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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 89]
[possibly February 16th, 1895]
Two Old Settlers Gone Mrs. Albert Webb, widow of the late Albert Webb, died yesterday morning, aged 81 years. Funeral from the house at 10 a. m. Friday, and services at Hickory church at 11 a.m.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 149]
[possibly 1890, from Waukegan Gazette]
Death of an Old Settler
Wednesday occurred the death of Mr. Uz Hendee, uncle of County Clerk A. L. Hendee, at this home in Avon Township one mile south of Grayslake. The deceased having resided in that vicinity since he came to Illinois in 1840. Mr. Hendee was born in Hume, New York, 78 years ago, and made his home in that state until the earlier settlers of the locality had made manifest the possibilities of Northern Illinois, when he joined the ____ of immigration, for a short time after his arrival living upon land previously secured by a brother who preceded him. He later purchased the land where he lived until his demise. Starting in impecunious circumstances he had by thrift, energy and perseverence accumulated quite a property hence his long life was a busy one and fortunately for his ultimate success been extremely free from sickness. It is said he never had a serious illness until stricken by paralysis Saturday evening after a day spent at Grayslake, the stroke resulting in his death, Wednesday. Mr. Hendee was widely known in the county and in the funeral, Friday, was largely attended by neighbors, relatives and friends of the bereaved family. The deceased leaves a wife and two sons- George and Eugene.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 7]
The school picnic or May party at the Grub, Dodge and Hockaday schools was held last Saturday in Mr. John Strang's grove. It was a delightful day, just right for going in the woods. Recitations from all the schools were excellent. At the close of these Rev. Mr. Harris made some very suitable and pleasing remarks. There were some fine songs and an abundant dinner. The picnic was attended by the children of a larger growth, there being nearly two hundred present. The whole thing reflects great credit upon the three teachers, Miss Alice Payne, Miss Alice Smith and Miss Hattie Brainard, all fine teachers. One very pleasing feature of the occasion was the crowning of Miss Alice Payne queen of the day, which took the young lady quite by surprise and quite overcame her. Miss Ellen Rose was delegated this pleasant task. The following are her suitable and loving words to a faithful and loving teacher who labors for her pupils good:
Dear Teacher.-In behalf of our school, I bestow upon you a token which shall speak of our love better than we can say it. This crown shall fade but the wreath our hearts have woven for you will never fade. We will remember. May God Bless.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 9]
[possibly 1885/4/24, but unproven]
The wedding of Miss Mabel Mae Smith daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Smith to Rev. John Nelson Miller, pastor of the South Presbyterian Church of Evanston, was celebrated Tuesday evening at the home of the bride's parents in Evanston. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. N. D. Hillis, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. The bride as attended by a maid of honor, Miss Lucy Mason, and Miss Grace Burdsal as bridesmaid. John Mills Mayney served as best man and William S. Mason groomsman. The bride wore a white gown and tulle veil, and carried white roses. After the ceremony a reception was held, 200 guests being present. Mr. and Mrs. Mills left for a journey south, and upon their return they will reside No. 1021 Judson avenue.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page ??]
On Tuesday morning last the community at Millburn were startled to learn that Mr. John Bain, a highly respected citizen, whose home was a short distance west of the village, had died during the night. The neighbors were the more unprepared for the intelligence as not many of them were aware that he had been seriously unwell. As we hear it, Mr. Bain had been feeling slightly unwell for some days, or perhaps weeks, occasionally experiencing a sensation of dizziness. But he kept about as hearty as usual and even on Saturday last was in Waukegan, apparently as hearty and well as ever. But to some of his friends he spoke of being ill, and was urged to consult a physician. He returned to his home, however, and sometime during Sunday night or Monday morning was taken with paralysis. His physician was summoned at once and he was at least partially relieved. But the hand of death was upon him and, in spite of all that loving hearts could do or faithful attendants suggest, he passed away on Monday evening. He anticipated that the end was to be death, and made disposition of his business affairs; also making known to his family his wishes concerning his funeral, and the arranging of home matters.
John Bain's death carried sorrow to many. He was a public- spirited citizen and one who was respected and beloved by all his acquaintances. He was always cheerful and pleasant, having a kind word for all. Those who heard him speak at the Antioch Old Settlers' meeting will not soon forget his manly and neighborly words. Always honorable and friendly, he had hosts of friends. His wife, four sons and two daughters survive him, and mourn his loss. They have abundant reason to feel, however, that for him to die was gain. Theirs is the deepest loss, but the community in which he lived, the church of which he was a faithful member, and his large circle of acquaintances have each a share in the grief that came when he died.
Shortly after Mr. Bain was prostrated, his son, Ward, was telegraphed for. He started from Nebraska at once, but, because of a delayed train, did not reach Wadsworth station until one o'clock on Wednesday. There he first learned that his father was dead and that the funeral was already in progress. He was hurriedly driven to Millburn and entered the church after the Rev. Dr. Dandy had begun the funeral sermon. The scene was most affecting, the sympathy of the immense audience being so plainly manifest as he joined the family that the service was temporarily suspended.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page ??]
Christopher Webb was born in Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 1820, married and came west in 1845, bought a home on the farm he now owns. This has been his home since that time. In the early fifties, Mr. Webb spent a couple of years in California. It took him six months to make the trip. He is very hale and hearty for ____ years. Mrs. Webb was born in Herkimer Co., in 1827. They have lived together 61 years, if the live until Feb. of 1906. Mr. Webb is the last of a family of height who migrated to this neighborhood within two or three years of each other. There were six brothers who owned land adjoining each other.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 141]
Laid to Rest.
The funeral of Mrs. Alma Tewksbury was held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Buffham, 734 Lake avenue, and was attended by a large number of friends. Rev. Arthur Piper, pastor of St. Lukes' and Rev. D. B. Cheney, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the exercises according to the Episcopal burial services. A quartette consisting of Mrs. Cahoon, Miss Hughes, Messrs. Hugh Whittington and George Bolton sang two beautiful selections, "Abide With Me," and "Asleep in Jesus." The casket was surrounded by a profusion of the most beautiful flowers, mute witnesses of the loving thoughtfulness of friends. Messrs. Edward Wratten, John Workman, Albert Skon, Arthur Roberts, F. A. Morey and Fred Smith were the pall-bearers.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 144]
[probably from April, 1896]
Mrs. George Strang received a letter from Spokane Falls, informing her of the death of her late brother Albert's only son George Adelbert Sorter, his age was about twenty-four years.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 144]
[probably from April, 1896]
Mrs. Elsie Stephens one of the early settlers of this place was brought here last week from Waukegan for burial. Most of her life was spent here on the home farm where her son George now lives. She was a native of Scotland, a woman of highly moral and religious character. The Bible was not a sealed book to her. She was familiar with it from beginning to end. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her children loved her dearly, they never seemed to tire doing for her. The way they all said "mother" revealed the secret of their hearts. There was none like her to them. The last few years her home had been with her daughter, Mrs. Hutchinson, in Waukegan.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 144]
[probably April, 1896]
Mrs. Jane Crosby, wife of John Crosby, died in Racine last week and was brought here Saturday for burial beside her husband on the family's lot. Before they came to this place their home was in Chicago. Mr. Crosby used to sail with Capt. George Peterson, on the lakes in summer. Mrs. Crosby was an intimate friend of Mrs. D. P Millen, of Waukegan, now of California. She was also a friend highly esteemed by the great Cankee of London, George Smith, and since her husbands death, many years ago, she has been the recipient of munificent gifts from the bountiful giver. She was a woman of lovely disposition and a Christian character.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 111]
[probably not from 1806, but actual year unknown]
In San Francisco, Cal., Thursday, 7 p.m. June 11th, 1806, Frances E. Cadwell, wife of Charles Raymond, aged 44 years, formerly of Waukegan, Illinois.
Mrs. Raymond was a niece of Dr. Galloway, of Libertyville, and Mrs. Pantall, of Millburn, and a cousin of Dr. Robert Rickey, of Hainesville. She was born at Deerfield, and lived there until nine years of age when her parents moved to Waukegan, where she grew to womanhood. She will be remembered by those of her own age who were her schoolmates. She leaves a husband and one little son ten years old.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page ??]
Mrs. Cynthia Hockaday Babcock
Died at Asheville, N. C.
Saturday a telegram was received from Asheville, N. C., announcing the death of Mrs. Cynthia Hockaday Babcock at that place.
The summons was a sudden one, though the deceased's health had not been the best for some time. October 26, accompanied by her husband, Mrs. Babcock went to Asheville in the hope that the warm southern breezes and beneficial atmosphere of the famed resort would prove beneficial to her.
The early part of the week Mr. Hockaday of this city received a letter __________________.
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[transcribed from Mathews Paste Book - page 31]
A Family Reunion.
Quite a pleasant family reunion occurred at the residence of D. P. Mathews in Cypress, Wisconsin, about five miles north of Millburn, in this county, on Saturday last. The family which consists of nine brothers and one sister, have not all been together since 1846, when they were in their Eastern home in Norwich, Vermont. Not all were privileged to be present on this occasion, one brother having died since the family separated, and three being unavoidable absent.
There were gathered G. R. Matthews and Wm. H. Matthews, of Boston; L. B. Matthews, wife and two children of Geneva Lake, Wisconsin; C. A. Mathews, wife and child of Millburn, Ill.; D. P. Matthews, wife, six children and two grand children of Cypress, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Simmons with three children, also of Cypress. There is one brother in Massachusetts, one in Vermont and one in Iowa, who were not able to attend.
The day passed pleasantly and many happy memories were awakened by the old-time boys and girls. The two brothers from Boston have been visiting in this vicinity for some two weeks, and have now gone to Randaha, Iowa, to visit another brother, Mr. Henry Matthews of that place.
Mr. C. A. Matthews had not met one of his brothers for twenty three years until the reunion.
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James Foster
formerly of Millburn, died yesterday in Hines Veterans Hospital, Chicago, after a two-year illness.
Born in Manchester, England, March 25, 1893, he had lived in the area for 26 years. He was a member of the Millburn Congregational Church, Millburn Lodge No. 127, AF & AM, the Antioch American Legion Post and a past worthy patron of Millburn Eastern Star Lodge. He was an Army veteran of World War I and had operated the Foster General Store in Millburn for 10 years.
He leaves his widow, Esther; a son, William A. of Antioch; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Shirley) Getz of Gurnee; eight grandchildren; a brother, Joseph of Tuscon, Ariz.; and two sisters in England.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Millburn Congregational Church with the Rev. L. H. Messersmith, pastor, officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home, 1521 Washington St., Waukegan, after 7 p.m. tomorrow.
Burial will be in Millburn Cemetery.
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SAN MATEO, Calif. - Mrs. Mildred Bernstein, 52, a former Waukegan, Ill., resident, died here yesterday.
Mrs. Bernstein was born Feb. 1, 1911 in Millburn, Ill. She lived most of her life in Waukegan and moved to California in 1958.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Denise; and son, Dana, all in San Mateo; a sister, Mrs. John (Helen) Dick of Waukegan; and a brother, Donald Young, of Winthrop Harbor.
Services will be held in San Mateo.
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Alice Bauman, Eric Anderson, Wed in Millburn
Marriage Solemnized at Congregational Parsonage;
Couple on Honeymoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bauman of Millburn announce the wedding of their daughter, Miss Alice, to Eric E. Anderson, son of Mrs. O. Anderson, also of Millburn, which was solenized at the Congregational parsonage in the village at 11 o'clock Thursday morning. The Rev. Samuel Holden heard the marriage vows.
Attendants at the ceremony were Miss Bernice Bauman, sister of the bride, and Edward Anderson of Waukegan, brother of the bridegroom. Both the bride and her attendant wore dark blue crepe suits. The bride's corsage was of gardenias, while yellow roses made up the corsage for the bridesmaid.
Following a short wedding trip the couple will reside on a farm near Millburn. Mrs. Anderson has taught school in Lake county for the past eight years. Since 1933 she has been a teacher in the Millburn school.
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