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February, 1898

from Waukegan Sun5 February 1898
E. A. Martin spent Monday and Tuesday in Chicago.

Andrew J. White of Lyons, Neb., spent a few days with relatives here recently.

Miss Carrie Bater has been spending some time with Mrs. W. E. Bane in Somers, Wis.

Miss Ola Lucas and brother Walter returned last week from a visit with relatives in Ohio.

Miss Libbie Jamieson returned last Saturday after spending some time with friends in Charleston, Ill.

A jolly crowd of young people from Loon Lake, Hickory and Millburn spent Tuesday with Miss Vivien Bonner.

John Trotter returned last week from a visit with his brother in Williams, Iowa, accompanied by his cousin George Robertson.

J. A. Strang shipped a carload of sheep from Wadsworth last Tuesday. We hear that he has recently purchased a fine trotting horse.

Rev. S. A. Harris celebrated his birthday last Wednesday with a dinner party. He has been in poor health for some time but was able to occupy the pulpit last Sunday.

from Waukegan Sun11 February 1898
Mr. Ingalls spent part of this week in Chicago.

John Roberts, of Chicago, was a visitor at Jas. Jamieson's Sunday.

Miss Jessie Bater, of Waukgan, is spending some time at her home here.

Chas. Humphrey intends erecting a new barn this spring, also George Miller.

Mrs. O. Trotter came home last Monday evening after spending some time in Chicago.

The young people had a sleighing party to John L. Hughes last Tuesday evening.

Mrs. R. L. Strang entertained the Ladies' Aid Society on Thursday of this week.

Miss Jeannie Thom has returned from Normal school where she was attending school.

Two merry loads of young people from the Wadsworth and Browe schools called at the Hockaday school last Friday afternoon.

The Y. P. S. C. E. will hold its monthly business meeting in the Foresters hall Friday evening at the close of singing school.

J. A. Thain, Secretary of the Millburn Mutual Fire Insurance company, attended a meeting of Insurance companies in Chicago last week.

Mr. Starkweather intends starting a singing school at Wadsworth this week. He has been conducting a very successful school in Millburn this winter.

from Gazette11 February 1898
Mr. John Roberts came Saturday to see his little son, Alfred. He returned to the city Sunday evening.

J. M. Strang was in the city Monday

John Thain and his daughters, Gussie and Hazel took a sleighride to Waukegan last Saturday.

Miss Jessie Bater is at home again for a while. It seemed just right to see her in the choir last Sunday.

On account of the severe cold and snow the missionary meeting was not held at Mrs. Mathews last week

Dr. O. W. Sadler, of Pittsburgh, Penn., came last Tuesday to visit his mother and see his numerous old friends here. He is a Millburn boy we are proud to own.

There was a jolly sleighing party pulled up in Vivian Bonner's home last Monday night. Of course they had a lovely time.

Rev. Mr. Harris is appointed to go as a delegate to Chicago to meet in a church council.

J. M. Strang has set up a very fine new range in his house recently. The cooking on that fine range, wouldn't we like to board there?

Mrs. Trotter returned Monday from a three week's visit in the city with her sons and daughter.

Much sympathy is felt for the family of Wilson King of Rosecrans, who lost their house and its entire contents last week and was the cause of two aged people's death. We are impressed with the thought that new chimneys should be put up in all houses that have stood many years.

The C.E. Society will hold their business meeting in the hall after the close of Mr. Starkweather's immense singing school Friday evening.

The Ladies Aid Society will hold their meeting with Mrs. R. L. Strang this week Thursday.

The old young folks, married and unmarried had a gay and perilous sleighride Tuesday night out to Mrs. J. L. Hughes. They tooted horns and went over drifts and into pitch holes, and all the girls screamed and expected to fall out, but having wise and experienced drivers, Robert Strang and Bert Trotter they made the trip safely and returned early in the day, some felt so happy they had a little jig on the platform in front of the Post Office before separating for the toils of the day, a good time I should say.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 13 February 1898
It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Jesse Meade, which occurred at his home in this township, February 13th at 8 o'clock p. m. He had been sick for some days and little hope was entertained from the first. The best of local medical aid was had and specialists from Chicago were employed, but skill or loving care could not avail, his trouble having been caused by an abcess upon the brain. Mr. Meade was only 30 years of age, a young man of sterling worth and bright prospects. He leaves a young wife and three small children, besides his parents, who in their declining years had found in him the realization of many fond hopes. These, with two brothers, Alfred and Philip, and two sisters, Mrs. Dr. Darby and Mrs. Orlando Hook, complete the immediate circle of mourners. The funeral was conducted from the old homestead Wednesday at eleven o'clock. The ceremonies were in charge of Rising Sun Lodge No. 115 A. F. and A. M., of which he was Senior Deacon. Mr. Meade was also a member of Lake Villa Camp M. W. A. and many brethren from home and neighboring lodges and camps were in attendance in testimony of the high esteem in which the departed was held. Relatives and friends swelled the numbers until the congregation was indeed a large one. The beautiful floral offerings were silent testimonials of love, and included a piece representing the square and compass and the open book, from Rising Sun Lodge and a wreath from the Milk-men's Association. The interment took place in the Monaville Cemetery. To those upon whom this affliction falls most heavily our heartfelt sympathy is extended. May they find peace in him who hath said "Lo, I am with you always."

from Waukegan Sun19 February 1898
W. F. Wandel, of Waukegan, spent Sunday in Millburn.

Miss Addie Pollock of Waukegan, was at home on Sunday.

Mrs. S. A. Harris is entertaining her sister, Miss Andie, of Chicago.

Mrs. Pantall visited in Chicago this week with her daughter, Mrs. N. R. Adams.

Mrs. Allen Jameson of Chicago has been visiting with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Taylor.

The C. E. Society held their business meeting in the Foresters Hall last Friday evening.

Geo. Robertson returned Tuesday from a visit with relatives in Wisconsin. He leaves this week for his home in Iowa, after a month's visit here.

Pastor Harris has been quite ill with an attack of lumbago. Mr. Brubaker gave two very good addresses in the pulpit in the absence of Mr. Harris.

Mr. Starkweather is preparing for the concert which is to end the course singing lessons given here this winter. Some talent from Chicago is expected to be present and assist.

from Waukegan Sun26 February 1898
Miss Nellie Trotter is visiting her brothers and sister in Chicago.

The storm on Sunday prevented the holding of services morning and evening.

Local weather prophets are rejoicing in the fact that they had predicted the storm of this week.

Mrs. J. L. Hughes and little Pearl have been spending some time in Chicago with the family of Alderman Mavor.

Pastor Harris is recovering from his recent illness. He has been confined to the house for some time, but hopes to be out again soon.

Miss Annie Minto is quite seriously ill at her home at Loon Lake. She has been in poor health for some time but was believed to be improving until recently.

The date of Mr. Starkweather's concert has not yet been fixed, but we are sure that all will be anxious to attend and enjoy it. The singing school has been quite well attended all winter in spite of adverse weather.

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