Newspaper Clippings for
2 November 1916
Be careful how you vote Nov. 7.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LeRoy last week a son.
Richard Martin celebrated his third birthday with a party.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cleveland moved Monday to the Pantall house.
J. H. Bonner was seriously hurt last Thursday by a bull which
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman are entertaining company from Chicago
Oscar Neahouse, sister, Mrs. Emma Stoeckeit of Chicago were
seriously hurt in an automobile accident in Antioch last Thursday.
Mrs. Leslie Kemper and daughter of Chicago spent several days
with relatives here. Mr. Kemper came the last of the week. They
returned home on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Edmonds formerly of Millburn returned last
week. They came all the way by wagons and are staying with their
daughter, Mrs. Sam Larsen.
9 November 1916
MEETS DEATH IN AUTO ACCIDENT
George Kennedy, Well Known Hickory Farmer,
Dies from Sunday's Accident
WAS PROMINENT CITIZEN
When Geo. H. Kennedy of Hickory started for Waukegan Sunday
afternoon little did he or anyone else, think that it was the last
pleasure trip for him, but such it proved to be.
After having eaten dinner at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ed
Martin of Millburn, Mr. Kennedy expressed his intention of driving
to Waukegan to see a couple of his tenants, one of whom was
talking of purchasing one of Mr. Kennedy's houses.
He arrived at the home of his tenant in the early part of the
afternoon and invited a couple of gentlemen to take a ride with
him in his Ford car, which they did. As they were nearing the
Milwaukee electric tracks on Grand Avenue, Mr. Kennedy turned out
to let another machine pass and according to his two friends he
partially lost control of the car and just as he was about to
swing it once more into the road one of the hind wheels collapsed,
this threw the car over on its side and the occupants were pinned
The accident occurred at about three o'clock in the afternoon and
very close to the Persall grocery store, and it was the matter of
only a moment before many were on the scene of the accident. Mr.
Kennedy was the first one extricated and he was at once recognized
by Ed Wells and also by Henry Wedge, both of whom had been his
neighbors and associates. Although still breathing and apparently
ccnseious he was unable to speak and it was very plain that he was
in a serious condition. An ambulance was summoned and he was
taken to the McAlister hospital and placed upon the operating
table but even before an examination could be completed he passed
There were no marks of any consequence found upon his body, no
bones were broken and there was no indication of a fatal blow and
it has been decided that his death was due to the shock.
The other occupants of the car were slightly bruised and scratched
but were able to walk to their homes.
The accident robbed Lake county of one of its most prominent
citizens. He has resided on the same farm at Hickory his entire
life, being born on the farm in 1843 and for seventy-three years
that place has been home to him.
For 50 years or more he was prominently identified with the
politics of the county. He served several terms as supervisor
from his district and held a number of township offices. He was a
consistent Republican and believed implicity in the party
His wife preceeded him in death a little less than a year ago,
having passed away on November 15, 1915 a few days after the
couple had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. Kennedy is survived by three children Mrs. Ed Martin of
Millburn, Mrs. Fred Achen of Kenosha and Frank Kennedy of
The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday morning and the
remains were laid at rest in the Hickory cemetery.
Rev. Safford was a business visitor in Chicago Monday.
Relatives from Waukegan and Highland Park spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Denman.
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Taylor of Lily Lake, surprised the latter's
father, A. H. Stewart by motoring over and attending the bazaar.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Anderson of Lake Forest
died Tuesday. Relatives from this vicinity attended the funeral
Miss Jessie Cannon is delivering the mail this week while her
brother M. J. Cannon is in the hospital in Chicago for an
operation on his throat.
The Ladies Aid society was well attended Friday evening.
Visitors from Antioch, Hickory Corners, Gurnee, and Waukegan were
The sudden death of Geo. Kennedy was quite a shock to the
community Sunday as Mr. Kennedy took dinner with his daughter,
Mrs. E. A. Martin and a few hours later was killed in Waukegan
with his auto, burial Wednesday at 10 a. m. from his home.
23 November 1916
Archie Webb was in Kenosha Friday.
Mrs. Peter Strang is entertaining company from Cleveland, Ohio.
Elmer Green and son of Waukegan spent Sunday at John A.
Miss Belle Hughes of Antioch spent the week-end with friends
Several from here attended the basket ball game at Antioch
Mrs. Jannette Mathews went to Kenosha Friday to spend the
winter with relatives.
Miss Florence Anderson of Lake Forest spent Sunday with her
aunt, Mrs. W. B. Stewart.
Wm. LeRow transacted business in Chicago the past week.
30 November 1916
Tony Dames spent Monday in Antioch.
Leon Strang spent Sunday in Chicago with relatives.
Mrs. Lottie Neahanse spent Thursday and Friday in Chicago.
There will be an entertainment at the church Thanksgiving
evening. The Minnesingers of Waukegan.
Miss Dora Hook spent the week-end with the home folks. Miss
Hook attends high school in Waukegan.
A. K. Bain, Frank Kennedy, Mrs. E. A. Martin and Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Stewart transacted business in Waukegan Monday.
Messrs Ernest Davis of Libertyville, Geo. McCullough of Gurnee
and D. M. White of Antioch directors of the Millburn Insurance
company met with the secretary J. S. Denman for an all day meeting
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