from a loose clipping, source unknown4 June 1894
This community was shocked Monday morning to hear that Mr.
Alexander Trotter had died suddenly of heart trouble. He was one
of the early settlers of this place, having come here from
Scotland when a little boy, over fifty years ago. He was widely
known and highly respected, a kind and obliging neighbor, a
social and pleasant man always to meet with. He was familiarly
known as Sandy Trotter, a name that every one loved. He was
generous and warm hearted and had hosts of friends. His wife,
five sons and three daughters survive him. The funeral was held
Wednesday afternoon from the house and was conducted by the
Masonic fraternity, Evanston, Waukegan, Hainesville, Antioch,
Union Grove and Bristol lodges were well represented. Rev. Mr.
Owen, of Hainesville, preached the funeral sermon. The funeral
was very largely attended, there being over a hundred carriages
in the procession that left the house. The floral offerings were
profuse and beautiful.
from a loose clipping, source unknown4 June 1894
Alexander Trotter, an old resident of Millburn, died very
suddenly at his home Monday morning. He was sitting in the
dining room and seemed about as well as usual when he suddenly
fell from his chair, and before help could reach him life had
ebbed away. Sunday Mr. Trotter visited in Antioch and attended
the funeral of Eugene Harden. He was Master of Antioch Lodge, A.
F. and A. M. of Millburn, and was buried according to the rites
of that order. Heart failure is said to have been the cause of
his death. The News extends sympathy to the sorrowing relatives
14 June 1894
Resolutions of Condolence.
Whereas, In the death of Alexander Trotter, Esq., our beloved
President, Miss Nellie Trotter, and three esteemed members of the
Millburn Social and Literary Club have suffered a sad and sudden
bereavement in the loss of a father. Be it, therefore,
Resolved, That, as a Club, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to
these friends, in this, their dark hour, assuring them of our tender
remembrance in their grief, earnestly desiring to console them by this
expression of our love and regard.
By order of the Club, F. W. Heddle, V.P.
Attest: Carrie Bater, Sec.
from a loose clipping, source unknown23 June 1894
Amasa R. Huntley the subject of this sketch was born in Bristol,
Vermont, Oct. 27, 1806, and died in Millburn, Lake county, Ill.,
June 23, 1894.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Huntley, and the last
survivor of a family of ten children. Mr. Amasa Huntley was one
of the old settlers of Lake county and had experienced all the
hard-ships of pioneer life, having come here in 1844. He could
amuse you for hours together in relating the experiences of that
early day. He was naturally of a cheerful and jovial disposition
and always brought out the humorous side of the story, so he was
a very agreeable companion on all occasions. Mr. Huntley lived a
few years in Benton, this county; afterwards he bought a farm
about a mile north of Millburn where most of his life was spent.
His wife died many years ago and later his eldest son Charles
Mr. Huntley was a man of high moral and Christian character, a
man trusted and highly esteemed by his neighbors and was often
called upon to fill various minor offices such as Administrator,
arbitrator, etc. He will be remembered particularly for his
neighborly kindness in sickness and death. He had a happy
faculty of adapting himself to circumstances and people, and was
a good man to call on in emergency. He was a man of good
judgment and prompt action, and was valuable in counsel. He was
a member of the Baptist church at Antioch and held the office of
deacon a great many years. His house was always open to
ministers whom he assisted on all occasions to the extent of his
ability. He leaves a son DeWitt Huntley, of Chicago, and Mrs. C.
A. Mathews his only daughter with whom he lived the last five
years, also five grand children. Mr. Huntley was neat and
orderly in his habits and always tried to avoid making extra work
in the home. During the last two years his mind has been failing
and he has been quite infirm, not taking much notice of passing
events, but living over again the busy eventful years of his
early life. He loved his Bible and enjoyed all the privileges of
the Sanctuary. He longed to depart and meet the loved ones gone
before. He lived a good life and has gone to his reward. He
died after one weeks illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.
A. Mathews, who has shown him a most untiring devotion and loving
care during all the years he has lived with her.
His funeral sermon was preached by Rev. S. A. Harris, and he was
laid to rest beside his wife in the Kennedy cemetery.
from a loose clipping, source unknown28 June 1894
MERRY WEDDING BELLS.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hughes, of this village, was
the scene of a very pretty wedding, on Thursday evening, June 28,
1894, it being the occasion of the marriage of their daughter,
Ethel M., to Russell A. Douglass. "The Bridal Chorus," from
Lohengrin, played upon the violin and piano, by O. S. Hughes and
Mrs. R. L. Strang, brother and sister of the bride, began
promptly at 8 o'clock. The bridal couple, preceded by little
Belle Hughes and Victor Strang, descended the open stairway,
stood beneath an arch of vines and water lilies, while Rev. S. A.
Harris, of Millburn, made them one. About forty guests witnessed
the ceremony. The large hall upstairs had been converted into a
dining room, and as soon as the congratulations were over, the
company sat down to a bountiful supper. The bride's grown was of
white silk and lace, cut with high neck and long sleeves. The
small bridesmaid was attired in cream challies and butter color
lace. The gifts which the young people received were numerous
and beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass will reside in Lake Villa
for the present. Among the guest present at the wedding were:
Messrs. and Mesdames C. A. Douglas, F. L. Boutwell, R. L. Strang,
L. M. Hughes, W. T. Kerr, L. W. Rowling.
Misses Maggie Douglas, Mary Shultis, Mabel Richards, Martha
Richards, Florence Kerr, Florence Stewart, Belle Van-Wormer, Edna
Stewart, Belle Hughes, Ada Miltmore.
Messrs. A. R. Douglas, O. S. Hughes, L. R. Hughes, Win Douglas,
Henry Schad, Frank Evans, Byron M. Bannister, Melvin Burtis, I.
H. Kerr, Victor Strang, Leon Strang, Albert M. Douglas.