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June, 1907

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 3 June 1907
Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner left last Tuesday for Fremont, Nebraska, to visit Fred Murrie, Mrs. Bonner's brother.

Mrs. Sarah Dodge, of Rochester, came Saturday to keep house for Mrs. Bonner while she is away.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gerrity visited with friends in Ravenswood Tuesday.

Miss Mamie Trotter, of Evanston, visited over Sunday with John Bonner and A. K. Bain.

Clarence Bonner, of Chicago, visited the home folks over Sunday.

Miss Vera Werden, of Rochester, visited over Sunday with David White also Miss Margaret White was home.

Mrs. Herbert Mathews spent several days in Waukegan visiting friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. David Young contemplates trip to Scotland in the near future.

Miss Edith VanAlstine closed her school at Sand Lake, Saturday, May 25.

Messrs. Steadman and Ormsby, of Gurnee, are painting W. B. Stewart's house.

Mrs. Mary Bater entertained her brother, James Taylor, of Taylorville, Ill, and nephews, James Low, of Evanston, and Samuel Low, of Chicago, Sunday. James Taylor is on his way to Scotland to visit his brother.

Miss Maude North, of Chicago, is visiting W. J. White and other relatives.

Miss Julia Adams returned to her home in Chicago Lawn, Wednesday.

Ed Martin returned home Tuesday from his trip to the coast with the Shriners.

Miss C. E. Bater came home Saturday returning again Monday to Evanston.

Miss Robinson, of Kenosha, well known in this vicinity who visited Miss Bater last summer, died Saturday and was buried Monday.

Sunday, June 2, is the Woodmen's Memorial day and the Warren Cemetery Society is to join the Woodmen the same day.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 5 June 1907
Dover, Del., June 4-The story of how Charles W. White, a prosperous farmer living near Newark, Del., who advertised for a wife and captured Helen Smith, a relative of "Silent" Smith and heiress to $60,000, was given out by Mrs. White today. The couple have just been married and are as happy as though they had known each other for years.
White is forty-seven years old, divorced, is sound and vigorous, doesn't use tobacco, of strictly moral character and possess a will of iron and a flashy temper. He advertised in a Philadelphia paper that "no scrapper need answer."
Receives Forty Replies.
He got forty replies to his "ad" and out of the lot selected the following, which please him most:
Dear Sir: In answer to your "ad" for a wife, I was raised in the county, but live in town with my sister at present. I am strong and know how to work. I don't have much of a temper, and I don't have any beaus, for I don't think there is much in these men. I think you are old enough not to be fickle. I would appreciate a nice quiet home. I am 5 feet 2 inches tall, have dark brown hair and blue eyes, weigh 120 pounds. If you wish to answer please sent photo, if possible. Age 25 years. My reputation is unquestionable.
No 345 South Church street
Waynesboro, Pa.
Although the farmer says he was greatly impressed by the simplicity and sincerity of this letter, he did not choose the writer of it from among the forty applicants immediately, but answered every communication he had received, deciding to rest his choice upon the second letter.
Letter That Won His Heart.
The letter which won his heart was this one:
Dear Friend-I received your letter today and was pleased with it. I am sure since I read your letter that you are a gentleman. I am sorry I have no small photo of myself. I am sending a large one. It is a little unhandy to send, but please don't show it, for people will laugh at me, and please don't think I am fast for writing you. I don't think the difference in our ages matters much, for the young men all get tired of their wives quick. I always said I would marry one a great deal older than myself. Of course, if you don't want such a young wife that is for you to decide. I never thought I would answer an "ad" like that, but I have been wishing for a home of my own and somebody to love me, and I couldn't help it.
You said you wanted a good cook. That is like men. I think I can cook good. I can play and sing, but I don't know whether you will call my voice sweet or not. I play by note. I must close. With best wishes.
Helen Smith.
P. S.-Be sure to put "In care of Harry Scott", for I am not very well known here. My home place before mother and father died was Virginia, and I am just here for a month's visit.
P. S. -I will look for your answer. You would not need to send your photo if you don't have it. I feel as if I know you, anyway. It would be fine not to know you!
Sends $10 for Car Fare.
Other and friendlier letters followed the young woman finally addressing Mr. White as her "dearest friend." Beyond that she did not go. Finally White sent the young woman $10 to pay her railroad fare and waited for her at the little Delaware station.
Next day they were married, and it was then the young wife confided to her husband the news she had previously withheld from him-that she was heiress to $60,000, a relative of "Silent" Smith, and beside had other property of her own and money in bank which she proposes to devote to improving the farm.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 6 June 1907
Mrs Denman visited last Tuesday with her sister in Highland Park.

Mrs. Elizabeth Bonner of Russell is visiting here with her nephews.

Mrs. A. E. Stewart from Highland Park came Monday to visit with her daughter, Mrs. Denman.

Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey called on William Cremin last Wednesday.

Some of the bad places in the road south of Millburn will soon be a thing of the past.

Mrs. William Cremins visited in Waukegan Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Hockaday school closed last Wednesday.

Miss Watson is in Lake Villa attending her brother who is ill with pneumonia.

Miss Ethel Ames has closed her school and is spending her vacation at home.

Mrs. Sarah Dodge returned last Friday to Rochester, Wis.

A. K. Bain was quite badly kicked by a horse last Wednesday at the Mrs. Cunningham funeral.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes of Libertyville were seen on our streets last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McGuire and Jess Denman visited last Sunday with their uncle in Highland Park.

On Sunday, June 9, Children's day will be observed by the Sunday school.

Antioch News06 June 1907
Miss Ethel Ames closed her school last Friday.

Henry Bater of Waukegan visited here Monday.

Mrs. Sarah Dodge returned to her home at Rochester on Friday

Mrs. Bonner of Russell is visiting at the home of John Bonner.

Mrs. Odett and Lanora Ames visited the Broe school last Friday.

Mrs. Wm. Cremin visited in Waukegan Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hughes of Gurnee visited here one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes of Libertyville were visitors here Wednesday.

Mrs. Emma Hughes of Chicago has been visiting with her mother, Mrs. Spafford.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Humphrey of Waukegan were callers here Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McGuire and Jesse Denman visited in Highland Park on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Edmonds attended the wedding of Miss Bertha Edmonds last Tuesday.

Miss Belle Watson went to Lake Villa on Monday last to take care of her brother Wm. Watson who is ill with pneumonia.

A. H. Stewart has received the news that he has another nephew at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Taylor at Lillie Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murdock and a party of friends from Zion City called here on decoration day while on their way to Fourth lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown of Chicago visited with Mr. Wentworth on Wednesday and Thursday, returning to the city Thursday evening with their son Warren.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 10 June 1907
Mr. and Mrs. A. Brown, of Chicago, came Wednesday to F. W. Wentworth's returning Thursday accompanied by their son Warren.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Humphery, of Waukegan, called on relatives here last week.

Rev. and Mrs. Geo. Mitchell, and children, of Fox Lake, visited George Jamison's last Tuesday.

Miss Margaret Watson, of Chicago, is visiting her mother for a week.

Mrs. C. E. Denman visited her mother and sister at Highland Park last Tuesday.

Word was received last Tuesday from Lily Lake that a grandson was born to R. H. Stewart.

Mrs. Sarah Dodge, returned to her home in Rochester last Friday.

C. E. Denman transacted business in Zion City Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bain, of Racine, visited Mrs. Bain's mother Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hughes, of Gurnee, were Millburn callers Wednesday.

Miss Hannah Smith visited Mrs. H. D. Hughes at Gurnee recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edmond and Mr. and Mrs. Gerry attended the Edmond-Willoughby wedding in Waukegan last Tuesday.

Mrs. Geo. Strang is visiting her son Eugene in Waukegan.

Wm. And Henry Wedge were Millburn callers last week.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, of Libertyville, called on friends and relatives the past week.

Miss Mabel Adams, of Chicago Lawn, came Thursday returning Sunday accompanied by her grandfather, R. Pantall.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 11 June 1907
Evanstonian Receives First Payment
in Connection With $6,000,000 Bequest
The first payment in connection with the $6,000,000 legacy which was bequeathed to William Smith Mason of Evanston under the will of the late James Henry (Silent) Smith was received at Mr. Mason's real estate office at Sherman avenue and Davis street yesterday in the form of a draft for $25,000 on a New York bank. The draft was deposited by Mr. Mason's private secretary, Miss Helen Stone, in the City National bank of Evanston of which Mr. Mason is the vice president. The draft was signed by George Grant Mason and other executors of Silent Smith's will.
William Smith Mason is in New York, where he has taken up a temporary residence to act as one of the administrators of the James Henry Smith will. No definite information could be ascertained in Evanston as to whether a division has been made under the will, but since the period of probation has not expired it is thought the sum is part of the income on the Smith millions since his death.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 13 June 1907
Jeppie Jepson was a Chicago visitor last Friday.

The body of Lloyd Bain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bain of Waukegan was interred in the Millburn cemetery Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang returned Monday from California where they spent the winter.

The students who attended school in Rochester are home for their summer vacation.

Rev. A. W. Safford and his sister-in-law attended the graduating exercises in Rochester, last week.

Antioch News13 June 1907
Mrs. Gerrity has been quite sick during the past week.

Miss Vivian Bonner closed her school last Thursday.

Mrs. Bonner returned to her home in Russell last Wednesday.

Alfred Bain received word Saturday of the death of his nephew in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner returned Wednesday from their visit to Nebraska

Miss Margaret White and Olin Cleveland graduated from Rochester academy last week.

Rev. A. W. Safford and Miss Clara Foote attended the graduating exercises in Rochester last week.

Olin Cleveland, Leon Strang and Robert Bonner are home for their summer vacation from Rochester academy.

Mr. and Mrs. David White and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Strang attended the commencement exercises in Rochester.

The Misses Mabel Bonner, Pearl and Ruby Cleveland, Margaret White and Helen Safford returned from Rochester, Saturday.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 15 June 1907
Mrs. Simon Dufreche, 324 North Diamond street, New Orleans, La., has announced that she is a daughter of the late James Henry (Silent) Smith, and has started proceedings for a portion of the $27,000,000 estate of the dead New York millionaire.
She says she was Sarah Ann Smith, the daughter of James Henry Smith and Ellen Gargan, of England, whom Smith married at Cameron, Tex., on August 25, 1866, and that she was baptized at the Jesuit church in New Orleans, Feb 23, 1867.
The woman is the wife of Simon Dufreche, an invalid, and the mother of three children. A formal claim has been filed in the District Court of Orange County, New York, where the will was probated.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 18 June 1907
Mrs. George Strang who has been visiting her son Eugene, of Waukegan, returned home last Thursday.

Mrs. Tillottson, of Pikeville, is visiting Mrs. C. A. Mathews.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner returned last week from their visit to Nebraska and Iowa. They spent a few days with Mrs. Lawrence, of Tabor, Iowa.

Mrs. A. E. Stewart, of Washington, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Denman.

Will Strang returned from the north last week.

Mrs. Mary Mavor, of Chicago, visited, several days with her mother and other relatives.

Miss Alice Jamison, of Berwyn, came Saturday returning Sunday to visit the home folks.

Mr. Holmes spent Saturday and Sunday with his family.

Miss C. E. Bater came home Saturday returning to the city Monday evening for two weeks.

Mrs. George Gerrity has been quite sick for several days but is better at present writing.

Ross Stewart, of Chicago, spent several days with his father, A. H. Stewart.

A son of Frank Bain, of Waukegan, formerly of this place was buried Tuesday in the Millburn cemetery. The many relatives of this place attended.

Misses Mabel Bonner, Helen Safford and Robert Bonner and Leon Strang returned from the Rochester Academy Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang returned Monday having spent the winter in California.

The Ladies Aid society was well attended last Thursday.

Children's day exercises were well rendered and a very large audience in attendance, the choir had several selections.

Mrs. Safford is expected home this week having spent the past week at Wheaton and was ill while away.

Tuesday was the convention or June meeting of the Congregational churches at Fox Lake only a few attended from here.

Antioch News20 June 1907
On Friday morning of last week at about one o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, who reside on a farm near Millburn, were aroused by the odor of smoke and upon investigating found their home to be in flames.
The cause of the fire, as near as can be learned, was the explosion of a lamp which was used in an incubator in the summer kitchen.
News of the fire was immediately telephoned about the country and neighbors friends went to the assistance of the Martin family.
The greater portion of the furniture was saved but the house was completely destroyed.
This is the third fire which has occurred in Lake county this spring from the same cause.

Clarence Bonner of Chicago spent Sunday at home.

Miss Lee of Zion City spent Saturday with Miss Ethel McGuire.

Mrs. A. E. Stewart is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. Denman.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang returned from California last Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Odett visited in Milwaukee from Saturday morning till Monday.

Clark Ford of Milwaukee visited from Tuesday till Saturday with his sister, Mrs. Odett.

The C. E. society will give a shadow box social on the church lawn Thursday evening, June 20.

Rev. A. W. Safford and Mrs. J. H. Bonner attended the June meeting at Fox Lake last Tuesday.

Mrs. Giles Harris entertained her mother, Mrs. Bashaw, of Lake Geneva, and her sister, Mrs. Lowe, of Elkhorn, Wis., from Friday till Sunday.

Mr. Wentworth and his friend, Mrs. Cook, of Chicago, came out in their auto Saturday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth, returning Sunday evening.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 24 June 1907
Miss Annie McCredie and Mrs. R. Pantall visited Saturday with friends in Deerfield.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bonner and Rev. Safford attended the convention at Fox Lake last Tuesday.

Clark Ford, of Milwaukee, visited several days with his sister, Mrs. Marshall Odett.

The Misses Nelson gave a party last Saturday afternoon in honor of their niece, Electa Cunninham who will leave soon for her home in Indiana.

Dr. Jamison and his mother went to the city Monday. Mrs. Jamison left for her son's, Geo. B. Jamison, of Cherry Valley.

Millburn is on the verge of a meat famine. Here it is June 17 and no meat wagon has visited us yet.

Miss Grace Lee, of Zion City, was the guest of Ethel McGuire last Saturday.

Clarence Bonner spent Sunday with the home folks.

Miss Libbie Webb, of Antioch, was in our midst Sunday.

Olin, Pearl and Ruby Cleveland are home from Rochester. Olin was one of the graduates.

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Holmes are rejoicing over a little grand daughter born at their home last Wednesday, June 12.

John Sharp and Bert Sullivan, of Rogers Park, stopped over night in Millburn on their way to Eagle Lake Saturday.

John Martin house was burned last Friday morning caused by a brooder catching fire.

Ed Martin and Rev. Safford were Chicago visitors the past week.

Miss Wendt, of Wadsworth, has been dress making again in our midst.

Wm. McGuire, and daughter Ethel visited Sunday with Sidney Hook at Grange Hall.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 27 June 1907
Rattlesnakes Used to be Quite Common
in This Part of the County,
Especially When Corn Juice Was Cheaper,
But This is the First Killing Reported in Years.
Mr. J. J. McDougall, of Antioch killed a large rattlesnake in his door yard last Friday, measuring between three and four feet in length.
One of the children came running into the house, saying that a large snake was out in the yard. Mr. McDougall went out and saw the rattler chasing the cat around the yard, and succeeded in killing the snake without any difficulty.
Years ago rattlesnakes were very plentiful in this section, and it was a common occurrence to hear of them being killed by our residents, but of late years there have been but a few seen and killed in this neighborhood.
Antioch News27 June 1907
Mrs. Safford returned from Wheaton last Tuesday.

Mr. A. E. Jack is entertaining his niece, Miss Cone.

Curtis Wells of Waukegan spent Sunday at home.

Lloyd White of Waukegan was a Millburn caller Sunday.

The Missionary society will meet Wednesday with Mrs. Strang.

Fred Trotter and some friends of Evanston visited at A. K. Bain's Sunday.

Miss Josephine Bidwell of Gurnee visited last Thursday with Mrs. C. E. Denman.

Victor Strang returned last Wednesday from Beloit where he has been attending school.

Miss Thomas Finley and son of Lake Forest have been here visiting with Mr. and Mrs. James Bonner.

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