Newspaper Clippings for
4 January 1912
Henry Edmonds is seriously ill.
Victor Strang spent a few days in Racine.
Earl White of Madison visited here last week.
James Armour is seriously ill with pneumonia.
Don't forget the Insurance meeting Saturday.
Leon Strang returned to Urbana on Tuesday.
Eugene Clark has bought the Walter Palmer farm.
Elmer Green and son were Millburn visitors Saturday.
The Misses Irving will leave for New Mexico next week.
The Church Society will hold the annual election of officers
next Monday afternoon in the church parlor.
The Millburn Cemetery society will hold their annual election
of officers on next Monday afternoon in the Mason's hall.
The Ladies Aid will hold their meeting and election of officers
on Jan. 11. Dinner will be served by Mrs. Bonner and Miss Bater.
11 January 1912
Cold! Cold! 18 below is the coldest.
Wm Marselles of Nebraska is visit here.
Mr. and Mrs. Waller returned Wednesday to Minnesota.
Miss Vida Jamison returned to school at Libertyville Monday.
Mr. Ross of Wisconsin called on old friends here this week.
Wm. Strang has left for Marshfield, Wis., where he will spend
Wm. Rose of Wisconsin spent a few days with his daughter and
family here this week.
The Millburn Insurance Company held their meeting Saturday. A
small attendance on account of the weather. The following
officers were elected: President, John Bonner; Secretary, J. A.
Thain; Treasurer, Henry Grimm.
18 January 1912
C. E. Denman was Zion City caller Monday.
W. Strang returned from Wisconsin last week.
Elmer Cannon visited his wife at the hospital in Elgin last
Sam Larson and wife are helping Mrs. Edmonds while Mr. Edmonds
Miss Maude Turner of Antioch and J. Gillings of Grayslake
visited relatives here Sunday.
Henry Edmonds left Tuesday for Colorado where he will visit
relatives and see if the climate will improve his health.
25 January 1912
DEATH OF JOHN HUGHES
Passes Away at His Home at Lake Villa,
Aged 82 Years
On Friday of last week at his home in Lake Villa occurred the
death of John Hughes, a highly respected resident of that village,
the cause of his death being due to old age.
John H. Hughes was born in North Wales, July 30, 1829, and came to
America in 1841. He was married Oct. 27, 1859, to Miss Annie E.
Stewart, and to this union five children were born three sons and
two daughters who are all living. L. M. Hughes of Antioch; L. R.
Hughes of Rialto, Cal.; O. S. Hughes of Lake Forest; Mrs. R. L.
Strang of Millburn, and Mrs. Russell Douglas of Lake Villa. The
widow is also living. Thirty years of his life was spent in
Millburn and twenty-two in Lake Villa, and he had been a member of
the Christian church for fifty years.
The funeral services were held Monday from his late residence with
interment in the Millburn cemetery.
HURT BY A FALLING TREE
Jess Denman of Millburn Seriously Hurt While Chopping Down Trees.
Jess Denman, 23 years of age a groom of less than three months is
lying at the German-American hospital at Chicago in a precarious
condition as a result of the falling of a tree Friday.
Denman, with his brother-in-law, George White, were chopping down
trees near Millburn, and in the afternoon attacked one of the
largest trees in the grove on the Denman farm. With White working
on the other; they had the huge tree almost down, when, without
warning, the tree split and fell.
White managed by jumping, to escape injury by a hair's breadth,
but Denman was caught under the fallen tree, and pinned to the
ground. Hastily summoning help, White assisted in releasing his
companion. It was found the young man had sustained several
broken ribs and internal injuries, the tree falling across his
He was removed to his home, which was not far distant, and there
it was discovered that his condition was grave. He was removed
Saturday to the German-American hospital in Chicago, and it is
stated his changes of recovery are good.
His young wife who was formerly Miss Margaret White is ill from
the shock. The couple were married at Millburn less than three
The undersigned will sell at Public Auction on his farm 5 miles
east of Antioch and 2 miles north of Millburn, known as the Wm.
Thom farm, on
Thursday, February, 1st
Commencing at 10 o'clock sharp the following property to-wit:
58 Head of Live Stock--
15 Head of Horses--2 bay brooding mares 13 years old, weight 1400
and 1500; gray mare 9 years old, in foal, weight 1500; black
driving mare 6 years old, weight 1100; bay driver, 4 years old,
weight 1200; black gelding 3 years old weight 1400; black gelding
coming 3 years old, weight 1350; bay mare coming 3 years old,
weight 1200; bay mare coming 2 years old, weight 1100; bay gelding
coming 3 years old, weight 1100; gray gelding coming 3 years old,
weight 1000; black driver coming 3 years old, weight 1000; gray
gelding coming 3 years old; 2 driving horses coming one year.
43 Head of Cattle--10 milch cows fresh 2 months, 11 will be fresh
by date of sale, 15 yearling heifers, 6 calves 2 months old, 1
Durham bull coming 2 years.
Farm Implements--2 lumber wagons nearly new, truck wagon 4 inch
tire, milk wagon, surry, corn binder, grain binder, Deer hay
loader, Champion mower, 2 riding cultivators, hay rack, riding
plow, gang plow, walking plow, Seeder, pulverizer, 3-section drag,
4-section drag, corn planter, feed grinder, manure spreader,
gasoline engine 5-hr., power, 2 tank heaters, 2 hay racks, bob
sleigh, cream seperator, 2 churns, butter worker, 4 milk cans,
incubator, 4 set work harness, double driving harness, single
harness, saddle, 2 set fly nets, horse clippers, 8 sows, 11
shoats, 200 chickens, 9 geese, 9 ducks, 20 tons hay in barn, some
corn shocks, 2000 bu. corn, 1700 bu. oats, 30 bu. barley, 20 bu.
potatoes, 20 bu. seed corn, cook stove new, 50 posts, fanning
Free lunch at noon.
NICK LUKIN, Prop.
T. J. Cunningham, Auctioneer.
J. E. Brook, Clerk.
John Hughes, one of Lake County's oldest settlers died last Friday
afternoon at his home in Lake Villa. For sometime he has been
very feeble and under the care of a nurse. He has many friends in
and around Lake Villa and Millburn who extend their sympathy to
the family as he was universally liked. For many years he
conducted an undertaking business in Millburn, afterward moving to
Lake Villa, where he also did a good deal of furniture building.
Besides his wife he leaves three sons and two daughters.
Dr. Jamieson was a Chicago visitor Monday.
Mrs. David Minto received a slight shock last week.
The Ladies Aid Society will meet on Thursday. Dinner served.
Jess Denman son of Mrs. and Mrs. C. E. Denman met with a
serious accident while chopping a tree with Geo. White. The tree
divided and fell, it caught Denman across the abdomen he was
internally injured. A specialist from Chicago was called and he
was taken to The German American hospital for an operation. D. M.
White, Mrs. J. S. Denman and Mrs. C. E. Denman accompanied him.