Newspaper Clippings for
loose obit, source unknown 6 April 1953
WILLIAM STRANG DIES AT AGE 81
Lifelong Lake County Resident Was
Born On Farm Near Millburn In 1871.
William A. Strang, a lifelong Lake County resident, and retired
employe of the American Steel and Wire Co., died yesterday afternoon
in Victory Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.
Mr. Strang, the son of Peter Jr. and Johanna Strang, pioneer
settlers of this area, was born on a farm near Millburn May 24,
1871. He most recently lived at 604 N. Genesee St., in Waukegan.
He attended the Grub District School, and later was graduated
from Waukegan Township High School in 1891. During the four years
as a high school student he worked for his room and board,
after school, taking care of furnaces, lawns, and other odd jobs about
RETIRED IN 1940
In January, 1892, he became an employe of the American Steel and
Wire Co., and was assigned to the accounting department. In 1917 he
was appointed district scrap inspector, and from 1921 to 1932 he
served as assistant chief clerk. He retired in 1940 after more than 48
years of continuous service with the company.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waukegan,
where he officiated as one of the deacons, and also former financial
secretary, and has for many years been affiliated with Waukegan
Lodge No. 78, AF and AM.
Mr. Strang is survived by one son, Theodore Strang, Gurnee; one
daughter, Mrs. Ruth Jack, Waukegan, and three sisters, Mrs. Julia
Slocum, Russell, Mrs. Madge Tebben, Waukegan, and Mrs. Ida
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the First Baptist
Church, the Rev. Wayne Clark officiating. Burial will be in Millburn
Friends may call at the chapel from noon today until noon
tomorrow. The body will lie in the church from 1 p.m. tomorrow until
time for services.