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John Eli Babb
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1906
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1970
Cook County
Illinois, USA

IL--Chicago Tribune....21 Nov 1970
JOHN E BABB: 64; who was sheriff from 1950-1954, died Thursday [11-19] in his home at 5823 N Nicolet Ave [Chicgo] after having been in failing health for some time. Also an attrny, MrBabb was an associate of the law firm of Siegan & Rubinoff, in general law practice in offices on Dearborn St; he retired in 1955. He also was 43rd Ward RepublicanCommitteeman, a position he held until he retired in 1955. During World War II, MrBabb-at the age of 37, gave up a law practice & volunteered to serve in the Office of Strategic Services as a lieu-tenant; trained & directed underwater demoli-tion teams. He remained active in the Naval Reserve after his discharge in 1946 & retired from the service with the rank of lieutenant commander. During his term as sheriff, MrBabb was best known for his crackdown on vice in the unincorporated areas of the cnty, ordering raids on suburban taverns used as coverups for gambling & prostitution. However, he later was criticized by such men as Virgil Peterson, then operating director of the Chicago Crime Commission, for his failure to halt gambling in the suburban areas.
Surviving are his widow-Barbara Ann; 6 children: Terry, William, JohnJr; BarbaraLara, Joanna, Pamela; 3 grandchildren & a sister.
Services for former CookCounty Sheriff JohnE Babb will be held Monday morning [11-23] in Drake & Son Funeral Home-Park Ridge.

JOHN married 3 times; their final resting places are unknown
Family links: 
  John William Babb (1877 - 1949)
  Alma Lee Betts Babb (1879 - 1964)
  India Elizabeth Cox Sundblom (1904 - 1995)
  Claire Showers Babb (1908 - 1964)
  Barbara Elizabeth Babb Kopf (1929 - 1994)*
  William Matthew Babb (1962 - 1984)*
  John Eli Babb (1906 - 1970)
  Bette Ursula Babb (1917 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Emblem Cemetery
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: May 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52854024
John Eli Babb
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John Eli Babb
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- Sonia Sanchez Galarza
 Added: Jun. 12, 2017
MOST ALL desire--A Forget me not! We should remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of CrawfordCnty PA as the father of this large family group. Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Sep. 27, 2012
From distant cousin Dianna; A wife, mom, sis, dau & niece of US VETS.. THANK YOU for serving our country in---WW-II--US Navy
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011
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