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March, 1898

from a loose clipping, source unknown 2 March 1898
The body of Thos. Nichols, who died at Forest Glen Last Sunday, was interred in the Millburn cemetery last Wednesday. Mr. Nichols formerly lived near Grange Hall and was related to the White families here.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 3 March 1898
Mrs. John Wedge's mother, Mrs. Dewey, died at her son's in Missouri last Sunday. She was brought here for burial, the funeral being held at John Wedge's Thursday, and the interment in Warren cemetery. Mrs. Sarisa Strang, of Marshfield, Wis., came down to her mother's funeral; also two sons from Missouri.
from Waukegan Sun5 March 1898
E. A. Martin was in Chicago Sunday and Monday

Mr. Starkweather has been in Rockford part of the week.

John Trotter has recovered from his recent attack of tonsilitis.

Miss Jessie Bater has returned to Waukegan after her short sojourn here.

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Tower entertained a number of friends last Friday evening.

Mrs. Cora Brewer, of Russell, visited with her sister, Miss Hattie Bain last Saturday and Sunday.

A sleighing party of young people spent Monday evening with Miss Mattie Webb at Hickory.

A number of young people from Antioch and a few from here spent Tuesday evening with Maude and Guy Hughes.

We learn that John Chope, who has been in Amboy, Ill., for a year, will return soon and take charge of the Chope farm.

Some of the schools about here gave programs last Friday in honor of the great men whose birthdays occur in the month of February.

Mr. Dame and family intend leaving this vicinity this week. They have occupied the Backus farm, owned by Dr. Fahrney, the past year.

Two sleigh loads of the older young people spent last Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Humphrey, and as usual had a very enjoyable time.

Rev. Harris was unable to occupy his pulpit last Sunday and our people had the pleasure of listening to two excellent sermons given by Rev. Mr. Miller, who was the guest of C. C. Brubaker.

The body of Thos. Nichols, who died at Forest Glen last Sunday, was interred in the Millburn cemetery last Wednesday. Mr. Nichols formerly lived near Grange Hall and was related to the White families here.

Articles of mail matter, more or less disfigured or destroyed, have been received here ever since last week Thursday, when on account of an accident to the mail bag at Wadsworth, letters and other papers were scattered broadeast. Most of the letters arrived at Ranney, Wis. and were returned when their destination was learned.

from Waukegan Sun12 March 1898
K. L. Smith was a Chicago visitor on Tuesday.

Mr. G. F. Duncan visited Sunday and Monday with his sisters in Lake Forest.

Mrs. Norman Adams, of Chicago, spent part of the week with Mrs. Pantall.

Mrs. Watson entertained her son-in-law, Mr. Ross, of Fort Worth, Texas, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon welcomed a little daughter to their home last Monday.

John Chope is moving this week from Amboy, Ill. He will occupy the Chope farm.

Mr. Starkweather intends to continue his singing class here for some time longer.

Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls were called away Tuesday by the illness of Mr. Ingall's brother.

The Rochester, Wis., students are expected home this week for their spring vacation.

Miss Florence Stewart and Miss Dodge, of Waukegan, are visiting relatives here this week.

Miss Florence Harris came home from her school near Gurnee to attend the "Spook" social Tuesday night.

The funeral of Mr. McGregor, who died last week at Libertyville, was held on Saturday with burial in this cemetery.

The monthly business meeting of the C. E. society will be held next Thursday, March 17, at the home of Clarence and Willie Bonner.

Last Sunday a representative of the American Bible Society, Rev. Coleman, delivered an address here. In the evening C. C. Brubaker spoke.

The Waterbury school spent last Friday visiting at the Hockaday and Grub schools. Nearly all of the schools have been enjoying the semi-annual examination sent out by County Superintendent Marvin.

On Tuesday evening ghosts and shades held high carnival at the home of W. R. Stewart, under disguise of a "Spook" social. Several persons attired in ghostly garments seated themselves in a dimly lighted room, while the rest of the company endeavored to learn by questioning the Spooks who they were. Prizes were given to the best guessers. Harry Rogers received first and W. G. Thom, second. Several pantomimes were given, all laughter-provoking. Ice cream and cake were served, after which ghosts and humans departed, having spent a very pleasant evening with spooks.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 13 March 1898
Miss Lizzie Ames.
Lizzie Ames was born in Woodhull, Stuben Co., N. Y. on January 24, 1881. Came with her parents to Antioch when about three years old and has resided here ever since. A bright and beautiful girl, her merry laughter and sunny disposition won for her a host of friends whose sad hearts mingle tears of sympathy and sorrow with the bereaved parents, whose light and joy she was, and whose greatest consolation is found in the thought that a beloved and dutiful daughter has gone to her just reward, universally regretted and beloved by all.
During the early part of last summer it was found necessary to amputate her limb, owing to a cancer which had formed on the bone above the knee, and for several months her friends had lived in the hope that the dread disease had been removed, but early last fall it was found that the disease had only been checked for a time, and hope gave way to fear as her parents and friends realized that, owing to the fact that another amputation could not be performed, it was only a question of time when the end would come, however she was taken to a hospital in Chicago and placed in charge of a specialist but all that medical science could do availed nothing and she was taken home, where she lingered for over two months, hovering between life and death until the end came, Sunday, March 13th, 1898. The funeral was held Tuesday, from the M. E. Church, and the remains laid at rest in the Antioch Cemetery. Lizzie was 17 years, 1 month and 16 days old at the time of her death and was the only daughter of Dr. E. H. and Mrs. Ames, to whom the sincere sympathy of the entire community is extended in this their hour of darkest sorrow.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 13 March 1898
In Memoriam.
The life of Lizzie Ames, which began seventeen years ago in Woodhull, New York, came to a blessed and peaceful close Sunday, March 13, 1898, in her home at Antioch, Ill. Though her life was short, measured by years and days, yet the patience and cheerfulness, the unselfishness and faith unfailing manifested during her long and painful illness made a record of that life most precious to memory.
Trained in a Christian home she early and naturally became seriously thoughtful concerning her relations to God. In January 1894 she was converted and united with the Methodist church on probation. In the spring of the same year she took upon herself the solemn vows of the baptismal covenant, and the following June she was received into the church in full connection.
Her Christian life was as far removed from mere formalism on one hand, as it was from morbid religiousness on the other. She loved every form of innocent enjoyment, and was alike the favorite of her companions and the light of her home. Underneath the exterior gaiety ran a deep and strong current of simple love for God and trust in his goodness. This deepened and enriched her affectional nature and made her exceedingly sympathetic and loving toward her home friends and all with whom she had to do. When her trial came the depth and sincerity of her religious life became more and more manifest.
Just as girlhood was blossoming into womanhood came a grievous affliction, which resulted in the loss of a limb. The fortitude and cheerfulness with which she endured the trial and submitted to the altered conditions of her life were a constant surprise even to those who knew her best. Obliged to depend upon crutches for locomotion yet she never was heard to utter a word of complaint; but with real thankfulness of spirit considered those more unfortunate than herself.
When it was found that the insidious disease was not eradicated, and the lingering painful illness, that resulted in her death, laid hold of her, still her cheerfulness was unfailing, the pain being often borne in silence for the sake of those about her. When she knew she must die she simply said: "God knows best," and in that simple faith, for four weeks of great suffering, looked death in the face without fear or complaint; until her release came. On Tuesday March 15, in the company of a large concourse of friends we laid her poor pain–worn body to rest sorrowing not as do others who have no hope, but looking for the general resurrection.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 16 March 1898
Mr. David Pullen and Miss Florence Webb were married Wednesday of this week. After a visit with friends in Chicago they will commence housekeeping at Hickory, Ill. Their numerous friends wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life together.

from Waukegan Sun19 March 1898
Willie Duncan visited in Lake Forest this week.

Chas. Humphrey was in Waukegan a few days this week.

W. E. Bain, of Somers, Wis., was in Millburn last Tuesday.

Bicycles are beginning to appear again, spring is surely here.

Mrs. Geo. Strang entertained the Ladies Aid Society on Thursday of this week.

The Grub school is enjoying a vacation while the roads are in such a bad condition.

Mr. H. Matthews has an auction sale advertised for next Wednesday, March 23.

Miss Florence Harris was quite ill last week, but returned to her school in Warren Monday.

Mrs. J. M. Strang returned last week from a visit in Grand Rapids and other places in Michigan.

Mr. Freeman, principal of Rochester Academy in Wisconsin, spent a short time with Rev. Harris here.

Millie Rose and Clarence and Willie Bonner are home from school at Rochester, Wis., for their spring vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mavor, of Chicago, have been visiting relatives here. Mr. Mavor returned to the city Monday.

Rev. Mr. Harris occupied his pulpit again last Sunday morning after his long illness. There were no services in the evening.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 23 March 1898
Died near Lacross, Macon county, Missouri, on his home farm March 23, 1898, Robert N. Rickey aged 85 years. His wife three sons and one daughter survive him. He was married to Nancy A. Galloway at Plainfield, Ill. Dec. 3, 1839. He was the father of Dr. Robert Richey, of Grayslake, his wife is a sister of Mrs. Pantall, of Millburn, and Dr. S. Galloway, of Libertyville.
from Waukegan Sun26 March 1898
Irene Bain, of Somers is visiting her Aunt Hattie Bain.

Miss Carrie Bater had a tea party Wednesday evening.

Chas. Pollock visited in Waukegan a short time recently.

Mrs. Frank Yule of Somers, visited in Millburn last week.

Wm. Jennings started Wednesday for his home in England.

E. A. Martin was a Chicago visitor from Friday until Monday last.

Mr. Hendee recently sold his fine black team. Consideration $200.

A. H. Spafford who has been traveling in Wisconsin is expected home this week.

Elmer Pollock is the happy "papa" of a little girl. Congratulations Elmer.

J. M. Strang and Miss Carrie Bater took the early train for Chicago Wednesday.

Miss Jessie Harris has again started a music class. She is a very successful teacher.

Miss Jessie Strang is spending a few days with relatives and friends in Waukegan.

Mr. Emerson Engalls was in Wheaton this week visiting his brother who is very sick.

Frank James, of Sycamore, Ill., is visiting Mrs. Wienecke and other relatives here.

Mrs. Elizabeth Monteath of Butte City Montana, is visiting her old friends in this vicinity.

Mr. L. B. Starkweather has been visiting old friends in Belvidere and vicinity the present week.

Mrs. Wienecke has offered the Butter factory for sale. She has made a proposition to the farmers we are informed.

Misses Florence Harris and Irene Stewart have closed their schools and each will enjoy an extended vacation.

Mrs. Young of Green Bay, Wis., is visiting her father A. Sutherland and other relatives and friends in Millburn and Wadsworth.

At the recent factory meeting A. H. Stewart, Jas. Gullidge, and George Duncan were appointed directors for the ensuing year.

The Hockaday school has closed for a two weeks vacation and Miss Kiehle is enjoying her rest with parents and friends in Waukegan.

Mrs. H. Mathews sale was held Wednesday and all report good returns, all articles having sold well. We understand Mr. Mathews will move to Millburn soon.

W. J. White has exchanged his telephones and is now putting in the long distance phone: these instruments are the latest improved kind. His line is to be extended to Mr. John Cunninghams soon.

Mrs. S. J. Levoy was so unfortunate as to injure the third finger of her left hand by accidentally slipping her hand into the feed grinder. The finger was badly mangled to the first joint, but it is hoped it can be saved.

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