The following was extracted from Where The Trails Cross - Volume 26:1 Fall of 1995
By Brad L. Bettenhausen
The following was extracted from the History of Early Chicago,
History of Early Chicago, Modern Chicago and it's settlement, Early Chicago, and the Northwest. Page 828
W.S. Patrick, teacher, P.O. Orland, was born in Bremen, Cook County, in 1858, son of Walter and Hannah A. Patrick, who came to Cook County in 1849, and located on a farm in Bremen Township, where his father now resides. His mother died in 1871, at the age of fifty-three. The subject of this sketch was educated at the Cook County Normal school, where he graduated in the class of 1882. He commenced teaching in the fall of the same year, and has since followed that profession. His first school was at Barrington, Cook County, after which he engaged at School No. 9, Orland, where he is now teaching and has at present forty scholars.
John Humphrey, attorney at law, Chicago, was born in England in 1838, son of Thomas and Mary Humphrey. Coming to Cook County in 1848, he located in the precinct which is now Orland, and on attaining his majority engaged in farming. he was educated in the common school and at Leoni, Mich., and in 1871 commenced studying law with Root & Arington. He was admitted to the Bar in 1874, since which time he has practiced his profession in Chicago. In 1879 he was elected a representative to the Illinois Legislature, from the Fifty-ninth District, and served in the Twenty-seventh General Assembly. In 1872-73 he was bailiff under Bradley in Judge Rogers's court, and in 1875 under Sheriff F. Agnew in Judge William's court. Mr. Humphrey has been Supervisor of Orland Township fourteen years, and Township Treasurer eleven years, both of which offices he now holds. He owns 240 acres of farm land, five acres in the village of Orland. He bought twelve acres, and subdivided it, and put up the third house in the village. He was married in 1863 to Miss Amelia Patrick, daughter of Walter and Hannah A. Patrick. They have four children--Wirt, Clara, Lillian and Maud. Mr. Humphrey is a member of the Masonic fraternity, A.F. & A.M., Lodge No. 508.