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February, 1884

from a loose clipping, source unknown 29 February 1884
Well Known Resident of Lake Villa Passes Away.
William T. Kerr, for a number of years past a resident of Lake Villa, died at his home in that village on Monday night from pulmonary trouble brought on from a severe cold contracted some months ago. Deceased was well known throughout this section of the county and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his loss.
Of the immediate family a wife and one daughter, an aged mother and three brothers survive him. Ever of a kindly and considerate disposition he made many warm personal friends among his associates during life and his loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him. He was at one time tax collector for the town of Antioch, performing the duties of that office with credit and fidelity. Of late years he was engaged in the bus business at Lake Villa, and had many acquaintances and friends among the Chicago people who frequent this section during the summer. Mr. Kerr was at the time of his death a member in good standing of the Lake Villa Camp Modern Woodman of America.
The funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock today (Thursday) in the church in Lake Villa. Burial at Millburn, Ill. The Woodmen will escort the remains from the house to the cemetery, performing the last sad rites of the order over the body of their departed neighbor.
The sorrowing relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their hour of deep affliction. Deceased was in his 41st year and was born and raised in this county.
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