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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 155]
CAREER OF AGED MILLBURN PHYSICIAN
Dr. Homer E. Jamison Dead After 40 Years Practice
Dr. Homer Eugene Jamison, 77 years old, and for 42 years a
practicing physician in the Millburn vicinity, one of the longest
records in the county, died at 5 p. m at the family home in
Ill health forced Dr. Jamison to abandon active practice about
two years ago, although he attended such cases as his health
Dr. Jamison was the eldest son of John and Matilda Jamison and
was born August 6, 1858, at Brighton, Kenosha county, Wis. At
the age of 9 he came with his parents to Libertyville, Ill.,
where he grew to manhood, receiving his early education in the
rural schools and at Lake Forest in college. He spent all of his
active years in the profession in this county except the first
which was spent in Chicago. Then followed a year at Antioch
after which he set up his practice at Millburn which he
maintained until the time of his death.
After his graduation in 1893, he was married to Miss Mattie Davis
of Diamond Lake, who survives him.
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
Survivors besides 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, Colorado.
Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon with
the Rev. Samuel Holden officiating; also the Masonic service was
given by William Gribbs, past master of Waukegan Lodge, No. 78.
Burial was in Millburn cemetery.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 99]
OLD RESIDENT DEAD.
D. P. Millen Called to the Eternal Rest.
Culminating an illness of two long years, relieved from the
suffering of creeping paralysis, D. P. Millen, and old and
respected resident of the city, passed away Thursday. The end
came peacefully, his feeble body too weak to withstand the recent
relapse in his condition, which occurred early Thursday morning.
Having retired from active life two years ago on account of
failing health, Mr. Millen has lived a very quiet existence, at
peace with all his friends and neighbors, respected by all who
AN EARLY SETTLER.
Coming to Little Fort in the forties, Mr. Millen was one of the
earliest settlers of the community, and since 1849 he has been a
resident of Waukegan, and until the declining years of his busy
life, was the leading shoe dealer of the town.
In 1850 he established a shoe store on Washington street near
where Hunter's cigar store now stands, and there conducted a
flourishing business for several years, at one time having been
in partnership with Warren H. Ellis and Samuel Morrison, the
former still a resident here, and the latter deceased.
Mr. Millen was prosperous and his patronage soon made larger
quarters necessary, when he moved into the store now occupied by
Schneider's bakery. There he remained for twelve years, the
leading shoe dealer. Afterwards his stock of goods was moved
into the building now occupied by H. Herman's grocery store, and
there remained until its owner sold out the business and led the
quiet life of a shoemaker in his little shop which was conducted
for five years in the basement of the old academy building. This
was given up about two years ago and he journed to California
where the winter of 1896 was enjoyed, greatly to the improvement
of his health. Since his return to Waukegan, however, he has
gradually declined. Five weeks ago the dread creeping paralysis
set in upon his body until at the hour of death his whole right
side was completely paralyzed. He died at 7:45 last evening. He
was seventy-eight years old.
WAS BORN IN NEW YORK
Daniel Porter Millen was born in Janesville, N. Y., Onondaga Co.,
August 28, 1820. The oldest of a family of twelve children, three
boys and nine girls. Mr. Millen set out for himself when
eighteen years of age, coming to Chicago in 1838. There he
engaged in the shoe business, and was for many years a clerk in
the wholesale shoe house of Whitlock & Co., where he became
foreman. It was there that he laid the foundation of his busy
life, and having thoroughly mastered the trade he came to Little
Fort in 1849, and established himself in business as above
In 1843 he was married in Chicago to Miss K. F. Pantall who still
lives to mourn his loss. To them were born four children, all
living. Albert P. who resides in this city; Frank F., of Beloit;
Mrs. Mary E. Clybourn, of Chicago; Mrs. Fannie Anderson, Cavena,
California. All but Mrs. Anderson will attend the funeral.
On coming to this city the family resided for a short time on the
south side but removed to property at 113 First street, where
they have since resided. Of his brothers and sisters four are
now living. H. J. Millen and Mrs. Alexander Scott reside at
In the Masonic fraternity of the city Mr. Millen was a prominent
man. His Masonic career was begun in this city and he was one of
its early members. A charter member of the Consistory lodge from
this city, and a Knight Templar, his life as a lodge member has
been a valuable one. He was also a member of the early lodge of
Odd Fellows which broke up years ago. No man in Waukegan had a
wider circle of friends than D. P. Millen, and his early life was
one of business activity, devoted to the interests of his town,
his neighbors and his family. In his declining days he has been
a cheerful companion and associate spending his last precious
days here below in the retirement appropriate to his length of
The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock
under the auspices of the Masonic Blue Lodge.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 189]
An Old Resident of Lake County Gone.
The sudden death of Mrs. Patrick Grady which Monday afternoon,
shocked the community, brought to close a life well spent, one
devoted to her home and family and which although it had not been
prominent in social affairs was conspicuous for its benevolence
When Mrs. Grady arose yesterday morning she apparently was as
well as she had been for some time past. Since her home, just
west of the city, burned down some five years ago, she had never
been quite the same. During Sunday night she had suffered a
slight attack of indigestion but it was thought there would be no
ill effects. At dinner Monday she ate heartily and conversed
freely with the family but shortly afterwards she was suddenly
seized with a pain in her heart and within about a half hour she
WAS AN OLD RESIDENT.
Mrs. Marian Grady was born in Ireland in 1833. With her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Hayes, she came to America when about
fifteen years of age. They located in Canada remaining there but
a year, after which, in 1849, they removed to Lake County,
purchasing the place now known as the Upton farm where for many
years the family resided.
In 1856 she was married to Patrick Grady, who with a family of
eleven children now survives. Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Grady lived in Lake County, their home being for the greater part
of the time near Millburn. After the loss of their home they
moved to this city and have since resided here, their residence
being on West street.
The children all reside in this vicinity with the exception of
Patrick who is at present in Montana. The children; Mrs. Joseph
Durkin, Daniel A., Garret, Thomas, Margaret, John, Patrick,
Katherine, Teressa, Cora and Charlotte.
The deceased was an estimable lady, regarded in the highest
manner by all who knew her. Her loss will be great to her family
as also to a large circle of friends. The deepest sympathy of
the community is extended to the bereaved.
The funeral will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock from St.
Marys church. Interment in the Catholic cemetery.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 94]
Was a very old Settler in Lake Co.
Walter Crapo, son of John Crapo, came with his father to Chicago,
Illinois, in 1833 from Balston, N. Y. They camped the fall and
winter of 1834 some where north of where Libertyville now stands.
His father took up a farm in Lake County some time in 1835 and
Walter has made it his home ever since. They come from a very
old American family. The Crapos were among the Hugenots exiled
from France in 1685. Among the 400,000 exiled the larger portion
settled in England, some came to America. Two brothers, Crapo by
name came to America and settled on Long Island, N. Y. From
there came all the Crapos in America.
The Moreys, on his mother's side, intermarried with The Traves
and Youngs and Madisons, direct descendants of the Puritans who
landed on Plymoth Rock. His great grandfather Morey was with
Benedict Arnold in his campaign against Quebec and came near
starving in the Maine forests on their return from that
historical and memorable campaign. He afterwards participated at
the surrender of Burgoyne. His grandfather Morey was a drummer
boy. His uncle Jesse Morey, had the sword and horse pistol, with
flint locks, that his grandfather carried in the Revolution.
Later, in the War of the Rebellion, Walter, Joseph and William
Crapo served their country faithfully in order that this glorious
country might forever survive and prosper and that future
generations might enjoy the blessings of liberty, prosperity, and
happiness that none but a powerful free nation can enjoy. Joseph
fell a victim to rebel bullets, William came thrice wounded, and
Walter came out with one hand crippled, a back and shoulder in a
bad state, and one ear totally deaf, caused by the explosion of a
shell. From this shell he has always said he thought a piece had
been driven into his head through his ear, and of which he has
always complained of making his head feel so queer, and of late
years this has been worse and worse until at times he said he
could hardly stand it. A whirling sensation would come over him
so bad at times that he would not know where he was or what he
was doing, and this was probably the cause of his untimely end.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 74]
MISS LUCY MASON WEDS.
Young Lady Well Known Here Married in Evanston.
Miss Lucy B. Mason and Frederick P. Vose of Evanston were married
Tuesday night at 8 o'clock in the First Congregational church of
Evanston. Dr. J. F. Loba, pastor of the church, performed the
ceremony. Mrs. George Mason, of Milwaukee, sister of the bride
acted as matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Belle Tuckey
of New Jersey, Miss Agnes Smith of Chicago and Miss Blanche Downs
and Miss May Vose of Evanston. The ushers were Palmer Goble of
Chicago and Lewis Downs, George Kelley and Jesse Van Dooser of
The bride wore a gown of meteor crape trimmed with point lace and
veil and carried a show bouquet of American beauties. Walter
Vose, a brother of the groom acted as best man. After the
ceremony a reception was given at the home of the bride's
grandmother Mrs. Beatrice Smith, 1021 Lee street. Mr. and Mrs.
Vose left for a trip through the south. They will be at 102 Lee
street, Evanston, on the afternoons of March 6 and 7.
Mrs. Voss is well known throughout the county having been reared
near Millburn. She was also well acquainted in Waukegan having
frequently visited her aunt Mrs. V. A. Rossbach.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 183]
[possibly from 1898]
It was our great pleasure to read a letter last week from Mrs.
Barry, our old friend and neighbor for many years. It will be a
matter of interest to the older readers of the GAZETTE far and
wide, to hear a word form Mrs. Wm. L. Barry now of Portland,
Oregon. The Barrys were among the earlier settlers of this
county, with the Abbotts and Paynes. Twenty five years ago Mr.
and Mrs. Barry with their family lived in their pleasant home now
owned by Wm. McCreadie and his sisters. Mrs. Barry being a fine
singer sang in the choir, and her oldest daughters Otta and Rubie
succeeded each other as organists in this church. Mr. Barry was
one of the most genial of men. He was a welcome guest in every
house. Many of the old, worthy and influential families have not
a representative of the name left, none of the Stedmans or
Buffhams or Barrys or Hastings or Adams or Hockadays to keep the
name in remembrance here, oblivion is the common fate of all.
Mrs. Barry expresses herself well pleased with the climate and
people of Portland, Oregon, says she has good health, but Oh! her
heart goes back to the dear old home and friends at Millburn.
Mrs. Barry lives with her daughter Abbie and husband. She speaks
of Otta's girls as being advanced scholars, nearly ready for the