Newspaper Clippings for
1 December 1921
MRS. SAVAGE, PASSES AWAY HERE FRIDAY
After Lingering Illness,
Mrs. Jacob Savage Dies at age of 81 Years
FUNERAL HELD ON MONDAY
Helen Louise Webb was born in Ithica, New York, November 25,
1840, and left this world for the better land at Antioch,
Illinois, on her eight-first birthday, Nov. 25, 1921.
When Helen was a young girl, the Webb family pulled up from their
old home in "York state" and went away out west to try their
fortunes on the prairies of Illinois. They settled on a farm in
the Hickory neighborhood, in Lake county, and did their full
share of the hard and heavy toil required to tame the wild lands
and create the great prosperity which has come in more recent
years, not the lest of their services being their faithful and
earnest Christian life and efficient work in the church. The
family became numerous and have filled a very large place in the
development of all this part of the county.
Helen was converted when a young woman and united with the
Methodist Episcopal church at the little brown church which stood
a mile and a half east of the site of the present Hickory church
and has continued a member of the Methodist church through all
the years. Fifty-two years ago the tenth of October at
Haynesville, she was united in marriage with Jacob Savage and
spent twenty-six years more in the strenuous life of the farm,
living still in the Hickory community, where they were active in
helping to build the present Hickory Methodist church.
At the end of these twenty-six years, they moved into Antioch,
and have lived all the twenty-five years since on the same corner
where they present home is.
During most of the time since they came to town, Mrs. Savage's
health has been very poor which fact has prevented her mingling
very extensively in the social and public religious life of the
community. But we are assured that her faith in Christ was always
clear and strong, she was fond of reading her Bible and sincerely
tried to live by its teachings and those who knew her best
testify that she succeeded.
The husband survives, quite ill for several weeks past. Of her
three sisters and two brothers, there survives only one brother,
Almond Webb, living in Highland Park. She leaves on daughter,
Mrs. Jeannette Wells, and three sons, Austin, Mortimore and Lee
Webb, all of Antioch. In addition to these more immediate
relatives she is survived by eleven grand children and eight
great-grandchildren, besides a very large number of nephews and
neices and other relatives.
During her recent illness, in moments of semi-consciousness, she
would sometimes say, "I am going to my Father," and again she
would look up, reach out her arms and say, "There is Mother!" At
last on Friday, a little after noon, she did go home to meet both
her earthly Father and her Heavenly Father and to be with her
Mother in the Heavenly Country.
The funeral services were held at the home Monday, Nov. 28, at
10:30 by Rev. Mumford, pastor of the Methodist church and the
body was laid to rest in Union cemetery.
8 December 1921
The sale to held by Mr. Pope on the Peter Fahrney farm, 1 mile
east of Millburn and 3 miles southwest of Wadsworth, on Friday,
December 9, is expected to draw a large crowd. L. J. Slocum is
the auctioneer and James G. Welch the clerk.