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December, 1897

from Gazette3 December 1897
Mrs. Lawrence came home from Berwyn last Friday. She had been with Mr. Bradford Tukey and wife several weeks and was greatly missed from her wide circle of friends.

Hugh Hughes and family were guests at Wm. White's at the turkey dinner.

E. A. Martin was in the city on business the first of the week.

James Jamieson and wife had a family gathering at their home Thanksgiving day.

Jessie Strang has returned from a long visit with friends in Missouri.

William Mitchel, our energetic young friend who has managed Robert Strang's farm the last three years, has closed his engagement with Mr. Strang. We hope he still "bide wie" us.

Mamie Trotter went back to the city Sunday night after a few days visit at home. John Trotter has gone to Williams, Iowa for a visit.

Dr. and Mrs. Jamison, Alfred and Hattie Bain were guests at Charles Humphery's Thanksgiving day.

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Stewart attended the concert here last Thursday evening.

Capt. and Mrs. John Pollock, of Waukegan, visited Mrs. Pollock's mother, Mrs. Watson, Wednesday. They drove up to the farm to see Elmer and called on Hon. James Pollock Thursday before returning home.

The ladies missionary meeting was held at Mrs. Robert Strang's Wednesday afternoon with a good attendance.

from Gazette14 December 1897
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Strang visited at Antioch Tuesday

Mrs. W. B. Stewart made a trip to the city Thursday

Miss Anna McCredie taught the Dodge school a few days last week for Alice Jamieson who has not been feeling well enough to teach.

Aunt Judith Dodge, who is a visitor at G. L. Stewart's visited her nephew deacon George Dodge and family a few days last week and returned to Waukegan Saturday. Miss Dodge comes to her old home of fifty years ago when she comes to Millburn where she has so many friends.

The singing school is flourishing, Mr. Starkweather gave an extra session Tuesday evening for the new scholars.

We failed to mention last week that the Rochester students: Julia Strang, Clarence Bonner, Willie Rose spent their Thanksgiving at home, all are doing well at the Academy.

A sad report comes form Iola, Kansas, of the burning of Thomas Anderson's large barns, a half a mile of sheds, a great quantity of corn, hun-

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from Gazette18 December 1897
Mrs. James Low died October 4, 1897. Her maiden name was Isabel Taylor. She was born in New Byth, Scotland, March 10, 1822. She came to Illinois in September, 1844, married James Low April 11, 1845, and settled near Millburn, where they resided for eleven years, and where their five sons were born. She, with her husband, resided five years in Gurnee and thirty seven years in Waukegan. Of the five sons, four survive. Samuel resides in Hyde Park, James and John in Evanston. The three do business in Chicago. Isaac is in business in Colorado Spring. Mrs. Low was kind and conscientious to a fault, and her many friends and relatives have the memory of a worthy character in every respect.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 23 December 1897
Well Known Young People
Start on Life's Journey Together.
Surrounded by Innumerable Friends
Who Join in Best Wishes and Congratulations.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents on Catalpa avenue, occurred the marriage of Miss Ada Bignold to Mr. William Strang. The wedding was a quiet one, the ceremony being performed in the presence of a few immediate relatives of the young people. The officiating clergyman was Rev. Clarence M. Burkholder, pastor of the First Congregational church, of which bride and groom are active members.
The event was a most happy one. The home was beautiful in decorations appropriate to the Christmas season. The bride was tastily attired in a blue silk gown trimmed with white brocaded silk, and blue velvet with chiffon. During the ceremony the bridal couple were attended by Miss Julia Strang, sister of the groom, as maid of honor; and Mr. Wilfred Bignold, brother of the bride, as best man. After the brief and impressive service a wedding supper was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Strang will visit relatives in Chicago and about the county for a few days, after which they will reside at 517 Clayton street.
The bride has been a resident of Waukegan about seven years, during which her winsome disposition, sterling Christian character, and accomplishments have won her friends innumerable. She was educated at Wheaton, and after her removal to this city she began teaching, and has successfully presided over many of the schools of Lake county. In the Congregational church work she has been active, and is a past president of the Christian Endeavor society.
Mr. Strang is a Lake county boy—one of whom the county may be proud to call a son—and he is surrounded by friends who have seen him come up from boyhood and know his personal worth. He was educated in the public schools of Waukegan, and soon afterward obtained a position in the Washburn-Moen factory, in which institution he has proven a painstaking, faithful, and hence valuable assistant, a fact that has resulted in his steady promotion from humble capacity to the head of the shipping department of that large establishment. In the Congregational church, of which he is clerk, he is an active and beloved worker, and in social circles generally he is highly esteemed.
The union of these estimable young people seems truly auspicious and rarely is such a departure of man and wife upon life's journey, attended by a more general God speed and best wishes of friends.
To the volume of such the Gazette Register adds its most hearty congratulations.
from Gazette25 December 1897
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang are visiting their daughters at Somers.

Mrs. Wm. Maver returned to the city last Friday after a ten days' visit with her friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Miller, of Sand Lake, visited at W. B. Stewart's Wednesday. Mrs. Seavey, of Libertyville, visited her brother, Dr. Jamieson, recently

Mrs. Eliza Hughes was in the city Friday.

Mrs. J. M. Strang and Mrs. Wm. White returned from a short visit in the city Friday.

Mrs. White went to the orphans' home at Lake Bluff and found twenty four little homeless children that need things to eat and wear. Who will help?

Waterbury & Clark's hay pressing machine put up fifty bales of hay in forty-five minutes. Mr. Waterbury tied the bales.

Mr. Dame is laid up with rheumatism. Mr. Mccauley, of Roanoak, IL., visited at Mr. Dame's recently.

Mr. Bartholomew visited his daughter, Mrs. Frank Clark, last week.

Mr. Fred J. Sausome, of Chicago, spent Saturday and Sunday in Millburn, with his wife, who is visiting Miss Hattie Bain.

A new barn is to be built on the John W. Williamson farm, owned by Dr. Farhney and run by Mr. Royer. The mason work is being done now.

Theodore Batendyke and ten men assisting him are ditching and tiling Dr. Farhney's farm, and rushing the work.

We have one large barrel of potatoes all ready to send to the orphans at Lake Bluff. Let others follow.

Jessie Strang started Thursday of this week for a visit to friends in Missouri and Iowa.

Miss Smith and Miss Calevah wish the card of thanks to include Mrs. Elsie Lawrence, who has given time and painstaking labor in gathering and arranging flowers for the church times without number. So we thank the three ladies who try to make the church more attractive, keep the people awake and cheer the heart of the minister.

from Gazette28 December 1897
Hon. Charles Whitney is not alone in springing a matrimonial surprise upon the citizens of Waukegan. The announcement of his marriage yesterday is followed today by the announcement of the marriage of another citizen, that comes equally unexpectedly. Today at 1 o'clock, Geo. L. Stewart was quietly married at the Millburn parsonage, by Rev. Sheldon A. Harris, to Miss Alice M. White, of Loon Lake. The groom is too well known as one of Waukegan's substantial and estimable citizens to make comment necessary. The bride is a daughter of A. T. White, a prosperous citizen of Loon Lake neighborhood. She is a charming lady, one whom the people of Waukegan will delight in welcoming. Their many friends will extend the heartiest of congratulations and best wishes.

from Antioch News30 December 1897
E. T. Taylor, of Chicago, is spending the holidays at his home here.

Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Adams returned to their city home Monday after spending Christmas at Mr. Pantall's.

The young people had a very enjoyable Christmas part in the Masonic hall Saturday night. There were about forty present and the evening was passed in the enjoyment of games old and new.

Miss Libbie Jamieson left last Friday for a visit with her friend, Miss Mollie Oliver, in Charleston, Ill.

Miss Blood, of Chicago, spent Christmas with Miss K. L. Smith.

Mr. Arthur Spafford returned last Friday from northern Wisconsin where he has been since last spring.

The Rochester students are all home for the holidays.

Miss Addie Pollock, of the Lake Bluff school, is spending her holidays at home.

Messrs. F. E. and R. G. Trotter and Miss Mary Trotter, of Chicago, spent Saturday and Sunday at their Millburn home.

A. E. Jamieson, of Lake Forest, is spending this week at home.

Miss Jeannie Thom returned Friday from school at Normal.

Misses Jessie and Florence Harris visited friends in Wisconsin this week.

Don't forget the dinner to be served by the ladies on the day of the insurance meeting.

John Roberts, of Chicago, spent Saturday and Sunday at Jas. Jamieson's.

Miss Wright, the missionary from Turkey, who was to speak here last Sunday, failed to appear, owing to some misunderstanding of dates. The pulpit was occupied by Rev. Harris, as usual. The music by the choir was very good and reflected much credit on the leader, Mrs. Starkweather.

The C. E. Society invites you to watch the old year out with them in the Forrester's hall Friday evening. All are requested to appear in some article of dress fashioned from newspaper. There will a program, refreshment and games to help the old year enjoy its last hours.

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