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July, 1904

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 1 July 1904
Deacon George Dodge died Wednesday, June 29th, 1904, at his home farm near Millburn. Mr. Dodge was stricken with something like paralysis last Saturday morning. He was a noble christian gentleman, a soldier in the 96th Regt. a member of Capt. Pollock's company. His loss is irreparable in this church and community. He leaves a wife, son and daughter.

Mrs. Smith had the misfortune to fall last Thursday and break a bone in the hip, which will lay her up for several weeks. She is under the care of Dr. Jamison.

Mr. and Mrs. Short, of Los Angeles, Cal. are visitors at Mrs. C. A. Matthews.

Mrs. Adams and her two girls came Saturday night to visit her father and mother Pantall. Mr. Adams is in Wyoming.

Mrs. Thomas Anderson and her two children who have been at her mother's the last four weeks will start for home this week. Mrs. John A. Strang made a children's party for Maud and Mary Anderson last week Friday. There were twenty-three children present and all had a fine time.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mathews returned from Pontiac Monday.

R. J. Bennett, of Ravenswood, gave an interesting illustrated lecture here Tuesday night. Mr. Bennett has traveled extensively and is a fine lecturer.

Mrs. Geo. Strang is gaining slowly.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 3 July 1904
Sunday evening, July 3, will be the usual song service at the Millburn church.

Mrs. Adams, of Chicago Lawn, is visiting with Mrs. Pantall.

Mr. Lee was a Chicago visitor Monday.

Miss Carrie Bater is an Antioch visitor.

Edd Martin was a Chicago visitor, Monday.

C. E. Topic, July 3, Ways of Consecrating to our Country. Jessie Jamieson, leader.

The Junior C. E. will meet next Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.

Mrs. Smith, mother of Miss K. L. Smith and Mrs. C. B. Cummings, of Lansing Court, Waukegan, fell last Thursday and broke her hip. On account advanced age, leaves her in a very precarious condition. At present writing she is resting quite easy.

The lecture given by Mr. Bennett was very interesting and quite well attended.

Antioch News7 July 1904
Death of George C. Dodge
George C. Dodge, aged 62 years, one of the best known residents in the vicinity of Millburn, died Wednesday morning, June 29, at his home, following an illness from brain-fever.
Mr. Dodge was a native of Maine and came to Lake County when a young man. He enlisted in Co. C 96th Illinois Infantry and went to the war where he did gallant service. He was badly wounded in the battle of Chicamaugua, being shot through the ankle and lay between the lines for some time. He fell into the hands of the enemy and was paroled ten days later, being in such a condition that his services were of no good to the Union army. He was in such a condition that he was never again able to do service and he was discharged because of that fact, August 18, 1864.
He leaves a wife and two children, Alice E. Dodge and George W. Dodge, of Millburn. Mr. Dodge was a faithful worker of the church and was very highly esteemed in the county.

Township Sunday School Convention.
The annual township Sunday School convention will be held at Millburn on Sunday, July 24th, 1904, commencing at 10:30 A. M. Sermon: "Responsibilities and Possibilities of the Sunday School" by Rev. Cleworth.
The afternoon session will be address by Rev. Lee, of Lake Villa, and Rev. Boag, of Hickory, after which Mrs. F. D. Everett, of Highland Park, will address the meeting on Primary Work. All interested in Sunday school work are cordially invited to be present.

William Spooner of Oak Park is visiting at John Trotters.

Mrs. Lyburn Stewart and Miss Edna Stewart spent the fourth at A. H. Stewarts.

Mrs. Taylor is entertaining her sister, Mrs. Ayers.

Mr. and Mrs. Crandel of Chicago are visiting at Elmer Cannons.

Miss Wynn of Waukegan is visiting Carrie Bater.

Mr. E. P. Dodge has gone to Rochester to visit his daughter Mrs. Helen Buss.

Maybelle Bonner is visiting with relatives in Antioch.

Mr. and Mrs. Denmann and son Clayton of Highland Park spent the fourth at C. E. Denman's.

Mr. and Mrs. John Buss of Rochester, attended the funeral of their uncle Mr. George Dodge.

The monthly missionary society will meet with Mrs. R. L. Strang Wednesday, July 6.

The C. E. business meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Eugene Clark, Friday evening July 8.

C. E. Topic July 10, Some Modern Idols and how to overthrow them. Rev. F. T. Lee, leader all young people especially invited.

The sudden death of George Dodge, Sr., occurred Wednesday morning, June 29. The funeral took place at the house at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment in the Millburn cemetery. He leaves a wife and two children, George and Alice to mourn his loss.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 7 July 1904
The death of Geo. C. Dodge occurred at his home in Millburn early Wednesday morning, June 29th, at the age of 62 years, 6 mos., and 9 days. He was born in Portland, Me and came to the vicinity while young. He enlisted in Co. C. Regiment 96th, of Illinois volunteers, in the fall of 1862. He was severely wounded in the ankle at Chicamauga and lay within the enemy's lines ten days.
He was paroled later and spent a time at Louisville, Chattanooga and Chicago hospitals before being discharged in August of 1864.
He was married December 7, 1875 to Sarah L. White, who together with their two children, George W. and Alice E., and his niece, Vera, mourn his loss.
He has lived on his farm south of Millburn since his marriage showing his sincere interest in all that was good and living his quiet life as before God.
He was a deacon of Millburn church and his interest in the Sunday school has been manifest in his devotion to his duties as superintendent for years past.
Though steadily failing his illness was entirely unexpected and of short duration, he being sick but five days.
Inflammation and congestion of the brain rendered speech and movement difficult until he slept to waken to his rest, leaving the home that has been the scene of his best life and deepest influence.
His last days were brightened by the coming of his first grandchild who lives to perpetuate his name.
The funeral was held at his home July 1st, Rev. F. T. Lee officiating. It was attended by friends from Evanston, Waukegan and from miles around, a tribute to his memory and a token of the esteem they bear his life.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 11 July 1904
Emily Wynn of Waukegan is visiting Carrie Batter.

Mrs. Ayers from Hlllsdale, Mich., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Taylor.

Mr. Pantall went home with his daughter, Mrs. Adams, Tuesday.

Edwin Taylor, wife and son came out to spend the 4th with his parents.

Mrs. Dr. Ralph Taylor of Lilly Lake spent a few days with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Stewart.

Roy Hughes has gone to Charlevoix for the summer.

Loyd White of Michigan City came home for the 4th. Everyone is always glad to see Loyd.

Frank Wentworth of Chicago made a run out in his automobile Sunday to see his father and mother.

Victor and Leone Strang returned from Somers Tuesday.

The Niekirk family are at her fathers, Mr. Wm. Thoms. Mr. Niekirk is just home from the Pacific coast. They will settle in Winnetka.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stewart of Chicago visited a few days at Mrs. Smith's and spent the 4th with them.

There was a family party at the old Trotter home on the 4th with Mr. and Mrs. John who live in the old home, Fred, Bert, Mamie from the city, Lucy and their mother, also Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bain and Helen Trotter. They had a fine display of fireworks at night.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Strang went to Somers for the 4th.

Mrs. Robert Strang has gone to visit her daughter, Mrs. Hughes.

Mrs. Thomas Anderson started for home last Friday.

Mrs. Smith is quite comfortable and is bearing up wonderfully patient and hopeful.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 13 July 1904
Mabelle Bonner is visiting relatives in Antioch.

Mr. and Mrs. Crandell, of Chicago, are at Elmer Cannon.

Mr. E. P. Dodge has gone to Rochester, Wis., to visit his daughter, Mrs. Helen Buss.

Miss Wynn, of Waukegan, is visiting with Carrie Bater.

Rev. Hughes has gone to Charlevoix, Michigan.

Mrs. Ralph Taylor of Lily Lake and Mrs. Lybum Stewart and Edna Stewart, of Chicago, spent the Fourth with their father, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Stewart.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Denman and son, spent the Fourth with Mrs. C. E. Denman.

Mr. and Mrs. John Buss, of Rochester, attended the funeral of Mr. Geo. Dodge.

C. E. Topic, July 10-Some Modern Idols and how to Overthrow Them. Rev. F. T. Lee, leader.

Wm. Spooner, of Oak Park, is at Wm. Trotter's. He will stay there all summer.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Tower, of Chicago, spent the Fourth with H. B. Tower's.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, of Chicago, spent the fourth with Mr. and Mrs. John Chope. Mr. Anderson is a nephew of Mrs. Chope's.

The C. E. business meeting will be at Mrs. Eugene Clark's, Friday evening, July 8. A Special invitation to all young people.

Antioch News14 July 1904
Edith Stewart of Minneapolis, Minn., is visiting with her uncle John Thain.

Mrs. Lawrence's two daughters from Iowa are home for their summer vacation.

Mrs. Mathews and two sons Brice and Herbert, of Kenosha returned to their home last Saturday.

Mrs. A. E. Stewart has gone to Highland Park to visit her daughter, Mrs. Fred Denman.

Mrs. J. H. Bonner will entertain the Ladies Aid on Thursday afternoon, July 14. Visitors always welcome.

Miss Annie McCredie and Mabel Irving started Thursday morning for the state C. E. Convention at Springfield, Ill.

Mrs. F. T. Lee has gone to Evanston to visit her mother Mrs. Canfield for a few weeks. Her son Harold will join her this week.

C. E. topic, July 17--The world's gain through universal peace. Harold Minto, leader. The report of delegates will also be given.

Miss Katherine and Lucy Kimball attended the birthday party of Sylvia Sears at Mr. Sears' summer residence at Gage's Lake, Monday, July 11, 1904.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 15 July 1904
The hospital matter is an all-absorbing topic, it is being discussed in its every phase and the one expression heard from it all is that it is indeed too bad that the building is being delayed so long in opening.
One thing is apparent, the hospital will not be turned over to the association until Mr. Hale gets the $289. which was promised him.
This money was promised him by two members of the board of directors but the hospital as an association has not taken the matter up for action.
The Sun this morning asked Miss Compton for a statement on this matter, and as the chairman of the board, she said: "The hospital association voted to use the $1,000 given the hospital in Mrs. McAlister's will for finishing the third story of the building. Mr. Hale's bid for doing the work was $1,289 and he knew he must wait for the thousand dollars provided for in the will until the proper legal steps are taken in disposing of the estate. The remainder, $289, was available from the money made at the County fair and $50 which Judge donated. Acting on that presumption, Mrs. Watrous, secretary of the board and I made the contract with Mr. Hale to complete the third floor, Mrs. Spring, the third member, having failed to come to the board meeting. She was served with a notice that the meeting was to be held. We signed the contract as a majority of the board and thus the matter stands.
"The hospital may or may not be done, it has never been formally tendered to the association and we have had no chance to accept or reject. We certainly cannot and will not accept it until our architect has looked it over and passed upon it."
Mrs. Edward Spring, President-The money received from the country Fair was placed by vote of the association in a special fund, for the purpose of repairing the old hospital the old hospital still needs and will need constant repairing. This fund cannot be used for any other purpose and is kept by the treasurer as such special fund.
The doctors, the men who have to do the work in the hospital and who perhaps should know more about the affair than anybody else in the city deplore the delay in getting the building along to a point where it can be used and nearly all of them attribute the delay to the factional difference existing in the association and think it high time that a "get together" party be arranged by the women.
Here is what some of the doctors say on the matter:
DR. CARTER-I have not had a great many patients there but some who should have gone to the hospital have of course been unable to on account of the delay. I was never asked a word concerning the plans of the hospital or the arrangement of the rooms. I perhaps have not kept in very close touch with the association and the officers have made no attempt to keep in touch with me. It is indeed too bad that the building is not ready and open for use.
Dr. Carter admitted that he was the one man in the city who started the hospital movement many years ago and further admitted that he would have been glad to have offered some suggestions if he had been given a chance.
DR. FOLEY-It is a shame that the hospital is not open for use. We have been keeping people out of the hospital who need attention, we have been putting off operations that should be performed and the public generally is suffering greatly by the delay in opening.
We, the doctors, do not know any more about when the building is to be opened than does the public.
I feel that the association has not received much money and donations it would have, had not this factional fight been allowed to continue. No, I was never asked for suggestions as to the arrangement of the new building. I attribute the delay to the factional trouble and it makes one feel that the only way to adjust matters is to have men take hold of the association and direct it.
DR. KNIGHT-I feel that it is indeed too bad that the new building is not open to use and attribute the delay to the factional differences in the association, I, like the rest of the doctors have had to put off operations on account of it and for that reason we feel the delay greatly. I certainly feel that the Waukegan doctors should have been consulted on the arrangement of the building. I should say that everything should be done to hurry it along so we can use it. There are now no means to furnish the building and that will be a new trouble. The condition is indeed to be regretted.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 18 July 1904
Andrew White, of Waukegan, having gone West on business, Mrs. Wm. White has gone to Waukegan to spend the week with her sister, Mrs. Andrew White.

Mrs. Carrie Edgar Wallis of Chicago, and her son are guests at Robert Strangs.

Mrs. John Stewart, of Minneapolis, is visiting the Stewarts and Thain families here.

Mabel Irving and Annie McCredie went to Springfield last week to attend the C. C. Convention.

Prof. M. I. Lawrence of Tabor, Iowa, is visiting her mother here.

Mrs. Gerity went to the city Monday.

Miss Blake, who is visiting Lucy Spafford, sang a solo most beautifully Sunday morning in the church.

Miss Ina Lawrence, of Fargo, N. D., is home for her vacation. She is the stenographer in Fargo College.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang have been called frequently to Grayslake since they arrived home from California, on account of the serious illness of her brother, Wm. Wedge's wife.

Mrs. Eliza Bonner has the Ladies Aid Society to supper Thursday.

Antioch News21 July 1904
Harold Lee went to Evanston last week.

Mrs. Eugene Clark is entertaining her niece from Waukegan.

Mrs. Margaret and Miss Edith Stewart, who were visiting with friends here, have gone to visit with Peter Stewart at Gurnee.

Mrs. John Chope was called to the death bed of her father, Mr. Chauncy Nellis, of Rosecrans.

Mr. Elmer Cannon's parents are visiting with him. His mother was taken sick while here but is improving.

Sunday evening, July 24, the C. E. meeting will be led by Rev. F. T. Lee. The meeting will take the place of the regular church service at 7:30.

Mrs. Adams, who has been spending some time this summer with Mrs. Pantall, returned to Chicago Lawn, Monday. She expected to leave the next day for Wyoming.

Mrs. Peter Duncan had a smash-up Tuesday morning and was thrown from her buggy injuring her shoulder quite badly. Her rig and Ralph :Miller's collided with the result that Mrs. Duncan's rig was completely smashed.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 23 July 1904
Elmer Cannons' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cannon, are here visiting with him. While there Mrs. Cannon has been quite ill, but is now improving.

Harold Lee has gone to Evanston on a visit.

Mrs. Adams who has been visiting here with Mrs. Pantall, returned to her home last Monday, she expected to start for Wyoming the next day.

Mrs. Margaret Stewart and Miss Edith Stewart of Minneapolis, Minn., who were visiting relatives and friends here have gone to Gurnee to visit with Peter Stewart.

Last Tuesday morning the rigs of Ralph Miller and Mrs. Peter Duncan collided, throwing Mrs. Duncan from the buggy and hurting her shoulder quite badly. Mrs. Duncan's rig was quite badly smashed.

Mrs. John Chope was called to the death-bed of her father, Mr. Channcy Nellis, who lived in Rosecrans.

Mr. Rudale, of Chicago, is visiting with H. B. Tower.

Clarence Bonner is home for a visit with his parents.

Antioch News28 July 1904
Mrs. F. T. Lee and son Harold returned from Evanston Monday.

Miss Vivien Bonner will entertain the Jolly Workers club, Wednesday, July 27.

Elizabeth Roberts is visiting Mrs. S. H. Kimball.

The Junior C. E. will meet at two o'clock Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mitchell of Waukegan visited over Sunday with the Spaffords.

C. E. Topic, July 31, An evening with Burmahan Sian. Victor Strang leader.

The Christian Endeavorers will give a lawn social on Wm. White's Lawn, Thursday evening, July 28. Light refreshments will be served, no expense.

The Sunday School Township convention will be held here Sunday and with quite a large attendance. Mr. Everett and Mrs. Vail of Highland Park were here and Rev. Cleworth of Antioch preached the morning sermon.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 29 July 1904
Dr. and Mrs. Tombaugh, of Waukegan, dined with Mrs. W. B. Stewart Sunday and called to see a few old friends.

Mrs. Wm. Mavor and Miss Gertrude Maver, of Chicago, came out Saturday for a short visit with her sister, Mrs. Hughes.

Mrs. Allen Jamison and son Philip, of St. Louis, came Saturday to spend a few weeks at her father's, Dr. Taylor's.

Mr. and Mrs. Cummings went to the city Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jamison visited in Rochester with Mrs. Helen Dodge Buss recently.

Miss Annie Rowland and Hattie Davis, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are visiting the Hughes and Whites.

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart and John M. Strang and wife attended the business men's picnic Tuesday.

Mr. Winecker has four city boarders.

Mrs. Adams went back to the city Monday. She and Mabel will soon start for New Castle, Wyoming, where Mr. Adams has been sent for a few months as Stock Examiner.

Mr. Wentworth's son Frank and daughter Mrs. Archibald Brown and Mr. Brown came out in their automobile Sunday to call on their father and mother.

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