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[born 9/4/1860 -- about 1937?]
William A. Bonner, 77
Lifelong Figure in Lake County
Taken by Death.
William A. Bonner, 77, a lifelong resident of the Millburn vicinity of Lake county, died last night at his home in Millburn.
Mr. Bonner was born on a farm near Millburn on Sept. 4, 1860, the son of James and Margaret Bonner, pioneer settlers from Scotland, and he lived on the farm of his birth, until 11 years ago when he moved to a small home in the village of Millburn.
In 1922, Mr. Bonner married Minetta Denman McGuire, who survives him. He also leaves two step children, Ralph D. McGuire of Millburn and Mrs. Lloyd Atwell of Lake Villa; one brother, James H. Bonner; two sisters, Mrs. Mina Gilbert, Waukegan, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, Gurnee, and several nieces and nephews.
The body will rest at the home from tomorrow afternoon until the services at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Millburn Congregational church. Burial will be in the family lot in Millburn cemetery.
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We are sorry to record the death of Mrs. T. McGuire, nee Minnie Crawford, who died at her home in Ellsworth, Minn. Mrs. McGuire was brought up in Newport and was dearly beloved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and son besides her parents and brothers and sisters. The bereaved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of all. Her remains were brought to the Mill Creek cemetery, where they were interred on Tuesday of this week.
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Struck by Lightning.
During the thunder shower, on Sunday afternoon, the barn of H. D. Hughes' farm near Loon Lake, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. We append a graphic description of the affair, as written by "Hughy" himself:
We were sitting in the basement of the barn, at about five o'clock, milking the cows, Jessie, Smith, Harold and I. Kenneth had just been sent to the house to put down the windows, where little Ruby was alone, to prevent the rain, which, had already commenced falling, from coming in. Alex, as we afterward found out, was up in the stable at the east end of the barn. We heard an explosion. I can't call it anything else. It was not thunder. Imagine an egg as big as the universe, with a shell a half of a mile thick, exploding close to your right ear, and you have the sound, as near as I can describe it, not the sharp crack of a rifle, or the dead boom of dynamite, or the roar of cannon, or the roll of thunder, but the round "pop" so peculiar to the fire ball of a roman candle, or the last of a sky rocket - only it was a very large pop. Jessie jumped and screamed, the boys jumped, the cows jumped and I jumped. "Well Jessie, that's the closest one we ever hear." "Yes, I wonder if it struck anything?" "No, I guess not." "I believe I smell something." "I smell something burning." "I don't, but may be you better look out and see." "It's the barn! Turn out the cows!" In an instant every hand was on a stanchion lock, and in half the time it takes to write one of these lines, fifteen cows were started for the door, rushed out and Smith shut the door for fear they might try to come in out of the rain, as there was no smoke or fire so far in the basement. Then every hand grabbed a milk can or pail, and started for the north door. The wind being in the north west we got all the cans, pails, and the milk wagon jerked out; then all ran in the horse stable and carried out the harnesses. As I came out of the stable door I met Lewis Savage. "Have you got `em all?" "I guess so." And then the neighbors dropped in one or two at a time, from every direction, till almost every family for a mile around was represented, and some coming from so far as the village of Antioch. Almost the universal first question was: "Is anybody hurt?" Everybody seemed to know we would be in the barn milking, at that time. But, thank God, nobody was hurt. It could not have been more than a half minute from the time the barn was struck, till the smoke rolled out, and the roar commenced. One barn, 30x48, was almost full of oat straw; another, 32x50 was pretty well filled in the bays with new and old hay; another, 20x44 was empty; and the fire fiend seemed to cover the whole business at once, and consumed things very rapidly. The wind-mill on the top of the barn went over with a crash, the roof fell in, the bays of hay, eight feet above the basement floor, went down bodily to the ground, looking like great masses of rock, heated "one seven times hotter" than was necessary. Now, at 4 o'clock a.m., they are pretty well gone.
Kenneth, having put down the windows, was looking out, and saw the smoke. "Oh its the barn,' he shouted. Ruby said to him: "Go and tell mamma and the folks;" but "mamma and the folks' just then came out of the barn door all right, but Alex did not know what had happened or come out of the upper stable till we had carried everything out. "Was you scared, Alex?" "No, I heard the noise but I wasn't scar't any."
All things considered we think we have been very fortunate. The barn and most of the contents was covered by insurance in the Millburn Insurance Company. And the fact has been brought back to our minds again, that we live in the best neighborhood in the world.
Thanking all our friends, and the good Lord in particular, I remain,
H. D. Hughes.
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[can't tell if this is one of our Dodge family or not] At about five o'clock last Sunday evening one of the oldest and most respected residents of Waukegan and Lake County passed to her eternal home. After a linger illness of paralysis, Mrs. Harriet S. Getty passed away a the residence of her son-in-law Mr. G. B. Watrous at the advanced age of eighty-three years. Mrs. Getty was the wife of Adam Getty, now deceased, and spent her earlier years in New York, thence removing to this county and since residing here. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. G. B. Watrous, and Mrs. Wm. B. Dodge, of this city and was well known as a lady of strong character and a lovable disposition.
The funeral occurred on Tuesday afternoon from the house Rev. W. E. Toll officiating and the remains of the deceased were interred in Oakwood cemetery.
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With regret we recall the death of one of Rosecran's young ladies. After a brief illness of two weeks, Miss Marthia Murrie passed into the better land on Saturday evening, July first. Marthia was loved by all who knew her and she had a large number of relatives and friends who followed her remains to their last resting place at Mount Rest on July third. We will miss Marthia in every turn, at every place where we were accustomed to meeting her. We will miss her in the X society of which she has been a member for three years and secretary and treasurer for three or four terms. She will be missed in the Sunday school and church of which she was a member and most of all she will be missed in her home where she was the only daughter and the only sister. Let us not mourn too much, dear friends, what is our loss is her gain; our dear Marthia is not dead but sleepeth.
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Word has been received by friends here of the death of Mrs. Hannah Loring Smith Lamb, Oct. 3 at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Thadeus Smith in West Los Angeles, Cal.
Mrs. Lamb was born in Milburn, Ill., April 13, 1845, and lived the greater part of her life in that vicinity. In January, 1911, she was married to Nohum Lamb of Gurnee. After his death the following year she went to California where she has made her home.
She has many friends who will remember her. Her father, George E. Smith, was one of Millburn's early settlers.
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George McCredie, a lifelong resident of Lake county, succumbed at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. H. Miller, Sand lake, yesterday afternoon. He was born 78 years ago, May 12, 1860, on a farm near Millburn. Besides his sister, he leaves several nephews and nieces. Funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow in the New-Sun death notices.
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[some time in 1940]
Daughter of Pioneer Lake County Family
in Millburn Area Is Dead
Mrs. Elizabeth Bonner Stewart,
Born Christmas Day in 1851, Succumbs.
Daughter of a pioneer Lake county family and a resident of the county all of her life, Mrs. Elizabeth Bonner Stewart, 88, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Ames of Gurnee.
Mrs. Stewart was born on the old Bonner homestead south of Millburn on Christmas day of 1851. She spent her entire life in the Millburn vicinity except for a few years of residence in Lake Forest. Twenty years ago she went to make her home with her daughter.
Her marriage to Peter W. Stewart took place on July 4, 1877. Mr. Stewart died on Jan. 28, 1910.
Surviving besides Mr. and Mrs. Ames are a granddaughter, Ruth E. Ames; a sister, Mrs. Mina Gilbert of Waukegan and 22 nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stewart was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Eliza Bonner of Millburn. Mrs. Bonner married Mrs. Stewart's brother, the late J. H. Bonner, and Mrs. Stewart married Mrs. Bonner's brother.
Services will take place on Sunday at 2 p. m. in Millburn church of which Mrs. Stewart was a member for many years. The Rev. Raymond A. Eusden of Newton, Mass., will be in charge, and he will be assisted by the Rev. Melvin L. Frank, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Millburn cemetery.
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[some time in 1935]
Dr. Homer E. Jamison, 77,
Dead After Practicing Medicine for 42 years.
Dr. Homer Eugene Jamison, 42 years a physician, who practiced medicine in the Milburn vicinity for 40 years, one of the longest records in Lake county, passed away at 5 p. m. Saturday at the family home in Milburn. He was 77 years old.
Dr. Jamison had been in poor health for the past several years, although he had still managed to be moderately active in his profession. He was born on August 6, 1858, in Brighton township Kenosha county. His parents went to that district from New York state in the early 1850's.
For several years the Jamison family resided on a farm near Libertyville and the younger Jamison, who had obtained his early schooling in that neighborhood, went to Chicago where he studied medicine and was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Not long after graduation he was married to Miss Emma Ranyard. She passed away in 1890. In 1893 he was married to Miss Mattie Davis, who survives him.
He practiced medicine for one year in Chicago, followed by a year in Antioch, after which he set up a practice in Millburn which he maintained until the time of his death.
Organized Phone System
He was one of the organizers of a private telephone system in the Millburn vicinity years ago. This line is still in operation, the exchange switchboard being located in Dr. Jamison's home in Millburn.
Survivors beside Mrs. Jamison are two daughters. Mrs. George White of Antioch and Miss Doris Jamison, who resides at the Millburn family home; a brother, George of Cherry Valley, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Will Seazey of Granada, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow from the home with interment to be in Milburn cemetery. Services at the cemetery will be in charge of the Masonic lodge of Antioch a fraternal organization in which Dr. Jamison had been active.
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[some time in 1937]
Resident of County Since 1846;
Is Survived by Widow, 6 Children
Funeral services for George Edwards, one of Lake County's oldest pioneers, were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the White and Tobin funeral home in Waukegan. Interment was in the family lot at Hickory cemetery.
Mr. Edwards died at his Millburn home at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. He had suffered a stroke on June 9 from which he never recovered.
He was born in Kenosha Dec. 3, 1844, and two years later came with his parents to Newport township, to the land taken from the government. He has lived in Lake county since that date.
He was married to Ella M. Sanborn, who survives him, on Jan. 8, 1879, of which union eight children were born; Earl who died in January, 1934; Bert of Antioch township; Mabel who died in girlhood; Frank of Millburn; Mrs. Cora Erwin of Waukegan; Mrs. Eva Alling of Millburn; Warren of Newport township, and Roy of Waukegan, He also leaves seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren, one brother, Charles, of Russell, and one sister, Miss Alice Fenelon of Grayslake.
Told of Prairie Fire
Many are the stories Mr. Edwards told of the incidents of pioneer days. He told of seeing an exhibition plowing march when sixteen yoke of oxen were hitched together to break the land. As a small child he watched his parents plow around the buildings to save them from a prairie fire which swept across the farm. He went with his parents in a covered wagon to Missouri in 1857 but they did not stay, as Mr. Edwards, Sr., was a strict abolitionist and was not made welcome in a slave state. Returning seven months later, they purchased the farm next adjoining which the family still owns.
In Millburn Since 1923
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards lived in the vicinity of Hickory most of the married live, moving to Waukegan in 1913, and in 1923 they purchased the home in Millburn where they have lived since.
Mr. Edwards was active physically and mentally until two months ago. He read the daily newspapers and was keenly alive in the changing times.
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[some day in May, 1930]
Clarence E. Bonner, 59, died of a heart attack this morning at his farm home near Millburn. Mr. Bonner was born near Millburn on Aug. 22, 1878, and spent his lifetime in that vicinity. His wife, Lucy Trotter Bonner, died Sept. 14, last.
Surviving are one daughter, Jean, and three brothers, William, Gordon and Robert Bonner. Announcement of services will appear in the News-Sun tomorrow.
The Rev. Samuel Holden will read services for Clarence E. Bonner, 59, at the home near Millburn on Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a. m. Internment, Millburn cemetery. Body will rest at home from Sunday morning until time of funeral.
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