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[from wall paper book, page 1]
On last Wednesday occurred the marriage of Mr. Fred Cannon, of this place, and Miss Lillian Carver, of Iowa. The couple, in company with Mr. Lou Cannon, the groom's brother, and Miss Nellie Shatswell, of Waukegan, drove to Salem, where the ceremony took place. A reception was given in the evening at the residence of N. S. Cannon, to the nearest relatives and friends. Fred is well known and respected in this locality. He returned from Valparaiso but a few months ago, where he was attending school. He met the lady of his choice, who was visiting his parents and the young people formed an acquaintance, of which the event of Wednesday is the outcome. Miss Carver is highly spoken of by those who know her, and came from her home in Iowa last spring, and taught the Bean Hill school during the summer term. The entire News force wishes them a calm and cloudless voyage across the sea of life.
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[from wall paper book, page 13]
A Plersant Farewell Surprise.
The neighbors of Capt. John K. Pollock, of Millburn, who is leaving his home to live in Antioch, after a residence of over fifty-five years practically on the same farm, gave him a great surprise on Saturday afternoon last. It was a very spontaneous affair, only needing a spark to set it in motion. It was known that the contents of the house were mostly gone, but this did not deter his many friends from coming, to the number of about one hundred, who enjoyed a pleasant afternoon. As a token of remembrance the guests left a beautiful clock which will be greatly prized by the genial Captain and his estimable wife, not for the intrinsic value, but for the manner of receiving it. Mr. and Mrs. Pollock were taken entirely by surprise and entirely overcome with gratitude.
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[from wall paper book, page 21, he was born on 3/25/1822]
Death of George S. Smith.
George S. Smith, a former resident of Millburn died at his home in Evanston, Sunday, after a long illness, aged 76 years. Mr. Smith was well and favorably known to many of our readers. The funeral was held at his home at Evanston at 10:00 a. m. Tuesday, the remains being brought to Waukegan and thence to Millburn for interment. The pall bearers were Wm. Thom, Richard Pantall, John Bonner and James Pollock, of Millburn, and Capt. John K. Pollock and George L. Stewart, of Waukegan.
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[from wall paper book, page 33]
A Big Clip of Wool.
Last week Hiram Bryant, of Bristol, sold to James Pollock 13,212 pounds of wool, receiving for the same $2,463.30. This is certainly a large clip of wool and the proceeds of the sale amounts to a good round sum of money.
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[from wall paper book, page 28]
On Thursday evening, Sept. 23, a large number of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Murrie, in Avon, to witness the marriage of their daughter Elizabeth, to Mr. William T. Harrower, of Waukegan.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. W. Ward, of Barrington, at about half past seven, after which all repaired to the dining room, where a wedding feast was spread by the bride's mother. The rooms were tastefully decorated with flowers, and although a hard storm raged during the evening which kept many of the invited guests away, a very pleasant time was enjoyed by all who were fortunate enough to attend. The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrower will reside in Barrington, where the groom is a teacher in one of the schools. The best wishes of their many friends follow them to their new home.
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Died, at his home at Sand Lake, Mr. Hiram L. Wright. He was a man much respected and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a sorrowing wife, two daughters and one son to mourn his early demise. He will be missed in the community, where he lived, but in no place so much as in the home circle, where he was a kind husband and indulgent father. The family have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement.
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On Wednesday morning a terrible accident occured to Mr. Jacob Miller a prominent citizen of Millburn. He was on or near the farm of Andrew Graham with one of his stallions, when in some way he was kicked in the head, and then stepped upon, receiving injuries which are very dangerous, if not fatal. Just how it happened no one seems to know, but the terrible injuries were inflicted. He was at once removed to his home and up to Thursday evening he had not recovered consciousness. One leg was broken and his head seemed to be fractured, and other injuries were received. It is hoped that they may prove less dangerous than they now appear.
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Retreat as Subdividers Invade Lake Forest.
Crowded ever northward by a rising tide of population from the city and hemmed in on the north by the factory districts of North Chicago and Waukegan, playfolk of the north shore have sought and found a new and exclusive retreat in the fields and woodlands around the sleepy little village of Millburn, ten miles northwest of Waukegan.
There, away from the scourge of subdividers, Chicago's millionaire sportsmen are laying the cornerstone of a new ultra exclusive community, where "Yoicks" will be shouted by red coated huntsmen and where there'll be plenty of room to drive a golf ball without hitting a real estate sign.
Sport to Reign at Millburn.
Out at Millburn, among the walnut groves that skirt the meanderings of Mill Creek, sport will be king long after the disentegrating acres of Lake Forest manorial estates have been cut up into small lots to suit the whims of a third and a fourth generation who have more consideration for a profitable real estate deal than for the traditions of their ancestral estates.
The tide is ever outward on the north shore. Years ago Rogers Park was the outdoor refuge of tired millionaires and their sport-living sons and daughters. Then it was Evanston, then Wilmette, and last Lake Forest, with its backup against Waukegan's factories.
Now Lake Forest has been reached by the army of real estate men. Great chunks of McCormick acres are cut up with new pavements and sidewalks. The George Alexander McKinlock estate is gone, and the late J. Ogden Armour's Mellody farm is going.
Fight Losing Battle.
Brave attempts are made to stem the tide, but prices go up and estates go out. An air tight zoning law is enforced, but the experts who drew it up admit it leaves room in Lake Forest's sixteen square miles for a population of some 94,000, whenever they want to come.
For the sportsmen, the urge to move came a year ago when the Skokie flats, where they were wont to ride to hounds, was shut off by real estate men. They found a new place to play and they derived a great plan.
Up in the country they discovered Millburn, a community of farmers, weary of scratching poor clay for a meager return. The hunters found a hunting ground and the farmers get farm relief in the form of fat prices for land that had been a drug on the market.
The new Onwentsia hunt club for the elite of the elite was born, and around it those who are asked and can afford it are embarking on one of the biggest real estate deals in these parts.
No Room for Climbers.
The plan is roughly this: Each member buys a large plot of ground for a future estate. No small parcels are sold, and it's all tied up so that the climber hasn't a chance. If you're accepted, you get to buy. If not, you can't buy and no original buyer is going to sell to you. It's a colony for those who want to hunt far from flivver's klaxon.
Austin Niblack, M. F. H., which means, in case you don't know, Master of Fox Hounds, is prime instigator of the idea.
Then there are the Joseph T. Bowens, the David Adlers, the Joseph T. Ryerson's, Mrs. Howard Linn, the William H. Mitchells, the William Mitchell Blairs, and the William McCormick Blairs, Libby and Janet Chase, the Noble Judahs, the Benjamin Leslie Behrs, Steve and Bob Jennings, "Nig" Bowen, E. J. Prendengast, the A. B. Dicks, and others.
Building in Wilderness.
Out in the wilderness they're building themselves new homes, and at the rate things are going ere long there will rise stately towers of new mansions, and the trim lines of Italian gardens will gladden the eye.
Lake Forest is getting too crowded for playtime millionaires. It's "all built up". Here's a new spot, all protected. What about the rising tide of plebeians from the growing city? Well, pass a zoning law.
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[[Date found. Moved to March, 1958.]]
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Fire Chief George D. Hardie Died Saturday Night.
Monday, March 12.
City Fire Chief George D. Hardie died at his home 519 Julian street Saturday about midnight. Death was occasioned by uremic poisoning probably resulting from rupture of the heart.
About ten o'clock Mr. Hardie was going home from his office. He as alone and when reaching the vicinity of S. D. Talcott's home was siezed with convulsions. His moans attracted the attention of Howard Boutwell, who went to his assistance and with several others carried the afflicted man to Mr. Talcott's porch. A bus was called and Mr. Hardie was removed to his home.
Numerous convulsions followed and before life passed away, about midnight, he had passed through nine.
For several weeks past Mr. Hardie had not been in best of health and his family entertained fears as to his condition, which, however, was not considered to be serious.
The death of Mr. Hardie will be generally mourned, not only in the city, but throughout the county. Few men were better known than he, none is more highly esteemed by all his acquaintances.
He was a member of numerous fraternal orders through which his circle of acquaintances was doubtless larger than the ordinary citizen.
Mr. Hardie had been a member of the city fire department since 1884 and filled the position of Chief of the department since 1891, to the present time.
His career on the department, which he saw develop from a weak and ineffective volunteer organization into one of the best of its kind in the state is briefly as follows:
October 6th, 1884, elected member of the Bluff City Hose Company.
Nov. 25, 1885, elected Assistant foreman of Bluff City Hose Company.
July 29, 1886, elected foreman of Hose Company.
Jan. 5, 1891, appointed Chief of city fire department by Mayor H. C. Hutchinson.
September 16th, 1895, Mr. Hardie was also appointed to the office of city weigher which duties he conveniently filled in conjunction with his work as Chief, the City scales being in the department building.
In respect to the late Chief, the flag floats at half mast over the engine house and the various doors are draped in mourning.
George Decatur Hardie was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 9th, 1854. When he was three years of age his parents moved to Chicago where he resided until maturity, coming to Waukegan in 1882.
His marriage to Miss Ella Thain took place Nov. 26th, 1876, at Millburn, Lake County.
Besides a wife and mother Mr. Hardie leaves two children, Lois E. and Zella M.
Mr. Hardie was clerk of Lake Camp M. W. of A., having filled the office since January of '97. He was also a member of the following fraternal orders: Mystic Workers, Court of Honor, Odd Fellows and Ben Hur. He was at one time Venerable Consul of Lake Camp.
The funeral will be held from his late home, 519 Julian street, Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. Services will be in charge of Rev. S. W. Chidester assisted by Rev. H. G. Leonard. The services will not be private but will not be in charge of any particular lodge and none will attend his body.
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IS AT REST. Obsequies Over Fire Chief George D. Hardie.
Tuesday, March 13th.
The funeral of the late George D. Hardie was held from the residence on Julian street at 10:30 o'clock this morning. It was not a public funeral, no organizations attending in a body, but the house was filled with friends of the deceased and the bereaved family. The funeral ceremonies were very impressive, conducted by Rev. S. W. Chidester and Rev. H. G. Leonard.
Music was given by a quartet, Mr. Niebergal, Mrs. Ganse, Miss Upton, Mr. Worsfold and Mr. Detweiler.
Members of the fire department acted as pall bearers for the remains of their departed chief. The bearers were: Sars O'Farrell, Edward Webb, Charles Jackson, Gen. Hicks, D. A. Hutton and Edward Efinger.
During the progress of the funeral procession the fire bell tolled in honor of the late chief. Many of the Woodmen and members of the Ben Hur lodge attended the funeral to pay last respects to their friend and fellow worker. Mr. Hardie's death is widely mourned.
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