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March, 1910

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 1 March 1910
The Farmers' Institute was well attended from all parts of the county and a good program for the day was had.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Safford left Wednesday to visit their son and daughter of Wheaton and Chicago.

Warren Hook and the family will move to Millburn the last of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Will White of Antioch visited at O. A. Nelson's last week Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Martin were Chicago visitors last Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. David Young and daughter were Chicago visitors Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark will soon move on their farm.

Mrs. Charles Wydoff, Mr. Alfred Meade's aunt, died at his home Friday morning of paralysis. Funeral Tuesday at 11:30 from the house, Rev. Safford officiated.

The Ladies' Aid Society will hold their annual meeting Thursday, March 3. Dinner will be served.

The C. E. business meeting was held at A. H. Stewart's Friday evening.

The Hockaday school will give a basket social Friday evening, Feb. 25 at the school house. Also there will be an entertainment. Everyone welcome.

Antioch News3 March 1910
Miss Mabel Adams of Chicago, is visiting with her grandparents.

Mrs. Norman Adams of Chicago, visited on Wednesday with Mrs. Richard Pantall.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower visited with Ed Kapple at Grayslake Sunday and Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Martin entertained a number of friends at euchre last Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford carried away the prizes.

Ed Wells caught an eagle in his woods last Friday measuring six feet and ten inches from tip to tip. He has it in a cage at his home and anyone is welcome to come and see it.

The basket social at the Hockaday school last Friday night was well attended. The program given by the children and the miroscope by the teacher, Miss Carla Nelson, made a fine entertainment.

Monday and Tuesday were lively moving days in this vicinity. O. A. Nelson moved to the Andrew White farm at Loon Lake, Mr. Russell moving into the one just vacated by Mr. Nelson; Guy Hughes moved to his father's farm, while Ed Cunningham moved to the Faulkner farm in Warren; Mr. Warren Hook moved to the K. L. Smith farm.

Antioch News10 March 1910
Ed Wells lost another valuable horse last Thursday.

Miss Annie McCredie was home from Waukegan Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. James Bonner and daughter Mabel were Chicago visitors last Tuesday.

Miss Mabel Adams returned home last week after spending a week with Mrs. Pantall.

Mrs. Wm. Cremin, Mrs. Elizabeth Tower and Miss Ethel McGuire are recovering from the grip.

Mrs. A. W. Safford returned last Wednesday from Chicago and Wheaton where she visited with her children.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cremin and son of Grayslake visited Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cremin.

Mrs. George Strang has been in poor health for the past two weeks. Miss Olcott of Antioch is staying with her.

Mr. and Mrs. Rowland have moved into the house vacated by Mr. Russell. Mr. Rowland will work for Mr. Russell.

The Ladies' Aid society was entertained last Thursday by Mrs. C. E. Denman, Miss Agnes Bonner and Mrs. W. G. McGuire.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 10 March 1910
Supervisors at Instance of Lake County Historical Society,
Represented by Attorney C. T. Heydecker and Robert Ingalls,
Votes $100 to Mark Site of First Grist Mill in Lake County.
The people of the county will commend the board of supervisors for what they did today. They voted $100 to mark the site of the first grist mill in Lake county, as described recently in the SUN. The move is generally favored.
The Lake County Historical Society was represented in the matter of urging the step by Attorney C. T. Heydecker and Robert M. Ingalls, both leaders in such commendable movements.
The resolution as passed:
Whereas, The Lake County Historical Society, as one of the purposes of its organization, is by erecting suitable monuments and tablets designating the places of local historical interest to the future inhabitants of Lake county.
And Whereas, It is believed that such work of said Historical Society is of interest and benefit to the present and future of the county, and
Whereas, It is the purpose of the said society in its work planned for the coming year to erect a suitable monument to designate the site of the first grist mill in the county, which site is located on Mill creek in the town of Newport:
Therefore Be It Resolved, That there be and there is hereby appropriated the sum of One Hundred Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary to erect such a monument as said Historical Society shall determine.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 15 March 1910
Lake County's Only Titled Woman,
Heir of "Silent" Smith,
Comes to Dying Mother
A call from the bedside of an aged and feeble woman in Evanston is summoning a titled lady and her husband from the spring society season of London and the brilliant levees of the King himself, and some time today it is expected that Sir George Cooper and Lady Cooper will arrive at the home of the latter's mother, Mrs. Beatrice Smith, at Evanston, where the titled daughter will care for her mother for an indefinite period. Mrs. Smith, who was mother of the late James Henry Smith, known as Silent Smith, one of the wealthiest men in the country, is now 83 years old and is rapidly failing.
Mrs. Smith and children, which include besides Lady Copper, Mrs. Vic Roosbach of Evanston, formerly of Waukegan, formerly lived in Millburn, Lake county, and all members of the family are well known here. Lady Cooper is remember by Lake county people who used to play with her when she was a child living near Millburn.
Sir George and Lady Cooper were summoned a few days ago by a cablegram. Lady Smith and her husband arrived in New York Monday, having been informed daily by wireless of the condition of Mrs. Smith on their way across the Atlantic.
Stay May be Indefinite.
"Mrs. Smith is in a very feeble condition just now," said Dr. Mills, her son-in-law, who is in constant attendance. "She is at an age when anything may be expected. She has had no relapse, but she is becoming weaker and weaker.
Lady Cooper is coming to see her mother and be at her bedside. I don't know just how long she will remain, but I expect she will stay indefinitely.
Lady Cooper, who is one of the wealthiest American women of title, was one of the heirs of "Silent" Smith.
Antioch News17 March 1910
Mrs. Elizabeth Tower, who has been ill, is rapidly improving.

Miss Clara Foote is visiting with relatives in Wheaton and Chicago.

Mrs. Norman Adams of Chicago visited from Saturday till Monday with Mrs. Pantall.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Parks of Wadsworth have moved into the Chope house south of Millburn.

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower expect to leave soon for Los Angeles, Cal., where they will make their future home.

Mr. and Mrs. William Cleveland and family moved Tuesday into the house just vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark.

Miss Florence Anderson and Mrs. William Anderson of Lake Forest spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman and son Schuyler and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McGuire visited Sunday with Mrs. J. C. Cutler and family at Zion City.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 22 March 1910
MOTHER OF "Silent" Smith
and Resident of Millburn Until Twelve Years Ago,
Dies Surrounded With Relative, Including Daughter
from England-History of Her Life-Related to Rossbachs
of This City.
Surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mrs. Beatrice Smith, 83 years old, formerly of Millburn, Lake county, died at her own residence, 1220 Ridge avenue, Evanston, at 7:45 o'clock last evening.
Among her children at the bedside were Lady Cooper and her husband, Sir George Cooper, and their three children. They arrived in Evanston a week ago after a record breaking trip in order to reach Mrs. Smith's bedside while she was alive.
Summons Sent to Relatives.
When the seriousness of Mrs. Smiths' illness became known a few weeks ago all her relatives were summoned to her bedside. She had been ill for three months. Recently complications due to old age made her end a question of only a short time. Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, according to announcement by the relatives last evening.
Mrs. Smith was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, January 27, 1828. She went to Kenosha, Wis., with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Alec Yule, when she was 11 years old. There she was married to Geo. Simpson Smith in 1845 and moved to Millburn, Ill., ten years later, where they resided till they moved to Evanston twenty years ago. Since the death of her husband, 12 years ago, Mrs. Smith had lived with her daughter, Mrs. John N. Mills.
Mrs. Smith was the mother of Jas. Henry Smith, who died two years ago in Japan, leaving an immense fortune. She is survived by three daughters, Lady Cooper of England, Mrs. John N. Mills, wife of the pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of Evanston and Mrs. V. A. Rossback of Evanston. A son Geo. A. Smith, is a resident of Washington D. C.
Some of her grandchildren surviving are William Smith Mason of Evanston, George Mason of Philadelphia and Mrs. Frederick P. Vose of Evanston. There are eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
George Smith and Victor Rossbach come to Waukegan this morning to arrange with the White-Holland Company, undertakers, for the burial of the body at Millburn and later left for Millburn to complete arrangements. The funeral announcements will be made later.
The funeral of Mrs. Beatrice Smith, who died last night, will be held at Millburn Thursday.
Antioch News24 March 1910
Florence Russell is able now to walk about.

Edwin Denman is recovering from a week's illness.

E. A. Martin was a Chicago visitor Saturday.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tower is still unable to start for California.

Miss Effie Frost of Rochester visited over Sunday with Margaret White.

George Jamieson and Arthur Van Alstine were Chicago visitors last Wednesday and Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Stephens and Miss Hazel Thain visited in Chicago last Wednesday and Thursday.

Miss Clara Foote, who has been on a visit with relatives in Wheaton, returned home Saturday.

Mrs. A. K. Bain, Mrs. John Bonner and Mrs. H. E. Jamieson were Chicago visitors last Wednesday.

Miss Alice Jamieson of Berwyn visited over Sunday with parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Jamieson.

Henry Kuebker of Grayslake spent Sunday here in the interest of the Christian Endeavors.

Mrs. C. E. Denman and Mrs. W. G. McGuire visited last Wednesday and Thursday with Miss Voos in Chicago.

Mrs. Smith and children, who have been spending a month with Mr. and Mrs. David Young, returned to Chicago Wednesday last.

from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 26 March 1910
First White Child Born in County Dead
Mrs. Hannah Brown Bauman
Died Thursday at Age of Seventy-Four
Said to Antedate William Whigam
of Vicinity of Libertyville.
Born at Buffalo Grove in 1834
and Lived in County All Her Life-Fell
Three Weeks Ago and Broke Her Hip
Which induced Exhaustion and General Ill Health,
Leading to Her Death
The first white child born in Lake county was buried out in the county today.
She was Mrs. Hannah Brown Bauman, and it is claimed that her natal date antedated that of William Whigam, who has always been claimed as the first white child born in the county.
The late Mrs. Bauman, who was born Hannah Brown, came into being at Buffalo Grove, in 1834 and died at the age of 74 Thursday. Three weeks ago she sustained a fall which resulted in a broken hip and exhaustion and general breakdown followed this. Buffalo Grove is in the southern part of the county. Mrs. Bauman was feeble for many years. She leaves six children, her husband having died several years ago.
Antioch News31 March 1910
Mrs. Archibald McCredie is slowly improving.

Miss Maud Cleveland returned last Wednesday to Rochester.

Mrs. Chris VanPatten is visiting with her sister in Manning, Iowa.

Miss Annie McCredie of Waukegan was home from Friday till Sunday.

Peter McDonald of Evanston visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. David Young.

Herman Shaw of Grayslake visited the first of the week with Mrs. Young.

Mrs. Peter Stewart of Gurnee visited recently with her brother, William Bonner.

Miss Una Minto is spending her week's vacation with her parents Mr. and Mrs. David Minto.

Miss Cora Hook of Gurnee visited from Wednesday till Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hook.

Earl White of Champaign visited from Friday till Sunday with his parents Mr. and Mrs. David White.

Miss Florence Anderson and little cousins of Lake Forest visited over Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart.

The C. E. society will give a basket social at the church on Friday evening, April 1. Ladies will please bring baskets with lunch for two.

The remains of Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Evanston were interned in Millburn cemetery at Thursday afternoon. A large number of old friends were in attendance.

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