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December, 1901

from Antioch News05 December 1901
Alfred Bain was in fine voice.

The parsonage is still unoccupied.

The stores are filling up with Christmas goods.

Miss Carrie Bater is visiting in Gurnee this week.

Helen Dodge was home from school for Thanksgiving.

Ralph Spafford has started in the livery business in Waukegan.

Miss Kittie L. Smith was in Chicago Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs. Mary Bater was a Waukegan, visitor Monday and Tuesday.

Col. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart spent their Thanksgiving in Lake Villa.

E. A. Martin left for Chicago Sunday evening to be absent several days.

We hear that W. G. Thom is about to dispose of his mail contract.

The concert given at the church Thursday evening was a great success.

The debate in Masonic Temple Friday night attracted a very large crowd.

F. and E. Van Butler have leased the Ingalls farm north of the village.

Don't forget the church fair and supper Thursday afternoon and evening, Dec. 19.

Lloyd White and E. A. Martin took in the grand ball at Antioch Thanksgiving evening.

Miss Laura Britton who was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Pantall, returned to Chicago Tuesday.

Robert Strang, Jr., and family were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Lake Villa, Thanksgiving.

Mrs. Yule gave a reception at her home Friday evening in honor of her niece, Miss Patterson of Lake Forest.

Letters from Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang announce their safe arrival at Phoenix, Arizona, and that Mrs. Strang stood the journey very well.

Miss Grace Patterson and Miss Louise Minchart of Lake Forest, are guests of Mrs. Wm. White and were present at the grand ball at Antioch Thursday evening.

from a loose clipping, source unknown 7 December 1901
Their Friends Surprise Them.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. White, of Millburn, celebrated the twenty- fifth anniversary of their wedding, on Monday evening, Dec. 7, in a rather unexpected manner, having invited Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Dodge and family (Mrs. Dodge being a sister of Mr. White, and was married one year earlier on the same day of the month) to take supper and spend a quiet evening with them; but before they were through with the supper about thirty of their Loon Lake and Millburn friends and relations poured in on them, bringing their own refreshments and turning the quiet evening into anything but quietness. D. M. White and S. A. Harris dividing the first prize for loquacity, (ladies not considered) while N. J. Pullen took the blue ribbon for the consumption of victuals with Ed. Wells a close second. Mrs. R. L. Strang came out ahead in the spelling march, while G. C. Dodge couldn't find his "tongue". The party broke up about midnight with the wish of many happy returns of the occasion, and left Mr. and Mrs. White quite well satisfied with—themselves.

from the Waukegan Daily Sun 11 December 1901
Mr. and Mrs. Will Stewart, Miss Kittie Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mathews all started for Buffalo last Saturday night. Miss Helen Cordiner of Poinette, Wis., joined them in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Bates of Englewood were guests at Al. Stewart's Sunday.

Mamie Trotter went back to the city Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon visited friends in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth went to the city Wednesday to attend the Joe Jefferson family reunion. Mrs. Wentworth is a sister of Mrs. Jefferson.

Miss Katie Vandevere and her father were out a few days last week.

Mrs. G. L. Stewart and Mrs. Dr. Geo. Wheeler of Waukegan were visitors at Mrs. Wm. White's Tuesday.

The new bridge across the creek is now done except the filling in on each side.

Jessie Strang and Lucy Spafford were sent as delegates to the C. E. Convention held at Danville, Ill., last week.

The ladies met at Mrs. Bater's Thursday to sew for the festival.

The first entertainment of the three will be given Saturday Oct. 19.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang were at Wm. Wedge's at Grayslake last Sunday.

Mrs. Archie McCreddie had a slight stroke of paralysis recently but is said to be improving.

Geo. Miller's little girl is quite sick with inflamatory rheumatism. Mr. Miller is able to be up and gaining but not able yet to do any hard work.

from Antioch News12 December 1901
What became of the turkeys?

C. B. Cummings is on the sick list.

Jessie Jamison is visiting in Chicago.

The debate at the Masonic hall will attract crowds.

Miss Jessie Strang is visiting friends in Chicago.

Miss Libbie Jamison is visiting friends at Charlston, Ill.

Dr. Homer E. Jamison was a Chicago visitor Saturday.

Geo. Jamison will soon open his carpenter and repair shop.

Robert L. Strang returned from Chicago Saturday evening.

Read the Antioch furniture store's closing out sale this week.

Miss Alice Jamison, of Chicago, was here for Thanksgiving.

The Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Elmer Cannon, Thursday.

Watch the grab bag at the church fair December 19, for the big prize.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Strang were in Chicago a few days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Starkweather have returned to Belvidere for the winter.

Miss Mabel Adams and sister, of Quincy, Ill., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Pantall.

Mrs. Sheldon A. Harris, of Dwight, Ill., is visiting their daughter, Mrs. W. G. Thom.

Mr. Herbert Mathews has gone upon a two weeks business trip through Wisconsin and Iowa.

Miss Paterson and Miss Mienhardt who have been visiting Mrs. Wm. White returned to Lake Forest Saturday.

George Duncan, John Bonner, W. G. Thom and Robert McDougal took in the live stock show, at Chicago, last week.

from Antioch News19 December 1901
Rev. Geo. Mitchell left for Chicago Monday.

Miss Mabel Adams returned to Chicago Saturday morning.

Richard Pantall spent Saturday and Sunday in the city.

The Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Mary Bater Thursday.

Christmas tree for the children at the church Christmas eve.

Mrs. Middleton and daughter returned from Chicago Thursday.

Emerson Ingalls, of Oak Park, was here on a short visit Tuesday.

The C. E. society met with Miss Jessie Strang Thursday afternoon.

E. A. Martin was in Chicago Wednesday purchasing Christmas goods.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cummings were in Chicago Friday and Saturday.

Mrs. W. F. Wentworth and Miss Carrie Bater were visitors to Waukegan Wednesday.

It is reported that the Hon. George B. Stephens will be a candidate for the legislature next year.

Geo. Dodge, Jr., who has been visiting at Dwight, Ill., the past week returned home Saturday.

from Antioch News26 December 1901
The wedding will take place soon after the New Year.

A new freight line is soon to be established from Millburn to Wadsworth.

The roads are so good that Wm. G. Thom has decided not to sell his mail route.

Mrs. W. F. Wentworth and Miss Carrie Bater left for Chicago Saturday morning.

Many thanks are due to Hon. Geo. B. Stephens for the Christmas tree donated for the children.

Mrs. Sheldon A. Harris, who has been visiting her daughter here has returned to her home at Dwight, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strang will spend their Christmas at Somers, Wis. the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bain.

It was a cold day but none wanted to get left so Col. Wm. Stewart, Jno A. Thain, Wm. White and E. A. Martin took a drive to Waukegan, Wednesday.

The church fair given by the Ladies Aid society was a big success, Miss Maude Hughes drawing the $25 quit and Wm. Chope getting the big prize in the grab-bag.

Miss Olof Kramer native esquimaux lady will give her celebrated lecture on Greenland and life in the frozen north, at the church Tuesday evening Dec. 31. Afterwards a watch meeting seeing the old year out and the new one in.

from the Waukegan Daily Sun 30 December 1901
Mrs. Wentworth went to the city last week for a visit with her son and daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Strang and George visited at his mother's Christmas.

Mrs. Gerrity was in the city two days last week. She left the little twin babies with Mrs. Towers while she was gone. They are both doing well.

Married at Mrs. Geo. Strang's Tuesday the 24th of Dec. 1901, by Rev. Mr. Mitchell Jay Miller of Sand Lake and Miss Myrtle Neff.

Word comes of the death of Mrs. Ann Courdey of Ivanhoe. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pollock early settlers of Millburn.

The boys and girls are home from the different schools for their holiday vacation.

The Christmas tree and entertainment was much enjoyed by the large crowd present. It was all good. Those who distinguished themselves were Mr. and Mrs. Bairstow and little Dorothy Bairstow who brought down the house with her beautiful singing and her big doll. Mr. Bairstow delighted the audience by the way he climbed out of that chimney with his bag of presents on his back. All the children know how Santa Claus goes now. Mabel Chope, Hazel Stewart and Leone Strang all show fine elocutionary talent in singing at the Christmas tree.

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