Newspaper Clippings for
7 February 1918
STATE OF ILLINOIS,)
County of Lake, ) ss.
In the Circuit Court of said County,
Alfred G. Spafford, Summer M. Spafford, Arthur H. Spafford, Maude
M. Mitchell and Emma M. Hughes,
Lucy J. Merselis, William G. Merselis, Matilda Spafford, Ralph W.
Spafford, William A. Trotter, Helen S. Bain, Fred E. Trotter,
Albert M. Trotter, Richard G. Trotter, Mary L. Trotter, John P.
Trotter, Lucy D. Bonner, Emma M. Hughes, guardian of Ralph W.
Spafford, (Original bill)
Lucy J. Merselis and Will G. Merselis.
Alfred G. Spafford, Sumner M. Spafford, Arthur H. Spafford, Maud
M. Mitchell, Emma Hughes, Matilda Spafford, Ralph W. Spafford,
Emma M. Hughes, guardian of Ralph W. Spafford, (Cross bill)
Gen. No 8351
Public notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a decree made
and entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of
Lake County, Illinois, at the December Term, A. D. 1917, on the
31st day of January, A. D. 1918, the undersigned, Special Master
in Chancery of the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois, will
sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash on
Saturday the 9th of March, A. D. 1918, at the hour of one o'clock
in the afternoon of said day at the east main door of the Court
House in the City of Waukegan in said County of Lake and State of
Illinois, provided that the bid or bids upon each piece or parcel
of the premises hereinafter described shall be equal to at least
two thirds of the valuation put upon the same, as shown by the
report of the commissioners heretofore appointed by the court to
make partition thereof or the other pieces shall at the same time
sell for enough to make the total amount of said sale equal to two
thirds of said valuation, all and singular the following described
premises and real estate in said decree mentioned, situated in the
County of Lake and State of Illinois, to-wit:
Parcel 1. That part of the north half of the southeast quarter of
section twenty-five (25), township forty-six (46) north range ten
(10) East of the Third Principal Meridian described as beginning
at the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of said section
25, in township and range aforesaid, thence east on the north line
of said quarter section to a point 105.6 feet west of the
northeast corner of the northwest quarter of said southeast
quarter, thence extending south by east in a straight line to a
point ninety and three tenths feet east of the southeast corner of
the northwest quarter of said southeast quarter, thence west to
the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of said southeast
quarter, and thence north to the place of beginning, subject to
the right or easement of the public to the use of said
Parcel 2. All of the south half of the southeast quarter of
section twenty-five (25) township 46, north range 10 east of the
3rd Principal Meridian, except that part thereof described as
follows: Commencing at the southeast corner of said section 25,
running thence west forty chains; thence north 20 chains, thence
east 14 chains, thence south 7 70--100 chains; thence east 26
chains to the town line and thence south 12.30 chains to the place
Parcel 3. That part of the southwest quarter of section 30,
township 46 north range 11 east of the 3rd Principal Meridan
described as follows, to wit: Commencing on the east line of said
quarter section at a point 14.72 chains north of the southeast
corner of said quarter section, running thence west 47.40 chains
to the west line of said quarter section, thence north 5.28 chains
on said west line of said section; thence east four chains, thence
north 1.17 chains; thence east 43.30 chains to the east line of
said quarter section and thence south on the east line of said
quarter section 6.45 chains to the place of beginning.
Parcel 4. Commencing at a stake on the east line of the southwest
quarter of section 30, township 46 north range 11 east of the 3rd
Principal Meridian 21.17 chains north of the southeast corner of
said quarter section; running thence west 43.30 chains; thence
north 14 degrees east 3.95 chains; thence east 42.35 chains and
thence south 3.83 chains to the place of beginning.
Parcel 5. Commencing at the southeast corner of section 25 in
township 46, north range 10 east of the 3rd Principal Meridian,
and running thence west 40 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence
east 14 chains, thence south 7.70 chains; thence east 26 chains to
the town line, and thence south 12..30 chains to the place of
beginning, excepting and reserving there from that part of said
described real estate which lies east of the center of the public
highway which runs northwesterly through said quarter section from
Millburn to Hickory, and also excepting and reserving therefrom
twenty acres off from the south side of that part of the premises
above described which lies west of the said public highway and
which was conveyed to D. B. Taylor by deed dated January 26,
All situated in the County of Lake and State of Illinois.
Dated at Waukegan, Illinois, this first day of February, A. D.
Special Master in Chancery.
E. M. Runyard,
Solicitor for Complainants.
R. W. Churchill,
Solicitor of Cross Complainants.
14 February 1918
The Millburn Ladies Aid society held a meeting Thursday.
E. A. Martin was a business visitor at Waukegan Monday.
Mrs. Gail left Monday for Highland Park to visit her daughter.
The Spafford farm will be sold at the court house, March 9, at
James Porter formerly of this vicinity but now of Taylors Gryve
is in the Lake County hospital with pneumonia.
No milk left this vicinity for five days last week and then
they shipped Friday and Saturday, so very little milk is going
from this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Strang and son and Mrs. L. S. Bonner left
Monday for Three Oaks, Mich., on account of the serious illness of
their father, J. P. Dawson formerly of Millburn.
28 February 1918
Mrs. Weise of Chicago is visiting her father, E. N. Cannon.
The Red Cross society met this week with Mrs. A. K. Bain.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Strang of Indiana, are visiting at Victor
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent the week-end with her aunts,
the Misses Watson.
Raymond Madson, son of Andrew Madson left last Sunday for
Rockford where he will be in training.
Oscar Neahaus will have a sale on the 4th of March on the J. A.
Strang farm. They have not decided where they will move.
M. J. Cannon of Houston, Texas, returned home on Saturday
having been honorably discharged from the army on account of poor
The Ladies Aid society will hold their regular monthly meeting
at the church, Thursday, March 7. Dinner will be served and there
will be election of officers.
Mrs. V. H. Strang and son and Mrs. L. S. Bonner and daughter
returned home on Wednesday from Three Oaks, Mich., where they
attended the funeral of their father, J. P. Dawson formerly of
The undersigned will sell at public auction on the John A.
Strang farm at Millburn, Ill., on
Monday, March 4
Commencing at 10 o'clock sharp the following property towit:
55 head of live stock-28 milkers, some with calf by their side, 10
cows coming in soon, most of these cows are high grade Hollsteins;
18 year old heifers, 4 2 year old heifers, 1 8 mos Holstein bull,
3 8 months old heifers, Brown gelding, 11 year, wt 1600; bay
gelding, 10 years, wt 1200; black gelding, 10 years old, wt 1400;
black mare, 14 years, wt 1800; bay gelding 9 years, wt 1400; bay
gelding, 5 yrs, wt 1500; gray colt 4 yrs. wt 1350; black, colt, 4
yrs old, wt 1200.
12 ton oat hay in barn, 380 shocks of corn in field, 550 bu oats,
140 bu seed barley.
Empire milking machine, 4 units, 3 h p Stover kerosene engine.
Deering corn binder, Deering grain binder, disc drill, Deere hay
loader, Johnson side delivery rake, Gale corn planter, McCormick
mower, 2 disk pulverizers, clod crusher, Oliver gang plow, sulky
plow, sod plow, 3 stubble plows, 2 sulky cultivators, 1 3 sec
drag, 1 2 sec drag, Great Western manure spreader, set of bobs;
hay rack, 1 3 inch truck wagon, narrow tire wagon, silo wagon,
wagon box, spring wagon, top buggy, grind stone, 4 sets work
harness, single harness, 20 milk cans, forks and other articles
too numerous to mention.
Free lunch at noon.
Terms -6 months at 6%.
Oscar P. Neahous, John A. Strang, Prop.
Geo Vogel, Auctioneer.
J. E. Brook, Clerk.