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September, 1906

Antioch News06 September 1906
The Millburn Cider Mill is now open and is ready to receive apples.

R. L. Hughes was home over Sunday.

Miss Pollock returned to Chicago Monday.

Miss Bell Hughes has returned to Antioch.

Miss Carrie Bater went to Lake Forest Monday.

Mr. Abbott was a guest at Mrs. Spafford's over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Strang visited in Racine last week.

Clarence Bonner and a lady friend were out over Sunday.

Mrs. Kimball and Miss Rogers went to Chicago last Thursday.

Mrs. Matthews has gone to Minnesota to visit with relatives there.

Rev. and Mrs. Mitchell of Oak Park, are the happy parents of a baby girl.

Mr. and Mrs. Britton of Pikeville, visited Sunday with Mr. Ed. Wells.

Mrs. J. Thain, Gussie, Hazel and Lyman were Chicago visitors one day last week.

The C. E. Society gave a lawn social on the church lawn on Tuesday night, Sept. 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon spent last Thursday and Friday at the Woodstock Fair.

Mr. Roberts and son Alfred, of Chicago, have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J. Jamieson.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom, Sr. have been visiting with their son, Edwin Thom, in Racine.

The C. E. business meeting will be held at the home of J. H. Bonner on Friday evening, Sept. 7.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gerrity attended the McHenry County Fair at Woodstock last Thursday and Friday.

Mrs. Lawrence left Sunday morning for Tabor, Ia., where she is going to live with her daughter Margaret.

Bert and Frieda Wieneckie left last Tuesday for Sycamore, Ill., where they have gone to attend high school.

The Hockaday school will open Sept. 10 with Miss Clara Nelson as teacher. Miss Vivien Bonner will teach the Dodge school again.

Antioch News13 September 1906
Rev. Walton preached here last Sunday.

Mamie Trotter was out for a few days last week.

Wm. Finley visited last week with the Bonners.

Miss May Dodge is visiting with Mrs. John Bonner.

Victor Strang has returned to Beloit to attend school.

Mrs. Stephens has recovered from a two weeks' illness.

Mrs. A. W. Safford was a Chicago visitor last Friday.

Miss A. L. McCredie started her school at Deerfield last Monday.

Victor Strang and Leslie Bonner spent last Friday in Chicago.

Mrs. Hatton is here visiting with her brother Mr. Geo. Yocum.

Mrs. Brown has been visiting with her mother Mrs. Wentworth.

Mr. and Mrs. Padgett and child returned to Charleston, Ill., Sunday.

Ruby and Mabel Hughes went to Chicago last Tuesday and returned on Thursday.

Victor Rossback spent a few days here last week returning Friday with his children.

Mrs. Wright Stewart and Mrs. Wright Scott are spending some time at John Trotter's.

Margaret and Bertha White, Pearl, Baby and Olin Cleveland, Mabel Bonner, Helen Safford, Leon Strang and Robert Bonner all started Tuesday for Rochester where they will attend school.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 13 September 1906
Famous Lake County man,
now the Richest Bachelor in the Country, Takes Wife
Mrs. W. H. Stewart Announces Engagement.
Banns Between Rich Man and Divorcee of Week Announced in Scottish Church Sunday.
According to cable dispatches from Scotland, the banns for the marriage of James Henry Smith, formerly of Waukegan and Lake county, and Mrs. Rhinelander Stewart were read on Sunday in the parish church at Alvie, Invernessshire. It is expected the wedding will take place soon. The groom to be is known as "Silent Smith".
The announcement was not altogether a surprise. Mrs. Stewart obtained a divorce from her husband in South Dakota, Aug. 24 last. Long before that her marriage to Smith after divorce had been mentioned as a possibility.
Smith has been spoken of as the richest bachelor in this country. In 1889 he inherited from his uncle, George Smith-known as "Chicago Smith"-a fortune estimated at $50,000,000, which since has largely increased. Smith was an inconspicuous Wall street banker when his uncle died in London.
The elder Smith had made his fortune in Chicago but had resided in England for some time before his death. He was one of the pioneer bankers of the northwest. He came from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the estate paid $4,500,000 in taxes to the British government.
Becomes Active in Society.
James Henry Smith, from being a retiring bachelor, became active in society. Two years ago he bought the William C. Whitney house in Fifth avenue. He also has a place at Tuxedo and residences in London and Scotland, where he has done a great deal of entertaining.
In 1892 Smith purchased Rubens' "The Holy Family for $50,000 and presented it to the Metropolitan museum. Last February he gave $50,000 to St. Luke's hospital in Chicago for an annex in memory of his uncle.
Mrs. Stewart was Miss Annie Armstrong, daughter of John A. Armstrong, of Baltimore. She is an elder sister of Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel of Philadelphia.
She and William Rhinelander Stewart were married in 1879. Stewart was the head of one of the oldest New York families, a lawyer, and once president of the state board of charities.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 18 September 1906
Leaving his farm house in apparently good health this morning, a few moments after he had bidden his wife good bye, Theo. Van Alstine, of Millburn, dropped dead in the field and was found by relatives. Heart failure is the supposed cause.
Van Alstine is a step-brother-in-law to Frank Jones of Waukegan, and a half-brother to Ed Gillings, who left for the scene of the death at once. The dead man leaves a wife and two children.
Antioch News20 September 1906
Leaving his farm house in apparently good health Tuesday morning, a few moments after he had bidden his wife good bye, Theo Van Alstine, of Millburn, dropped dead and was found by relatives. Heart failure is supposed to have been the cause.

Leslie Caine visited over Sunday with Mrs. Bater.

Miss Mabel Chope has been visiting with relatives in Russell. (According to the Russell, IL article right next to this one, she was visiting her aunt, Mrs. C. A. Edwards.)

Mr. Wm. McGuire has moved into Mrs. Lawrence's house.

Miss Eunice Fendic is visiting with her cousin, Mrs. Mabel Young.

Mrs. Kimball and son Marston of Oak Park returned to John Trotters last Friday.

Mrs. Fred Denman of Highland Park spent Saturday with her mother and sister here.

Misses Rose and Hulda Voos of Chicago visited Saturday with Mrs. C. E. Denman.

Mr. and Mrs. John Chope and daughter, Irene have gone to Amboy, Ill., for a visit with relatives and friends.

Mrs. D. B. Taylor of St. Louis and Miss Jessie Richardson of Lillie Lake are here visiting with Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Stewart.

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