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December, 1909

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 13 December 1909
Most of Lake County Man's Money
Went to Relatives In This County.
George Mason and Mrs. Vic Rossback
Formerly of Waukegan Got a Share
When Anita Stewart of New York, Step Daughter of James Henry Smith who Got Coin from Lake County Uncle, Married Nobleman None of the Fortune of the late Millionaire Bought Title.
Don't worry.
Prince Miquel of Braganza is not spending any of James Henry "Silent" Smith's coin left by him to his wife and step daughter Anita Stewart now the wife of Prince Miguel and Duchess of Vizer.
Most of "Silent's" money went to relatives in Victor Rossbach's wife at Evanston and George A. Mason of the same place. The two dispatches tell their own story.
Vienna, Dec. 13-The wife of a money-lender, named Spell, brought suit against Prince Miguel of Braganza today for payment of note for $20,000.
The suit is brought in the Courts of Commerce (civil). Spell transferred his claim to his wife. He made loans to Prince Miguel at a high rate of interest and he makes the specific claim that he paid $20,000, a debt the Prince owned to the Hohenmauth Savings Bank.
The Prince's lawyer denies that Spell paid the money to the savings bank. Whether or not this contention is sustained, it gains time, as testimony must be taken in the suit.
New York, Dec. 13.-The World yesterday published a despatch from Budapest, Hungary, quoting the Hirlap, a newspaper, as stating that the creditors of Prince Miguel are suing him for $1,000,000 on an alleged agreement by the Prince to pay them one-fifth of the dowry. Miss Stewart brought him $5,000,000.
"Silent" Smith left most of his fortune to kinsmen in this country and Great Britain, and his widow and daughter together did not inherit $5,000,000.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 29 December 1909
Mrs. Oliva Trotter Passed Away
At Evanston Home of Son.
Mrs. Oliva L. Trotter, aged seventy-five died at Evanston yesterday following a stroke of paralysis and the funeral will be held at Evanston at nine-thirty tomorrow following which the remains will be brought here on the eleven-fifty for interment at Millburn cemetery in the county.
The late Mrs. Trotter was an old resident of Millburn but has been making her home with sons in Evanston, Mr. Trotter having preceded her in death years ago.
She leaves the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Alfred Bain and Mrs. Clarence Bonner of Millburn, Fred and Bert of Evanston, and John, Will and one other of the west.
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