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December, 1898

from a loose clipping, source unknown 7 December 1898
Martin A. Howard.
Martin A. Howard was born at Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, August 12, 1828. He was the fourth of a family of nine children, of whom two sisters and one brother survive him, one sister and a brother living in Jackson, Michigan, and one sister at Oskaloosa, Kansas.

In October 1851 he went to California in Company with two brothers, returning in September 1859 with the family of his present wife to whom he was married January 1st 1860. To them were born four children, two sons and two daughters. Of the children the two daughters, Mrs. John A. Thain of Millburn and Mrs. John E. Perkins of Antioch survive him, with the latter of whom the wife now makes her home.

For considerable over a year past Mr. Howard had been quite ill, most of the time being confined to the house and much of that time unable to leave his bed. His death was not wholly unexpected, yet his friends were hardly prepared for the news when it came. As briefly noted in our issue of last week he died Wednesday evening December 7th 1898. For a number of years prior to moving to this city he conducted his farm at Pikeville, finally leasing it for a term of years, he in company with his wife and daughter moved to Antioch where he purchased property and erected a pleasant home in which he resided at the time of his death. Mr. Howard was a man of sterling integrity, careful and prudent in all his dealings, a good neighbor and friend and one who will be greatly missed, not only at the fireside but in the everyday walks of life as well. To those who mourn the loss of a husband and father we extend our sympathy, feeling that in common with the entire community we have lost a true and valued friend.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 24 December 1898

Our community was shocked and saddened last Saturday to learn of the death of Charles Welch, after an illness of but one day. The news of his death cast a gloom over the hearts of his friends who had not even heard that he was sick. Mr. Welch was about thirty- five years of age and leaves, besides his wife, two brothers, James and David, and one sister, Mrs. Jas. Dady. The funeral was held from the house Tuesday, Rev. C. M. Burkholder, of Waukegan, officiating. The interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

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