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Local History

Information about historical figures at rest in the Vernon Cemetery, Lake County, Illinois.

Job White Tripp

Born: December 10, 1811
Died: January 9, 1874

  • Early school situated on the Tripp property
  • Became first highway commissioner in 1850
  • Eponym: historic and modern-day Tripp Elementary School

Tripp timeline

Life of Job White Tripp in relation to historical events and other area figures.

Historic Tripp schoolhouse

Historic Tripp schoolhouse