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December, 1908

Antioch News04 December 1908
Victor Strang went to Beloit last Friday.

Miss Lucie Trotter spent last Thursday in Evanston.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tower has returned from her visit in Grayslake.

Mr. Heddle and Mr. Jensen are still in the neighborhood carpentering.

Mr. and Mrs. David Young entertained relatives from Chicago Sunday.

Clarence Bonner of Chicago spent Thanksgiving with his parents here.

Mr. and Mrs. Bain and Dorothy spent last Thursday with Mrs. Trotter in Evanston.

Mr. Huntley of Chicago spent Thanksgiving with his sister, Mrs. Chas. Matthews.

Mabel and Bae Adams of Chicago Lawn visited with their grandmother the latter part of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Jack entertained a niece and nephew from Lake Forest the latter part of the week.

George White, Leon Strang and Maude Cleveland of Rochester were home from Wednesday till Monday.

Miss Clara Foote went to Bowmansville last Friday where she will visit with her nephew, Mr. George Safford, and her niece, Mrs. R. L. Wheaton.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 5 December 1908
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Bain and daughter Dorothy spent Thanksgiving in Evanston.

Miss Clara Foote left Friday for a two weeks visit with Geo. Safford and Ralph Wheaton.

Mrs. C. A. Mathews entertained her brother, Mr. Huntley, of Chicago, over Thanksgiving.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner entertained the Murrie families also their son, Clarence, of Chicago, Thanksgiving.

Victor Strang has returned to Beloit, Wis., where he attends college.

Miss Maud Cleveland, Leon Strang and Clarence Crawford returned to the academy at Rochester, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hughes, of Chicago, visited over Thanksgiving with the latter's mother, Mrs. Spafford.

Thanksgiving night the Johnsons, of Chicago, gave a concert at the church and it was well attended.

Mabel and Bae Adams, of Chicago Lawn, spent their vacation with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pantall. The latter accompanied them home Sunday.

Misses Clara and Alice Nelson visited over Thanksgiving with friends in Chicago.

Henry Edmonds lost a valuable horse last Wednesday by lightining.

A. H. Stewart visited Thursday and Friday with his children in Chicago.

Miss Annie McCreadie, of North Chicago, spent her vacation with her sister and brother, Miss Ella and Will.

Miss Gladys Stewart, of Gurnee, visited relatives in this vicinity Thursday and Friday.

Mr. and Miss Cone, of Lake Forest, niece and nephew of Mr. Jack, visited from Wednesday until Saturday with them.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom entertained Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom, of Libertyville, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Thom and baby of Bristol, Wis., Thanksgiving.

The C. E. society business meeting was held last Friday at the home of Earle Crawford. A fine time was reported.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 5 December 1908
George White, Leon Strang and Maud Cleveland returned Monday to school after spending their Thanksgiving vacation at home.

Mrs. Jeanette Matthews entertained her brother, Mr. Huntly of Chicago, on Thanksgiving day.

Miss Foote is visiting in Chicago and Wheaton.

Victor Strang returned to Beloit, Wis., on Friday last.

Miss Cone and her brother of Lake Forest spent a few days last week with their uncle, Mr. Jack.

The Ladies' Aid Society will hold their annual bazaar and supper in the church on Thursday afternoon and evening, December 19. Oysters will be served in connection with the supper. Ice cream and candy booths will be in charge of the Christian Endeavor society.

Mrs. Richard Pantall is visiting in Chicago.

A. H. Sweet returned Friday from Lily Lake where he spent Thanksgiving with his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Taylor.

Mabel and Bae Adams spent the latter part of last week with their grandmother, Mrs. Pantall.

loose obituary, source unknown 5 December 1908
Pearl Smith was born in Fremont, Lake County, Ill., the 24th day of August, 1880, being at the time of her death 28 years, 3 months and 3 days old. All her life, excepting the last year and a half, was spent here with her parents. She received her education here in our own school. At the age of sixteen she was converted and united with the church. When twenty years old she began teaching school, teaching three years near Libertyville, and five years at Gilmer. She was a great church worker, being a Sunday school teacher and member of the choir. July 3, 1907, she was united in marriage to Henry Russell Coudrey. They remained with her parents the rest of the year. The next spring they moved to Waukegan, where they lived until her death, after a sickness of three months. The end came Nov. 27. Services were held at the Ivanhoe church last Sunday afternoon, burial in the cemetery here. The family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

Antioch News11 December 1908
I. L. Holmes spent Sunday and Monday in Chicago.

Gordon Bonner returned from the north on Thursday last.

W. G. Thom spent a few days last week at the fat stock show.

Mr. Saeger is here visiting with his cousin R. H. Edmunds.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Strang attended the stock show in Chicago on Thursday last.

Mrs. George Holmes and two children came Monday to visit Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Holmes.

Mrs. Winkler of Chicago visited from Friday until Monday with Mrs. H. B. Tower.

Mrs. J. A. Strang, Ruby Gillings, Edith VanAlstine and Ethel McGuire attended the fat stock show in Chicago Saturday

Mrs. George Duncan and brother Geo. Jamieson visited with relatives in Chicago during the past week and attended the stock show.

H. B. Tower returned last Friday from Iowa

Frank McCarthy spent last Tuesday in Chicago.

J. S. Denman spent last Tuesday night in Highland Park with his uncle.

Mrs. J. A. Thain was a Christmas shopper in Chicago on Wednesday last.

Wm. McGuire and daughter visited in Waukegan Friday and Saturday.

James Gerrity of Round Lake Spent Sunday with Mrs. Horace Tower.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock and children of Canada are visiting at Rochester, Wis., they will soon be in our vicinity.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 12 December 1908
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Strang visited relatives in Chicago Thursday and Friday and attended the stock show.

Mrs. Winkler, of Chicago, was a guest of Mrs. Sarah Tower from Friday until Monday.

Miss Clara Foote returned from her visit Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Holmes' daughter-in-law and two children came Monday from Indianapolis, Ind., to remain until after Xmas.

John A. Strang and Will Reilly attended the fat stock show Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom spent Sunday with Edwin Thom and family at Bristol.

Mrs. J. A. Strang, Misses Ruby Gillings, Edith Van Alstine and Ethel McGuire spent Friday and Saturday in Chicago.

A. K. Bain transacted business in the city last Friday.

Wm. Thom and Alfred Spafford attended the fat stock show Tuesday.

Mrs. C. E. Denman transacted business in Chicago Tuesday.

I. L. Holmes visited in Chicago Sunday and Monday.

C. E. topic Dec. 13 "Books That Delight and Strengthen," Carrie Bater, leader.

Geo. Jamieson and sister, Mrs. Duncan were visiting relatives in the city the past week.

Will Strang is again in our midst.

David Young has his little nephew from Chicago with him for a while.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 12 December 1908
Farmers in Some Sections are Cutting Off Sixteen Feet.
In some sections of Illinois farmers are grubbing their hedges and decreasing the width of the roadways from sixty-six feet to forty- four feet. It is declared that land is too valuable to allow so much of it to be wasted. In early days when land could be bought for a dollar or two an acre, a road did not matter. But land running from $150 to $200 an acre is a different matter.
The lessening of the width of the widest roads, it is declared, will work a two-fold benefit. Not only will it mean more land brought under cultivation in the financial advantage of the farmers, but it will also lead to a greatly needed road improvement. At present when roads are badly cut up in the center the practice is to drive on the sides. This brings temporary relief to the driver, but it does not improve the roads. One great objection to improving the roads has been the expense. But the expense of draining and graveling or macadamizing a forty-four road would be considerably less than on a sixty-six foot road.
Saving in Land Reclaimed.
If it be argued that the cost would still be heavy it is enough to say that the profit gained from the cultivation of the twenty-two feet reclaimed from a road would go a long way toward paying the expense of thoroughly improving the roadway. The upshot of it all would be a permanent addition to considerable land to the farm to add to its value, and roadways good in all weather and at all seasons, which would also increase the value of farms besides proving great good to the public.
The one argument against the narrower road is the increasing number of automobiles. Present roads are two narrow for not a few horses while passing the "devil wagons".
Antioch News18 December 1908
George Jamieson returned from Chicago on Wednesday last.

A. K. Bain and Wm. Bonner were Chicago visitors Monday.

A. L. Jaeger of Chicago spent Saturday and Sunday with his father here.

Miss Hanna Patch of Russell visited Sunday with Miss Edith VanAlstine.

Mrs. Lucette Vose of Gurnee visited last Saturday with Mrs. Charles Mathews.

Miss Foote returned last Tuesday from Wheaton where she has been visiting her niece.

Mrs. Mary Mavor of Chicago spent a few days this week with her mother Mrs. Robert Strang.

Mrs. Helen Buss and son of Rochester came Saturday night to visit a few days with Mrs. Geo. Jamieson.

Mrs. Landis Wakefield of Gurnee visited last Thursday with Mrs. C. E. Denman and Miss Carrie Bater.

Miss Lucy Spafford returned home Saturday from Chicago where she has been visiting with her sister Mrs. Roy Hughes.

Mrs. George Duncan and sister Miss Jessie Jamieson returned Saturday from Chicago where they have been visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Nelson, Rev. and Mrs. Safford, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Holmes took dinner one day last week with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. White it being their wedding anniversary.

There will be special Christmas services next Sunday at the Millburn Congregational church and on Christmas eve the Sunday school will give an entertainment.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 18 December 1908
Miss Lucy Spafford returned Saturday from a week's visit with her sister in Chicago.

A. L. Jaeger of Chicago was out over Sunday.

A. K. Bain was a Christmas shopper in Chicago Monday.

The Sunday School will give a Christmas entertainment in the church on Tuesday night, Dec. 24. Everybody welcome.

Mrs. Mavor of Chicago spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Strang.

Mrs. John Buss of Rochester has been visiting with Mrs. Geo. Jamieson.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 19 December 1908
Miss Lucy Spafford returned from Chicago where she has been visiting the past week with her sister.

Mrs. Mary Mavor, of Chicago, visited has mother over Sunday.

Mrs. Helen Dodge Buss and little son, James, of Rochester, Wis., visited her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jamieson, the first of the week.

Mrs. Not Vose, of Los Angeles, Cal. spent Saturday with Mrs. C. A. Mathews.

O. A. Nelson and wife, L. L. Nelson and wife, Rev. and Mrs. Safford all dropped in at W. J. White's last Tuesday and took dinner with them and had a jolly good time, recalling their younger days. The White and Holmes being married 32 years and Nelsons 34 years all in December. To say they had a fine time is only half telling it.

The bazaar held by the Ladies Aid, Dec. 10, cleared about $40. The next meeting will be held the second Thursday in the month of January.

A. K. Bain was a Chicago visitor Monday.

Miss Jessie Jamieson and sister, Mrs. Maggie Duncan, returned from Chicago Saturday.

James Pollock transacted business in Belvidere, Monday and Tuesday.

Clarence Bonner spent Sunday with the home folks.

Mr. Sager, of Chicago, is visiting his cousin, Richard Edmonds, for a few weeks.

There will be a Christmas entertainment in the church Christmas eve. Everyone welcome.

C. E. topic, Dec. 20: "Why Was the King Born?'. A Christmas meeting. Rev. A. W. Safford, leader.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 26 December 1908
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Martin gave a card party last Wednesday evening. A very fine time reported by all.

James Jamieson is attending federal court in Chicago as juryman.

Richard Pantall is on the sick list this week.

Mr. McGuire and Miss Ethel spent Friday and Saturday with relatives in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower visited Mr. and Mrs. George Gerrity, of Round Lake, last Saturday. James returned with them and visited among relatives until Wednesday.

Mrs. Robt. Strang's nurse, Mrs. Jenson, returned to her home in Zion City this week.

Ernest Wedge went to the hospital in Waukegan, Wednesday to have an operation performed on his neck. He has had considerable trouble with an abcess.

Rev. A. W. Safford will have a friend and classmate of his fill the pulpit next Sunday. A cordial invitation extended to all.

Mrs. John Wedge is in Waukegan where she can be near her son, Ernest.

Miss Helen Safford, of Wheaton college, Wheaton, Ill., will spend her vacation with her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bonner were called to For Hill by the serious illness of Mr. Bonner's brother-in-law, Tyler Gilbert, the first of the week.

Mrs. E. Martin transacted business in Chicago, Monday.

C. E. topic: Foreign Missions, "The new Life of China". Mabel Bonner leader.

Clayton Denman, of Highland Park, spent a week with his cousins, Edwin and Schuyler Denman.

The church society of Millburn will meet in the church Saturday, Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m. A full attendance is desired.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 29 December 1908
Ice Cutters Pass Through Waukegan
Enroute for the Lake Regions.
The first sign of activity in the ice cutting districts of the county was seen this morning when the vanguard of the big body of men who will be used in harvesting the crop on the Lake county lakes passed through Waukegan enroute to the lake districts. The work of cutting and storing the ice is planned to start on January 1. The men who went out this morning were mostly foremen who will be in charge of the work of opening up the boarding houses and getting them in readiness for the coming of the body of workers.
It is expected that nearly ten thousand men will be employed in the work of harvesting the ice crop in Lake county this year and most of these men have been secured through the labor agencies in Chicago. Other counties are demanding a rigid quarantine for these men, but as yet the officials of this county have taken no steps to demand such quarantines.

Antioch News31 December 1908
Wednesday morning at his home two miles west of Round Lake occurred the death of Tyler Gilbert, aged about fifty years, following a second stroke of paralysis which he suffered on Monday of this week. He was one of the best known men in the county and is survived by a wife and two children.

R. H. Edmonds was a Chicago visitor Sunday.

Mr. James Jamieson has returned from Chicago.

Clarence Bonner of Chicago was home for Christmas.

John Roberts of Chicago spent Xmas with James Jamieson.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hughes of Chicago spent Christmas here.

Miss Helen Safford of Wheaton is home for the Christmas holidays.

Mrs. Norman Adams and daughter Bae are visiting with Mrs. Pantall.

The Masons will install their new officers on Thursday evening, Dec. 31.

Clarence Wedge is entertaining his niece from Waukegan for a few days.

Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent Christmas day with relatives.

Mrs. Warner has been visiting for a few days in Antioch with friends.

Miss Annie McCredie came home last Wednesday to spent the holidays.

George Holmes and family of Indianapolis are here spending the holiday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner and family spent Christmas day at Russell.

Rev. A. W. Safford has been entertaining a friend, Rev. Clapp, for a few days.

George White, Leon Strang and Maude Cleveland of Rochester are home for the holidays.

Mrs. George Duncan and daughter will return this week to her home in North Dakota.

Victor and Leon Strang entertained a number of young people at their home on Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gillings and daughter of Waukegan spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wells.

Clayton Denman of Highland Park visited from Tuesday till Saturday with his cousin, Edith Denman.

Ernest Wedge, who had an operation performed on his neck last Monday at the Jane McAllister hospital, is getting along nicely and is expected home this week.

Mr. Richard Pantall is very sick with the grip and has been under the doctor's care for nearly a week.

Mr. and Mrs. Padgett and daughter visited from Friday till Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. James Jamieson.

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