Newspaper Clippings for
6 January 1916
MRS. MINNIE E. LEWIS SUCCUMBS AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
Mrs. Minnie E. Lewis, ___ years a resident of this village passed
away at the home of her daughter Hattie Taylor at Waukegan last ---
day evening after a short illness which began with - atack of lagri--
--later developed as an attack of pneumonia, which terminated ---
Minnie E. McDougall was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1837. ___she
with her parents came to Lake county and settled upon a farm at Lake
Villa where they lived until they disposed of it to E. J. Lehman,
they then purchased a farm just east of Loon Lake which up to the
present time is known as the McDougall farm.
In 1863 she was united in marriage to Dr. Daniel Lewis and settled
in ElPaso, Ill. In 1891 they returned to Antioch to reside and this
place was her home until eleven years ago when she went to Waukegan
to make her home with daughter.
The deceased is survived by her daughter Mrs. Taylor and two sons L.
W. of Waukegan and A. J. of Antioch, besides four sisters Marion,
Eleanor and Emma McDougall and Mrs. Eugene Clark of Millburn and one
brother J. McDougall of Longmont, Colo.
The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Taylor Saturday morning at
10 o'clock and the remains were laid at rest ain the Jones cemetery
east of Loon Lake.
John Stewart returned this week to St. Paul, Minn.
Rev. Safford returned from Wheaton the past week.
Rev. Safford and Jack Cory were in Chicago Tuesday.
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago visited the home folks over Sunday.
A watch party was held at the home of A. H. Stewart New Years eve.
Several here are sick with the grip. E. N. Cannon has been laid
up several days.
Mrs. Erma Strang and Mrs. Frank Kennedy attended the funeral of
Mrs. Gertrude Mavor Trumbull in Chicago Thursday.
The Millburn Insurance meeting meets Saturday, Jan. 5, at the
Masonic hall. The ladies of the church serve chicken pie dinner.
Word has reached here of the death of Mrs. Gertrude Mavor Trumbull
of Chicago, Dec. 28. Daughter of Mrs. Mary Strang Mavor of Chicago,
formerly of Millburn..
The remains of Mrs. Minnie Lewis of Waukegan were brought to the
Jones cemetery for burial. Mrs. Lewis is a sister of the Misses
Nellie, Erma and Marion McDougall and Mrs. Eugene Clark of this
13 January 1916
MILLBURN MUTUAL ELECTS OFFICERS
The annual meeting of the Millburn Mutual Fire Insurance company was
held at Millburn last Saturday afternoon. The usual routine of
business was in order and the officers elected for the coming year
was as follows: President-John Bonner. Secretary-J. S. Denman.
Treasurer-Harold Minto. Directors-Ernest Davis, Geo. McCullough and
At this meeting John A. Thain, who has served the company as
secretary for the past twenty-five years, made known the fact that he
was no longer a candidate for the position and J. S. Denman was
chosen as his successor. During the time that Mr. Thain has been
secretary, the company under his direction, and the able assistance
of the other officers has grown to be one of the leading mutual fire
insurance companies of the state. He has worked hard for the company
and its advancement and policies signed by other than John A. Thain
will have a strange and unfamiliar appearance. In retireing Mr.
Thain, has the knowledge that he has served long, faithfully and well
and what is more he also has the knowledge that his work has been
Mr. Denman, the new secretary, is a progressive young man, fully
capable of handling the task he has undertaken and no doubt will be
the means of leading the company to even greater achievements in the
future than has been accomplished in the past. Should it so happen
that his term of office may also number twenty-five years we predict
that he will be able to look back over a record as clear and full of
satisfaction as that of his predecessor.
Another unusual feature of this meeting is the fact that no change
whatever was made in the by-laws. As a usual thing some change is
made each year, even though it be but slight, but this year no change
whatever was suggested.
Archie Webb is seriously ill with the grip.
Peter Duncan and family have moved from Wisconsin.
Mrs. Erma Strang and daughter, Jessie Ann left last week for
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Warrren Hook, a son on Jan 1. His name is
Mrs. John Bonner, Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. A. K. Bain, Dorothy and
Archie Webb are on the sick list.
The Millburn Mutual Insurance company held their annual meeting at
the Masonic hall Saturday. The following officers were elected.
President, John Bonner; Secretary, J. S. Denman; and Treasurer,
20 January 1916
Death of Mrs. Helen Pollock
Mrs. Helen Pollock, a well known resident of Millburn died at 6
o'clock Wednesday morning at the home of her sisters, the Misses
Watson in Millburn. Infirmities of age were the cause of death.
Born in Millburn, May 9, 1949, she lived most of her life in that
community though several years were spent in Waukegan.
She is survived by a daughter, Inez, living in Chicago and a son,
Elmer at Millburn.
Mr. Pollock passed away fourteen years ago.
Arrangements have been made for the funeral services to be held at
the home of Misses Watson, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial
in the Hickory cemetery.
Archie Webb has pneumonia.
J. A. Strang is having lumber hauled to build a cow barn in the
Mrs. Truax has been sick with the grip the past week, also Belle
Mrs. Burge and Elmer Burge of Waukegan spent Sunday with the
formers's daughter, Mrs. Warren Hook.
The Dodge school has been closed the past week on account of the
teacher, Miss Margaret Gilbert having the grip.
John Emory of Wadsworth vicinity was buried in Millburn cemetery
Sunday afternoon, having died of pneumonia Thursday evening. Rev.
27 January 1916
Death of Mrs. Colegrove
Mrs. Chas. Colegrove, age 89 years, died at the Lake County General
hospital Monday morning. Indirectly her death was caused by
infirmities of old age, and about a week ago the aged woman suffered
a slight stroke of paralysis which hastened her demise. The funeral
was held at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning at Millburn, burial at
Hickory. Mrs. Colegrove was well known in the central and north
sections of Lake county and has been a patient at the hospital for
Lucretia Coon was born in New York state in 1827; was married to
Samuel Gerred Sept. 29, 1845; moved to Lake county, Ill., in 1853.
Samuel Gered died March 28, 1887. Was married to Charles Colegrove
June 19, 1891; he died Sept. 17, 1913. She was a member of Millburn
The Duncan children have the measles.
Frank Strang and wife are visiting at John Strang's.
Mrs. Eichanger and daughter are sick with the grip.
Dwen Kidd spent the past week with relatives in Chicago.
Miss Baker spent the week-end with her parents at Highland Park.
Mrs. Geo. Gerrity of Mukwonago, Wis., is visiting relatives here.
There will be an entertainment at the church under the auspices of
the Ladies Aid on Feb. 10.
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent the past week with her aunts
and attended the funeral of her mother.