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May, 1912

Antioch News2 May 1912
Mrs. Tillotson is back from Kenosha.

Wm. McGuire entertained company from Waukegan over Sunday.

Miss Annie McCredie spent Saturday and Sunday with the home folks.

Mrs. Sarah Dodge returned Monday last to the home of Mrs. Kemper in Chicago.

The preparatory service will be held in the church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Bae Adams of Chicago Lawn visited a few days with her grandparents here.

Rev. A. W. Safford officiated at the funeral of a friend at Bowmanville, Cook county Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yule of Somers spent over Sunday with the latter's mother, Mrs. Robert Strang.

Many from Gurnee, Grayslake, Wadsworth, Bristol and surrounding vicinity attended the Dixie Jubilee singers at the church Saturday evening.

Dispatch From the White Star Line Says
That Elsbury is Not a Survivor
Gurnee Man on Titanic Not Among Survivors
--Family Now Compelled to Give up Hope
The last hope of the James Elsbury family of Gurnee that their husband and father, a passenger on the ill fated Titanic might yet be returned to them, was completely swept away when on Wednesday a telegram from New York stated that he was not among the survivors.
When news of the disaster first spread, the Elsbury family clung to the hope that he might have been delayed in starting, but a cablegram from relatives across the water destroyed that hope and proved to a certainty that he was aboard the sunken vessel.
Day after day passed while the family waited in suspense for some word from the missing one, sometimes fearing the worst and sometimes inspired by hope. At times Mrs. Elsbury was sure that he must some way have been saved, but as time wore on and no message came she began to lose hope, feeling that if alive, he would ere this have communicated with her. And then came the report that a man had been picked up in an unconscious condition by the rescue ship, and had been placed in a New York hospital. That he had never regained his reason and that his only utterance were the words "Lake County, Illinois." Then hope sprang anew in the Gurnee home and telegrams bearing Ellsbury's description, were at once sent and his picture was also forwarded. But a crushing blow was dealt the family when the answer came from the White Star Line that the man in question is not James Ellsbury.
All hope of his being alive is now abandoned as is also that of ever receiving his body, and in all probability it will never be known whether the well known, highly respected Gurnee farmer, lies among the unidentified buried at sea or whether he was among the number whose bodies were never recovered.
Antioch News9 May 1912
The Hockaday and the Grubb schools will close Wednesday, May 15.

Mrs. Josephine Mathews returned last week from Rochester, Minn.

Miss Clara Foote returned home from Wheaton, Ill., the last of the week.

The C. E. Society will hold a business meeting in the church Friday evening, May 10.

The funeral of Mrs. John L. Hughes was held from the home of her sister in Chicago and a short service at the Millburn cemetery, Tuesday, May 7. She leaves beside her husband 3 sons and 2 daughters, mother, 1 brother and 3 sisters and many relatives in this county to mourn her loss.

Antioch News16 May 1912
Dr. Jamison has a new automobile.

Rev. Safford spent two days in Chicago this week.

The Missionary study class will meet with Mrs. Geo. Jamieson Thursday.

Mrs. C. E. Denman entertained company from Zion City over Sunday.

Bert Trotter and Mrs. Clarence Bonner of Chicago were Millburn visitors Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ward Bain of Racine attended the funeral of the latters' sister Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Minto and daughters visited the latter's parents at Union Grove.

Many from the surrounding country attended the funeral of Mrs. Hughes last Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Denman of Antioch vicinity spent a few days with his parents in Millburn.

Antioch News23 May 1912
John Shepardson has the scarlet fever.

Scott Levoy has started to build a new barn.

Wm. McGuire spent over Sunday in Waukegan.

Eugene Strang and son of Waukegan were Millburn visitors Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hughes of Chicago visited here this week.

Miss Florence Anderson spent Sunday with relatives in this vicinity.

Eastern Star entertained Thursday. Mrs. Page of Waukegan gave them a talk.

Mr. and Mrs. Safford left Monday for Elgin to attend the Congregational convention and also visit their daughter at Wheaton, Ill.

Antioch News30 May 1912
Children's Day will be observed here June 9.

Miss Maude Cleveland was a Chicago visitor this week.

The work of painting the church commenced this week.

Miss Ruby Cleveland of Chicago visited her parents here Sunday.

Geo. Miller has erected a fine monument in the Millburn cemetery.

Mrs. James Pollock and Miss Minnie Carney of Waukegan spent Thursday at the former's old home here.

The following homes have the whooping cough: Cannon's, Chope's, Thom's, Levoy's, Cleveland's, Garrett's and others.

Harold Minto, Rev. Safford and J. S. Denman goes to Elgin as county delegates to the State Sunday School convention this week.

Dr. Lewin of Russell has been busy in this vicinity this week. W. G. Thom had a very sick horse but it is getting better. Carl Chope's horse died Thursday night.

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