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October, 1895

from a loose clipping, source unknown 15 October 1895
The subject of this sketch was born in Sterlingshire, Scotland, July 21, 1828 and died at his home in Millburn, October 15, 1895, about two months past his sixty-seventh birthday.
When Mr. Strang was about seven years of age, his parents came to America locating in Canada. Four years later they came to Millburn, Ill., from which the red men had scarcely gone.
He, as it were, grew up with the village and community, being a close observer of a meditative nature, was well equipped for the battle of life, which he fought with the patience, honesty and consistent Christian fortitude, to a successful finish.
He went to the gold fields of California in 1850, where he remained nearly two years. Upon his return to Illinois he purchased a home, where he continued to live until the summons came, for which he was well prepared.
By his death, not only his family suffered bereavement, but the entire community, particularly the church, of which he was a consistent member and a strong, steady supporter.
As a neighbor he was always ready to lend a helping hand, without ostentation or display.
Mr. Strang was particularly well informed and had positive convictions on all the issues of the day, which he expressed on all suitable occasions, but also had the fairness to concede the same privilege to others.
It can safely be said he died without an enemy in a community where he has spent his entire life.
In 1853 he married Miss Helen Trotter, who, with an adopted daughter, survive and mourn him.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 15 October 1895
The funeral of Deacon John Strang was held at the house Thursday and the attendance was immense. People from the city, from Evanston, Lake Forest, Waukegan, Antioch, Lake Villa, Wadsworth, and one nephew from Baraboo, Wis., came to pay their last tribute of respect to the high estimation in which he was held. Rev. Mr. Harris officiated. The burial was in Millburn cemetery. He had been one of the principal ones in improving and beautifying this lovely burying place for the dead. He rests from his labors and his works follow him.
from a loose clipping, source unknown 16 October 1895
BONNER. - At her home in Millburn, Oct. 16, 1895, Margaret Bonner, wife of the late Wm Bonner, aged 85 years.
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