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April, 1953

loose obit, source unknown 6 April 1953
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 town.
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 Truax, Millburn.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the First Baptist Church, the Rev. Wayne Clark officiating. Burial will be in Millburn Cemetery.
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.
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