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from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 9 September 1903
A. H. Stewart and wife visited their daughter at Lily Lake from
Saturday to Monday.
Maude Cleveland returned home Thursday from a very happy week
in Englewood with the DeSuarte young folks.
Clarence DeSuarte came up last week to visit his brothers at A.
The ladies' aid society enjoyed their usual good times at Mrs.
Stewart's last Thursday.
Tuesday J. A. Thain took a fine drove of cattle to The Fair.
The Jolly Workers met with John Trotter and wife Wednesday.
The watermelon party was O. K. so they say, but we did not
Robert Jameson is home for the balance of his vacation, having
spent the fore part in Detroit and Buffalo.
Mrs. R. Pantall spent part of last week in Kenosha.
George O'Hare, of Corliss, Wis., spent Saturday and Monday at
H. R. Mathews.
Mrs. George Jamieson and had the misfortune to fall last
Saturday and fractured her shoulder. Dr. H. E. Jamieson
immediately set the shoulder and she is on the gain.
Misses Lois and Francis Quenlin of Chicago, have been spending
three very enjoyable weeks at the residence of E. Cunningham.
Louis Gullage called on friends in this place Sunday.
Miss Lizzie Davis, of Iowa City, has been visiting her numerous
relatives the White and Hughes families.
Roy Hughes was in the city over Sunday.
Miss Lucy Spafford returned home Saturday from a month's stay
in Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Fowler and son, of East Troy, Wis., is visiting his
brother-in-law, C. B. Cummings and family.
L. J. White, who has been with his father, our popular
undertaker, the past nine years, has just completed a course of
"anatomy sanitary science" and has passed a successful examination
and holds a certificate to practice anywhere in this state.
10 September 1903
The Palmer cider mill at Millburn is now ready for business. Bring in
your apples and have them made into cider. Barrels on hand for those
who wish them.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 23 September 1903
PROMINENT MAN PASSES
Jacob Miller, Organizer of Big Milk Shippers' Assn.
Shortly before 2 o'clock Thursday morning, September 17, Jacob
Miller, one of the early settlers of Lake county passed to his
reward. With his death Lake county lost not only an old resident,
but one of her most prominent citizens. One of his greatest public
services was the organization of the Milk Shippers' Association,
an undertaking which involved all the territory contigious to the
Wisconsin Central R. R. between Burlington, Wis., and Chicago.
For many years he remained one of the most prominent officials of
this association. This is only one of his prominent services as a
farmer and a public spirited citizen.
Jacob Miller was born in Nietersteinsel, Germany, October 19,
1828. With his parents he removed to the United States in 1831,
and after short residence in Buffalo, N. Y., Detroit, Mich., and
Chicago, Ill., he came, in 1837, to Lake county, which has been
his residence ever since.
In 1851 he was married to Miss Harriet Sorter, with whom he lived
a happy and useful life, and who still survives him. Four
children were born to them, of whom three are still living: Mrs.
Henry Wedge of Millburn, Ill.; George A. Miller of Millburn, and
Lewis H. Miller of Gurnee, Ill.
In 1844 Mr. Miller joined the Methodist Episcopal church, of which
he has been a faithful and consistent member ever since. He was
one of the founders of Centennial M. E. church, and followed it in
its removal and later life as Lake Villa M. E. church.
Horse Kick Makes Him an Invalid.
In 1891 Mr. Miller was kicked by a horse, sustaining severe
injuries which, though not fatal left him an invalid for life.
Later he sold his farm at Sand Lake and removed to the vicinity of
Millburn, where he was living at the time of his death. Two years
ago last June he was stricken with paralysis, since which time his
sufferings have been beyond conception, and when death finally
came it was a release from pain, and as an entrance into rest.
In his death the family loses a tender and beloved husband, father
and brother; the county, a progressive and public-spirited
citizen; the church ___ exemplary member and ______ of friends
one whose _____ be sadly missed.
The funeral _______ in the Millburn Congregational church Friday
Morning, September 19, and interment was made in the Millburn
24 September 1903
Event of the Season at Hickory
The marriage of Miss Abbie Ames and Mr. Owen Hollenbeck, which was
celebrated at the home of the bride's brother, Sept. 23, was one of the
prettiest weddings ever seen at this place.
The bride was beautifully clad in white India linen and carried white
roses. She was attended by her sister, Luell Ames; her brother, Ben
Ames, gave her away. The groom was attended by his brother Carl. Miss
Lucy Trotter, a cousin of the bride, played the wedding march. George
and Bertha Lewis carried the ribbons, and Mr. Williams, of Wesley,
About eighty-five guests were present, and those from away were Mr. and
Mrs. Crabtree and son Charles, Miss Nettie Sluman and Mr. Sam Sluman, of
Waukegan; Mrs. Merrill and daughter of Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ames,
Hattie and Annie Ames, of Antioch; Miss Mamie Trotter, of Chicago; Mr.
and Mrs. Bain, of Lake Villa; Mr. and Mrs. John Trotter, of Millburn and
all friends and neighbors.
After congratulations the bride and groom with immediate relatives,
marched to the dining room, where a three course wedding supper was
Amid showers of rice, old shoes, placards and general good wishes, the
newly married couple departed for a short wedding trip. They will be at
home to their friends after Nov. 1, 1903, at Hickory, Ill.
Death of Jacob Miller.
On Thursday morning, September 17, at his home near Millburn, occurred
the death of Jacob Miller, an old and respected citizen of Lake County,
aged seventy-five years and eleven months.
He was born in Germany, October 19, 1828, but came to America with his
parents when about two years of age. After stopping in Buffalo, Detroit
and Chicago, he located in Lake County in 1837 and for years lived at
Sand Lake where he was well known and respected by all. About three
years ago he disposed of his farm at Sand lake and purchased a place
near Millburn where he resided at the time of his death. When a young
man of sixteen years he united with the Methodist church then known as
Lake Circuit and later as Sand Lake Circuit. He was a prominent worker
in the building of what was once known as the Centennial church, but
which afterward became the Lake Villa Methodist church of which he
remained a member to the time of his death. In 1851 he was married to
Miss Harriet Foster with who he lived a happy and useful life. To them
four children were born, three of whom are still living. About thirteen
years ago Mr. miller met with a severe accident, being badly bitten and
trampled upon by a horse from the effects of which he never fully
recovered. About two years ago he was stricken with paralysis since
which time he has been entirely helpless, and before his death he became
totally blind. Mr. Miller was a great sufferer the last few years of
his life but he displayed remarkable patience an a truly christian like
spirit to the end. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two sons and
one daughter, Geo. A. Miller, of Millburn, Lewis H. Miller, of Gurnee,
and Mrs. Henry Wedge of Millburn, one brother, Henry Miller of Sand
Lake, and two sisters, Mrs. Christine Green of Waukegan and Mrs.
Charlotte Cribb, of Lake Villa.
The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Millburn
Congregational church, Rev. F. T. Lee officiating. The interment was at
the Millburn cemetery.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 25 September 1903
DISAPPOINTED AGED DONOR MUCH
Mrs. Jane McAllister Disappointed
Over Not Witnessing Corner Stone Laying
OF HOSPITAL SHE DONATED
MEMBERS OF BOARD SAY ABSENCE OF CEREMONY
NOT MEANT AS SLIGHT.
An extremely unfortunate incident in connection with the laying of
the corner stone of the McAllister hospital has arisen. Mrs. Jane
McAllister, the aged lady who donated $20,000 for the new
building, desired to see the corner stone laid because, as she
expressed it, "All I wanted in connection with the hospital was to
see the corner stone laid. I didn't want to take part in a
largely attended public affair, as the dedication ceremony will no
doubt be, besides I may not live to see the dedication. It is
such nice weather now that I could have gone up and witnessed the
starting of my building. I have been counting on it so much."
The ladies in charge of the hospital decided to have no formalites
at the laying of the corner stone, which occurred on Wednesday,
and while it is said by them that no slight was in the least
meant, yet the woman who has shown more what Waukegan lacks-public
spirit-than has any other of her people for a long time, feels
very badly that she was not consulted as to her wishes in the
matter. The Sun learns from three of the ladies who are active in
the hospital work that, "We called on Mrs. McAllister __________.
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