Newspaper Clippings for
3 October 1912
A QUIET HOME WEDDING
Miss Gertrude Smart and Mr. Ernest Brook were Married Tuesday
A quiet home wedding occurred at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. William Smart on Tuesday evening, Oct. 1st., when
their daughter Gertrude become the bride of Mr. J. Ernest Brook of
this place. Only the immediate relatives and friends were
The wedding ceremony took place at 6 p. m., with the Rev. L. D.
Rhodes, pastor of the St. Johns Episcopal church of Burlington,
The bride was attired in white silk chiffon over white silk
messaline and carried brides roses, she was attended by her sister
Miss Pauline Smart and the groom was also attended by his brother
After congratulations a bounteous wedding feast was served in the
beautifully decorated dining room.
Miss Gertrude was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smart
and has lived in this vicinity all her life she is very popular
among our young people and loved by all that knew her.
The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Brook of Burlington,
Wis., and is numbered among the Antioch people as one of the most
progressive men of this village. He has been in the banking
business here for the past ten years as well as being a large real
estate owner in the town of Antioch.
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks left Tuesday evening for a short wedding trip
to Iowa, they expect to return Sunday and make their future home
in Antioch, where they are thrice welcome.
The News extends congratulations to the happy couple.
John Thain of the Millburn Cemetery Association states that the
memorial fence which the Mason family had erected about the
cemetery, is as originally planned and that an injustice was done
them when it was reported they had modified the plans to save
expenses. The fence cost $3,600 and is finished.
Rev. Harvey filled the pulpit Sunday.
Rev. Harvey and wife of Iowa, are visiting here.
Mrs. John Bonner is visiting in Chicago this week.
Mm. Creminis and wife returned from the East Friday.
Mrs. Marvor of Chicago is visiting her mother here.
Rev. Safford is enjoying a three weeks vacation, part of which
he will spend in Pennsylvania.
The Keystone and Voluntar classes gave a party Friday evening
at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Safford.
from the pages of Grizzly Bear Magazine 10 October 1912
Mary Elizabeth Story Howard's remembrances of her family's
migration from Antioch to California in 1852, and their subsequent
return. (Due to the length of the article, it appears separately.)
After a Lapse of Fifty Years
10 October 1912
OLD RESIDENT IS DEAD
Thomas Minto Dies at His Home in San Francisco, California
Thomas David Minto was born in Lake County, Illinois, in 1857, and
died in San Francisco, California, September 7, 1912. He was the
oldest son of John Minto, formerly of Antioch, and Francis Webb
Minto, both deceased. In 1877, he was married to Carrie Reynolds,
and for eight years the young couple lived near Hickory. In 1885,
John Minto moved with his family to California, and his son Tom
with his wife and daughter Mable, accompained them.
For many years Tom lived at Geyserville, Astown in the fruit
valley north of San Francisco, and had of late years kept a
grocery store there. His father lived with him until his death in
It was after a lingering illness extending over a period of two
years, during which Mr. Minto had undergone several operations in
hope of recovery, that he went to San Francisco about two months
ago, in the hope that the change of climate would be beneficial,
but, although up to within a few days of his death he seem to
improve, the ravages of Bright's Disease proved to overcome.
Besides a large circle of relatives and friends he leaves to mourn
his faithful wife and five children and three grand children. Two
of his daughters Mrs. Feldmeyer and Mrs. Scaggs reside in
Geyserville and the two younger sons, Lloyd and Austin reside with
their mother there. The oldest son Thomas, lives at Corte
The funeral services were held under the auspices of the Woodman
of the World of which he was a member, and the interment was in
Olive Hill cemetery at Geyserville.
A. H. Stewart is visiting his daughter in Ohio this week.
Mrs. Menzo Webb is entertaining relatives from Pontiac, Ill.
Mrs. Norman Adams of Chicago visited Mr. and Mrs. Pantall this
Mr. and Mrs. Wheaton and children of Wheaton, Ill., is visiting
Rev. Geo. Safford of Chicago, son of Rev. A. W. Safford filled
the pulpit on Sunday in his father's absence.
The Missionary Tea, usually held at Miss Nellie McDougall's
will be held at the parsonage instead, on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The
officers will serve.
17 October 1912
Wm. Cleveland lost a horse last week.
Mrs. Tower spent the past week with Mrs. Denman.
Rev. Geo. Safford of Chicago preached here Sunday.
Mrs. J. Dawson is entertaining her sister from Iowa.
Miss Bertha White visited friends at Rochester, Wis., last
The Millburn Ladies Aid Society will hold their bazaar Nov. 7.
The Missionary Study class meets with Mrs. Geo. Jamieson
Mrs. Pickles of Hickory is taking care of Mrs. R. Strang while
Mrs. Wedge takes a vacation.
24 October 1912
The Ladies Aid Bazaar will be held Nov. 7.
Mrs. Safford is visiting her daughter at Wheaton, Ill.
J. M. Strang of California is visiting his mother here.
A Persian minister of Chicago filled the pulpit Sunday.
H. Mathews of Oregon visited relatives the past week.
Rev. Safford returned this week from a three weeks vacation.
Miss Faye Dawson returned home from Minn., last Friday.
Mrs. Josephine Mathews is entertaining a cousin from Minnesota.
Miss Ruby Gillings called on friends in Waukegan the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Young entertained relatives from Evanston over
Mr. and Mrs. Rossback and Mr. and Mrs. Mills of Evanston spent
Victor Roseback and some politicians from Evanston, in the
interest of the Bull Moose party invisited this vicinity Tuesday.
31 October 1912
MRS. L. M. HUGHES DEAD
Was a Long and Patient Sufferer,
but the End Was Unexpected
Wednesday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock death came to end the many
years of suffering of Mrs. Leola Hughes of this village. For the
past fourteen years she has been a patient sufferer, confined to
her bed and wheel chair most of the time but always making the
best of the situation.
Many times has death been hourly expected and as often has she
rallied much to the astonishment of those about her. But when the
end at last came it was in a way unexpected.
Her maiden name was Lillian E. Warren, and she was born at
Packwaukee, Wis., Oct. 1, 1858. On the 31st day of October, 1883
she was united in marriage to Leola M. Hughes.
Besides her husband and an adopted daughter she is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. H. E. Potter of Fort Scot, Kan., and Mrs. Wm. James
of Packwaukee, Wis., and one brother Mr. M. B. Warren of
According to the request of the deceased this obituary is
shortened as much as possible. The funeral services will be held
Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at the home, with burial in the
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman spent Sunday at Zion City.
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent the week end with her
Mr. and Mrs. David White spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. D.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thom and children left this week to visit
relatives for a short time before going West.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Pantall left Sunday to spent the winter with
their daughter, Mrs. Adams, of Chicago Lawn.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Orcutt (nee Emma White) of Williamsburg,
Mich., are rejoicing over the arrival of a son.
Miss Cleveland will have a basket social at the Jones school
house, on Friday evening, Nov. 1. Everybody welcome.
The Millburn Ladies Aid society will hold their regular meeting
and bazaar on Nov. 7, at the church, Supper will be served.