Frank A. Webb, former supervisor and Republican precinct
committeeman passed away at his home, 323 Center Street,
Waukegan, Thursday at 7:20 p.m. following an illness of several
Few men were better known than Frank Webb, especially to those
who are interested in the conservation and preservation of the
natural beauty and wild life of the country.
He was born September 26, 1870 at Avon Township, the son of the
late Chase E. Webb former sheriff of Lake County and chief of
police of Waukegan.
When his father assumed the duties of sheriff in 1886, the family
moved to Waukegan, where Frank attended school and later engaged
in the painting and decorating business, which he followed until
In 1890 Mr. Webb married Emma Adams, of Millburn, Illinois, and
had lived practically all the time since in the present home on
To the members of the Izaak Walton League of Lake County, Frank
Webb was most favorably known. He was a charter member of the
Waukegan Chapter and one of the officers. His support of every
movement in which the organization became interested was
The immediate members of the family surviving are, his wife, one
daughter, Mrs. Earl Simpson, his sister Mrs. L. J. Yager,
brothers David and Edward and grandchildren Kenneth and Marilyn
Simpson, all of this city.
The remains will lie in the family home until Saturday afternoon,
when they will be taken to the funeral home of White and Tobin
where services will be conducted at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Frederick
Baldus, of the First Baptist Church. Interment at Oakwood
The following old friends of the deceased will officiate as
pallbearers; H. E. McArthur, James M. Woodman, C. E. Potter,
Harold Potter, Russell Alford and Frank Heilig.