Newspaper Clippings for
11 January 1923
MILLBURN INSURANCE CO ELECTS OFFICERS
The sixty-eighth annual meeting of the Millburn Mutual Insurance
Company was held in the Masonic hall, Millburn, January 6th, 1923.
The company has had a very successful year, having 1949 policies
in force, with an insurance of $5,824,874. This is one of the
largest Farmer's Mutual Insurance companies in this state.
The following officers were elected for the coming year:
President, John A. Thain; secretary, J. S. Denman; treasurer, C.
J. Wright; northern director, David Pullen; central director, W.
F. Clow; southern director, John G. Wirtz.
25 January 1923
JOHN A. STRANG PASSES AWAY AT ELGIN HOSPITAL
John A. (Pikey) Strang, 67 years old, one of the best known men
in western Lake county, where he lived all his life, and was the
"king of cattle buyers," died Saturday morning at the Elgin state
hospital, where he was taken several months ago, following a
general breakdown in health.
Mr. Strang had been very prosperous but when his health began to
fail he was unable to look after his business and sustained heavy
financial reverses, which preyed on his mind. He never crowded a
creditor and this was one of the principal causes of the
financial condition which last summer resulted in bankruptcy
Mr. Strang is survived by the following brothers and sisters:
Eugene D., of St. Petersburg, Fla., and George I. Strang of
Marshfield, Wis., Mrs. Cora E. Anderson, Iola, Kas., and Mrs.
Jane M. Stewart, of Waukegan.
He was born at Millburn and had been a lifelong resident of this
county. Funeral services were held Monday morning from the home
of his nephew, George W. Strang, Waukegan. Interment was in