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from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 5 July 1910
MAN DIES, FRIENDS PUT HAY IN BARN
Pathetic Scene When Friends of E. L. Gerry
Gather at His Farm to Show Their Keen Sorrow.
In connection with the death of E. L. Gerry of Millburn last
Saturday, it develops that the neighbors paid a very fitting
tribute to him by raking up his hay and placing it in the barn
after his death occurred. They had planned to do it as soon as
they knew of the accident but his death occurred so quickly that
they did not have time then.
It will be recalled that Mr. Gerry was working on a scaffold on a
neighbor's barn when a bolt of lighting struck near him, the
shock causing him to be hurled from his position. As he fell his
foot caught in one of the scaffold hooks and his ankle was torn
Blood poison developed and it was necessary for the member to be
amputated. Even this did not save his life.
As soon as neighbors heard of his predicament the word was passed
and they agreed among themselves to put his hay in the barn for
him. He had intended to do it but the accident prevented
The news of his death cast a damper over all of his friends and
neighbors but nevertheless they gathered at his farm from a wide
area and in less than no time had the hay all stacked in the
Mr. Gerry was one of the most popular men in the county and his
death has been a keen blow to all who knew him. Neighbors and
friends are doing everything possible to console his family.
7 July 1910
OLD RESIDENT OF MILLBURN PASSED AWAY
Tuesday morning of this week marked the passing away of another
one of Lake county's old and highly respected residents when Mrs.
A. S. McCredie died at her home near Millburn.
The diseased was past eighty-one years of age and had been a
sufferer from Brights disease for the past four or five years,
this coupled with the infirmaties of age was the cause of her
Mrs. McCredie was born in Scotland and in that place she grew to
womanhood and was married. About fifty years ago she with her
husband came to America and settled upon the farm in the vicinity
of Millburn and upon that place they have resided continuously
To this couple seven children were born five daughters. Mrs. John
Murrie of Grayslake, Mrs. David White of Loon Lake, Mrs. D. O.
Douglas of Waukegan, Mrs. Wm. Miller of Lake Villa, and Mrs. Geo.
Miller of Millburn and two sons, John and George both of Millburn,
all of whom with the aged husband remain to mourn the loss of a
devoted wife and mother.
The funeral services was held from her late home today (Thursday)
and the remains will be intered in the Millburn cemetery.
The measles have nearly been the rounds.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner are entertaining friends from St.
George White visited with friends in Rochester from Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bonner of Chicago, spent the Fourth with
Mr. and Mrs. Adams and children of Chicago, spent the Fourth at
the Pantall home.
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago, visited from Saturday till Monday
with her mother.
Mrs. R. L. Hughes of Chicago, has been visiting with her
sister, Miss Lucy Spafford.
Mrs. D. B. Taylor of St. Louis, is here visiting with Mr. A. H.
Stewart and other friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart went last week on a trip through the
west, taking in Yellowstone Park and Denver, Col.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wheaton and son and Mr. Schneider of Wheaton
and Mr. and Mrs. George Safford of Bowmanville, spent the Fourth
at the parsonage.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 7 July 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Adams and daughters Bae and Mabel of Chicago Lawn,
visited from Saturday until Monday with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. Pantall.
Mr. and Mrs. I. Holmes are entertaining their son and family
from Indianapolis, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Dodge of St. Louis visited a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. John Bonner.
Miss Ruby Gillings visited friends over the Fourth in Waukegan.
Mrs. W. G. Thom has a new piano.
Mrs. R. G. Trotter and children of Colorado and Miss Mamie
Trotter of Evanston; also Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bonner of Chicago
spent the 4th with Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Bain.
Mrs. Josephine Taylor of St. Louis is visiting friends and
acquaintances for a few days.
Rev. A. W. Safford's children, Mr. and Mrs. George Safford of
Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wheaton, spent the Fourth with
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago visited a few days ago with her
Mrs. Archibald McCredie is very sick. She is unconscious most
of the time.
Mrs. Homer Jameson and Scott LeVoy have recovered from the
Mrs. Ida Douglas of Waukegan is with her mother, Mrs. McCredie.
14 July 1910
DIES FROM OPERATION
E. L. Gerry of Millburn Broke Leg
and Amputation Results in Blood Poison
Sunday at his home east of Milburn occurred the death of E. L.
Gerry, a well known farmer, his death being due to blood poisoning
which developed following the amputation of his leg following a
fall from his barn.
The fatality was a most unfortunate one, the circumstances being
such as to show that it was a most unusual thing which brought
about his death. On Tuesday Gerry was standing on his barn when a
bolt of lighting struck his silo, a short distance away. The
shock hit Gerry and threw him to the ground, 20 feet below. His
leg was broken and on Saturday it was decided that an amputation
was necessary. Drs. Jamison and Palmer performed the operation,
which, for a time appeared to indicate he would get on all right.
Later, however, complications set in and he grew worse and died
Sunday. He leaves a widow, two brothers in Waukegan and other
relatives, and two children, Claude aged 8 and Verne aged 5.
The late Mr. Gerry bore the highest of reputations as a man of
lofty character and innate goodness and his death is the cause of
21 July 1910
Wednesday afternoon, July 27, the ladies of the Millburn
Missionary Circle are planning to hold their 20th annual "Thank
Offering Meeting and Missionary Tea", and most cordially invite
their friends at Antioch, Lake Villa, Grays Lake, Libertyville and
Waukegan, to come to the Milburn church at that date and help them
enjoy a delightful and profitable time. A good speaker from
Chicago will be present. And the ladies promise one of their well
known good teas, come and you will receive a warm welcome.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 21 July 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Geo Jamieson visited from Thursday until Monday with
Mrs. Helen Buss of Rochester, Wis.
Mr. Wheaton of Wheaton, Ill., and Mr. C. Holmes of Chicago
spent Sunday with their families.
Mr. John Gerry of Iowa visited his brother and sister the past
James Pollock and Miss Minnie Carney of Waukegan spent
Thursday calling on friends.
The Millburn Missionary Society will hold their annual Thanks
offering and missionary tea Wednesday, July 27. A good program
Geo. Peterson shipped a carload of hay to Evanston last
Friends of Mr. Ernest Barnstable and Miss Edith Wilson were
surprised to learn that they were married July 6, in Indiana.
They are at the home of Mrs. Wilson at present.
Mrs. O. G. Hawkins and daughter were in Chicago the first of
Miss Eunice Wilson has gone to Tenessee to spend two months
with relatives near Nashville.
The funeral of Alvin Falkner was held last Monday. He died at
the McAlister hospital Wednesday evening with typhoid fever.
The Ladies' Aid Society served ice cream at the residence of
Mr. H. H. Sponenberg Saturday evening instead of at the McGarva
flat, as the latter was being painted and varnished.
Last Saturday a number of Woodmen went to the farm of P. L.
Benz, who is very ill, and put up his hay. Mrs. H. C. Flood
served dinner to them at her home.
Miss Zoe Chase of Russell and Miss May Melville of Kenosha
visited Miss Verna Young Tuesday.
Page Hill of Wadsworth spent Sunday with friends here.
John Flood was in Racine on business Wednesday.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 28 July 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom of Libertyville visited Wednesday and
Thursday with their son.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart returned Monday from _________
Anderson's of Iola, Kansas.
The measles are still in this vicinity and visited the Chope
and Slocum families.
Miss Hazel Thain is entertaining her cousin from Kenosha.
Mrs. C. E. Denman, Mrs. Thom and Children, A. K. Bain, were
Chicago visitors this week.
Miss Alice Jamieson visited the home folks Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wheaton and son returned home Monday, Mrs.
Wheaton having spent three weeks at the parsonage with her
Mabel Bonner visited her friend, Miss Carol Hucker of Lake
Villa over Sunday.
The children of Mr. Heumpfuer of Chicago are visiting at C. E.
28 July 1910
The cemetery at Mill Creek has lately been undergoing a thorough
clean up and the fences made anew. Two days were spent in the
work. On one the Bee consisted of 50 men and on the other of 43:
everyone brought lunch, enough for an army, and before they left
in the evening of the second day the cemetery looked cleanly