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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
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
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
The Hockaday school will give a basket social Friday evening,
Feb. 25 at the school house. Also there will be an entertainment.
3 March 1910
Miss Mabel Adams of Chicago, is visiting with her grandparents.
Mrs. Norman Adams of Chicago, visited on Wednesday with Mrs.
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
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
10 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
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
TO MARK SITE OF FIRST GRIST MILL
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
LADY COOPER CALLED TO HER MOTHER'S BED
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
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
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
Lady Cooper, who is one of the wealthiest American women of title,
was one of the heirs of "Silent" Smith.
17 March 1910
Mrs. Elizabeth Tower, who has been ill, is rapidly improving.
Miss Clara Foote is visiting with relatives in Wheaton and
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
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 22 March 1910
MRS. B. SMITH DEAD AT EVANSTON
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
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
The funeral of Mrs. Beatrice Smith, who died last night, will be
held at Millburn Thursday.
24 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
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
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.
31 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,
Miss Annie McCredie of Waukegan was home from Friday till
Peter McDonald of Evanston visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Shaw of Grayslake visited the first of the week with
Mrs. Peter Stewart of Gurnee visited recently with her brother,
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.