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November, 1916

Antioch News2 November 1916
Be careful how you vote Nov. 7.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LeRoy last week a son.

Richard Martin celebrated his third birthday with a party.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cleveland moved Monday to the Pantall house.

J. H. Bonner was seriously hurt last Thursday by a bull which he owned.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman are entertaining company from Chicago and Wilmette.

Oscar Neahouse, sister, Mrs. Emma Stoeckeit of Chicago were seriously hurt in an automobile accident in Antioch last Thursday.

Mrs. Leslie Kemper and daughter of Chicago spent several days with relatives here. Mr. Kemper came the last of the week. They returned home on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Edmonds formerly of Millburn returned last week. They came all the way by wagons and are staying with their daughter, Mrs. Sam Larsen.

Antioch News9 November 1916
George Kennedy, Well Known Hickory Farmer,
Dies from Sunday's Accident
When Geo. H. Kennedy of Hickory started for Waukegan Sunday afternoon little did he or anyone else, think that it was the last pleasure trip for him, but such it proved to be.
After having eaten dinner at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ed Martin of Millburn, Mr. Kennedy expressed his intention of driving to Waukegan to see a couple of his tenants, one of whom was talking of purchasing one of Mr. Kennedy's houses.
He arrived at the home of his tenant in the early part of the afternoon and invited a couple of gentlemen to take a ride with him in his Ford car, which they did. As they were nearing the Milwaukee electric tracks on Grand Avenue, Mr. Kennedy turned out to let another machine pass and according to his two friends he partially lost control of the car and just as he was about to swing it once more into the road one of the hind wheels collapsed, this threw the car over on its side and the occupants were pinned within.
The accident occurred at about three o'clock in the afternoon and very close to the Persall grocery store, and it was the matter of only a moment before many were on the scene of the accident. Mr. Kennedy was the first one extricated and he was at once recognized by Ed Wells and also by Henry Wedge, both of whom had been his neighbors and associates. Although still breathing and apparently ccnseious he was unable to speak and it was very plain that he was in a serious condition. An ambulance was summoned and he was taken to the McAlister hospital and placed upon the operating table but even before an examination could be completed he passed away.
There were no marks of any consequence found upon his body, no bones were broken and there was no indication of a fatal blow and it has been decided that his death was due to the shock.
The other occupants of the car were slightly bruised and scratched but were able to walk to their homes.
The accident robbed Lake county of one of its most prominent citizens. He has resided on the same farm at Hickory his entire life, being born on the farm in 1843 and for seventy-three years that place has been home to him.
For 50 years or more he was prominently identified with the politics of the county. He served several terms as supervisor from his district and held a number of township offices. He was a consistent Republican and believed implicity in the party doctrines.
His wife preceeded him in death a little less than a year ago, having passed away on November 15, 1915 a few days after the couple had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. Kennedy is survived by three children Mrs. Ed Martin of Millburn, Mrs. Fred Achen of Kenosha and Frank Kennedy of Hickory.
The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday morning and the remains were laid at rest in the Hickory cemetery.

Rev. Safford was a business visitor in Chicago Monday.

Relatives from Waukegan and Highland Park spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman.

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Taylor of Lily Lake, surprised the latter's father, A. H. Stewart by motoring over and attending the bazaar.

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Anderson of Lake Forest died Tuesday. Relatives from this vicinity attended the funeral Thursday.

Miss Jessie Cannon is delivering the mail this week while her brother M. J. Cannon is in the hospital in Chicago for an operation on his throat.

The Ladies Aid society was well attended Friday evening. Visitors from Antioch, Hickory Corners, Gurnee, and Waukegan were present.

The sudden death of Geo. Kennedy was quite a shock to the community Sunday as Mr. Kennedy took dinner with his daughter, Mrs. E. A. Martin and a few hours later was killed in Waukegan with his auto, burial Wednesday at 10 a. m. from his home.

Antioch News23 November 1916
Archie Webb was in Kenosha Friday.

Mrs. Peter Strang is entertaining company from Cleveland, Ohio.

Elmer Green and son of Waukegan spent Sunday at John A. Strang's.

Miss Belle Hughes of Antioch spent the week-end with friends and relatives.

Several from here attended the basket ball game at Antioch Friday evening.

Mrs. Jannette Mathews went to Kenosha Friday to spend the winter with relatives.

Miss Florence Anderson of Lake Forest spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs. W. B. Stewart.

Wm. LeRow transacted business in Chicago the past week.

Antioch News30 November 1916
Tony Dames spent Monday in Antioch.

Leon Strang spent Sunday in Chicago with relatives.

Mrs. Lottie Neahanse spent Thursday and Friday in Chicago.

There will be an entertainment at the church Thanksgiving evening. The Minnesingers of Waukegan.

Miss Dora Hook spent the week-end with the home folks. Miss Hook attends high school in Waukegan.

A. K. Bain, Frank Kennedy, Mrs. E. A. Martin and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Stewart transacted business in Waukegan Monday.

Messrs Ernest Davis of Libertyville, Geo. McCullough of Gurnee and D. M. White of Antioch directors of the Millburn Insurance company met with the secretary J. S. Denman for an all day meeting Tuesday.

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