Newspaper Clippings for
5 October 1933
MILLBURN MASONIC LODGE CELEBRATES 80th ANNIVERSARY
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
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
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
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.
12 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
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Torfin are entertaining relatives from North
Dakota, including Mr. Torfin's mother, sister, and his brother's
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
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.
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
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bain of Waukegan were callers at the Marcus
Hoffman home Tuesday evening.
26 October 1933
AGED PIONEER WOMAN PASSES AWAY
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
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.