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May, 1931

Antioch News7 May 1931
Wife Is Critically Injured;
Waukegan Beauty Is Also Killed.
Clarence Smith, 47, caretaker of the William Mitchell estate at Millburn, was killed and his wife badly hurt, and Mrs. Helen Merriman, Waukegan beauty contest winner, fatally injured in a collision on Grand avenue, near Lamb's corners, about 8:45 Tuesday evening.
Smith's car was struck by Fred Charboneau, assistant fire chief at Fort Sheridan, who was driving the car in which Mrs. Merriman, a divorcee, was riding. Charboneau claims that he did not see the other car, which is believed to have turned onto Grand avenue at the intersection, until too late to stop. It is reported that he had been driving with dangerous speed.
State Policeman Frank Valenta has charged Charboneau with manslaughter in association with the two deaths.
Smith and Mrs. Merriman both lived several hours following the accident. Mrs. Merriman and Mrs. Smith were taken to the Lake county hospital, where doctors are waging a doubtful battle to save the life of Mrs. Smith. Mr. Smith died yesterday morning at the Victory Memorial hospital.

George Earl Slocum, 2 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slocum, passed away at their home in Waukegan Saturday, May 3. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the White and Tobin funeral home, with burial at Mount Rest cemetery, at Rosecrans.

Mrs. James Darrow, Mrs. Unowitz and daughter and Miss Belle Baskerfield, of Waukegan, called at the D. B. Webb home Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Hinchman and daughter, of Waukegan, called at the Torfin home Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller, of Rockford, Ill., spent Monday at the L. J. Slocum home.

Mother's Day will be observed in the Sunday school and church services Sunday.

Mrs. E. A. Martin spent Thursday in Kenosha.

Ralph McGuire is working at the Gripton hatchery, at Gurnee.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Denman and daughters spent Sunday afternoon at the Lloyd Benwell home, at McHenry.

Antioch News14 May 1931
The girls of the 4-H club met with the leader, Miss Ethel McGuire at her home Saturday afternoon. The club now has eight members and has adopted the name, "The Busy Eight." Helen Bauman was elected president: Helen Herman, vice president: Grace Minto, secretary and treasurer: Margaret Denman, reporter, and Margaret Hughes, cheer leader. The next meeting will be May 23.

Funeral services for Clarence Smith, who was fatally injured in an automobile crash at Lamb's corner last Tuesday night, were held at the Wetzel and Petersen funeral home Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Smith, who suffered severe injuries to her back and a skull fracture, is in Lake county hospital, and hope is entertained for her recovery.

Mrs. Hill, of Antioch is visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Bennett.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCarthy, of Antioch, visited at the A. E. Webb home Sunday.

Mrs. Baumann, who has been ill the past week, is slowly improving.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bonner and sons spent Sunday afternoon at R. G. Murries', at Russell.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Norton and family spent Saturday night and Sunday with the former's parents, at Durand, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slocum and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Slocum spent Sunday afternoon at L. J. Slocum's.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman, of Gurnee, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bonner.

Mrs. Beck, of Evanston spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Pierstorff.

Geraldine Bonner, with other students from Warren high school, drove over to Aurora Saturday, where they took part in a contest in shorthand and typing.

Helen Bauman and Margaret Denman were guest of Mrs. Laura Ferry, at her home in Kenosha Monday eve.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kaluf, of Grange Hall, spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Frank Edwards.

Sixteen young people from Millburn attended the lecture at the Methodist church in Waukegan Sunday evening and heard Dr. C. C. Morrison speak on "The Wickersnam Report—Is It Wet or Dry?"

The officers and teachers of the Sunday school will meet at the Pierstorff home this evening.

Antioch News21 May 1931
Mrs. E. A. Martin spent several days at the home of her sister, Mrs. Fred Achen, being called there by the sudden illness and death of Mr. Achen Wednesday. Funeral services were held at the Hansen funeral home in Kenosha Friday, and were attended by several from Millburn. Burial is in Hickory cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. August Holdridge, of Chicago, spent Thursday at Lewis Bauman's.

William Walker, of Lake Forest, called at the J. S. Denman home Friday.

Bernice Bauman, Ethel McGuire and Lloyd Atwell spent Sunday with Doris Jamison in Milwaukee.

Mrs. Fenlon, Miss Addie Fenlon, of Grayslake, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edwin, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Edwards and daughters, of Waukegan, were callers at the George Edwards home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bonner and sons were guests for dinner at the C. E. Bonner home Sunday.

Mrs. Beck returned to her home in Evanston Monday after ten days' visit with her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Pierstorff.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peters entertained about thirty relatives from Evanston Sunday.

A game, the final score of which resembled that of the Big Ten league games, was played between the Millburn and Gurnee baseball teams Sunday, ending in a 3-1 victory for Gurnee. Two errors by the Millburn pitcher, Webb, enabled the team to secure the two winning runs.

Antioch News28 May 1931
Millburn school closed last Thursday. The children enjoyed a 4 mile hike in the forenoon, which was followed by a picnic dinner at the school at noon, with races for all in the afternoon. Mrs. Laura L. Ferry has been engaged to teach the school another term. The following pupils wrote eight grade examinations at Antioch Friday: Helen Bauman, Margaret Denman, John Vernon Edwards, Harold Slocum, Leonard Larsen, Stanley Luzar, Roy Bonner, Howard Bonner and Warren Hook, and all received diplomas at commencement exercises Tuesday night.

Miss Alice Bauman, of Millburn, who has taught the past year at the Pomeroy school, near Lake Zurich, was given a surprise party by the pupils and parents of her district, last Thursday evening. Several from Millburn attended the party. Miss Bauman will teach the Pmeroy school the coming year, also.

Mrs. D. B. Webb spent Tuesday with Mrs. James Darrow, in Waukegan.

Mr. and Mrs. George Beaumont, Floyd Beaumont, of Kansasville, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Adams, of Racine, and Miss Evelyn Excell, of Chicago, were guests for dinner at the Robert Bonner home Sunday.

The Parent-Teacher Association will sponsor a mother and daughter banquet at the Masonic hall Tuesday evening, June 9.

The Christian Endeavor society held a social at the Masonic hall Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Martin and Mrs. A. G. Torfin spent Wednesday in Chicago.

Mrs. John Clark has been ill the past week.

Mrs. D. B. Webb is spending several days with her daughter, Mrs. E. H. Edwards, of River Forest.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holdridge and daughters, spent Sunday at Lewis Bauman's.

The Busy Eight 4-H club met at the home of Margaret Pierstorff Saturday afternoon. After the sewing, a social hour was spent playing ball.

Memorial Day services will be held at the Millburn cemetery Saturday, at 2 o'clock Standard Time. W. C. Petty, county superintendent of schools, will be the chief speaker.

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