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from a loose clipping, source unknown 29 February 1884
WILLIAM KERR DEAD.
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
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
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.