Newspaper Clippings for
2 July 1903
Lost--Between the Jones school house, on the road running south, and the
first road running east to Millburn, a lady's tight-fitting, checked
jacket, lined with purple silk. Finder please notify or leave at Antioch
News office and oblige. D. B. Taylor
New Law on Birth Recording
Under the provisions of a law enacted by the last general assembly,
and which will be in force on and after July 1, physicians and midwives are
required to report births to the county clerks, except in the cities of
Chicago and Peoria, in which reports will be made to the commissioner of
health. A fee of twenty-five cents will be paid for each birth reported,
either to the county or the city official.
The state burial permit law of 1901 has been repealed, to take
effect the first of next month. Under the new law physicians, midwives and
coroners are required to report deaths directly to the state board of
health, except in cities which have burial permit ordinances.
In these the local authorities are required to send monthly to the
state board of health all certificates of death presented to them. A fee
of twenty-five cents will be paid for each report of death made to the
state board of health. It is made the duty of the state board of health to
forward all certificates of deaths to the county clerks for final record.
It is believed that this law will be more satisfactory than that
now in force. Under it's provisions, the state board of health will be
promptly advised of the number and causes of the deaths in each locality,
and will be in a position to immediately investigate any undue prevalence
of disease and take the necessary action to protect the public health.
E. A. Martin and J. M. Strang visited in Antioch Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Trotter, of Chicago, visited with relatives here over
A. meeting was held in the church Saturday afternoon for the purpose of
forming a Junior Endeavor society.
Arthur Spafford and bride came from Indiana on a wedding trip and are
spending a few days with Mrs. Spafford and family at this place.
Miss Tessie Cunningham visited relatives in Grayslake the past week.
Wm Thom Jr., has a new telephone.
Miss Lucy Spafford has started on a trip to Denver, Col., where she will
attend the Christian Endeavor convention and visit with her brother,
Mr. John Wedge who has been quite sick is slowly improving.
9 July 1903
The Fourth is over.
Miss Popp and friend are visiting with Mrs. Geo. Gerity.
Mrs. Howard, of Kenosha, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Thain.
Many attended the grand display of fire works Saturday night.
A number of young people spent the Fourth of July evening in Antioch.
The Jolly Workers meet with Miss Vivian Bonner Wednesday, July 15.
Miss Libbie and Jessie Jamieson, of Chicago, spent the Fourth at home.
Jessie Richardson and Clarence Cummings received diplomas for high
The Euchre club met in Young's hall Saturday evening and a large crowd
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 17 July 1903
JOHN WEDGE DIES
PROMINENT FARMER OF WESTERN LAKE COUNTY
EXPIRES AT HIS MILLBURN HOME.
BORN AND RAISED IN LAKE COUNTY
Leaves Wife and Family and Other Relatives
John Wedge, of Milburn, an old and prominent resident of western
Lake county, died at his home Friday from stomach trouble, age 59
Mr. Wedge was one of the oldest native born Lake county residents,
having been born near Millburn Jan. 14, 1844. He was the son of
Joshua and Margaret Wedge.
Mr. Wedge lived all his life in the region of his birth and was a
leading farmer of the section. He married Eliza Dewey, who was
born near Grange Hall. She survives together with the following
children: Mrs. R. Grice of North Chicago, Mrs. S. E. Botthman, of
Minneapolis, Clarence and Ernie, at home.
He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters:
William Wedge, of Gray's Lake; Henry Wedge, of Millburn; George
Wedge, of Antioch, and Mrs. J. M. Strang, of Millburn.
The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon from his
late home. Interment will be at Millburn cemetery.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 18 July 1903
Mrs. Carston of Chicago, and son Arthur, were visitors at Dr.
Taylor's a few days the first of the week.
Clarence Bonner is up from Peoria for a two weeks vacation.
Miss Una Youna Minto is home from Beloit college for the
Miss Lucy Spafford has gone to Denver to visit her brother
We are sorry to report John Wedge very sick indeed with no hope
Vinnie and Alice Jamieson are both visiting at their fathers
E. A. Martin was in the city Wednesday on business.
Miss Edna Stewart with two other girls spent a week at her
fathers, A. H. Stewart.
All were sorry to hear of the death of Robert Thorn of Gurnee,
who was so seriously injured by falling from a building three
months ago. In his early life his home was in this vicinity and
he was well known by many here who hoped for his recovery.
Joseph Taylor's sudden death Monday was a shock to all his
friends here. Mrs. Elmer Pollock was his daughter. Much sympathy
is felt for the family.
Mr. Cleveland is very sick at present from being vaccinated.
He will recover it is believed.
Mr. and Mrs. Pollock were out to Geneva Lake a few days last
Mrs. James Bonner entertained the ladier aid society last
Thursday. All had a pleasant time.
There will be a lawn party on John Trotter's lawn Thursday
Rev. Lee and family and Mr. Dean's family of Evanston, had a
very enjoyable picnic at Druce's Lake Wednesday.
Edna Stewart and friends returned to the city Thursday.
23 July 1903
John Wedge Dead.
John Wedge, a prominent farmer and a man known generally throughout Lake
county, died Thursday, July 16, at his home near Millburn, his death
removing not only an old resident of that vicinity but a man universally
esteemed and respected. The deceased was born near Millburn village
January 14, 1844, and had spent his entire life in that vicinity. Mr.
Wedge leaves surviving him his widow, two daughters Mrs. R. S. Grice of
North Chicago, Mrs. S. S. Boothman of Minneapolis, and two sons, Clarence
and Ernest who reside at the homestead. He is also survived by the
following brothers and sisters: William Wedge of Grayslake, Henry Wedge of
Millburn, George Wedge of Antioch, and Mrs. J. M. Strang of Millburn.
Mrs. Trotter is entertaining a number of friends from the city.
The Jolly Workers gave a social on John Trotter's lawn last Thursday
evening. A short program was rendered consisting of guitar, banjo and
violin solos and a song by the little Strang girls. A very unique quilt
made by the club was sold, Frank Lucas being the purchaser. About fifteen
dollars were realized and all went home feeling that the Jolly Workers is
the merriest of clubs.
John Wedge, who has been a patient sufferer for many weeks passed away
Thursday. The funeral being held Saturday. Mr. Wedge was a respected and
honored citizen and neighbor and his death will be, a loss to the
community. He leaves a wife two sons and two daughters.
Ed Martin has a new rubber tire buggy.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 30 July 1903
ARRESTED ON OLD WARRANT
Homer Farhney Arraigned Today
on Warrant Issued in 1900
OFFICERS HAD LONG SEARCHED FOR HIM.
Nabbed on His Return to Lake County for a Day's Outing.
After accidental or clever evasion of the law for over three years
Homer Fahrney, son of Dr. Peter Fahrney, the wealthy Chicago man
owning a big farm near Millburn, was arraigned in court in
Waukegan today on a warrant made out in 1900 by Former State's
Attorney Heydecker on the complaint of a young woman living near
the Fahrney farm.
The warrant in question had been held over Fahrney ever since and
it is said that an effort was frequently made to locate him in
Chicago or in Lake county, but that since it was issued the
officers had been unable to find him.
At all events, the young man had never been seen at his father's
farm since the warrant came out until the 4th of July, when he
made a visit there to look over the property.
Neighbors who had heard of the failure to arrest him spread the
word and soon Constable Ames heard of it. A new warrant was
issued for Fahrney's arrest and he was taken in charge. The case
was fixed for this afternoon at 1 o'clock before Justice Van
Deusen, and when the defendant was brought in State's attorney
Talcott moved that the case in question be dismissed, a course
which was taken, but the defendant was immediately arrested on the
old warrant of 1900. As that warrant was issued by Justice
Shatswell, the case was transferred to his court, where on motion
of the defense, the case was continued until Aug. 7, (bonds being
fixed at $500, furnished by a local bank.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 31 July 1903
Mrs. Judson who visited here among friends last week returned to
Miss Side and her mother visited their cousin Mrs. J. M. Strang
a week and returned to their home in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday.
Mr. George Anderson of Lake Forest, visited Wm. Bonner and his
sister and attended church here.
Miss Margaret Lawrence who fills a Prof. Chair in Tabor
College, Iowa, is spending part of her vacation here with her
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Tukey and three children of Berwin, returned
to the city Monday after a few days spent with their aunt Mrs.
Fannie Dodge Jamieson. They heard our new preacher Sunday.
Ernest Wedge youngest son of Mrs. John Wedge has been very
sick since his father's death but is recovering under the care of
The McGill girls from Chicago are boarding at Mrs. Trotter's.
E. A. Martin and John M. Strang were in Waukegan Wednesday on
Mrs. Smith and Miss Kittie went to Somers, Wis., to visit Mrs.
Heddle last Friday.
Two horse thieves and two horses and a pony were captured here
right in Millburn Wednesday. Telephones soon find the horse
thieves. John A. Strang the cattle buyer, stopped the team and
the officers were soon here for their men who came from north of
Union Grove, Wis., by way of Antioch here, right on the telephone
It is late in the month to correct 4th of July mistakes,
however to eer is human, to forgive divine, we are informed that
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Thain assisted materially in the nice 4th
celebration at Dr. Jamison's. Mrs. Thain furnished the pine apple
ice and served it.