Newspaper Clippings for
2 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.
Jessie Anna Strang spent the week-end with Helen and Mildred
The Red Cross will meet with Mrs. W. B. Stewart Wednesday, May
Miss Ruth Pollock spent the week-end with her cousins at Gages
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.
9 May 1918
E. A. Martin spent Sunday in Chicago.
Helen Caddock will go the rest of the term to the Lake Villa
Jesse Denman, Sr., has gone to live with his daughter at
C. E. Denman and family called at E. Denman's at Libertyville
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.
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.
16 May 1918
PROMINENT MERCHANT IS CALLED
George E. Webb Succumbs
After One Week's Illness of Pneumonia
SON IS UNABLE TO RETURN
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
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
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
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
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
Miss McLin, teacher of the Hockaday school, closed her school
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent the week-end with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Denman of Libertyville spent Sunday with home
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Trux and Miss Madge Strang were in Chicago
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.
30 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
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
Victor Gillings the mail carrier left Tuesday for Camp Gordon,
Several from here attended the high school play at Antioch
Amelia Salzes and sister spent the week-end with friends in
Clarence Crawford and wife of Waukegan spent over Sunday at
Charlie Hoffman and wife of Waukegan spent Sunday with Mrs.
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