her father being one of the pioneer settlers.

Mrs. Taylor's maiden name was Amelia Lux, she being the daughter of Nicholas and Amelia Lux, and the eldest of ten children. The family all survive her except her father, who died in August, 1875, and her brother George, who departed from life in the days of his youth, May 9th, 1879. The remaining members of the family being her aged mother, who still resides on the old homestead; Chas. N. of Grand Island, Neb; Mrs. J. E. Peterson, of Oak Park, Ill., Mrs. B. E. Newth, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Wm. Doyle, of Waukegan; Mrs. Wm. B. Highley, of Grayslake, and N. L., J. H. and E. V. Lux, of Wadsworth.

She was married December 27, 1864, to Thos. B. Taylor, of Newport and removed shortly after to Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha Co., Wis., and returned to Newport in 1868, where she resided until the time of her death. Her husband and five children are left to mourn her loss; Mrs. C. P. Higley, of Grossdale, Ill., Mrs. F. D. Pettey, of Elgin, Ill.; Chas. T., of Chicago; Wm. A., and Master Alfred, of Wadsworth.
Mrs. Taylor was a woman of sterling qualities, frugal, industrious, pious and very fond of her children. Her patriotism was strong and passionate and her enduring powers truly wonderful; always jovial, kind hearted, with a good word for every one.
About eight years ago she was afflicted with cancer and she decided to undergo an operation which apparently gave her relief but a short time. Through the advice of her husband, friends, and medical examiners she was prevailed upon to have a second operation performed by a specialist. Accompanied by her faithful and patient husband, she left home and friends and journeyed to Ohio, where she was to undergo the second operation. After 8 weeks of pain and suffering she returned apparently cured. In the course of four years the disease again made its appearance and after a medical conference it was decided there was nothing to do but suffer and bear the consequencs, which she did like a never-complaining hero, saying "God's will be done." For several long months she lay, or sat in a half reclining position, and suffering untold agonies still never complaining and praying that the Lord might relieve her from this world of trials and tribulations. Her daughter Ida was constantly at her bedside, and this to her was a great comfort. She always seemed happy when in the presence of her children. Solicitous friends called or enquired daily her condition.

On the day preceding her death she suffered a sinking spell, which for a time threatened to extinguish the faintly flickering flame of life. Once more, however, the rugged constitution of the noble woman withstood the assault; she rallied slightly, and ere long, was back to the condition in which she had been for several days, but it was visible that she was steadily growing weaker. On Tuesday she asked for all of her family, brothers and sisters, and lapsed into a quiet, restful sleep, but which it was fully realized was slowly burning out the spark of life. In that condition she remained for a few hours, and on Tuesday at 5:30, life was extinct.

The funeral services were held at Millburn, in the church of which she was member, the address being delivered by Rev. D. T. Stephenson, of Chicago, ably assisted by Rev. S. A. Harris, of Millburn, the obsequies being attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends. The interment was in Millburn cemetery.

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