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June, 1901

from the Waukegan Daily Gazette 03 June 1901
Irene Stewart and her brothers Ross and Lyburn came out from the city Saturday and spent Sunday with their parents. All attended church here.

Miss Margaret Watson who has been in the city all winter is home at present.

Mrs. Walter Ross of Fort Worth, Texas, and her little son Leland are coming to spend the summer here. She will occupy Mrs. Mathews' furnished cottage.

Mrs. George Gerrity's mother died after a short illness in the city last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gerrity attended the funeral in the city Wednesday. Burial at Graceland. Much sympathy is felt for Mrs. Gerrity as she is a new comer here.

Ray Tombaugh was seen in Millburn last Sunday.

Mrs. Eliza Hughes and Mrs. Erma Strang were in the city Tuesday.

Miss Sarah Nichols of Forest Glen is visiting at her cousin's Wm. White's and calling on old friends.

Miss Emma McDougall has about recovered from her recent illness.

Chris Van Patten is back again from the West.

Jessie Strang has gone to Kenosha for a week's visit.

Mrs. Bertha Cory and Miss Fannie Cory are here from New York visiting friends.

Mrs. David Minto has so far recovered from a slight stroke of paralysis which she suffered early in the winter as to be able to come to church last Sunday for the first time.

John Wedge is reported seriously sick. There was a consultation of doctors last Sunday. Mr. Wedge has been out of health a long time.

There will be a strawberry and ice cream social held in Dr. Jamison's new barn June 6. We hope for warmer weather by that time.

Mrs. John M. Strang has been sick under the doctor's care the last week. She is gaining slowly now.

The Ladies' thank offering tea will be held the last Wednesday in June.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily News 3 June 1901
Horse Thieves Operated in Millburn Saturday Night.
Loses Valuable Horse, Harness and Buggy
No Clue to the Robbers as Yet.
Horse-thieves visited Millburn Saturday night and as a result John Strang is minus a fine driving horse, a buggy and harness, and one of Mr. Strang's neighbors is loser of two harnesses, a single breast collar and a surrey harness.
What time the thief or thieves operated is not known. When the family retired the horse and buggy were in the barn. In the morning they were gone and the barn door was found open.
The alarm was hurriedly given Sunday morning and soon word was sent over all the county and into Chicago.
This is the first horse-stealing to occur in the county in a long time and there is every reason to believe it is the work of outside parties.
The horse is a bay the buggy has black running gear. The animal and harness are worth about $250.
The two harnesses stolen from the other barn are worth about $45, so all in all the robbers made a good haul.
The sheriff has been notified and he and the local police are on the lookout.
No clue to the thieves has yet been secured.

from Antioch News06 June 1901
Children's day at the church Saturday, June 8th.

Painters are at work on the residence of Robert Strang, Sr.

Miss Carrie Bater left Saturday for a short visit at Somers.

Emerson Ingalls, of Oak Park, is here for a few days visit.

C. B. Cummings returned Friday after a week's visit to Chicago.

Miss Fanny Corey, of Brooklyn, is a guest at Miss McDougall's.

The fine weather Sunday brought out a large attendance at church.

Don't forget the strawberry and ice cream social Thursday, June 6th.

Mesdames Lucas and Adams were Waukegan visitors Saturday.

Mrs. George Strang has a new street lamp in front of her residence.

The great American Walker was seen on our streets early Saturday morning.

Lloyd White and Robert L. Strang have just received their new top buggies.

The Physical Culture Club will give a picnic at Sand Lake Friday afternoon.

Mrs. H. H. Jamison, of St. Louis is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Taylor.

Mrs. George Gerity and Mrs. Horace Tower returned from Chicago Saturday.

Claud Rose, of Rochester, who has been visiting Mrs. Ed. Dodge, returned home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Corey, of New Jersey, and Mrs. Henry Pollock, of Iowa, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Pollock.

We are sorry to learn of the upholsterers strike at Grand Rapids which will delay the arrival of the furniture for the church.

Parties visited the stables of John M. and John A. Strang Saturday evening. After making a short stay they left taking horse, buggy, harness and robes from J. M., and a new harness and robe from Jno. A. Good chance to use the new lamp post.

from Antioch News13 June 1901
The picnic at Sand Lake was postponed one week.

E. A. Martin took a business trip to Chicago Monday.

Some do not like the painting; think the color should be green.

Mrs. W. F. Wentworth left for Chicago Saturday to be absent some days.

Miss Jessie Strang and Mrs. Norman Strang were Chicago visitors Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Strang and Victor Strang were visitors to Chicago Tuesday.

Mrs. Hall, of Florida, who has been visiting Mrs. Robert Strang, Sr., returned to her home Saturday.

The strawberry and ice cream social on Thursday evening was a success in every way and a very large attendance.

from the Waukegan Daily Gazette 15 June 1901
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Matthews spent Sunday with their cousin Mrs. Emma Brazee in Kenosha. The report Mrs. V. F. Clark of Livingston, Montana visiting at Pleasant Prairie and Kenosha. Arthur Spafford, his mother and sister Lucy visited a few days in Waukegan returning Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Huntington have moved to their farm north of here. Miss Jane Anderson will now occupy her own house. She is moving in this week.

Capt. and Mrs. Pollock of Waukegan visited at Mrs. Watson's last Thursday and called on old friends. All were glad to see them.

Annie McCredie starts for Tabor, Iowa Friday to attend the College commencement exercises. She is a graduate of that college. Her school in the Dodge district closes Friday.

Mr. Dippee of Chicago is visiting his daughter Mrs. Geo. Gerrity.

Mrs. Weaver of Hagerstown, Maryland is visiting her son who lives on one of Dr. Farhney's farm. Mrs. Weaver's sister from Polo, Ill., is also here with her. All attended the barn social Thursday night.

The festival held in Dr. Jamison's new barn last week was a great success. Over forty dollars were taken in.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edmonds went to Lockport, Ill., last week for a visit with friends. They returned home Monday.

J. Campbell Cory and Mrs. Cory also Miss Fannie Cory started last week for Helena, Montana, to visit his brother Robert. They went out well armed with guns and hunting dogs.

John Wedge is having a large barn put up on the farm where he lives.

Mrs. Norman Adams and Jessie Strang spent Friday in the city.

Mrs. Ione Jameson and son Philip from St. Louis are at her father's Dr. Taylor's for a month or two.

Children's day was observed here last Sunday. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, palms, etc. The singing was fine and lots of it. Mrs. Dr. Jamison, Carrie Bater, Mrs. R. L. Strang, Ralph Spafford, George Dodge, Edwin Thom were the singers, Jessie Strang played the piano and Vera Werden the organ. The church was full and the children did well. Gussie and Hazel Thain always delight people with their singing and little Ida Strang and Irving Duncan astonished every one with their beautiful singing. Both are infant class scholars.

Mrs. John Strang is gaining slowly from her long severe illness.

Word comes that Mr. Jacob Miller, one of our oldest citizens, has had a very severe stroke of paralysis. Mr. Miller has been very infirm and feeble since his injury twelve years ago. George Miller is also reported sick.

John Wedge is some better.

Ray Starkweather is now able to be out on the farm and is gaining every day.

John A. Thain has a fine new surrey for his new son to ride out in, also a new open buggy or road wagon. Mrs. Thain called with her son James Lyman on some of her friends Tuesday.

Mrs. Heddle of Somers, Wis., visited Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Helen Clark recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stewart, Mrs. Geo. Strang, Mr. and Mrs. Cannon, Mrs. Bater and Mr. Mitchell and others attended the June meeting at Ivanhoe Tuesday.

from Antioch News20 June 1901
Another installment from Dwight is expected soon.

Miss Jessie Strang is visiting at Waukegan this week.

The new curtains in masonic hall are a great improvement.

Celebration and fireworks are on the program for July 4th.

Mrs. Wentworth will entertain the Physical Culture Club Friday afternoon.

Ed. A. Martin and Lloyd White took in the dance at Antioch Friday night.

A kindergarten is to be established here this week with Wm. B. Stewart as manager.

Mrs. Norman Adams and Children left Tuesday evening for their new home at Quincy, Ill.

Lewis R. Dyer, who has been with the Wentworth's the past month, left for Chicago Tuesday.

There was a large crowd of M. W. A's from Lake Villa and other places at the cemetery Sunday.

The painting of the church also the new steps are finished, still all are not happy--and the furniture has not arrived.

The warm weather last week brought out the shirt waist and crash suit man. But he took refuge in the butter factory.

Dr. and Mrs. Tombaugh, of Waukegan, attended church here Sunday and afterwards were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pantall.

The club picnic at Sand Lake came off as advertised, only one invitation given out and that for the man in the crash suit.

Mrs. Cora Anderson and children, of Kansas, arrived Friday evening and will spend the summer with her mother, Mrs. Geo. Strang.

Robert L. Strang and family, Mrs. Bater, Miss Alice Judson, Elmer Cannon and family and Rev. George Mitchell attended the annual conference at Ivanhoe, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Strang, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Strang, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hughes and Miss Hughes left for Chicago Tuesday morning to attend the wedding of Miss Jessie Mavor.

from the Waukegan Daily Gazette 22 June 1901
Fred Trotter came home Saturday to see his mother and returned Sunday night.

Dr. and Mrs. Taylor visited their son Ralph at Lilly Lake. They made the trip across the country with horse and carriage. Drove out Friday and came home Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon visited a day or two in Benton with his brother Will's family. Little Helen and Jessie stayed with their grandmother Bater.

Dr. and Mrs. Dr. Tombaugh attended church here Sunday and dined with Mr. and Mrs. James Bonner.

Jessie Strang went to Waukegan Saturday to attend the closing exercises of the High school.

Mrs. Anderson and her children arrived at her mother's last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Stewart were here at church Sunday.

The Ladies Aid Society meets with Mrs. Bater Thursday. There is always a big crowd at Mrs. Bater's where everyone is made welcome.

Mrs. Will Stewart and her sister Mrs. Anderson were in Waukegan Saturday.

Mrs. Norman Adams and her little daughter Bae started Tuesday night for Quincy, Ill., where her husband is employed as U. S. meat inspector having been transferred from Chicago to Quincy May last.

Herbert Todd spent Sunday with his aunt Mrs. Pantall.

Alice and Helen Dodge are home from Rochester for the summer vacation.

There will be a dime social at Mrs. Wm. White's next Tuesday evening.

Dr. Taylor has a new surrey.

Mrs. Yule spent last Thursday in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. John Monteath Strang, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang, Jr., Mrs. John L. Hughes, her daughter Maud and Guy Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bain, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yule, of Somers, Wis., all went to Miss Jessie Marvors and Charles Barrett's wedding Tuesday June 18th.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strang were in Waukegan Tuesday.

All were sorry to hear of the death of Sumner Spafford's wife at Denver, Colorado, where they went a year and a half ago for her health.

loose clipping, source unknown 25 June 1901
Capt. John K. Pollock Is Dead.
The many Antioch friends of Captain John K. Pollock, of Waukegan, will be sorry to learn of his death which occurred in that city Tuesday evening about four O'clock. Capt. Pollock had been ill but a short time and many of his friends will learn of his illness only with the news of his death. The funeral is being held today at the Congregational church in Waukegan, and the remains will be laid to rest in the cemetery at Hickory. Capt. Pollock was one of the early settlers of this township; a man of sterling worth who commanded the respect and admiration of all who knew him. He was a veteran of the civil war and held the position of captain of his company. In the death of Captain Pollock THE NEWS feels it as a personal loss of one of our old-time, tried and true friends, and from out the cloud of sorrow that hovers over our own home, we extend to those who weep the sympathy we feel and which words of ours fail to express.

From a loose obituary, source unknown 25 June 1901
John K. Pollock.
It seems altogether fitting and proper that something should be said of the lesson taught by the life of John K. Pollock. When his old Commander, General Smith stood up by the alter today and spoke with such feeling of the undying loyalty, Christianity, purity and grandeur of the man, one could see the feeling and the conviction of forty years intimate acquaintance stand out on the face of this old warrior. Those of us who had not known the captain for so long a period but who nevertheless had found him a true man, a devoted friend and a delightful companion will bear testimony, although in a lesser degree to the high praise of his former commander.
Capt. Pollock was one of those few old men who delighted as much in the present and in the future as he did in the past; who took as much interest in the work of his lodge, for instance today, as he did twenty-five years ago; who took as much pleasure in his acquaintances made during the last ten years as he did in those of a longer period; who never bored you by telling you that a certain event happened before you were born, or that times were not today what they used to be then, or that the man who offered his life for his country was a greater man and of a set apart and above that of his fellowmen. Mr. Pollock always avoided all references to his magnificent career in the army, to his unswerving devotion to the flag, until by repeated efforts his companion would draw out of him some reminiscense, entertaining and instructive. And he would always tell it with that delightful innocence of spirit and true modesty which completely surrounded the man and made him beloved by every one with whom he came in contact.
It seems to us that we may say he was a young old man and that he was always in perfect sympathy with his fellow man, believing in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man as devotedly and sincerely as any man with whom it was our pleasure to have so cordial a friendship at any time.
John K. Pollock as General Smith said, has crossed the great river and has been gathered to his comrades of the 96th Illinois, some of whom died of wounds, others of whom have suffered untold agony, resulting from their service to their country, but many of whom still live to be among us to teach us and our children what true devotion to the flag and to ones fellow men can do for the happiness of man.
Captain Pollock was a happy man, happy in his friends, happy in his life. Lake County has many such men, but there is no one more truly a man in every sense of the word than was John K. Pollock.
from Antioch News27 June 1901
Dr. Taylor has a new surrey.

C. B. Cummings took in the Derby last Saturday.

The kindergarten opened in grand shape last week.

Miss Carrie Bater was in Waukegan on Wednesday.

E. A. Martin took a trip around the lakes Sunday.

The Ladies Aid Society met with Mrs. Bater last Thursday.

Miss Jessie Wolski gave a reception and dance Saturday evening.

The church furniture has arrived but is in cold storage warehouse.

Mrs. George S. Smith, of Evanston, is a guest of Mrs. C. B. Cummings.

There will be a fine display of fire works here on the evening of July 4th.

Mrs. Clark, of Montana, formerly of Millburn, is a guest of Mrs. Pantall.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang, Sr., returned Saturday from a week's visit in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross, of Fort Worth, Tex., have taken Mrs. Matthew's cottage for the summer.

Mrs. Mary White gave a dime social on Tuesday evening. There was a large attendance.

Mrs. E. Ingalls, of Oak Park, and Mrs. Starkweather, of Belvidere are here for the summer.

A thank offering meeting and missionary tea will be held at the church Thursday at 2:30 p. m.

John Cunningham has been at work the past two weeks on the parsonage putting it in complete repair for the new tenant.

from the Waukegan Daily Gazette 27 June 1901
Funeral of the Late Capt. John K. Pollock
On the thirty-seventh anniversary of the battle of Kennesaw Mountain wherein he led his men through many a desperate charge, the funeral of the late Capt. John K. Pollock was held from the Presbyterian church this morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. S. W. Chidester officiating.
Members of Waukegan Commandery No. 12 Knights Templar; Waukegan Lodge No 78 A. F. and A. M.; and Waukegan Post No. 34 G. A. R. of which lodges the deceased was a faithful member attended in bodies. The pall bearers were Hon. G. R. Lyon, Hon. C. A. Partridge, B. A. Dunn, R. Alden, James Murrie and Joseph Palmer.
Many people were present from the county. General Smith who, with Henry Gage, M. Umbenstock and Major Blodgett from Chicago attended the services, made a brief address touching upon the military career of the deceased. Mrs. Charles Lyon and Miss Mary Upton sang. Burial was at Hickory.
The death of Capt. Pollock removes one of the quartet of surviving captains of the famous 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, that regiment of sturdy Illinoisians that did such brilliant services during the civil war. The survivors are: Captains Blowney, Blodgett, and Burnett all of this city.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily News 28 June 1901
Capt. Pollock, one of County Best Known Men Dies
Prominent Figure in Masonic Circles
and Man Generally Highly Esteemed.
Captain John K. Pollock, one of the best known men in Lake county died at his home at 129 Park avenue, this city, Tuesday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock.
His death was the consummation of but a week's illness during which time he had been very low. During all that time his friends had fears for his recovery, therefore his demise was not a surprise but the shock to the public is great. A man with an apparent vigorous constitution and well preserved in years, though he had passed the seventy mark, he appeared to have long period before him.
Captain Pollock was born in Canton, New Hamshire, May 2, 1829 and came to Illinois with his parents when ten years of age.
He came to Lake county and located near Millburn at which place he resided nearly all his life until 1896 when he moved to Waukegan.
In the early sixties, before the war, he was married to Christiana Adams who died in 1867.
In 1868 Captain Pollock married Helen Ustoon and to them were born two children both of whom with their mother survive. They are John Elmer of Millburn, who conducts the old Pollock farm and Inez who resides in Chicago.
Mr. Pollock enlisted in Co. C. 96th Infantry as captain of the company. He served gallantly through the war and after it was over returned to Millburn residing there a number of years and then later moving to Antioch where he lived a short time. In 1896 he retired and moved to Waukegan.
Captain Pollock was a member of the Waukegan Knight Templars and had been very prominent in Masonic circles for years.
He was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him and his death will be received with general sorrow.
Funeral from the Presbyterian church Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock under the auspices of the________.
In the retreat from Nashville when Maj. Hicks was absent Capt. Pollock was again put in command of the regiment.
When Co. C. was filled up in Waukegan in September 1862, a big demonstration was held at which, with Lieut. Partridge, Capt. Pollock was presented with a sword.
Capt. Pollock served throughout the war without change of rank and for 21 months was the Senior Captain of the regiment. At the close of the war he was brevetted major. As senior captain, the command of the regiment should have been given to him upon the retirement of Major Hicks but so unassuming was he that when a younger captain was given it, Capt. Pollock did not raise any question. Had he insisted on the promotion he would have received it without trouble.
Was a Modest yet Gallant Soldier and Leader.
Captain Pollock enlisted in Co., C. at Antioch this county. He was elected captain of the company at its organization and was ranking captain in the regiment for 21 months prior to his muster out.
Of him as an officer, the history of the 96th Illinois, edited by Chas. R. Partridge, says: "He was a cool, brave officer, and was especially commended for meritorious conduct in the report of his commanding officer of the part taken by the regiment in the Atlantic Campaign."
He participated in all engagements following Look Out Mountain was brevetted major: M. O., with regiment.
In Charge At Kenesaw Mountain
At the battle of Kenesaw mountain, in the absence of Major Hicks, Captain Pollock was put in command of the 96th and in the gallant charge of this task, he gained fame.

Remains of Capt. J. K. Pollock are Laid Away.
Old Veterans Hear a Stirring Address
by the Captain's Old Commander, General Smith.
Hundreds of friends including Masonic brethren and old comrades of the Civil war paid their last respects to the late Captain John K. Pollock this morning.
The funeral services over the old veteran's remains were held at 10:30 o'clock in the Presbyterian church and the large edifice was packed.
The service was directly under the auspices of the Masons but the G. A. R. though not present as a body was well represented.
The floral tributes from societies, friends and relatives were beautiful.
The active pall bearers were as follows:
Joe Palmer, G. R. Lyon, C. E. Partridge, R. Alden, B. A. Dunn, Jas. Murrie.
Following the service the funeral cortege started for Hickory where the remains will be interred besides those of his family gone before.
The funeral was directed under the auspices of the Blue lodge, assisted by the Knight Templars.
Rev. S. W. Chidester gave an interesting talk on the christian virtues of Captain Pollock and then asked General Smith of Chicago, Captain Pollock's old commander, to say a few words. General Smith called attention to the fact that thirty-seven years ago today was fought the famous battle of Kenesaw mountain in which the 96th Illinois lost a larger per cent of men killed and wounded than at any other time of the war.
When General Smith was shot in this battle as were two other major officers, the command of the regiment fell to Captain Pollock. He carried on the work in this engagement with bravery and his usual modesty.
He spoke feelingly of his relationship with Mr. Pollock from first enlisting to last Sunday when he through the kindness of Mr. Brewster, he came up to talk with the sick veteran. The general related how when he was traveling in the east and embarking in Palestine, some Syrians came out with him and sang, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." He told how he had told this little anecdote just as he was about to leave and how the captain with that smile which was always apparent, repeated the words with much feeling, saying to his old comrade, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again."
The general addressed his old comrades with these words: "The pontoons are down, comrades and the years are drawing to a close when you and I will be gathered with Captain Pollock on the other shore of the river. He has gone before but his memory will remain with us, an everlasting and eternal green spot on the pages of our life."
There was a great deal of feeling, not alone on the part of the captain's old comrades who had known him for forty years, but also on the part of the younger men who are now taking the place which he has left vacant.

from the Waukegan Daily Gazette 28 June 1901

1901/6/28 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang, Sr., returned from the city Saturday.

Mrs. George Smith of Evanston visited at Mrs. Smith's with Miss Kittie and Mrs. Cummings and called on many of her former neighbors and old friends. Mrs. Smith is mother of James Henry "the silent man of Wall street."

Mrs. Alice Kerr Clark, wife of Rev. Victor F. Clark, of Livingston, Montana, has been visiting here also her little daughter Martha among old friends and relatives the last week.

Mrs. Wm. Thom returned Tuesday from Bloomington where she has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Oscar Niekirk.

Susan Lucas and Alice Cunningham are in Waukegan.

Mr. Pantall returned Wednesday from a ten days trip to Quincy, Ill., where he went with his daughter Mrs. Norma Adams and little Bae.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ross and son have come on from Texas and taken possession of Mrs. Mathews' furnished house. Mrs. Ross is a sister of Mrs. Capt. Pollock.

Sumner Spafford of Denver, Col., whose wife was buried at Antioch last week has been stopping at his mother's a few days.

Arthur Spafford was at Dwight, Ill., last week and called on Mr. Harris. He is building an addition to his house. They have a new piano and seem to be florusihing.

We were exceedingly sorry to see in Wednesday's Gazette the death of J. Y. Cory. His life was largely associated with the interests of Lake county for many years, being editor of the best Lake Co. paper which had a wide circulation and a powerful influence on the side of right. The noble men on the field or farm, or in the editor's chair, who did all they could to sustain this government are regarded with a warm feeling by their old associates and friends, so many in Lake County will be sad to hear of James Y. Cory's death. His father, Dr. Benjamin Cory was one of the best doctors Lake county ever had.

Mr. and Mrs. Knott from Iowa called to make a short visit with the Chope families on their way east. Mrs. Knott was the widow of Wm. Chope Jr., who perished in a storm many years ago.

There was a very large attendance at Mr. Bater's Thursday, the Ladies Aid Society. Mrs. Alfred Bain and Mrs. Smith Bain and Mrs. James Kerr of Lake Villa were over also Mrs. F. Clark and her daughter Martha.

A lot of enterprising people gathered Tuesday and cleaned the church up nicely.

All sincerely mourn the death of our old friend and neighbor Capt. John K. Pollock. Kindness and gentleness were marked traits of his character. A noble soldier, a consistent christian, a kind and obliging neighbor, he will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

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