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March, 1927

Antioch News17 March 1927
Mr. and Mrs. Asa Chilcott, of Fairfield, Iowa, spent a few days with Mr. Leslie Bonner.

The epidemic of measles is nearly over.

The P. T. A. meeting at the school house Friday night was well attended. Mr. Weiss, of Waukegan, gave a talk.

Arthur Slocum is home from Gurnee high school with the mumps.

Mrs. Gordon Bonner and Lois and Ralph McGuire and Alice Denman have had the measles the past week.

The men of the church had a bee at Mr. Minto's farm to cut wood for the church last Thursday. Mrs. Minto served dinner to the men.

Mr. J. A. Thain was brought home on Monday from a Waukegan hospital, he still is in a critical condition.

A number from this community attended the funeral of Charles McCredie, of North Chicago, on Monday.

Antioch News24 March 1927
John A. Thain, Millburn,
Active Community Worker,
Died Thursday
John A. Thain, president of the Millburn Mutual Insurance company, and one of Lake county's best known and most respected citizens, died at midnight last Thursday at his home in Millburn. Mr. Thain had been ill for six weeks. At the time of his death he was 64 years of age.
Mr. Thain was the third in line of five generations who have lived continuously on the same farm, Sunnyhill, at Millburn, and recently he was presented with a testimonial of recognition by the Agricultural club of the Antioch high school for his many years of valuable service to the cause of agriculture.
Active in Community Interests.
Always working for the good of the community, Mr. Thain was regarded as one of its most valuable citizens. For many years he was secretary of the Millburn Insurance company, a farmer's association, and for several years before his death he had acted as its president. He was also president of the Millburn Cemetery association.
The community in which he lived and movements for its improvement were uppermost in Mr. Thain's thoughts. One of his last interests was a new concrete Millburn and Hickory road and he had made several trips to Springfield lobbying for the same.
He had been a member of the local high school board since the organization of the district several years ago.
He was a member of Antioch lodge A. F. and A. M.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters and one son, Mrs. R. G. Hughes, Mrs. Ernest White, of Montana, and Lyman Thain, also seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Fisher, of Pasadena, California and Mrs. Scott LeVoy, of Millburn.
The funeral was held from the home at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. Chidester, of Waukegan officiating. Burial was in Millburn cemetery.

Mrs. George Beaumont, of Kansasville, Wis., spent several days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Bonner. Mrs. Bonner's condition remains about the same.

Mr. John LeVoy, of Elmhurst, Ill., spent Sunday and Monday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott LeVoy.

Mr. Gordon Bonner spent last Tuesday and Wednesday at Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Ernest White, of Somers, Montana, came home Thursday, being called here by the serious illness of her father, John A. Thain.

Miss Stanley, of Antioch, called on old friends here Monday and attended the funeral of Mr. Thain in the afternoon.

Mr. D. M. White has returned to his home here, after spending the winter with his daughter, Mrs. Carl Newmann, of Boulder, Colo.

George and Robert Achen, of Kenosha, spent Monday with Richard Martin and visited school.

Arthur Slocum has resumed his studies at Gurnee high school, after a two weeks vacation with the mumps.

Antioch News31 March 1927
Mrs. Ernest White, who was called home by the illness and death of her father, John A. Thain, returned to her home in Somers, Montana, on Wednesday.

The John A. Strang farm, of 209 acres, recently owned by Marcus Hoffman has been sold to Leslie Druce, of Grayslake.

Mr. and Mrs. Bartter spent the past week at the parsonage, as there was vacation at the Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Mr. John Eichinger, who was recently kicked by a horse now has his foot in a cast. By X-ray picture, a splinter of a bone in the ankle was discovered.

Mr. George Eichinger has sold his home of 8 acres to Mr. Will Reilly, of Wadsworth. Mr. and Mrs. Reilly will take possession April 15. Mr. Eichinger expects to move to Gurnee to the home of Joe Dada.

The Christian Endeavor social in charge of F. G. Edwards, which was held at Masonic Hall last Friday night, was not largely attended on account of the rainy weather.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Denman and family, of Gurnee, and Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Denman and son, of Waukegan, spent Sunday at C. E. Denman's.

Do not forget the moving pictures on the Passion Play which will be given at the church on Saturday evening, April 16th, through the cooperation of the Farm Bureau. The entire community is invited and a free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the film.

Our school was closed last Friday on account of the illness of the teacher, Miss Madelyn Sheehan.

The condition of Mr. George Edwards, who has been confined to his bed for ten weeks, following at attack of the flu, remains about the same.

Mrs. D. B. Webb is slowly gaining from her recent illness.

The Christian Endeavor business meeting will be held in the church parlor on Friday evening, April 1, 1927.

Mr. George Anderson, of Lake Forest, transacted business in this vicinity on Monday.

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