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December, 1907

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 2 December 1907
Miss Helen Safford returned from Rochester, Wis., Tuesday.

The Missionary society met Wednesday of this week with Miss Mary Bater.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wentworth entertained Mr. Jefferson, of New York, son of Joe Jefferson, Tuesday.

W. B. Weed will spend Thanksgiving with his father and sister in Chicago.

Earl White was home from Urbana for a few days recently.

Rev. W. A. Safford and family spent Thanksgiving with their daughter at Wheaton.

The Misses Cleveland, Mabel Bonner, Robt. Bonner and Leon Strang spent Thanksgiving with the home folks.

The Ladies Aid will hold their annual sale and supper in the church Thursday, Dec. 5. Everyone welcome.

Mrs. Helen Buss and son, of Rochester, Wis., came Thursday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jamieson returning to their home Monday.

Mrs. Geo. Strang returned home from Waukegan last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Pollock entertained their two sons and son- in-law John Fulton, Sunday.

Mrs. Mary Mavor, of Chicago, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Robt. Strang.

Miss Foote left Thursday for Wheaton to visit her niece, Mrs. Ralph Wheaton until after Thanksgiving.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tower, of Chicago, came last Thursday for a few days visit with the former's mother and brother, H. B. Tower previous to their removal to California.

Word received Saturday morning that Herman Shaw, of Wadsworth, had past away. The deceased leaves two daughters, of Millburn, to mourn his loss; Mrs. David Young and Mrs. Peter Duncan. They have the sympathy of the community.

Antioch News05 December 1907
A clever and daring burglary was that of the Dr. L. H. Tombaugh residence at 419 Grand avenue, Waukegan, Friday afternoon.
While Mrs. Tombaugh was out calling, between 2 and 5:30 in the afternoon, thieves entered the residence either by lifting a rear window or by crawling through a cellar window and made away with the following articles.
Belonging to the Tombaughs, silver knives and forks, napkin rings, spoonholders and plated ware, $7 or $8 in cash, taken from Mrs. Tombaugh's pocket book. Other articles of value:
Belonging to G. S. Wendt, an employee of the North Shore Electric Company, a pair of buttons and a moonstone stud.
Mrs. Tombaugh returned to the residence at about 5:30 and found a rear window open, while drawers of the cabinets, desks and bureaus had been opened and gone through, although there was no ruinous ransacking.
Upstairs, in Wendt's room, later was found Mrs. Tombaugh's pocket book, empty. It had been taken from the drawer of a library desk downstairs, rifled and thrown away upstairs while the thief rifled Wendt's room.
The total value of the plunder is estimated at $100 or more.
The thief is believed to have worked with the telephone, calling up the residence, getting no answer, presuming that it was empty of people for the time being and looting it at his leisure.

Victor Strang of Beloit was home last Thursday.

Miss Carrie Bater returned from Chicago Wednesday.

Mrs. Wentworth entertained her nephew from New York last Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hughes of Chicago were home for Thanksgiving.

Miss Marian McDougall has gone to Highland Park to visit with her brother.

Miss Davison of Chicago Heights, Ill., has been visiting a few days with Miss Vivien Bonner.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown and son Warren of Chicago spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang.

Ruby and Pearl Cleveland, Robert Bonner, Leon Strang, Helen Safford and Mabel Bonner were home from Wednesday till Monday.

Mabel and Bae Adams visited with Mrs. Pantall from Wednesday till Sunday. When they returned home Mr. Pantall accompanied them and will visit for a few days.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 6 December 1907
Ceremony Performed December 3 in Joliet
and News Leaks Out Just This Morning.
A vain attempt to keep their marriage a secret on the part of two prominent local people was destroyed yesterday afternoon when the married couple, W. H. Holdridge, of Yorkhouse and Miss Rena Bauman, of Lewis avenue, spent the afternoon with their aunt, Mrs. J. W. Holdridge, who informed the young couple that she had learned from a Joliet paper that they had been married in that city.
The young couple were inclined at first to deny the story as given in the Joliet paper, but finally they admitted that they were married in Joliet on December 3.
The young couple left this city on December 3 telling their friends they intended attending a theater party in Chicago and that they would not be home until late.
Their friends thought nothing of this as this was a usual occurrence.
But they did not attend the theater in Chicago. Immediately on their arrival in Chicago they caught the train for Joliet, where they were married, it is said.
They came home on the same day.

Waukegan Couple Wed
Rev. Clarence G. Reynolds of the First Presbyterian church performed a simple but impressive wedding ceremony yesterday afternoon, uniting in marriage Miss Emma Lawrence Baumann, and Charles Edwin Holdridge, both of Waukegan. The ceremony witnessed by Miss Grace Mae Mottinger and Miss Mary Elizabeth Keough, was read in County Clerk Mottinger's office at half past three o'clock.
The bride was prettily gowned in tan aeolian over tan taffeta. Following congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Holdridge left for Waukegan, where they are to reside-Joliet Herald.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 9 December 1907
Will Strang returned home Tuesday from northern Wisconsin.

Mrs. Mavor, of Chicago, left for her home Tuesday having spent several days with her mother.

Rev. Stafford and family and Miss Foote spent Thanksgiving with their daughter Mrs. Wheaton of Wheaton, Ill.

W. G. Thom and family visited Thanksgiving day with Mr. Thom's parents at Libertyville.

Victor Strang, of Beloit college spent Thursday with the home folks.

Mr. and Mrs. John Trotter entertained Mr. and Mrs. Richard Trotter and children, of Chicago; Bert and Fred, Lucy and Mamie, of Evanston; Mrs. Trotter and A. K. Bain to Thanksgiving dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Trotter left Friday for Colorado their future home.

A. H. Stewart spent Thanksgiving with his children at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Irene Taylor at Lily Lake.

Helen Safford, Mabel Bonner, Ruby and Pearl Cleveland also Robt. Bonner, Leo Strang and Geo. White returned to Rochester, Monday.

Miss Bater returned from Evanston Wednesday spent Thanksgiving at home.

Mr. Jefferson returned to New York last week spending a short time with his aunt, Mrs. F. W. Wentworth.

Miss Marion McDougal left Friday to visit her brother at Highland Park.

Mabel and Bae Adams, of Chicago Lawn, spent their Thanksgiving vacation with their grandparents. Mr. Pantall accompanied them home Sunday returning Tuesday.

Miss Glady Stewart, of Gurnee, visited her aunt, Miss Bonner during her vacation.

Miss Vivian Bonner entertained her friend Miss Davidson, of DeKalb, for several days.

Mrs. W. B. Stewart gave a dinner Saturday to a number of young ladies in honor of her niece, Miss Anderson, who attends school at Lake Forest. Miss Florence Anderson spent her vacation with her grandmother, Mr. Geo. Strang.

R. L. Strang and John Thain and daughter, Miss Hazel were Chicago visitors Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hughes, of Chicago, spent Thanksgiving with the latter's mother, Mrs. Safford.

W. G. Thom has taken his yearling Clyde to the International stock show this week.

Mrs. John Thain and daughter Hazel spent Thanksgiving at Kenosha.

Byron Shaw will make his home with his sister, Mrs. David Young and attend the Hockaday school.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Strang and Mrs. VanAlstine and Fanny took Thanksgiving dinner with Mrs. Turner, of Antioch.

Miss Mary Eichanger returned home from Magnolia where she has been visiting for some time.

The Ladies' Aid will hold their bazaar Thursday, Dec. 5.

Mrs. Wm. Thom and children will spend a week visiting relatives at Englewood and Windsor Park.

Mrs. R. Pantall entertained her two nephews, Charles Todd, of Ft. Wayne and Herbert Todd, of Chicago, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Brown and son Warren, of Chicago, spent Thursday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wentworth.

Antioch News12 December 1907
Leslie Bonner visited in Evanston last Wednesday.

Mrs. I. L. Homes was a Chicago visitor last Wednesday.

Mrs. Dodge of Rochester, Wis., was here on a visit last week.

Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell of Chicago have another daughter.

Leslie Cannon and Gordon Bonner took in the fat stock show last week.

Mr. and Mrs. William Thom and children returned from Chicago the latter part of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Strang and Mrs. Cremin attended the fat stock show in Chicago last week.

Messrs. Charles and Herbert Todd of Deerfield were visitors at Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pantall last week.

Word was received Sunday of the death of Miss Jennie Matthews. She was sister of Herbert Matthews, deceased.

The Ladies Aid society held their annual bazaar in the church last Thursday. It was very well attended and each one reported a general good time.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 14 December 1907
Mr. and Mrs. Cremins and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Strang attended the stock show Thursday.

Miss Mary Eichanger is entertaining her cousin, Frank Phillips, of Magnolia, Ill.

A. K. Bain transacted business in Chicago, Monday.

Mrs. Geo. Gerrity spent several days at Chicago last week.

Mr. Jaeyer, of Chicago, spent Sunday with his father and sister.

The Eastern Star chapter will entertain this Thursday evening.

Messrs. John, George and Joe Eichanger and Frank Phillips attended the stock show Friday.

Gordon Bonner spent Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago at the stock show.

Leslie Bonner transacted business in Evanston last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Adams, of Chicago Lawn, and daughter Bae attended the funeral of Miss Jennie Mathews.

Miss Jennie Mathews died Sunday at Chicago Lawn. The remains were brought to Mrs. Josephine Mathews, Monday evening and the funeral Tuesday from the house at 11 a. m. Interment at Millburn cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mathews and children, of Kenosha, and niece and family, of Milwaukee, attended the funeral of Miss Jennie Mathews Tuesday.

Mrs. Mary White has been quite sick the past week.

Miss Florence Slaven expects to leave soon for Detroit, Mich., to remain the winter with her grandmother.

Mrs. Laura Brigham, of Chicago, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Richard Pantall.

Mr. and Mrs. O'Hara nee Smith and child, of Milwaukee, and Messrs. Smith, of Corliss, attended their aunt's, Miss Mathews' funeral.

Mrs. Josephine Mathews sat up recently with Mrs. John Hoffman, of Rosecrans, who is seriously ill at present writing.

Mrs. Tillottson, of Kenosha, will spend a few days visiting Mrs. Mathews.

Word reached here Sunday that Mrs. Homer Jamison's sister, Mrs. Charles Wilcox died at their home Saturday night near Diamond Lake. Mrs. Jamison left Sunday to remain until after the funeral.

There will be a Christmas entertainment and tree by the Sunday school Christmas eve. Everyone welcome.

There will be a holiday entertainment given under the auspices of the church Dec. 27.

The C. E. committee meeting will be held at the home of Miss Lucy Spafford, Friday evening, Dec. 13.

Mrs. Sarah Dodge, of Rochester, Wis., visited Thursday and Friday with her brother and families, David and W. J. White.

Antioch News19 December 1907
A Merry Christmas to all.

Mrs. R. L. Strang spent Wednesday in Chicago.

Miss Carrie Bater was a Chicago visitor Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs. Pantall is entertaining her friend Laura Bingham of Chicago.

Frank Cremin of Grayslake was home the latter part of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mathews and children of Kenosha were here last Monday and Tuesday.

On Friday evening, December 27, there well be an entertainment at the church. Remember the date.

Mrs. Tillison, of Kenosha, who was here to attend the funeral of Miss Jennie Mathews, returned home last Thursday.

There will be a Christmas tree and entertainment at the church on Tuesday evening, December 24, to be given by the Sunday school.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Adams and two children of Chicago Lawn were here Monday and Tuesday and attended the funeral of their friend, Miss Mathews.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 20 December 1907
Merry Christmas!

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hughes moved last Thursday on to the Andrew White farm at Loon Lake.

Mrs. H. E. Jameson attended the funeral last Tuesday of her sister Mrs. Wilcox at Diamond Lake.

Miss Bater was a Chicago visitor Monday.

A magician will be included in the program of the entertainment to be given at the church on Friday night, Dec. 27. Everyone invited to attend.

Frank Sage of Chicago has been here visiting with his Uncle John Sichinger.

The Sunday school will have a Christmas tree and entertainment in the church on Christmas eve.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 20 December 1907
Merry Christmas!

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hughes moved last Thursday on to the Andrew White farm at Loon Lake.

Mrs. H. E. Jameson attended the funeral of her sister Mrs. Wilcox at Diamond Lake.

Miss Bater was a Chicago visitor Monday.

A magician will be included in the program of the entertainment to be given at the church on Friday night, Dec. 27. Everyone invited to attend.

Frank Sage of Chicago has been visiting with his Uncle John Eichinger.

The Sunday school will have a Christmas tree and entertainment in the church on Christmas eve.

Antioch News26 December 1907
George Yocum was a visitor in Chicago Saturday.

Victor Strang of Beloit is home for Christmas.

George Safford was home from Chicago the first of the week.

Mrs. Eliza Hughes of Libertyville was visiting here last week.

Don't fail to attend the entertainment at the church December 27.

Mrs. Yule of Somers, was here the middle of the week with her mother.

Miss Una Minto is home to spend Christmas and New Years with her parents.

Miss Welch of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wheaton of Wheaton, Ill., and George Safford all spent Christmas at the Safford home.

Pearl and Ruby Cleveland, Mabel Bonner, Helen Safford, Leon Strang, George White, Ralph Miller and Robert Bonner are spending two weeks vacation with their parents.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 27 December 1907
Well Known Business Man,
Who Has Been Paralytic for Years, Is No More
Taken With Stroke Five Years Ago Effects Have Never Left
Him and Finally Nephritis Caused End.

After an illness of over five years, George L. Stewart died last night at the family residence at 430 North Genesee street of nephritis.
At his bedside were his devoted wife, who has been his self sacrificing nurse for years, his daughter, Mrs. Gray of the west, and brothers.
The death was not due to a fresh stroke but rather to a gradual wearing out, like the burning of a candle which reaches its end only to have the flame expire.

The funeral will be held at 11 tomorrow morning, interment taking place at Millburn, services being held at the house.
George L. Stewart was born at Millburn, Ill., May 3, 1843, lived at Millburn until 10 years of age; moved with his father's family to Lockport Ill., in 1853. After living there two years he moved back to the old home at Millburn. At the age of 19 he enlisted in Company C, 96th Illinois volunteers and was promoted to the office of corporal October 16 of the same year, but soon had an attack of periostitis and was in the hospital five months at Camp Denison, Ohio. At one time a council of physicians had about determined to amputate both feet but decided he was too low to undergo the operation. He was discharged from the hospital for disability March 11, 1863, and for many months walked but little, but he evidently overcame the difficulty. He was married in 1865 to Miss Lydia B. Dearborn of Millburn and had one child, Florence D.

Mr. Stewart farmed until 1873, then engaged in mercantile business at Millburn for several years, afterward became a commercial traveler for a wholesale firm in Chicago until 1887. Moving with his family to Waukegan a few years later he accepted a position in the subtreasury office in Chicago, following that occupation until his wife died in 1893, when he resigned the position in the treasury department and took up the work of insurance in Waukegan in 1897. He was married to Miss Alice White of Millburn.
Five years later, while presiding at the sixtieth anniversary of the church at Millburn, he suffered a paralytic shock, and during the five years that he remained partially paralyzed and he was comparatively comfortable, suffering but little except from the inconvenience that all must suffer who have similar attacks.

For the last two years Mr. Stewart was troubled with nephritis, which became malignant, confining him to bed for one week prior to death, which occurred December 26, 1907.

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