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May, 1918

Antioch News2 May 1918
E. A. Martin spent Sunday with his wife in Chicago.

The Ladies Aid society has been postponed until further notice.

Mr. and Mrs. Truax entertained company from Chicago Sunday.

Jesse Denman Sr., is visiting his children on the North Shore.

Mrs. Lyburn Stewart and daughters are visiting at A. H. Stewart's.

Jessie Anna Strang spent the week-end with Helen and Mildred Young.

The Red Cross will meet with Mrs. W. B. Stewart Wednesday, May 8.

Miss Ruth Pollock spent the week-end with her cousins at Gages Corners.

Mrs. Josephine Mathews returned from Cocoa, Florida, Thursday, where she spent the winter.

Mrs. Dodge is visiting her brother D. M. White before leaving for Canada where she will visit her children during the summer.

Antioch News9 May 1918
E. A. Martin spent Sunday in Chicago.

Helen Caddock will go the rest of the term to the Lake Villa school.

Jesse Denman, Sr., has gone to live with his daughter at Highland Park.

C. E. Denman and family called at E. Denman's at Libertyville Thursday.

The Hockaday school closes May 10. Miss McLin will go to Chicago for a while

Bell Hughes of Antioch spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Strang.

Mrs. J. Chope has returned home from a Chicago hospital and is getting along fine.

Lyburn Stewart of Chicago spent the week end with his father, A. H. Stewart. Alice Stewart having spent a week's vacation with her grandfather, returned home with her father.

Antioch News16 May 1918
George E. Webb Succumbs
After One Week's Illness of Pneumonia
Last Saturday evening marked the passing of one of Antioch's most prominent business men, Mr. George E. Webb, who has been closely associated with the business life of this village for many years. His death, due to pneumonia, took place after just a week of illness, which was of so serious a nature that little hope for his recovery was entertained, even from the beginning. A week ago last Saturday afternoon he complained of feeling ill, and went home from the store, from that time on his condition was serious, and although two trained nurses were in attendance and the best of medical aid was employed, he was unable to withstand the ravages of the disease and quietly passed away after a week's struggle with the grim destroyer.
His death coming at just this time is particularly sad, as his only son Ray is at Long Island, expecting to sail for France at any time, and may even now be on the way. Mr. Webb's illness dated from the day that his son's clothing and belongings arrived from Houston, Texas, together with a letter stating that the camp had provisions to last only until the following Monday at which time they would leave for the coast, expecting to sail most any day. On account of his leaving Houston on Monday and being on the road the entire week no word of his father's condition reached the son until the first of the week, even though he passed through Chicago the day before his father's death. The soldiers were forbidden to leave the train, but he, wishing to notify his parents of his whereabouts, requested a lady at the station to call up a relative in the city and ask him to phone to his parents in Antioch. This she did, but he was again on his way before the sad news could be communicated to him. However a telegram was received from him Monday evening in answer to one which told of his father's illness. Arrangements for the funeral were then put off awaiting his answer to the message which told of his father's death, in the hopes that he might be permitted to return home to attend the service. But Wednesday morning another telegram came from him stating that he would not be allowed to come.
The deceased was born in Antioch on June 23, 1858, and had he lived until the 23rd day of next month would have been sixty years of age. About thirty-six years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Dora Thayer of Millburn, and to them were born two children, Ray and Elizabeth, who with the mother are left to mourn his loss.
For a number of years he was associated with W. Strang who conducted a mercantile business at Lake Villa. In 1804 he returned to Antioch and engaged in the same business under the firm name of Webb Bros., which later became Webb Bros., & Perkins, and continued so for five years. Upon the retirement of Perkins the firm resumed its former name of Webb Bros., and continued so for twelve years, at the expiration of which time he sold his interest in the firm and engaged in the real estate business for three years. In 1909 he erected a brick building on Main street and opened a racket store which he conducted up to the time of his illness.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Boylan of Antioch; Mrs. Ruby W. Stevens of Virginia, Minn; R. B. Webb, of Crystal Falls, Mich.; Mrs. Emma Hodge and Chase Webb, both of this place.
The deceased was a member of Sequoit lodge A. F. & A. M. and the funeral services which are to be held at the home at 1:30 o'clock and at the M. E. church at 2:00 this (Thursday) afternoon will be in charge of the Masons. Burial in the Millburn cemetery.
Mrs. George Webb and daughter, Elizabeth were planning on leaving this (Thursday) evening for New York in the hopes of arriving there in time to bid goodbye to Ray before he leaves for France but a telegram received from him said not to come as they might be disappointed.

E. A. Martin was in Chicago Saturday.

Willis Webb and wife visited home folks Saturday.

W. G. Marselis of North Bend, Neb., called on old friends Saturday.

Miss McLin, teacher of the Hockaday school, closed her school Friday.

Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent the week-end with relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. Denman of Libertyville spent Sunday with home folks.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Trux and Miss Madge Strang were in Chicago Sunday.

The silo on the Geo Mitchel farm was blown down during the storm Thursday night.

Miss Margaret Gilbert returned from Dekalk Saturday, to teach the rest of the term at North Chicago.

Mrs. John Bensinger formerly of this vicinity died at Waukegan and was buried at Millburn cemetery Thursday.

Antioch News30 May 1918
Notice for Bids
I will receive sealed bids, on Saturday afternoon, June 15, between the hours of three and five o'clock, at the office of the town clerk in the village of Lake Villa, Ill., for the furnishing and hauling of gravel from the Chope and Wadsworth pits to one half mile, more of less, of the Millburn road, beginning at the Dodge school and working north toward Millburn. Three yards of gravel is required for each rod of the road. Each load must contain one and one half yards of gravel. A certified check for $200 must accompany each bid. Right reserved to reject any or all bids.
Albert Kapple, town clerk
Geo. McCredie, road commissioner

Mrs. E. A. Martin is gaining and will be home before long.

Mrs. Geo Cashmore will carry the mail on the route for the present.

Victor Gillings the mail carrier left Tuesday for Camp Gordon, Georgia.

Several from here attended the high school play at Antioch Friday night.

Amelia Salzes and sister spent the week-end with friends in Waukegan.

Clarence Crawford and wife of Waukegan spent over Sunday at John Crawford's.

Charlie Hoffman and wife of Waukegan spent Sunday with Mrs. Kate Lewis.

Rev. Safford attended the Congregational convention at Oak Park from Monday until Wednesday.

Rev. Safford was a speaker at Warren Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Many from this vicinity attended the Warren Cemetery Memorial Sunday.

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