from a loose clipping, source unknown13 March 1892
Margaret Strang, the subject of this sketch, was born in
Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland, Aug. 12, 1813, and died at her
home in Millburn, Lake county, Illinois, March 13, 1892. Her
parents, John Strang and Margaret Clellann, and family emigrated
from Scotland to Canada in the spring of 1835. She was united in
marriage to Joshua Wedge, a native of Canada, the 9th of January,
1838. They came to Illinois, along with her father's family, the
same year, and settled at Millburn, Lake Co., Ill. They
subsequently bought a farm, which they brought to a high state of
cultivation, and where they made their home more than fifty years.
In October, 1890, they left the farm and bought a fine home in
Millburn village. They had scarcely got more than comfortably
settled when she was called away.
Mrs. Wedge was the mother of six children, namely, Margaret
Stewart (deceased). William, John, Henry, Mary Jane, and George.
She was a woman of industrious, hospitable qualities, dearly
beloved by her children, who manifested their devotion to her in
constant attendance at her bedside during many and varied severe
She was converted and united with the church in Scotland at the
early age of eighteen years, and was a member of the Millburn
Congregational church over forty years. She will be missed by her
own family and mourned by a large circle of friends, who have
spent many happy hours at her hospitable home, where everyone was
The funeral was held in the church at Millburn, Tuesday, March
15th, and was very largely attended by friends, neighbors and
children down to the third generation. The church was beautifully
decorated with flowers and plants for the occasion.
The flowers were profuse and beautiful, some pieces being
especially worthy of mention -- a lovely pillow of rare and
fragrant flowers, with the word "Mother" in the center; also a
fine bouquet calla lillies from her friends the two Mrs.
The Rev. Mr. Arnett delivered a fine discourse to an attentive
audience, from the text she selected three years ago; "There
remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."
The names of her brothers and sisters are as follows: Elizabeth
Dougall, Agnes Glass, Peter Strang, Margaret Wedge, Robt. Strang,
Jane McAllister, George Strang, Janette Thayer, Susan Griggs, John