Newspaper Clippings for
13 January 1927
MILLBURN MAN IS BANDIT VICTIM
Supervisor Edward Martin Robbed
and Locked in Basement of Store.
Pushing two guns into his back and demanding that he hold up his
hands Supervisor Edward Martin, of Newport township, Saturday
evening was held up in his store at Millburn where bandits
carried away $50 in cash and tobaccos.
Before leaving they pushed him into the basement and closed the
trap door thinking that they had him locked in.
Three men staged the holdup, two entering the store and a third
waiting in an auto outside. Martin was alone at the time of the
robbery, about 6:30 p. m.
Shortly after the holdup Sheriff Doolittle and other officials
were combing the north shore for trace of the bandits, who were
said to be Mexicans. They have not been apprehended.
20 January 1927
Death Summons Aged Lake County Resident
John Irving Died at Late Home Tuesday
Eleven Children Survive.
John Irving, an old resident of Lake county and who operated a
farm near Antioch for more than 40 years, died at his home
Tuesday morning after an extended period of illness. He was 73
years of age.
The deceased was born in Kenosha April 14, 1853, and came to this
county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Irving, when a
He was one of the most highly respected residents of the section
of the county in which he lived.
His wife and eleven out of twelve children born to the couple
survive. The deceased was married to Miss Caroline Bruner in
Essex county, Ontario, Canada, on January 27, 1876.
The surviving children are: Mrs. Lizzie Trotter, Madison, South
Dakota; John L. Irving, of Wadsworth; Mabel Irving Patton, of
Amarillo, Tex.; Sadie Sevey, of Kenosha; Isabelle Summer, of
Medford, Ore.; Carrie Shirley, of Junnis, South Dakota; Jennie
Salisbury, of Waukegan; Irma Schmid, of Waukegan; Mrs. George
Rychmann, of Waukegan; McAlister Irving, of Antioch, and Warren
A. Irving, of Waukegan. One son, Thomas A. Irving, died in South
Dakota, last summer, the first death in the family.
Three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Lieber, of Binghampton, N. Y.; Mrs.
Mary Melville, of Kenosha; and Mrs. Sarah Mathilda Tobin, of
Waukegan, also survive.
Funeral services in charge of the Masonic Order will be held at
the Millburn Congregational church at 1:30 o'clock Thursday
afternoon, with Rev. S. W. Chidester officiating. Services at the
grave will be in charge of the Antioch lodge of A. F. & A. M., of
which he has been a member for the past 25 years. Interment will
be made in Millburn cemetery.
27 January 1927
DEATH SOUNDS TAPS FOR CIVIL WAR VET.
Death Summons Almond Webb, Life Long Resident of Lake County.
Almond D. Webb, civil war veteran and life long resident of Lake
county, died early Tuesday morning at the home of his son, Thomas
Webb, on Grange Hall road in Warren township. Mr. Webb, who was
82 years of age, died after an extended illness.
The deceased was prominently known in this part of the county, as
he had operated a farm near Antioch nearly all of his life.
He was born near Antioch, Jan. 31, 1845. During the early days of
the civil war he enlisted in the 153rd Illinois Infantry, and
served with distinction until the close of the war.
He is survived by five children, Thomas Webb, of Warren township;
Mrs. Nancy Frazier, James Webb and Mrs. Florence Pullen, of
Antioch and Miss Birdella Schwery of Highland Park. His wife
passed away four years ago.
Funeral services will be held from the home at 1:30 o'clock
(today) with Rev. E. Dawe officiating. Interment will be made in