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August, 1901

from Antioch News01 August 1901
The wedding has been postponed.

Fred Trotter, of Chicago, was up over Sunday.

Tomatoes are behind hand but they may catch-up.

Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth started for the east last Monday.

Mrs. J. M. Strang will spend the rest of the summer at Minneapolis.

Quite a number from here took in the picnic at Druce's lake last week.

Rev. Geo. Mitchell and E. A. Martin went to Chicago the first of the week.

The Sunday school convention was a grand success and the lunch was fine.

Will Chope, who has been driving the mail wagon for the last six weeks will retire.

Ed and Alice Jamison, of Chicago, were out over Sunday with their father and mother.

Mr. Stephens, of England, and a brother-in-law to Dr. Dowie, was in our city on Sunday.

Some people think that oats are short; but those that have to buy say they are high enough.

Blanch and Mable Yule and Irene Bain, of Somers, spent part of their summer with Mrs. R. L. Strang. They returned to Summers for the rest of the summer.

from the Waukegan Daily Gazette 02 August 1901
Libbie and Jessie Jamieson started Saturday morning for Grand Haven, Mich., where they will spend a few days.

Irene Bain and Edith Yule of Somers visited their aunt Erma Strang and grandfather and grandmother Strang last week returning home Monday.

We failed to mention the Ladies' Aid Society met with Mrs. James Bonner this month.

Mrs. John M. Strang has gone to Minneapolis to spend a few weeks with her niece Mrs. Samuel Boothman, formerly Bertha Wedge, of Millburn. Mrs. Strang is quite out of health.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stewart were here Sunday to the S. S. Convention.

Edwin Jamieson was out from the city Sunday. Alice and Vinnie Jamieson are also visiting at their father's.

Mrs. Adelbert Knox of Alpena, S. Dakota, a sister of James Bonner is visiting numerous relatives here. Her maiden name was Mary Bonner. She will be remembered by many by that name.

Mr. Wentworth has been out of health the last year and hopes to regain his health while away.

Mr. Dyer has charge of the Wentworth residence during their absence.

Died, in his home in Nebraska, July 20th, 1901, after three weeks' sickness, Samuel Leith aged 73 years, formerly of Millburn. Mr. Leith came here from Scotland when a young man and lived here until eighteen years ago he went to Nebraska. All his friends here will feel sorry to hear of his death. He was an honest, kind hearted, friendly man who had many warm friends. His wife was a sister of Mrs. James. Thain.

Miss Margaret Lawrence came from Northfield, Mass., to visit her mother before going to Tabor.

In place of the regular Sunday evening service Sabbath evening Aug. 4, will be held a Christian Citizenship meeting under the leadership of the Christian Endeavor Society. Mr. A. W. Fairbanks of Chicago, Supt. of Christian Citizenship work for the Chicago C. E. Union and Mr. Leo F. Jeanmene of Ivanhoe, Supt. of Lake Co. C. E. Union will be present and address the meeting. The music committee have taken especial pains to secure good singers and can promise exceptionally good music. A cordial invitation extended to all especially Christian Endeavor Societies. Don't forget the date and time Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

from Antioch News08 August 1901
E. A. Martin has a fine new runabout.

George Miller is reported on the gain.

Carrie Bater called on friends at Ivanhoe one day last week.

The picnic to the lotus beds at Grass Lake was a success and all report a good time.

Mrs. Mavor and her daughter Flora are spending a few days visit Mrs. Robert Strang.

Don't forget the sale of household goods of Christianina E. Specht Saturday, Aug. 17th, at 2 p. m.

A number from here went to McHenry the first of the week and report a fine time at Grass and Fox Lakes.

The young man who expects to win the race at Antioch next Saturday had better look out and not bet all his change.

E. P. Dodge reports he booked more last week than ever before--1600 bu. of oats in one afternoon. Talk about no oats in Millburn.

Don't forget the grand concert and cantata of the Haymakers to be given by Mrs. Starkweather and a chorus of 40 voices Tuesday evening, August 20th.

Robert Strang celebrated his 86th birthday last Thursday with his children and grand-children, Mrs. Mavor and daughter, Flora, of Chicago, Mrs. Bain and Mrs. Yule, from Somers.

from the Waukegan Daily Gazette 09 August 1901
Mr. Starkweather and a large number of our best singers are preparing a fine musical concert to be given here Tuesday evening, August 20th.

After so long a period of hot weather, and hard work it is very restful to attend a good concert such as Mr. Starkweather always has. We hope for a pleasant night and a full house.

Albert Trotter came home Saturday for a visit of a week.

Mrs. Eliza Hughes gave a large tea party last Friday afternoon.

Mr. Mitchell and several ladies went to Fox Lake last Wednesday to attend the organization of a Congregational church.

Mrs. R. L. Strang gave an afternoon tea Monday in honor of her cousin Mrs. Thomas Anderson of Iola, Kansas.

Reports from Geo. Miller who was operated on in Chicago last Friday for appendicitis are favorable for his recovery. Mrs. Miller is with him. Mrs. David White, Mrs. Miller's sister is looking after the home folks. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Miller as his father is helpless from a recent stroke of paralysis.

Thomas Anderson came Tuesday to accompany his wife and children home to Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Slocum have a little son a few days old. Mrs. Slocum was formerly Julia Strang.

Mrs. Roeter, of Chicago, is a guest at Mrs. John Rose's.

Mrs. De Swarts and three children Gordon and Rubie Lockie, and Byron Bates, of Chicago all visited at A. H. Stewart's last week.

Andrew Strang and Ed. Dodge are rushing in all directions with their steam threshers, which go over any country road like an engine on rails. The amount they can thresh in an hour is astonishing. Thursday the 8th of August is Robert Strang's Sen., 86th birthday. His children are gathering at the family mansion as their custom is, to celebrate their father's birthday. It is a suitable and beautiful custom and the memory of these pleasant occasions will remain with them as long as life shall last. Mr. Strang came here from Scotland in 1838. No steam threshing machines then.

Mr. Wm. Chope, our worthy sexton, very generously brought up to the church a large can of delicious ice cream Wednesday evening, which he served to all who were at the prayer meeting and also those who came to the concert rehearsal. We will give him a rising vote of thanks. I am sure any of the ladies would be pleased to make a wedding cake for him. We all think him a fine sexton and generous man.

Word came Thursday of the death of Marcus McGuire, of Gurnee. He and his three brothers were raised here by kind friends after the death of their parents when they were quite young. Their old friends here extend sympathy to his three brothers and his family.

Edmond Gerry, recently married, has moved to Waukegan to live. That is bad for us. We hope no more of our good bachelors will get married if they are going to leave us so soon. We are sorry to have so good a neighbor leave us. Well, they need some good people in Waukegan bad enough.

Mrs. Mary Knox visited at Fort Hill last week with her sister, Mrs. Tyler Gilbert.

The Cantata of the Haymakers will be given at the church in Millburn on Tuesday evening, August 30th, by a chorus of forty voices, under the direction of L. B. Starkweather, the best singers of Millburn will be assisted by those from neighboring towns and a representation from Belvidere, Ill. The solos will be presented by competent people and the important parts of the cantata appropriately acted.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily News 10 August 1901
Thrashing is nearly done in this vicinity, E. P. Dodge and A. Strang doing some fine work here and are making the farmers and especially the farmer's wives twice happy by their short calls.

The hay makers are improving this fine weather. They will show us how to make hay, at the church Tuesday evening, August 20th. Don't miss it.

Christiannia E. Specht's household goods are to be sold at her old home Saturday, August 17th, at 2 p.m., consisting of things to numerous to mention.

Word has just arrived that C. E. Slocum and wife are shouting, "it is a boy."

The long distance telephone is in working order from Dr. Fahrney's. It will be quite convenient for Millburn.

Ed Martin has a bran new buggie. We are anxiously waiting to see who gets the first ride. By the way if you want a good outfit, call on George Wedge. He is always glad to show you buggies, etc.

J. A. Thain took in the Short Horn sale of Harding & Son of Waukesha that was held at Dexter Park, Chicago the 7th.

G. B. Stephens is in Waukegan on the Board of Review.

George Miller who is in a Chicago hospital undergoing an operation for appendicitis, is reported quite favorable, which his many friends are very glad to hear his wife is in Chicago with him.

We are very sorry to hear of Mr. McGuire's death. He was raised here. His family and brother have the sympathy of us all.

from Antioch News15 August 1901
The singers of Millburn, assisted by prominent singers of adjoining towns will render the Cantata of the Haymakers in costume, Thursday evening, August 20, at the Millburn Congregational church. The chorus will consist of about forty voices. Solos will be rendered by Mrs. Jamison, Misses Thain, Dodge, Jamison, Bater, Trotter, Spafford, Mrs. Starkweather, Mrs. Strang, Messrs. Bain, Dalzel, Spafford, Dodge, Barstow, Dr. Brown, of Belvidere, and others. This is a first-class secular cantata and the music finely adapted to the words. All should hear it. Admission 25c, children 15c.
L. B. Starkweather, Director.

from the Waukegan Daily Sun 30 August 1901
Mrs. Inez Pollock of Chicago is visiting at her brother Elmer's.

Quite a large number went from here to the Hickory picnic in Carney's woods Wednesday. All seemed to enjoy the day and the chicken pie.

Rev. Mr. Howard is the new minister at Hickory Methodist church.

John Thain and John Trotter were in Chicago Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth are expected home from the East next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dodge of St. Louis were guests at John Bonner's over Sunday.

Mrs. Thomas Finely and two sons of Lake Forest visited friends here over Sunday.

Mrs. Dr. Jamison and Carrie Bater were in the city Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Stewart visited their daughter Mrs. Dr. Ralph Taylor and friends in the city the past week.

John Thain and John Trotter went to Chicago Tuesday on business.

Mrs. James Trestrail and daughter of Waukegan attended church here last Sunday with her sister Mrs. Geo. Wedge.

Mollie Heddle of Somers spent a few days with Kittie Smith and Mrs. Cummings returning Monday.

John Adams and his daughter Mrs. Emma Webb were seen in Millburn last Sunday.

Mrs. Webster Dodge of Peoria visited at her brother John Bonners and attended church here Sunday.

Mrs. Judson returned to her home in Evanston Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Adams were in the city Monday and Tuesday on business. They will return to Quincy Friday.

Miss Shirley Keihl of Waukegan visited Carrie and Mrs. Bater a few days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph White of Williamsburg, Mich., has been visiting all their White relatives the last week.

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