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January, 1914

Antioch News8 January 1914
Miss Lulu Thain, One of Waukegan's Oldest Teachers
Dies After Long Illness
Miss Lulu Thain one of the oldest teachers in point of service in the Waukegan city schools, died at the home of her sister Mrs. Geo. Hardie, Clayton street, Waukegan New Year's day, following an illness which dated from last Easter. She had been confined to her bed but a few days, remaining there since Christmas
No teacher was better know in Lake county than Miss Thain, who retired from a position as assistant principal of the North school a year ago, having continuously taught school in Waukegan in various grades since 1884. Previous to teaching in Waukegan, she taught a few years in the county schools.
Miss Thain was 54 years old and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Thain, pioneers of Millburn and were among the best known families, thereabouts. Her birth occurred at Millburn where she spent her childhood.
As a teacher, Miss Thain proved to be one of the most efficient that city ever had. From a standpoint of popularity, no teacher could look back over the years that she had been loved any more than she. No pupil who ever went to her for assistance was denied it. She proved to be an ideal teacher.
Miss Thain had lived with her sister, Mrs. Hardie, during her residence in Waukegan and both were devoted to each other. Besides Mrs. Hardie she is survived by: Mrs. Leonard, Kansas City; Mrs. J. T. Stewart, St. Paul; Mrs. Peter Fisher, Kenosha; Mrs. S. Levoy, and John A. Thain both of Millburn.
Funeral Saturday at 1 o'clock at the Hardie home. Rev. Chidester officiating, burial private at the family lot at Millburn cemetery.

W. B. Stewart spent Monday in Chicago.

John Thain and wife spent Wednesday in Waukegan.

Mrs. White and Mrs. Truax spent Wednesday with Mrs. Holmes.

Stanley Jack of Chicago spent Sunday at the home of J. Dawson.

Miss Pearl Cleveland visited with friends at Fox Lake the past week.

C. E. Denman and family dined with J. S. Denman and wife New Years.

Earl Gillings of North Dakota is spending a few week with relatives here.

Miss Vida Jamieson returned Sunday to Libertyville where she attends school.

Wm. Cleveland returned home Tuesday after a few days visit with Chicago relatives.

There will be an entertainment at the church Tuesday evening, Jan. 13. Everybody invited.

Ernest Wells and wife entertained Mr. Patch and family also Ed Wells and family New Years.

Leon Strang returned to Champaign, Sunday after spending two week's vacation with his mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Stewart left Wednesday for Florida, where they will spend the remainder of the winter.

A number of our young folks took in the dance at Wadsworth New Years eve. They report a fine time.

Mrs. Alfred Bain and daughter returned home Sunday after spending the week with her sister of Evanston.

Raymond Reilly has returned to his home in Waukegan after spending a week with his brother Will Reilly.

Mrs. Jane Jamieson and son George returned home Tuesday from Charleston, Ill., where they have been visiting relatives.

The Masons and the Eastern Stars held their installation of officers for the ensuing year at the Masonic hall, after which a fine oyster supper was served.

loose obituary, source unknown 11 January 1914
Dr. W. B. Lewin
Russell, Ill. Dr. W. B. Lewin, one of the best known men in northwest Lake county, died at his home in this village, at 8 O'clock last night. He was a civil war veteran and had practiced as a veterinarian in this community for many years.
Antioch News15 January 1914
Dr. W. B. Lewin Was Preparing to Attend M. W. A. Installation
Dr. Lewin Was a Veteran of the Civil War
and Was a Resident of Russell for Many Years
Dr. Wm. B. Lewin, one of the best known men in northern Lake county, died at this home in Russell, Saturday night, Jan. 10, at 8 o'clock, aged 75.
Dr. Lewin was a veterinarian who had practiced for a great many years in this locality and he was the one man whom all the farmers in northern Lake county had greatest confidence in the matter of veterinary work.
Dr. Lewin was a member of Company C 96th Illinois Infantry, and belonged to Waukegan Post, G. A. R.
The death of Dr. Lewin was sudden. He had been elected venerable consul of the Modern Woodman of Russell and was getting ready to go to the hall for the installation ceremony on Saturday night when he was taken ill. A friend was to call for him in a buggy and they were to drive to the hall together. Suddenly Dr. Lewin had a severe hemorrhage from which effects he died a few moments later.
A few days before Dr. Lewin had taken an automobile ride of several miles and the unaccustomed jarring is believed to have had a bad effect upon him for he was not quite himself after that.
After returning home he had a severe hemorrhage which caused him to become unconscious. Two other hemorrhages followed in close succession. Dr. Young of Gurnee was summoned and declared to friends of the aged man that while he might have another hemorrhage of a siminar nature in a few hours he might not have another for several years. He impressed upon them the fact however that when the hemorrhage did come that it unquestionably would prove fatal.
Dr. Lewin had started for the door, buttoning his overcoat when he was stricken. He fell to the floor unconscious. He was lifted into a chair but it was seen that death was instantaneous. For twenty- three successive years he has held the position of venerable consul of the Russell lodge and soon would have been installed for another year had not death overtaken him.
A fact which indicates that Dr. Lewin knew that death was not far away developed on Saturday afternoon. A widow living next door to him had had quite a time getting along and he had taken much interest in her case, on Saturday afternoon he sent his housekeeper to this woman's house and asked her to call and see him. He presented her with four envelopes, saying one was for each of her children, he said no more for he choked and shed tears. Each envelope was found to contain a dollar bill.
Dr. Lewin was born near Russell and had lived there all his life. In 1901 he received a diploma in Chicago to become a veterinarian although he had followed this profession for the last thirty years.
He leaves two children, a son Roy, who is an engineer on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad and a daughter Mrs. S. B. Howe, who lives near Russell The funeral was held at the Russell Baptist church Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. An Episcopal clergyman presided.

Mrs. Safford is on the sick list.

Arthur VanAlstyne called on relatives here Sunday.

Mrs. J. A. Strang was a Waukegan visitor Wednesday.

A. Truax and W. McGuire were in Waukegan Saturday.

Fred Heddle is doing some carpenter work for Dave Young.

Ed Martin has been sick with the grip but is better again.

George Stephens attended the funeral of Dr. Lewin at Russell Tuesday.

David and Grant Murrie of Russell were seen on our streets Saturday.

James Armour, Sr., is on the sick list, but at present he is on the gain.

Mrs. Mabel Benz, of Waukegan visited over Sunday with Mrs. Dietmeyer.

Agent George Traut of Fremont attended the Insurance meeting Saturday.

Mrs. Erma Strang and Mrs. White took in the poultry show at Waukegan recently.

The Ladies Aid served a chicken pie dinner at the church Saturday for all those who attended the insurance meeting.

Mr. Bain and family took in an entertainment at Bristol Saturday night and spent Sunday with Eddie Thom and family.

John Ballard, Ernest Davis and Frank Nicholas of Libertyville attended the Insurance meeting here Saturday.

The town of W______ represented at the Insurance meeting by at least twenty of its best citizens. The new town of Lake Villa and a large delegation of interested members.

A very quiet wedding took place at the home of Wm. Bonner Jan. 8, when his neice Miss Lura Gilbert was married to Horace Gilbert of Round Lake. Rev. Safford officiated.

Antioch News22 January 1914
John Thain lost a valuable horse last week.

Mrs. Ernest Wells spent Thursday in Russell.

Sam Larsen and wife are moving into the Wedge house.

Will Reilly and James Gallagher Sundayed in Waukegan.

Spencer Wells of Antioch called on friends here Sunday.

George Miller and daughter Vera were in Waukegan Monday.

Gean Armour and Madge Stephens were Antioch callers Thursday.

A number from here attended the corn show at Libertyville last week.

Mrs. Thain visited several days with relatives in Waukegan and Kenosha.

Several from here attended the oyster supper at Hickory Wednesday.

Mrs. Kate Neahause left Friday for a two weeks visit with Chicago relatives.

Ollie Holmes of Grayslake took dinner with J. A. Strang and family Sunday.

Mr. Safford was taken sick Sunday morning during his sermon and had to be removed to his home.

C. E. Denman, Alfred Bain and their wives attended the Ben Her installation at Wadsworth Saturday night.

The Busy Bee club held and oyster supper at the home of Joe Horton, on last Wednesday night. They all report a fine time.

Antioch News29 January 1914
Scott Levoy has been sick with the grip

Madge Stephens and Agnes Armour called on friends here Sunday.

G. B. Stephen has gone to Peoria as delegate for the Insurance company.

Miss Jean Armour left on Thursday for Round Lake, where she has accepted a position.

Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart of St. Paul, Minnesota, are visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity.

Mrs. C. E. Denman entertained the families of T. Kidd, Alfred Bain and J. S. Denman at dinner Sunday.

The many friends of Mrs. William Cremim of Grayslake will be sorry to hear she went to the hospital on Sunday to undergo another operation.

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