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October, 1933

Antioch News5 October 1933
R. W. Churchill is the Main Speaker;
Judge Persons Speaks Briefly
The Antioch Masonic Lodge No. 127, one of the oldest in the county, celebrated the eightieth anniversary of its founding in the Masonic hall at Millburn Tuesday evening, October 3. Over a hundred were present, including the members and their families and friends.
The present Master of the Lodge, A. G. Torfin, opened the program by giving a resume of the founding activities of the lodge during the past eighty years. It was founded in May, 1853, at Antioch, but did not receive its charter until October 3 of that year. Sixteen years later the chapter moved to Millburn where it has remained since that time.
Purchase Strang Store
The first building occupied there was on the corner lot across the street and slightly south of the present hall. In 1886 the Strang store next to the Church was purchased. Since that time the building has been widened, additions and improvements have been made. The second floor is now used by members of the Masonic and Easter Star orders while the first floor is used for community social purposes. In 1927 the lots south and west of the building were purchased.
Old Members Reminisce
Mr. Torfin called upon several of the oldest Masons present for reminiscences, including Mr. Broh, Mr. Washburn, and Judge Perry L. Persons. A vocal solo was rendered by Miss Ruth Nelson, Antioch High school student, followed by a saxophone number by Miss LaVerne Boyle, also of the A. T. H. S. Hans Von Holwede, music instructor at the high school obliged with several folk pieces on his piano accordian.
The principal speaker of the evening, R. W. Churchill of Libertyville, spoke on the inviolable right of secrecy for organizations as well as for individuals, and pointed out that such secrecy should not merit antagonism.
At the close of the program bridge and 500 were played after which the traditional refreshments of cheese and crackers and cider were served.
The committee in charge of the program was composed of Carl Hughes, chairman; Emmett King and Herman Steer. William Weber and Ed martin served on the refreshment committee.
Antioch News12 October 1933
The Ladies Aid Society will hold an all-day meeting at the church on Thursday. Dinner will be served by Mrs. E. A. Martin, Mrs. H. E. Jamison and Mrs. Clarence Bonner.

The Christian Endeavor business meeting will be held at the F. G. Edwards home on Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stewart and daughter, Jean, of St. Paul, Minn., were week-end guests at the J. H. Bonner home. They called on Mrs. Hattie Thain and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Thain, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hughes and family Sunday.

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

Alice Bock of Winnetka spent several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock.

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Martin spent Wednesday at A Century of Progress.

Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Torfin are entertaining relatives from North Dakota, including Mr. Torfin's mother, sister, and his brother's family.

Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Torfin and family with their relatives from North Dakota spent Saturday at the World's Fair.

Mrs. Ed Groebli is entertaining her mother, Mrs. Sorenson, from Michigan.

Bernice Bauman spent Thursday with friends at Barrington.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Bonner and family were dinner guests at the J. H. Bonner home on Sunday.

Mrs. Eva Alling and Mrs. George Edwards spent Wednesday afternoon at the E. H. Edwards home in River Forest.

Mrs. Florence Achen of Kenosha spent a few days at the E. A. Martin home.

Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Edwards, Mrs. Geo. Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Webb spent Sunday afternoon in River Forest at the Earl Edwards home.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bain of Waukegan were callers at the Marcus Hoffman home Tuesday evening.

Antioch News26 October 1933
Funeral Services for
Mrs. Mary Hughes White
Are Held at Millburn
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hughes White, 86, who passed away at her home at 228 Ridgeland avenue, Waukegan, Sunday morning, were held at Millburn Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. Holden and Rev. Pierstorff of Millburn officiating. Interment was at the Millburn cemetery.
Mrs. White was born at Loon Lake October 19, 1847, the youngest daughter of David and Margaret Hughes. After receiving her education at the district school and at the Waukegan "Academy" she taught school in a number of country schools in Lake County, until her marriage December 7, 1876, to William J. White.
She lived with her husband on a farm north of Millburn until seventeen years ago, when they moved to Waukegan. Mr. White passed away there August 3, 1920.
Mrs. White was particularly well known around Millburn, where she spent forty years of her life, as she was very active in church and community affairs.
Surviving her are two sons, Lloyd J., 225 Ridgeland avenue, Waukegan, and Ernest White, Kalispell, Montana, two grandsons, one granddaughter, one brother, H. D. Hughes, Lynn Haven, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
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