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October, 1908

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 01 October 1908

William Bonner returned last week from his visit with relatives in Nebraska.

Mrs. John Bonner spent Tuesday in Russell.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom and son started Tuesday for Nebraska, where they will visit with Mr. Alex Thom and Mr. and Mrs. J. Thom.

Mrs. Josephine Matthews is visiting this week in Kenosha.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fendic of Waukegan attended the funeral Sunday of Mr. William Chope.

Mrs. Sanders and daughter Emily and Miss Kittie Gerrity of Waukegan have been visiting recently with George Yocum.

Antioch News02 October 1908
William Chope, retired farmer of one-half mile south of Millburn, dropped dead Friday night while disrobing for bed, and was found by his son John when the latter went to the Chope residence from his own place on an errand.
The late Mr. Chope was sixty-four years old, a widower, and a highly respected citizen.
Earlier in the evening the late Mr. Chope had been called up on the telephone, at about seven, and was found hale and hearty. Later, at nine, he was found dead on his bed, half undressed. The inquest was held at nine thirty Saturday morning at the home and the funeral was held at two Sunday from the Millburn church to Warren cemetery.
The verdict of the coroner's jury was death by heart failure. The evidence showed that Mr. Chope on being asked by a neighbor at seven to stay at his house with children while he himself went to a party refused on a plea of illness. When the party broke up the neighbor, a Mr. Thom, had told of the illness and as a result a Mr. Tower stopped at the Chope place when he saw a light burning at the unusually late hour of ten thirty and the body was found.

C. A. Martin was a Chicago visitor last Tuesday.

Mrs. J. G. Gerrity has been sick for several days.

Hugh Brooks has been visiting at John Trotter's recently.

The Ladies Aid society will meet Thursday, Oct. 1, at the church.

Simeon Ames returned from his visit in McBride, Mich., during the past week.

Miss Ruby Gillings visited from Thursday till Sunday with Mrs. Charles Hook in Gurnee.

Mrs. Mary Cook of Grayslake and Mrs. Sid Hook of Gurnee attended the funeral Sunday of their uncle, William Chope.

Mr. and Mrs. William Thom and son Alex started Tuesday of this week for Nebraska where they will visit with Mr. James Thom.

The sudden departure of William Henry Chope from this life to the home beyond was a shock to every one who knew him, Millburn had always been his home. He was born on the place where he died. He will be missed by many friends and one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie McKrohn, of Waukegan, and one son John of this place. The remains were laid to rest in Warren cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 2 October 1908
Scott LeVoy of Genoa, Ill., visited several days with his brother, Newton, the past week.

A. H. Stewart left last Monday for a ten days visit, with his daughter, Mrs. Edna Pember, of N. Hamilton, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman returned Tuesday from Lincoln, Ill., where they visited the former's parents.

Miss C. E. Bater was a Chicago visitor last Tuesday.

Bruce Stephens of Waukegan, is enjoying his vacation with the home folks.

John Trotter expects to have a sale soon and move to South Dakota.

Mr. and Mrs. Rossbach, of Evanston, visited J. A. Thain last Friday.

Clarence Bonner, of Chicago, visited over Sunday with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom, of Libertyville, will keep house for a few weeks for their son, W. G. Thom.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom and son left Tuesday for a few weeks visit with his brother, James and family and also his uncle, Alex Thom, of North Bend, Neb.

Mrs. Mary Maver, of Chicago, spent Saturday with her mother, Mrs. Robt. Strang.

The community was terribly shocked last Saturday to hear of the sudden death of Wm. Chope. Mr. Chope complained of pain in his chest but did not think anything serious. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower were out spending the evening and seeing a light in his house (he lived alone) thought he might be quite ill and went to see him but could not arouse him. They called his son, John, and they found him dead. Heart failure was the coroner's verdict.

Rev. Haylor, of Moody Institute, filled the pulpit last Sunday although Rev. A. W. Safford returned to attend Wm. Chope's funeral.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 8 October 1908
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom have gone to Nebraska to visit Mr. Thom's brother, James Thom.

Hiram Walker, Mrs. Peter Strang's brother, came from Missouri to spend some time here.

Mr. Safford returned home Saturday night to preach the funeral service of Mr. Chope.

Mr. Hailer, of the Moody Institute, preached here Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strang and Hiram Walker have gone to Ohio, called there by the serious illness of their sister, Mrs. Anna Newcomer.

Mrs. O. A. Nelson and son Arthur have gone to Nebraska to visit the formers son.

Curtis Wells of Waukegan was home over Sunday.

Mrs. Josephine Matthews returned Monday from her visit in Kenosha.

Mrs. Chauncey Cummings of Waukegan visited last week with friends here.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wells celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary last Saturday night.

There will be a lecture at the church on Friday evening, Oct. __, by Rev. James D. Ainslee. It will be given for the benefit of the C. E.

Mr. George Gerrity went to Round Lake last Wednesday, where he has taken a position in the bottling factory.

Mrs. Eliza Strang is visiting with her son, Eugene in Waukegan.

Mr. Alex Stewart returned home Saturday after a visit with his daughter, Mrs. Plumber, in Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. William Thom of Libertyville are here at W. G. Thoms'.

Antioch News09 October 1908
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wells Entertain Friends
Saturday evening, October 3.
On Saturday evening, October 3, 1908, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wells, one mile south of Millburn was the scene of a very pleasant home gathering, the occasion being the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding day.
About fifty availed themselves of the opportunity to spend the evening with Mr. and Mrs. Wells. All evidently were in the best of humor and the early part of the evening was spent with jokes and social conversation.
About eight o'clock all repaired to the dining room to partake of the wedding feast, and such a bountiful spread one is seldom invited to attend. Such quantities and varieties of meats, salads, cakes fruits and candies was enough to tempt the appetite of the most fickle and to say that the tables groaned under the weight of eatables but mildly expresses it. Needless to say everyone did full justice to such a banquet.
After supper the gentlemen repaired to the smoking room where they spent some time in that pastime so dear to the heart of man. They finally joined the ladies and all went merry as a marriage bell. Ernest Wells gave the guests a treat by giving a few fine selections on a phonograph of which he is the posessor.
Those present and list of presents are as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Savage, father and mother of the bride, five silver dollars; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Savage and Mr. Mortie Savage, silver jelly server; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Savage, pair fancy linen towels; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McGuire, fancy imported teapot, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Webb and daughter, brussels rug; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hulett of Union Grove, one half dozen silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Smart, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gillings, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. A. Brown and Mr. Curtis Wells all of Waukegan, a handsome leather rocker, doily and fine linen towel; Mr. and Mrs. James Webb and son of Richmond, picture; Mr. and Mrs. Chase Webb of Waukegan, hand embroidered center piece; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Frazier, fancy imported teapot; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MacNey, Troy, New York, solid silver salad set; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson King and son, one half dozen silver desert spoons; Mr. and Mrs. J. Bonner, one dozen fine linen napkins; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Van Patten, silver bread knife and box cigars; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kelly silver crumb tray and scraper. Others present were Ernest Wells, Spencer and Gorden Wells; Miss Ethel McGuire and Miss Minnie Carney.
Only one thing happened to mar the pleasure of the evening, Mrs. A. D. Webb was taken ill very suddenly a short time after her arrival and it was necessary to summon a physician, and although she became some what easier she was unable to leave her bed all the evening and her presence was greatly missed from the throng.
About twelve o'clock each gave to the host and hostess a hearty hand shake and departed for their various homes wishing Mr. and Mrs. Wells many more happy anniversaries and hoping that they might all be permitted to join with them in celebrating their golden wedding.

Mrs. John Bonner spent last Tuesday in Russell.

Mrs. McDougall of Chicago has been here visiting with Miss Nellie McDaugall.

John Trotter and family are soon to move north to make their home.

Mrs. C. B. Cummings of Waukegan has been visiting during the past week with old friends here.

Mrs. George Gerrity took up his new duties at the Round Lake Bottling factory on Thursday last.

Mr. and Mrs. William Thom of Libertyville are staying at W. G. Thom's house during his absence.

The annual Missionary Tea was held on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 7, at the home of Miss Nellie McDougall.

Mrs. Oscar Niehouse, Mrs. David White and Mrs. John Bonner entertained the ladies of the Aid society at dinner last Thursday.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 10 October 1908
Mrs. G. A. Nelson and son, Arthur, attended the wedding of her son, Chas., in Nebraska last Wednesday. On her return Mrs. Nelson will visit their former home in Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strang left last week for Iowa to visit the latter's sisters. Ida and Madge Strang are with their sister, Mrs. Brown.

Alex Yule, formerly of Millburn, but now of Big Timber, Mont., called on old friends last Tuesday and took dinner with the Ladies' Aid Society.

Lucille Trotter celebrated her 4th birthday Oct. 1 with a party of little folks.

H. D. Hughes, of Gurnee, was a Millburn caller recently.

Mrs. C. B. Cummings, of Waukegan, spent several days last week visiting friends in this vicinity.

The Masons gave a reception to Mr. and Mrs. John Trotter last Tuesday and presented John with a ring with the Masonic emblems. Mr. and Mrs. Trotter will leave soon for their new home in South Dakota.

Miss Maggie Watson, of Chicago, spent several days the past week with home folks.

A. H. Stewart returned from Ohio Saturday evening.

C. E. topic: Commending Our Safety". Simeon Ames, leader.

Misses Nellie and Emma McDougall and their sister, Mrs. Eugene Clark, leave Thursday to visit their niece, Mrs. Taylor, and other relatives in Waukegan for a few days.

Mrs. Geo. Strang will spend a few weeks in Waukegan with her son, Eugene Strang.

The Lake county school convention will be held Oct. 13-14 at Deerfield.

W. B. Weed returned Sunday from Geneva and will soon leave for California for the winter.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 13 October 1908
[ed. note: facts would suggest that this article is from 13 AUGUST 1908]

Robert Bonner has been visiting for a few days with schoolmates in Rochester, Wis.

Miss Alice Nelson returned last Saturday night from Indiana where she has been visiting with her aunt Mrs. Cunningham.

Mrs. Tukey is here visiting with her sister, Mrs. George Jamieson.

Mrs. H. E. Jamison has been entertaining her two nieces for a few days.

Miss Bernice Taylor of Waukegan has been visiting with her aunt, Mrs. Eugene Clark and Miss Nellie McDougall.

Miss Vinnie Jamieson has returned to her duties after spending two weeks vacation here.

Mrs. John Gerry (nee) Sarah Ortlip, wife of John Gerry, passed away two weeks ago at her home in Cashmore, Washington. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and four sons and an adopted daughter.

A daughter has arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock in Rose Mae, Canada. They formerly resided here.

Professor Toan of Rochester has been here making calls.

Miss McGinty of Chicago is here visiting with her sister Mrs. Foster.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. R . L. Strang on Tuesday a 10 1/2 lb. girl.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 15 October 1908
The C. E. Business meeting will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hughes on Friday evening, Oct. 16.

Mrs. Eugene Clark and sisters visited from Thursday till Sunday with relatives in Waukegan.

Fred Trotter of Chicago came out Saturday to visit with his sister, Mrs. Bain.

Mr. Dodge and daughter of Peoria have been visiting during the past week with Mr. John Bonner and other friends.

Mrs. Alex McDougall of Chicago has been visiting with Miss Nellie McDougall. She returned home last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCrone of Waukegan spent Sunday with Mr. J. C. Chope.

H. B. Tower has sold his farm to Scott LeVoy, who expects to take possession about the middle of November.

Mrs. O. A. Nelson and son have returned from their visit in Nebraska

Mrs. Elizabeth Tower returned last week from her visit in Chicago.

Edwin Denman visited from Friday till Monday with his cousin, Clayton Denman, at Highland Park.

Rev. A. W. Safford, Miss Clara Foote, Miss Vivian Bonner and Miss Bertha White were among those to attend the Sunday school convention at Deerfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cannon were Chicago visitors the last of the week.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 17 October 1908
Misses Nellie and Emma McDougall and Mrs. Clark returned from Waukegan the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strang returned Sunday from their visit to Iowa.

The lecture that Rev. J. S. Ainslee gave last Friday evening was very entertaining and also the music. There was a large attendence.

Fred Trotter, of Evanston, spent Sunday with A. K. Bain.

Mrs. Turkey, of New Jersey, and nephew from Berwyn, visited over Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Geo. Jamieson.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Strang returned home Friday from Mount Clemens. Mrs. Strang is a little improved in health.

Mr. and Mrs. McCrone, of Waukegan, spent Sunday with the latter's brother, J. C. Chope, and family.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tower returned from a four weeks visit in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom, Sr., attended the funeral of their neighbor in Libertyville Saturday. They are expected home this week.

Mrs. Foster and children will return this week to their home in Chicago.

Mrs. Annie McCredie, of North Chicago, spend Saturday and Sunday with her sister and brother.

Mrs. Chittenden and daughter Alice, spent some time with her daughter Mrs. W. O. Cleveland.

Mr. and Mrs. Dodge, of Peoria, visited the past week with Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner and other relatives.

Gordon Bonner expects to accompany John Trotter when he leaves for Dakota which will be very soon.

Wm. Turner and Ed Little, of Antioch, are making sorghum in this vicinity.

Horace B. Tower has sold his farm to Scott LeVoy.

Edwin E. Denman visited from Friday until Monday with his cousin, Clayton Denman, at Highland Park.

Mr. and Mrs. Chope are visiting this week with W. G. Harris, of Elkhorn.

The Sunday school convention at Deerfield was attended by Rev. A. W. Safford, Miss Foote, Mesdames Bater, Mathews and Miss Bater.

C. E. topic, Oct 18, "Commending Our Society", Margaret White, leader.

The C. E. society will hold their business meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Hughes of Loon Lake, Friday, Oct. 16.

The little child of Frank Bain, of Waukegan, died Monday and the funeral was held Wednesday. Interment in Millburn cemetery,

Mrs. Ward Bain, of Racine, spent Tuesday and Wednesday with her mother, Mrs. Robt. Strang.

Antioch News23 October 1908
Mrs. Nelson is entertaining relatives from the West.

Miss Kittie Smith of Waukegan has been here visiting friends.

Mrs. Trotter and daughter Mamie returned to Evanston Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom and son Alex returned from Nebraska Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. John Trotter and A. K. Bain were Chicago visitors on Friday last.

Miss Ethel McGuire has been visiting a few days with her aunt Mrs. Ed Druce at Grayslake.

The sixteen months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bain of Waukegan was interred last Thursday in the Millburn Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Chope and two children visited from Wednesday till Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Files Harris at Elkhorn, Wis.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 24 October 1908
The wedding invitations are out announcing the wedding of Edward Martin and Mrs. Taylor, Thursday, Oct. 22 at 2 p. m. at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kennedy.

Mrs. A. O. Nelson and Arthur returned from their western trip last Thursday.

Mrs. Charles Mathews will occupy her cottage soon.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom returned last Thursday from Nebraska and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom returned to Libertyville last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Height and children are visiting the latter's aunt, Mrs. O. A. Nelson.

Miss Ethel McGuire spent a few days with her aunt, Mrs. Edward Druce, of Grayslake.

Miss K. L. Smith, of Waukegan, visited Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner and called on friends in this vicinity from Sunday until Wednesday of this week.

W. B. Weed returned from Lake Geneva and will remain here a short time.

Misses Vivian Bonner and Bertha White went as delegates from Millburn to the Sunday school convention at Deerfield.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower are to have a sale in the future. They have not decided where they will go.

The clover hullers have been busy the past week in this vicinity. A spark from the engine caught in the straw stack belonging to Mr. Holmes but was extinguished in time without serious damage.

Earl White, of Urbana, spent Sunday with the home folks and calling on relatives.

Carl Hughes, of Libertyville, visited his brother, R. G. Hughes, of Loon Lake.

Mrs. Chittenden and Miss Alice returned to Waukegan, Wednesday of this week.

John Bonner will leave for his new home this week accompanied by Gordon Bonner.

Mr. and Mrs. Safford are entertaining two sisters of Mr. Safford, one from Altoona, Penn, and one from Rockford, Ill.

Mrs. John S. Jamison, Dr. Jamison's mother returned to Cherry Valley last week to stay a while with her son, George.

In Edward Martin's new home stands a work bench of historic fame. It once belong to, Edward Hearne, Mrs. Spafford's father. He came from London, England, and was a piano maker by trade. He was an artistic worker in woods and made beautiful things with mortise and glue. He despised nails. The work bench is highly valued. by the Spafford family and will be kept as an heirloom by his grandsons Arthur, Alfred and Ralph Spafford. Mrs. Spafford very kindly let it to Frank Yule and Fred Heddle when they commenced building Edward Martin's house, saving them moving their bench from Somers, twenty miles.

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