Newspaper Clippings for
12 January 1911
GORDON JAMIESON MARRIED ON DECEMBER 31
According to reports which have just reached here, Gordon
Jamieson, was on the last day of the old year united in marriage
to Miss Lillian D. Harris of Helena, Montana, at the home of the
bride's sister at that place.
The bride is the ex-county superintendent of schools of Clark
county, Montana, her term of office expiring on her wedding
The groom who is well known in the vicinity of Antioch and
Millburn, which place was his former home, is one of the most
prominent sheep men of the western vicinity where he now resides,
and both have a wide circle of friend. Mr. Jamieson is a brother
of Miss Mary Jamieson and Mrs. Ines Ames of this village. Mr. and
Mrs. Jamieson are touring the Pacific coast on their wedding trip.
MILLBURN MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. ELECTS OFFICERS
The Millburn Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Millburn held their
annual meeting and election of officers in the Masonic hall on
Saturday, January 7.
The reports of the year were read and showed that the company was
in the best financial condition possible. The company was
organized among the farmers of Lake County in 1855, and up to the
present time has grown with rapidity until now the company carries
insurance on $3,600,000 worth of property, mainly farm
One of the most important features of the meeting was the
resolution adopted which limited the liability of the company on
automobiles to $100.
A delegate will be chosen by the officers to attend the biennial
convention which will meet in Springfield this year.
Officers elected for the ensuing year are as follows:
President, John Bonner, Millburn.
Secretary, John Thain, Millburn.
Treasurer, Leslie Bonner, Millburn.
Directors, Geo. Edwards, Hickory; John McClure, Gurnee; and Geo.
MARRIED AT HIGH NOON MONDAY
Monday of this week at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. D. J.
Minto, east of Loon Lake, occurred the wedding of Miss Hannah
Smith and Mr. Nahum Lamb, Rev. A. W. Safford performing the
ceremony at high noon in the presence of only a few immediate
Both bride and groom are well known she having spent her whole
life in the vicinity of Millburn and he being a prominent farmer
near Gurnee where they will make their future home.
Their many friends are extending congratulations.
Mr. Alex Hughes has gone to Urbana for a few weeks.
A new arrival, a son, born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Safford of
Chicago, Jan. 6.
The severe wind storm of Sunday blew several trees down in this
Many from this vicinity attended the Poultry Show at Waukegan
Victor Strang entertained his friend, Mr. J. Jacobson, of
Rockford, this week.
H. D. Hughes and daughters of Gurnee, were Millburn visitors
Miss Ethel McGuire returned Saturday from Chicago, where she
had been visiting since Wednesday.
Rev. A. W. Safford was called to Chicago to officiate at a
funeral of one of his old parishioners, a Mrs. Greer.
The Ladies Aid society met Thursday. The Misses Carrie Bater,
Agnes Bonner and Mrs. J. H. Bonner served dinner.
Many from all parts of Lake county attended the annual meeting
of the Millburn Insurance Co. last Saturday. The following
officers were elected for the ensuing year; John Bonner, Pres.;
John A. Thain, Sec.; L. S. Bonner, Treas.
January 15, 1911
Mrs. George Strang Passes Away
at the Age of Eight-Two Years.
One of the most highly respected ladies in the vicinity of Millburn was
laid at rest on Tuesday when the funeral of the late Mrs. George Strang was
held. She was numbered among the oldest residents of that village and had
reached the advanced age of 82 years 8 months and 21 days. Her death was due
to the infirmities of age, although she had always been considered unusually
spry and active for one of her years.
Miss Eliza J. Sorter was born April 24, 1828, in Nicaraqua County, New York,
and, with her parents, moved to the State of Ohio when five years of age. In the
year of 1840 the family moved to Illinois and settled on a farm near Lake Villa,
there she lived until her marriage to George Strang, which occurred on the 17th
day of June 1847, when the settled at Millburn which place has been her home
ever since. She was the last of a family of eight children, three boys and five
She is survived by a family of four sons, W. H. and J. A. Strang of Millburn,
George, of Marshfield, and Eugene of Waukegan and two daughters, Mrs.
W. B. Stewart of Millburn and Mrs. Cora Anderson of Iola, Kansas.
Rev. Safford of Millburn officiated at the funeral which was held at the
home Tuesday afternoon.
19 January 1911
MILLBURN RESIDENT DEAD
Mrs. George Strang Passes Away at the Age of Eighty-Two Years
One of the most highly respected ladies in the vicinity of
Millburn was laid to rest on Tuesday when the funeral of the late
Mrs. George Strang was held. She was numbered among the oldest
residents of that village and had reached the advanced age of 82
years, 8 months and 21 days. Her death was due to the infirmities
of age, although she had always been considered unusually spry and
active for one of her years.
Miss Eliza J. Sorter was born April 24, 1828, in Nicaragua county,
New York and, with her parents, moved to the state of Ohio when
five years of age. In the year of 1840 the family moved to
Illinois and settled on a farm near Lake Villa, there she lived
until her marriage to George Strang, which occurred on the 17th
day of June, 1847, when they settled at Millburn which place had
been her home every since. She was the last of a family of eight
children three boys and five girls.
She is survived by a family of four sons W. H. and J. A. Strang of
Millburn, George, of Marshfield, and Eugene of Waukegan and two
daughters, Mrs. W. B. Stewart of Millburn and Mrs. Cora Anderson
of Iola, Kansas.
Rev. Safford of Millburn officiated at the funeral which was held
at the home Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell transacted business in Chicago Saturday.
Miss Ethel Ames visited a few days with Miss Hook of Loon Lake.
Ernie Shaw visited his brother Byron and sister, Mrs. Young
Married at Milwaukee Jan., 10, Miss Mabel Chope and Phillip
Mrs. Geo. Safford of Chicago has pneumonia and Mrs. A. W.
Safford is with her.
Dr. Jamieson has been laid up with a severe cold but is now
able to be out again.
Mr. and Mrs. Pember of Amherst, Ohio, visited the latter's
father, A. H. Stewart the past week.
Leslie Bonner, Jesse Denman and Geo White are attending a two
weeks agricultural short course.
Wm. Cremin lost one of his horse blankets between Millburn and
the Dodge school house one day last week.
Mrs. George Strang died Sunday, January, 15 at two o'clock.
The funeral was held Tuesday at half past one. She leaves to
mourn her loss four sons and two daughters. The community extends
sympathy to the family.
26 January 1911
Doris Jamison has the scarlet fever.
Mr. William Cleveland and Dorothy Bain are on the sick list.
Mr. William McGuire spent Friday with friends in Waukegan.
Mr. Ernest White of Montana called on friends in these parts
Mr. George Jamison visited his brother-in-law, John Roberts, at
Mr. Dawson of Iowa has moved on the farm just bought from C. W.
The remains of Mrs. Earl Strang of Waukegan were interred in
Millburn cemetery Monday.
Miss Ethel McGuire visited a few days with her cousin, Cora
Hook, of Grange Hall vicinity.
Mrs. Cora Anderson, of Iola, Kansas, was called to Lake Forest
on account of the illness of her daughter Florence.
The Millburn Ladies Aid society will hold their regular monthly
meeting at the church Thursday, Feb. 2. Dinner will be served.