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Newspaper Clippings for
March, 1931

Antioch News5 March 1931
Chris Van Patten, Resident of County 30 Years,
Is Infection Victim
Christian L. Van Patten, well known Lake county farmer who passed away late Sunday evening at the home of his sister in Chicago, was given a Masonic funeral by the Antioch lodge No. 127 A. F. and A. M. of which he was a member, at the Millburn cemetery yesterday.
He had been failing in health for several years, and a short time ago he and his wife moved to the more comfortable quarters of his sister, Mrs. Anna Creedon, 6112 Stony Island ave., Chicago. He grew worse, and Sunday evening became the victim of fatal blood- poisoning which had set in. Funeral services were held in Chicago before the body was brought to Millburn.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Van Patten, of Albany, N. Y., where he was born April 9, 1855. He lived for several years in Iowa, and in 1895 married Miss Mary Schoop, at Manning, Ia. Six years later they moved to the farm southwest of Hickory Corners, where he had been engaged in farming for thirty years.
He is survived by his widow, three brothers and four sisters. No children were born to his marriage. Mrs. Van Patten has not yet made definite arrangements for her future place of residence.
Antioch News12 March 1931
Celebrates 80 Birthday in Boulder, Col.
D. H. White Voted for U. S. Grant for President;
Has Never Missed Election
D. H. White, well known Lake county resident, recently celebrated his eightieth birthday at Boulder, Colo., where he is spending the winter. On that occasion he received about fifty greeting cards from his friends.
It is interesting to note how Mr. White has lived his eighty years. He was born in Antioch township just a few miles east of this village in February, 1851, and he lived on the farm where he was born until he was nearly 70 years old. Then he moved to Millburn, where he resides in that part originally in the town of Antioch. He is a voter in this high school district.
Voted for Grant.
Mr. White's first vote for president was for General U. S. Grant and he points with pardonable pride to the fact that he has never missed voting at a presidential election since that first vote.
The News is proud to count Mr. White among the number of oldest readers, as he has been a subscriber since the date of the first issue, nearly fifty years ago.
Antioch News19 March 1931
Trustees Seek to Eject Clarence Spiering
and Family from Hickory Bldg.
> Following futile efforts to eject Clarence Spiering and family from Millburn Methodist church at Hickory and Millburn roads, the board of church trustees, headed by Emmet King as complainant; have instituted a civic suit again Spiering which will be heard before Justice William H. Regan here Saturday at 2 p.m.
Spiering and his family moved into the church two weeks ago following the burning of his farm home February 19. Spiering claims that according to the terms of the deed the property is to revert to the heirs of the original owner when it is no longer used for church purposes, and that it is not so used, so rightfully belongs to the heirs.
After seeking advice in Waukegan, the trustees went to Justice Henry Wallenwein who issued a warrant for the arrest of Spiering on a charge of malicious mischief, but he was released on $500 bonds. Spiering, however, continues to occupy the church as a residence.
The trustees were advised this week to take civil action in the matter and the issue of a summons for Spiering to appear here in the forcible entry and detainer suit followed.
Antioch News26 March 1931
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Denman and children, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bonner, and Ralph and Ethel McGuire spent Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Denman, the occasion being a surprise in honor of Mrs. W. S. Denman's birthday.

About fifty enjoyed the pie social at the hall Friday evening, given by the Christian Endeavor society. A party will be held tomorrow night at the hall.

Mrs. Hazel McBratney and little son returned to their home in Chicago on Saturday, after a week's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock.

Mrs. E. A. Broebli and daughter, Lenore, spent several days in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Edwards and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Erwin were callers at the George Edwards home Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bonner and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Victor Strang in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simmons, of Eagle River, Wis., called at the George Edwards home Saturday.

Mr. Ehrenfeldt, superintendent of schools in Kenosha county, showed the picture, "Byrd at the South Pole," at the school Monday evening to a large audience.

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