Newspaper Clippings for
7 August 1913
Mrs. Susan Luiken is quite sick.
The Missionary Meeting was fairly well attended.
Dr. Jamieson transacted business in Chicago Friday.
W. G. McGuire and family spent Sunday in Antioch.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Bain spent Sunday at Grayslake.
Rev. Safford and family spent Friday at Ravina Park.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Tower were Chicago visitors over Sunday.
Rev. Mitchell and sons of Kansas City, Mo., spent Wednesday at
The children of Geo. Gerrity, fomerly of Millburn are visiting
relatives in this vicinity.
14 August 1913
Miss Pearl Cleveland returned from Nebraska Friday.
Miss Vinnie Jameson of Kenosha is visiting the home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Denman are entertaining Chicago friends.
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago is spending a week with the home
Mrs. Mavor of Chicago spent a few days last week with her mother.
Mrs. Spafford is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hughes at
Mr. and Mrs. John Martin entertained Chicago friends over Sunday.
Miss Ruby Cleveland of Chicago is spending a few days with her
Miss Edna Ettinger of Chicago is spending her vacation with her
cousin, Myrtle Martin.
Wm. Meyer and W. B. Stewart and their wives spent Saturday at Lake
Geneva. Via auto.
Miss Belle Hughes returned to her home in Antioch Wednesday after
a week's visit with relatives here.
Misses Hermie Nelson and Mae Duffy of Austin are visiting at the
home of their cousins Mr. and Mrs. W. Martin.
21 August 1913
DIES IN PHILLIPINE ISLAND
Frank White, Formerly of Loon Lake,
Held Educational Position
Lloyd J. White of the undertaking firms of White & Tobin, Waukegan,
received a telegram informing him of the death of his cousin, Frank
White, aged about 37 years, in the Phillipines. According to the
telegram which was received from the father of the deceased who lives
in Lyons, Neb., death was very sudden. Mr. White, who was born in
Lake county, held a very responsible position with the government,
being superintendent of the educational work in the Phillipines.
The Waukegan relative of the deceased said that while the telegram
did not give the cause of death, that he is of the opinion that an
illness which Frank White suffered about three months ago, had
something to do with it.
At that time Mr. White contracted a disease which seemed to baffle
the best physicians in the Phillipines and it was decided to send him
home to receive treatment. The father received a cablegram to meet a
certain boat at San Francisco, in order that he might accompany his
son home. This was followed almost immediately by another message
which told him his son would not arrive on this boat and to await
further advice. Later it seems was decided not to send him home for
treatment. Mr. White does not know the exact nature of the disease
with which his cousin was stricken.
Frank White was born at Loon Lake and received his early education
there. Through dogged perserverance he worked his way through the
University of Chicago. In the year 1899 in which he graduated, he
received a government position as instructor in the Phillipines. His
efficiency caused him to rise with steady strides until three years
ago when he was placed at the head of the entire educational system
in the island possessions of the Untied States. He had an
exceedingly brilliant future.
A little over a year ago on one of his trips back to the United
States to select instructors, he met a young woman whom he made his
wife. She returned to the Phillipines with him.
Although the telegram did not say so it is believed that the body
will be brought back to this country for burial at Lyons, Neb.
Mr. White leaves many relatives and friends in Waukegan and Lake
Albert Jack and family have moved to Chicago.
Mrs. Yule returned from Dakato the past week.
Miss Ross is visiting with Mrs. Jamieson this week.
The Millburn Sunday School picnic will be held August 28.
Miss Cutler of Zion City is visiting with Mrs. McGuire.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Denman Saturday, Aug. 6, a son.
Miss Bater is spending a few days with friends in Evanston.
Mrs. C. E. Denman is entertaining Waukegan relatives this week.
Miss Josephine Mathews returned from a visit in Kenosha this week.
Many from here attended the Hickory picnic and report a good time.
28 August 1913
BROWE REUNION A SUCCESS
Between Four and Five Hundred People
were Present at the Affair
BIGGEST AFFAIR IN YEARS
All the Old School Teacher and Scholars From Early Days
Were Present as Far Back as 1852
Between four and five hundred people, many of them old teachers and
scholars, attended the twelfth annual Browe school reunion at the
Browe school near Wadsworth last Thursday. At the election of
Officers Attorney C. T. Heydecker of Waukegan was again re-elected
president. He has filled this office ever since the reunions first
were started and his services are appreciated so much that those who
attended the reunions are loathe to dispense with them. The
following were elected on the Executive committee: Emma Heydecker,
F. H. Dietmeyer and Edgar Ames.
Songs were rendered by the Wells quartette of Kenosha, a singing
organization composed of children of old scholars of the school.
Another feature of the program was a recitation by Mrs. H. Winters of
Wadsworth. Speeches were given by the following: Attorney C. T.
Heydecker, Attorney Peter Jorgenson and Attorney E. J. Heydecker.
The following old teachers were present: R. D. Ames, who taught in
1857; Mrs. Elizabeth Gleason, Laura Browe, John A. Hoffman, Catherine
Bonner, Peter Jorgenson and Ethel McCarthy.
It was decided that the thirteenth annual reunion should be held the
third Thursday in August, 1914. The register showed that 260
scholars and children of scholars were present.
The reunion was pronounced one of the most successful ever held in
the county. The oldest living teacher of the Browe is Nancy Ely
Richardson who taught in 1852. She was not present on account of
illness but sent a letter in which she said that she regretted she
was unable to be present but said that she would be there in spirit
The oldest scholar present was John Strock of Waukegan. There were
three there who never attended any of the reunions and who had not
seen the other scholars in thirty years. They were: Mrs. Barbara
Miller Lewis of Iowa, Mrs. Laura Browe of Minnesota and Lewis Gade of
A big basket dinner was served at noon after which there was the
program. This was followed by the old fashioned dance in the school
house. John Strock of Waukegan, Wm. Wells of Kenosha and Josie
Dietmeyer of Waukegan were the fiddlers. All the old fashioned
square dances were quite the rage. There was Fisher's Hornpipe,
Irish Washerwoman, Money Musk, Fireman's Quadrille and man of the old
time popular steps.
"Please play a two step," some of the younger generation pleaded.
But it was in vain. The old fiddlers could not play a two-step to
save their lives as that form of dance had not been introduced when
they used to play at dances.
The Misses Dawson are entertaining company from Iowa.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jeppe Jepson a daughter on August 25.
O. A. Nelson is spending this week with his son in Nebraska.
Henry Wedge of Waukegan was a Millburn caller Wednesday.
Mrs. Murphy of Waukegan spent several days here last week.
Robert Bonner of Chicago is spending his vacation with home folks.
Miss Helen Safford left Thursday to teach high school at Morrison,
Earl Strang of Waukegan is building a silo on the William White
W. G. Thom and family of North Bend, Neb ., are visiting friends
Miss Mildred Cutler of Zion City is spending this week with Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. White spent a few days in Waukegan last week
and attended the Sailor's and Soldier's reunion.
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