Newspaper Clippings for
7 September 1899
James Pollock, of Millburn, was an Antioch visitor
Wednesday. He informs us that he has purchased this season
so far 170,000 pounds of wool. A pretty big lot for one
man to handle. His tire-tightener is having remarkable
good sales in nearly all parts of the country and is daily
growing in favor.
from the Waukegan Daily Gazette-Register 9 September 1899
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Levoy started last week for their new home at
Elizabeth, Ill., near Galena.
Margaret Lawrence, one of the teachers in Tabor college, Iowa,
returned to Tabor last week after a two months' vacation.
Mrs. Thomas Anderson started Thursday with her children for her home
at Iola, Kansas.
J. M. Strang, John Wedge and Wm Wedge have gone on a pleasure
excursion, also to visit friends at Blenhiem, Canada. They call at
Miss Fowler, of Troy Center, Wis, is visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Cummings.
Mrs. Walter Ross and son are expected at her mother's, Mrs. Watson's
Mrs. Isabella Thain has gone to Des Moines with Mrs. Rossbach.
Irene Stewart commenced school in the Hockaday district Tuesday, and
Alice Jamieson in the Dodge school.
Mary Calavah, who has been here the last two months, started Thursday
for Yipsalanti, Mich., her home.
Wm. Thom started Wednesday morning on his first trip with the U. S.
mail. He is the new carrier.
William. Rose and Ralph Harris start Saturday for Beloit College. It
is William's 2nd year and Ralph's first year.
Miss Ella O'Connor and R. A. Minto, of Waukegan, visited here Sunday.
Mrs. Pantall returned Tuesday from a weeks visit in Waukesha, Wis.
Mrs. Adams and her children went back to the city Tuesday.
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Another new house in Millburn is also rumored. There is
room for all.
Mrs. R. L. Strang and son Leon are outing for a month in
Iowa City and vicinity visiting with relatives.
Mrs. R. Pantall thinks Waukesha just the place to rest
for a week when you are tired out, and she ought to know,
for who is more tired than the housekeeper.
Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls have gone to Oak Park to reside
much to our disappointment. We can only wish them the best
in their old home to which they have gone.
George Jamison is about to erect a new house in the east
part of town, having sold his farm. He and his interesting
wife and family will be very welcome to our small burg.
from the Waukegan Daily Gazette-Register 16 September 1899
J. M. Strang and Messrs. Wm. and John Wedge have just returned from a
trip to Detroit and Canada, which was spent very pleasantly with
Mrs. Pantall spent a week of much needed rest at Waukesha.
Mrs. R. L. Strang and son Leon have gone to Iowa City and vicinity
for a month's outing with relatives.
Mrs. W. J. White has just returned from Johnstown, Pa., where she
visited with relatives who lived through the great flood.
Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls have gone to Oak Park to live, very much to the
regret of their many friends. Walter Lucas runs the farm.
A. G. Spafford, Irene Stewart, Susie Lucas, Alice Jamison, are in the
schools wielding the birch for the coming year.
We are glad to note that Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jamison having sold their
farm, are coming to live in our village where they will be most welcome
and rumor has it that another new house is going up here.
Something new under the sun. An "Anniversary Picnic." The ladies of
Millburn have arranged to hold an anniversary picnic Saturday Sept. 23.
At this picnic the many who were married by the resident Pastor of
bygone days and also the present incumbent are cordially urged to take a
day off and mingle their memories with those newly woven in our later
life making it a pleasant reunion and social occasion. Come, bring the
babies; young people come. Even bachelors will find it of interest to
note this day. Come and take part in the grand march to dinner, which
will be served at twelve on the grounds. A good program and amusements,
games, base ball and races will be announced later.
John Strang, Wm. and John Wedge all returned Tuesday from a pleasant
trip to Canada.
Herbert Mather and wife got home Saturday from a four weeks' visit in
Mrs. R. D. Strang has gone West on a two weeks' visit. She will
visit cousins in Iowa.
Ralph Harris started Monday morning for Beloit college. He does not
expect to return until Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Henry Webb, of Aurora, Ill., (formerly Sarah Van Patten)
attended church here last Sunday.
Ross Stewart has been out from the city a week or two.
Capt. and Mrs. Pollock, of Waukegan, visited at Mrs. Watson's
recently with Mrs. Ross, a sister of Mrs. Pollock.
Mrs. Ingalls spent Sunday with his family on the farm, returning to
the city Monday.
Mrs. Wentworth returned home Monday after a long absence at Buzzards
Bay with her sister, Mrs. Joe Jefferson.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Long have a new baby about two weeks old.
George Gerrity is now the butter maker at the Millburn butter
Miss Belle Watson is visiting her niece, Mrs. Mabel Richards, who
lives on the Andrew White farm.
John Thain sent a fine herd of his fancy cattle to the fair.
Mrs. Bater went to Waukegan to attend Mrs. Jones' funeral. They had
been friends for more than forty years.
Mrs. Allen Jameson started with her baby for Decatur, Ill., Thursday.
Miss Gertrude Mavor, of Chicago, is visiting Mrs. J. M. Strang.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Stewart were seen in church here Sunday.
Mrs. Lawrence got back from the City Tuesday. She will go to Tabor,
Iowa, soon to spend the winter with her daughter Margaret.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 18 September 1899
A. P. AMES IS DEAD.
The President of the Village Board
Expires Suddenly at His Home
In This City.
A. P. Ames is dead. This was the sad news that passed from lip to
lip Monday evening when it was learned that A. P. Ames, President
of the Village Board and one of our most respected and esteemed
citizens had died very suddenly at his home in this city, about
6:30 Monday evening, from paralysis of the brain and heart
failure. During the forenoon Mr. Ames had been down town as was
his usual custom, and apparently was in his usual health. After
dinner he was arranging to go to his farm east of town, for a load
of hay, when he was taken with a severe pain in the neck, and ,
going to the house, called his wife's attention to it. She at once
went to his assistance, but had hardly reached his side when he
fell into an unconscious condition from which he never rallied
until the end came as above recorded. Dr. Ames was immediately
called in and with the assistance of some neighbors succeeded in
getting Mr. Ames in bed, and during the entire afternoon he lay
there unconscious to his surroundings, although the doctor who
remained at his bedside during the entire time is of the opinion
that about four o'clock in the afternoon he recognized him and
other members of the family but made no effort to speak.
The funeral is being held today at eleven o'clock at the house in
charge of the Masonic lodge of which he was an honored member.
Mr. Ames was about 70 years of age at the time of his death, and
was a man of sterling worth whose place will be hard to fill.
THE NEWS extends to the bereaved family most sincere sympathy in
the hour of sorrow.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 18 September 1899
Appolos Pitts Ames
Appolos Pitts Ames was born in Sullivan, Tiogo county, Penn., May
22, 1830. At the age of ten years he moved with his parents to
Illinois and settled at Hickory.
On February 21, 1855, he was married to Dimis Webb, at Hickory.
Six children were born to them, five of whom with his widow
survive. On account of poor health he moved to Kansas in 1870
where he remained two years, returning to Hickory in 1872 where he
settled down on the old farm. In May, 1891, he moved to Antioch
and engaged in the hardware business in the Chinn block, later
building a new store on Main street which he conducted until about
eight months ago when he disposed of his business and has since
that time not been actively engaged in any business.
During his lifetime Mr. Ames had been honored with many offices of
trust, being for a number of years road commissioner and two years
ago he was elected president of the village board and reelected to
the same position last spring. In social and business relations
Mr. Ames was a man of sterling integrity, always kind and
considerate to those around him, and has left his impress for good
upon the historic page of the county, the township and village.
Quite and unassuming in his demeanor he won the respect,
confidence and friendship of those with whom he came in contact in
the everyday walks of life and has left to his posterity the
remembrance of a kind and devoted parent and the imperishable
monument of an honored name. Being industrious and frugal he
succeeded in acquiring considerable of this world's wealth, and
leaves his family in comfortable circumstances. He was a member of
the Masonic lodge, being one of the oldest members in the county.
His death occurred September 18, 1899, aged 69 years, three months
and 27 days.
from the Waukegan Daily Gazette-Register 29 September 1899
A PRETTY WEDDING
A Millburn Couple Married Wednesday.
Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Olivia Trotter, of Millburn, the
wedding of Miss Helen Trotter and Alfred K. Bain was solemnized. Rev.
S. A. Harris performed the ceremony.
The bride was dressed in white and carried bride's roses. She was
attended by Miss Maime Trotter, of Millburn, and Miss Julia Smith, of
Chicago. The bridesmaids wore pink trimmed with lace, and carried pink
roses. The groomsman was R. G. Trotter of Chicago.
The wedding march was played by Miss Lucy Trotter, and the ring ceremony
Following the pronouncing of the words that made them man and wife Mr.
and Mrs. Bain received the congratulations of the assembled guests,
after which a wedding supper was served.
Shortly after 8 o'clock amid a shower of rice the happy couple left for
the train. They will enjoy their wedding trip in the west, during which
they will visit with Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rossback at Des Moines.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bain are well known throughout the county and the many
beautiful and useful presents received by them are tokens of the high
esteem in which they are held by old and young. Their home will be at
Lake Villa and to them the heartiest congratulations of all are
Those from a distance present at the wedding were:
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Judson, Miss Helen Judson, Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. Wm.
Frazier, of Chicago; Marion Ames, of Winnetka; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, of
Bristol, Wis.; Mrs. John Bain and son, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bain, of
Waukegan; Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bain, of Somers, Wis.
The residents of the vicinity who attended were:
Mrs. Trotter, Fred, Albert, Richard, John, Mamie and Lucy Trotter, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Humphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Cummings, Dr. and Mrs.
Jameson, Edward Martin, and Alfred Spafford, Benjamin Ames, Annie Ames,
Kittie Smith, Jessie Strang, Mrs. Pantall and Rev. and Mrs. S. A.