Newspaper Clippings for
8 January 1914
SCHOOL TEACHER DIES
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
C. E. Denman and family dined with J. S. Denman and wife New
Earl Gillings of North Dakota is spending a few week with
Miss Vida Jamieson returned Sunday to Libertyville where she
Wm. Cleveland returned home Tuesday after a few days visit with
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.
15 January 1914
VETERINARIAN DIES VERY SUDDENLY
Dr. W. B. Lewin Was Preparing to Attend M. W. A. Installation
HEMORRHAGE IS THE CAUSE
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,
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
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
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
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
David and Grant Murrie of Russell were seen on our streets
James Armour, Sr., is on the sick list, but at present he is on
Mrs. Mabel Benz, of Waukegan visited over Sunday with Mrs.
Agent George Traut of Fremont attended the Insurance meeting
Mrs. Erma Strang and Mrs. White took in the poultry show at
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.
22 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
Mrs. Thain visited several days with relatives in Waukegan and
Several from here attended the oyster supper at Hickory Wednesday.
Mrs. Kate Neahause left Friday for a two weeks visit with Chicago
Ollie Holmes of Grayslake took dinner with J. A. Strang and family
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.
29 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
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