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February, 1902

from the Waukegan Daily Sun 03 February 1902
Miss Belle Watson is visiting at Lake Villa with her brother William.

Ward Bain of Sumers was in Millburn Tuesday. The firm he has sold goods for has sold out to Franklin McVeagh.

Mrs. Garrity of Waukegan visited her son George and family recently.

The Garrity family dined with the Tower family Wednesday.

Rev. Mr. Mitchel was in the city Monday and Tuesday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Garrity attended the concert at Grayslake last Wednesday.

Mr. Gleason's funeral was held in The Catholic church Wednesday. Mr. White had charge of it.

Mrs. Elmer Hook is reported very sick. They live on the Riley Jones farm.

Miss Viola Lucas the oldest daughter of Mrs. Peter Strang, one of our very best girls, and a general favorite with everyone, was married Monday to James O'Hara. All her friends unite in good wishes and congratulations. Their home will be on the Gilmore farm.

Mr. Pantall has been shut up in the house the last week with a dangerous cold on his lungs. He seems to be on the gain now however.

Death Of Cornelius Hartnett
Died in Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 15, 1902, Cornelius Hartnett formerly of Millburn, Lake Co., Ill., aged 68 years.
Mr. Hartnett was a soldier in the civil war. He enlisted in Millburn Aug. 3, 1862, and was a member of Co. D. 96th Regt., Ill, Volunteers, Capt. Blodgett being his captain. His first wife was the widow of Wm. Peters of Waukegan. He went to California with old Valentine Peter's family years ago. All the family are dead. Mr. Hartnett leaves a widow but no children.
Mr. Hartnett willed all of his property to his brother John Hartnett of Wachita, Kansas.
John Buffham of Racine was a very intimate friend of Cornelius Hartnett when they were both young and lived in Millburn.

from Antioch News6 February 1902
Miss Golskie gave a reception Saturday evening.

Miss Carrie Bater was a visitor in Antioch last week.

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

There is talk of a new dry goods store being opened here.

Mr. Lewis R. Dyer, of Chicago, arrived Tuesday morning.

Mr. Richard Pantall who has been quite ill is able to be out.

Mr. and Mrs. Alford Bain are expected to return here March first.

Mr. Ralph Spafford, having recovered from his illness, returned to his work in Waukegan, Saturday.

Miss Jessie Strang and Rev. Geo. Mitchell will be married in the Millburn Congregational church, Wednesday, February 26.

Mr. Alford Spafford, of Denver, Colorado, is still here and is busy placing stock in a gold mine situated in Boulder county, Colorado.

Miss Mabel Thom and Mr. David Young were married at Lake Forest, Saturday, and after a short trip will be at home in Millburn.

Mr. Garnett, of Waukegan, was with us on Thursday and placed several shares of stock in the Illinois Abstract company with our people.

from the Waukegan Daily Sun 18 February 1902
Mrs. Bertha Cory of Jersey City visited friends here a few days and resumed her journey Monday from Montana to New York.

Miss Lucy Spafford and her brother Alfred returned Saturday from a weeks visit in the city.

George Stephens went to Joliet last week to see his brother John who met with a very serious fall of thirty feet in an ice house.

One of Mrs. Gerrity's little twin babies is quite sick. The little girl.

All were very sorry to hear of Frank Clark's serious misfortune, while taking the horses to water, he was thrown and one leg was badly fractured. Dr. Carter of Waukegan, and Dr. Taylor reduced the fracture which is in the hip. He is doing as well as could be expected.

Mrs. Elmer Pollock and her sister were in the city Saturday.

Mr. Wm. Chope has bought the mail route and will now be our accommodating and very obliging mail carrier. We hope he may receive a large patronage as he is a trusty and prompt business man.

Will Stewart and Ed Martin went to Waukegan Monday on business.

Mrs. Pantall visited Mrs. N. R. Adams at Chicago Lawn last week and brought little Bae home with her.

Mr. and Mrs. John Nelson Mills of Evanston, have a little daughter three weeks old. Mrs. Mills was Mabel Smith, formerly of Millburn.

Married at Bancroft, Wis., Nov. 28, 1901, Miss Annie Waite and Wm. McIntire. Miss Waite lived in Millburn several years ago and is well remembered by her young friends here.

Mrs. Wm. White gave a dinner party Wednesday in honor of John Trotter, who is now able to eat his share of chicken pie. No more beef tea for him.

Invitations are out for the Strang-Mitchell wedding the 26th of February. It is to be hoped the Chicago papers will survive it.

from Antioch News20 February 1902
James Pollock took a trip to Chicago Monday.

Mrs. Kittie L. Smith was a Chicago visitor Friday.

Miss Adams, of Chicago is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Pantall's.

Frank Wentworth has been on the sick list for the past two weeks.

Miss Emma Spafford of Denver, Col., is home for a few weeks visit.

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Stewart entertained a large party Tuesday evening.

Ed Martin and Wm. Stewart transacted business in Waukegan Monday.

The Literary Club gave a reception for Mr. Jackson, of Chicago, Friday evening.

Mrs. Richard Pantall returned home Saturday after a few days visit in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, of Chicago, were guests of Mrs. C. B. Cummngs last week.

Mr. Robert Jamison, of Chicago is home for a short visit to his parents on South Street.

Our people are very much pleased to see William Chope at the head of the mail route "Thats What."

Mr. and Mrs. David Young were given a warm reception on return from their wedding trip Tuesday evening.

The Disappointed club met as usual Thursday evening. The committee sent to Chicago Lawn not being ready to report, club adjourned for one week.

The marriage of Miss Jessie Margaret Strang to Rev. George Albert Mitchell will take place at the Millburn Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, February 26, at two o'clock. The Rev. J. E. Roys, of Chicago, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Chidester, of Waukegan. Miss Eloise Hardy, of Waukegan, as maid of honor, Mr. E. A. Martin, of Millburn, the best man, Messers Lloyd White, Bruce Stephens and Guy Hughes ushers, and Dortha Barstow and Pearl Hughes flower girls. After the ceremony a reception will be given in the church. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell will leave for Chicago in a special car attached to the Milwaukee and St. Paul train leaving Wadsworth at 5 P.M. and will be at home after May 15, the Manse, Millburn, Illinois.

from Antioch News27 February 1902
Mr. Elmer Cannon has three children sick with scarlet fever.

The Scouts are all in and it looks like a pleasant day Wednesday.

E. A. Martin and Guy Hughes took in Grayslake Sunday afternoon.

Wm. G. Thom is moving on the Bain farm lately purchased by him.

John Trotter has moved to Chicago in hopes of improving his health.

The ladies met at the church Monday to clean and decorate for the Wedding.

It is rumored that the Spaffords are to sell their farm and move to Waukegan.

Several ladies of the village were in Chicago last week purchasing wedding gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Adams, of Chicago Lawn, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pantall.

There is quite a scare in the village over the report of a case of small pox, all rushing to the doctor for vaccination.

The many friends of Mrs. J. M. Strang will be pleased to learn that she is rapidly recovering her health and will return to Millburn about June 1st.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 27 February 1902
One of the Most Elaborate Country Weddings
Held in Lake County
Social Event of Year in Milburn
Vicinity-Bride Well Known Here.
The marriage of Miss Jessie Margaret Strang to Rev. George Mitchell solemnized Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at Millburn Congregation church marked one of the most elaborate country weddings Lake County has ever seen and it was decidedly the social event of the year for Millburn vicinity.
It was not only the most elaborate country event of the kind ever held in the locality, but was the first real church wedding that Millburn, one the county's oldest towns, has ever had, therefore the event will go into the town annals as one of the important occurrences.
The service took place at two o'clock and the bridal couple was attended by Miss Eloise Hardie of this city as maid of honor and Rev. S. W. Chidester as best man.
Rev. J. E. Roy of Chicago performed the ceremony which was witnessed by about two hundred guests.
The bride was attired in a brown traveling gown and carried bride's roses.
The church was beautifully decorated with palms, flowers and smilax.
Following the ceremony a big reception took place in the church where also a banquet was served by the Clarke Catery of Chicago, colored waiters being in attendance and nothing being left undone to have the affair complete in detail.
At the conclusion of the delightful reception and banquet, the bridal pair took leave of their friends, presumably to go to Wadsworth to take a train for Chicago. Their friends had planned on giving them a big send-off from Wadsworth but the pastor and his bride cleverly eluded the shower of rice, etc, by going to Lake Villa where they boarded a train. They left on a trip to Texas and Oklahoma expecting to be gone a month.
Mrs. Mitchell has lived in Millburn all her life, is a graduate of Waukegan high school and is highly regarded by all who know her. In and about Milburn she is a leader in society and church work and her legion of friends unite in extending best wishes.
Rev. Mitchell came to Millburn about a year ago and has acquired the esteem not only of his congregation, but of all the community.
He is to be congratulated upon his choice of bride.
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