Newspaper Clippings for
2 November 1922
John A. Strang Is Held Insane; Sent to Elgin
John A. Strang, Wadsworth, retired stock trader and reputed
millionaire cattle king, whose property was recently involved in
bankruptcy proceedings in the Chicago Federal court, was adjudged
insane Wednesday in the court of County Judge Perry L. Pearsons
and was committed to the asylum at Elgin.
Strang was brought into the county court upon the petition of a
brother, Eugene Strang, Grand avenue. He was said to have
suffered from defective memory and other mental faults which
showed in bad financial transactions. The first abnormality was
noticed in 1920.
Judge Persons sought to find if relatives were able to care for
the man but their inability and the finding of the physicians
resulted in his being sent to the asylum.
James McFadden was rendered unconscious for some time Saturday
evening when as he was walking along the new cement road. He was
struck by Mortimer Cannon, who was in his car, and, blinded by
the lights of an approaching car, did not see Mr. McFadden. He is
improving and will be out very soon.
9 November 1922
I. M. Douglas was born in Franklin county, New York, Feb. 19,
1839, and passed away at his home in Lake Villa, Ill., Oct. 31,
1922, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 12 days.
In 1844 he came with his parents to Illinois, settling in Avon,
Lake county, where he has since made his home.
In 1865 he was married to Cornelia E. Smith, who survives
He leaves two sons, Delbert O. of Waukegan and Albert M. of Lake
Villa, and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also one
brother, Chester W. Douglas of Longmont, Colo. He enlisted for
service in the Civil War in the famous 96th Illinois infantry in
1861, and served through the war. He served under the famous
General "Pap" Thomas in the battles of Lookout and Kenesaw
mountains, and also throughout the Atlanta campaign. Of a very
cheerful disposition, he made many friends.
The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at Lake Villa, of which
he was a member, Rev. Kean of that church conducting the
services, assisted by the G. A. R. post of Waukegan, of which he
was also a member. Interment took place at Sand Lake cemetery,
near his old home.
30 November 1922
William Cornelius Cremin was born in Rutland, Vermont, on October
6, 1852. He came to Illinois with his mother and sister when he
was three years old, living in Lake county the remainder of his
life, except two years which he spent in Ida Grove, Ia.
On March 7, 1878, he was united in marriage to Bertha Evelyn
Edwards. To this union three children were born, Lora E. Hartray,
Dorr M. and Frank W. Cremin. In 1897 his wife died and in 1902
his eldest son, Dorr M. passed away.
In 1903 he was united in marriage to Mary E. Bain, who, with his
daughter and son, Frank, two half sisters, Mrs. W. J. Van Duzer
of Antioch, and Mrs. A. Cunningham of Glen Ellyn, Calif., and six
grandchildren, survive him and mourn his loss.
After a short but serious illness, Mr. Cremin was called home
from the McAllister hospital, Waukegan, on Nov. 7, 1922. He lived
the allotted time of 70 years, 1 month and 1 day, a life of
usefulness, kindness and Christian devotion to his family, to his
neighbors and to his God.
He belonged to the Centennial church, Lake Villa, and also had
joined the Modern Woodmen of Lake Villa.