Posted by: Laura Aanenson | October 1, 2014

Automobiles in the Family Tree

I wish I’d kept a list of all the cars I’ve owned since I started driving (illegally) 42 years ago.

The last few are easy to remember. A precious few really stand out in my mind.

Like the multi-shades-of-orange-manual-transmission Pinto. And the clunker I bought for $50 at a garage sale. To open the trunk, you simply unhooked the bungee cord that kept it closed.

None of the cars I owned would make the cut for today’s celebration.

For on this day in 1908, the Ford Motor Company unveiled the first Model T. And that makes this the perfect day to share one of my favorite pictures with you:

Harriette, Earl and Oliver Tolf circa

Harriette, Earl and Oliver Tolf circa 1920

I guessed at the date this picture was taken based on the children’s approximate ages. My maternal grandmother Harriette Tolf was born in July of 1909. Younger brother Earl was born in September of 1911. Ollie, the baby of the family, was born in July of 1915.

I’d love to know the make, model and year of this car! If you have an idea, I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comments below.

In the meantime, I think I’ll take a spin down Main Street for old times’ sake.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 26, 2014

1894 Obituaries: September 26

Chicago Daily News September 26, 1894

Chicago Daily News
September 26, 1894 pg 12

This day in 1894 was a surprisingly light day for notices of death published in the Chicago Daily News.

The following people were listed among the recently deceased:

Willie Anderson
Augustine Cudmore
Agnes Dean
Mrs. J. Everdon
Henry Garrison
Arthur Holmes
Annie Heidbrink
Joseph Kerwin
Christian Leth
William Milne
August Clarence Schweinfurth
Charles Fred Wilbur

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 25, 2014

1894 Obituaries: September 25

Chicago Daily News September 25, 1894 page 2

Chicago Daily News
September 25, 1894
page 2

Per page 2 of the September 25th issue of the Chicago Daily News:

  • Judge Windes ruled on a lawsuit between Dion Boucicault and Robert Buchanan
  • J. W. Brennan was injured on 61st Street (the street on which my 2nd great-grandparents lived!)
  • John Myers was fined by Justice Kersten for breaking the jaw of Carleton Berry over the affections of Annie Wasman
  • Obituaries were listed for Joseph Kerwin and Sophia Provost

 

Chicago Daily News September 25, 1894 page 7 part 1 of 2

Chicago Daily News
September 25, 1894
page 7 part 1 of 2

Deaths listed on page 7 of the September 25th issue of the Chicago Daily News include:

  • Henry Adley
  • Christian Bogner
  • Hugh Boyd
  • Annie Byrnes
  • Robert John Doyle
  • Mrs. Hieman (nee Schafer)
  • Peter Hartman
  • Thomas Hickey
Chicago Daily News September 25, 1894 pg 7 part 2 of 2

Chicago Daily News
September 25, 1894
page 7 part 2 of 2

A continuation of obituaries appeared in a second column of page 7 of the September 25th issue of the Chicago Daily News. The following names are listed:

  • Sarah E. Hertel
  • Mary Kopf (nee Sigstein)
  • Anna Moode
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Marguerite Stafford
  • Jacob Schaefer
  • William Zorn

 

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 24, 2014

1894 Obituaries: September 24

The following notices of death were published on page 2 of the September 24, 1894 edition of the Chicago Daily News:

Chicago Daily News September 24, 1894 pg 2

Chicago Daily News
September 24, 1894 pg 2

Additionally, the following notices of death appeared on page 6 of the September 24, 1894 edition of the Chicago Daily News:

Chicago Daily News September 24, 1894 pg 6

Chicago Daily News
September 24, 1894 pg 6

Here are the names of the deceased persons mentioned on pages 2 and 6 in the Chicago Daily News on today’s date in 1894:

  • Charles Ziegelhoefer
  • James Farrell
  • Henry Adley
  • Harry Francis Bohan
  • Nora Broderick
  • Edwin Curran
  • Charles E. Canney
  • Miles Dempsey
  • Thomas J. Dolan
  • Sally Engmann
  • Anton Froehler
  • Daniel Flynn
  • Mrs. Annie Grauer
  • Bristow Harmston
  • Johann Lynch
  • Patrick Madden
  • Lottie Miller
  • Nellie O’Keefe
  • Michael Partridge
  • Patrick Ryan
  • Margaret Robinson
  • John H. Schnoor
  • Harrison Sawyer
  • Mabel M. Smith
  • Frances Elizabeth Stewart
  • Mrs. Thorson

 

 

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 21, 2014

I Forgot My Cemetery Kit

As a result, I couldn’t fix this:

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Husband and I recently took a genealogical road trip to Illinois.

First Stop – Judy Russell. The Legal Genealogist spoke at the Chicago Genealogical Society meeting in Arlington Heights. That was a day well spent.

Next up – locate the final resting place of two of my Tolf ancestors. You’d think I’d have planned ahead for this part of the trip, but it turned into a kinda last minute “Will we have time? I dunno. Let’s bring the info along just in case.” situation.

Despite that, miraculously, we found headstones in three different cemeteries for EIGHT leaves on my family tree. Yippee!!

Thankfully each of those headstones were in pretty good shape. Because as I mentioned earlier, I forgot to bring the cemetery kit.

Here’s what the cemetery kit contains:

• Plastic pail (for removing dirt)
• Tall step ladder (for better area photos)
• Knife (for removing dirt and grass)
• Garden gloves and disposable latex gloves
• Insect repellant
• Cemetery maps
• Masking tape
• Old towels
• Small pair trimmers/scissors (to trim grass)
• Aluminum foil (large size) and pencils with erasers
• Whisk broom
• Cell phone
• Kneeling pad
• Drinking water
• Large water can
• Cemetery shoes

Tools for Recording Information
• Camera Equipment
o Digital camera
o Rechargeable batteries
o Battery recharger
• Laptop computer
o Power pack
• Flip Pal Scanner
o SD Memory Cards
• Writing Materials
o Spiral notebook
o Pencils and sharpener
o Clip board

Cleaning Materials
• 2-liter bottles of water
• Spray bottle
• Cellulose sponges
• Soft make-up brush

Every time we visit a cemetery, Husband and I photograph headstones for Find A Grave. When we stumble upon headstones that are sinking into the ground, we do a little landscaping work to make them visible again.  The headstone pictured above is at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Oswego Illinois. It’s been on my mind since I saw it , so I’d like to tend to it as soon as possible.

Thankfully there’s another road trip on the horizon. And the cemetery kit is already packed.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 20, 2014

1894 Obituaries: September 20

Chicago Daily News September 20, 1894

Chicago Daily News
September 20, 1894

The following item appeared on page 1 of the September 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“Dropped Dead in a Saloon.

John Jones, a cook in the employ of Hayes Bros., contractors on the drainage canal, dropped dead suddenly last evening in Patrick McMann’s saloon, 1255 Blue Island avenue. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of death.”

The following obituaries appeared on page 2 of the September 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“HALL-At his residence, 86 Evanston-av., ZEBULON M. HALL. Funeral from late residence Sept. 21 at 2 o’clock.”

“M’HALE-ANNIE, beloved wife of Thomas McHale and mother of John J. and Thomas M. McHale. Funeral Saturday at 10 a.m. from late residence, 91 E. Erie-st., to Church of the Holy Name, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

The following obituaries appeared on page 8 of the September 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“ALBERT-Thursday, Sept. 20, 1894, at residence, 1235 Lexington-av, HERMAN OTTO ALBERT, aged 32. Funeral notice later.”

“CLASBEY-Sept. 18, 1894, JOHN CLASBEY, 40 years of age, brother of Mrs. Mary Ward; born in County Galway, Ireland. Funeral from 44 Augusta-st., by carriages to Columbkill’s church and thence from N.W. depot by cars to Calvary.”

“COY-Sept. 19, LILLIAN IRMA, daughter of W. F. and Mary E. Coy (nee McMahon), aged 13 months. Funeral Friday, from 725 Wells-st.”

“FOLEY-Sept. 18, 1894, JOHN FOLEY, aged 49. Funeral from his late residence, 2853 Butler-st., Sept. 21, 9 a.m., to All-Saints’ church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet. Geo. H. Thomas Post G. A. R. invited to attend.”

“GALL-Our darling WALTER GALL, aged 2 years and 13 days. Funeral Friday afternoon, 2 o’clock, from parents’ residence, 964 Catalpa-st., to Graceland.”

“GRIESBACH-CAROLINE, daughter of Carolina and the late George Griesbach, Sept. 19. Funeral will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 from her late residence, 311 [?] Mohawk-st., to Wunder’s cemetery.”

“HANRAKIN-At her sister, Bridget Flynn’s residence, 3355 Union-av., Sept. 19, 1894, CATHERINE, beloved sister of James and Garrett Hanrakin, aged 65 years. Funeral Friday at 8 a.m. to the Church of Nativity, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by cars to [illegible] by C., M. & St. P. R’y.”

“KAUTZ-Sept. 17, 1894, FREDERICK, beloved husband of Mrs. Fred Kautz and father of Fred, Dorothea, William and Minnie Kautz.”

“KONZEN-Sept. 19, 1894, CHRISTOPHER, dearly beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Konzen (nee Weinand) and father of John and Jennie Konzen and Mrs. Anna Caspers, aged 62 years 1 month and 4 days. Funeral Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 a.m., from his late residence, 209 Forquer-st., to St. Francis church, where requiem high will be celebrated, thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“KLECK-Sept. 18, JULIUS G., aged 62 years and 2 months, at his residence, 32 Kendall-st. Funeral Friday, Sept. 21, at 1 o’clock, by carriages to Forest Home.”

“LYNCH-Sept. 19, 1894, 554 44th-st., MICHAEL, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lynch (nee Relihan)[?], aged 9 months. Funeral Friday at 11 a.m., to 49th and Halsted-st. depot, thence to Mount Olivet.”

“MARONEY-Mrs. CATHERINE, mother of Michael Maroney, 138 Owaseo-st., formerly of Milwaukee, aged 90 years. Milwaukee (Wis.) papers please copy.”

“M’ELROY-Sept. 19, 1894, MARY AGNES ANNIE, aged 11 months, daughter of Thomas and Annie McElroy (nee Bealiger)[?], funeral from parents’ residence,

“M’LAUGHLIN-Sept. 20, 1894, JOHN W., beloved son of William J. and Minnie McLaughlin (nee Hogan), aged 21 months and 25 days. Funeral Sunday, 1 o’clock, from 600 W. Indiana-st., by carriages to Calvary.”

“MEISTERLING-Sept. 19, 1894, WALTER, beloved son of Henry and Hulda Meisterling (nee Burrows), aged 2 years and 21 days. Funeral at Waldheim Friday, at 1 p.m., from parents’ residence, 357 W. Huron-st.”

“MEYER-Sept. 19, 1894, MARY, widow of Moritz Meyer. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m., from her late residence, 3816 Aldine-pl.”

“MURPHY-MICHAEL, beloved brother of Jerry Murphy, native of Wexford, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, 434 S. Halsted-st., Friday, Sept. 21, 1894, 10 a.m., thence via C., M. & St. P. to Calvary.”

“OOSTERLING-At 6851 S. Halsted-st., Sept. 19, 1894, PETER, beloved husband of Adrianna Oosterling, aged 64 years and 5 months. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“ROWAN-At the residence of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. P.J. Rowan, 372 W. Adams-st., ROSELLE, aged 13 years and 7 months. Funeral Friday, at 10 o’clock, to St. Patrick’s church, thence by cars to Calvary.”

“SEEBA-Sept. 18, FRED, beloved husband of Lulu Seeba (nee Busch). Funeral Friday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., from his late residence, 83 Park-av., by carriages to Graceland cemetery.”

“WALSH-At her residence, 346 Henry-st., Mrs. ALICE WALSH (nee Bailey), wife of the late John Walsh. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 1, 2 and 8 of the September 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 17, 2014

Wesley Tolf; Bowler Extraordinaire

The following article, which appeared in the April 12, 1929 issue of the Batavia [Illinois] Herald, gave me some insight into the life of Wesley Lambert Tolf (17 Sep 1894-Dec 1969), a 1st cousin thrice-removed;

“Batavia Bowlers Get in Prize Money at Ottawa Sunday – Frank Thomle and Wesley Tolf, prominent Batavia bowlers, shot into the prize money in the tournament at Ottawa last Sunday, each bowler turning in a total of 640 in the singles, which should give them a fair slice of the prize money. The Batavia bowlers went to the Ottawa tournament along with three teams from Aurora.”

The Batavia Herald mentioned this triumph again in their “20 Years Ago This Week” column which appeared Friday April 15, 1949; “Frank Thomle and Wesley Tolf, shot into the money in the tournament at Ottawa Sunday when each bowler got 640 totals in the singles.”

Way to go Wesley!

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 15, 2014

1894 Obituaries: September 15

Chicago Daily News 15 September 1894

Chicago Daily News
15 September 1894

The following obituaries appeared on page 2 of the September 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“EWERS-Friday, Sept. 14, at Hillsdale, Mich., WILLIAM, beloved husband of Hattie Ewers and father of A. W. Ewers. Funeral notice later.”

The following obituaries appeared on page 6 of the September 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“ANDERSON-Sept. 13, ANNA B., beloved daughter of A. B. and Olive Anderson, aged 19 years and 9 days. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 16, at 12:30 p.m., from late residence, 256 W. Indiana-st., to Bethlehem church, by carriages to Graceland. California papers copy.”

“BALLARD-AGNES LILLIAN, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ballard. Funeral Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, 1537 State-st., by carriages to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“CAHILL-Sept. 12, 1894, OWEN, beloved son of Patrick Cahill, aged 20 years. Funeral Sunday, from late residence, 745 Logan-st., to St. Gabriel’s church, at 9 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“CARDEN-Sept. 14, at the residence of his father, D.H. Carden, 216 Seminary-av., JAMES HERBERT CARDEN, aged 4 years and 6 months. Funeral private.”

“CURRAN-JAMES, son of Patrick and Sarah Curran, 107 Austin-av., aged 3 years 6 months 19 days. Will be buried at Calvary cemetery, by carriages, at 12 o’clock Sunday, Sept. 16.”

“DONLON-Sept. 14, 1894, BRIDGET DONLON, beloved sister of Mrs. John Ray and Annie Donlon, aunt of James, Michael and Anthony Ray, aged 63 years, native of parish of Castleconnor, County Sligo, Ireland. Funeral Monday, Sept. 17, at 10, from sister’s residence, 698 W. Ohio-st., to Malachy’s church, where solemn high mass will be celebrated, thence by C. & N.W.R.R. to Calvary.”

“GARRITY-At her residence, 21 Rumsey-st., BRIDGET GARRITY (nee Scanlon), beloved wife of Michael Garrity, sister of Patrick and Jas. Scanlon. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 16, to St. Columbkill’s church, thence by cars to Calvary via C. & N.W. Ry.”

“GRAHAM-At the home of her parents, 1031 N. Rockwell-st., Mrs. MAUD GRAHAM (nee Gardner), dearly beloved wife of George A. Graham. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., by carriages to Rose Hill.”

“JORDAN-ANN, wife of the late James and mother of Maggie and Kittie Jordan, Mrs. J. J. Thomas, Mrs. F. Murray and Mrs. P. Hoy and sister of James Campbell, member of the Married Ladies’ sodality and Benevolent society of Holy Family church, aged 52 years. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., from her daughter’s residence, 164 Blue Island-av., to Holy Family church, thence by C., M. & St. P. R. R. to Calvary.”

“GUEST-Sept. 14, at residence, 2294 Wilcox-av., ISABELLA, youngest daughter of James McEwing, wife of Thomas Guest. Funeral Sunday at 1 p.m. to Graceland by carriages from Adams-st. M.E. church, cor. W. 42d-st.”

“HESS-At 5900 Wentworth-av., Friday, Sept. 14, 1894, JACOB HESS. Funeral services Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 o’clock, at the house; carriages to Oakwoods cemetery. Ohio papers please copy.”

“KING-ALICE DOROTHY, beloved child of Edward and Mary King (nee Garvan), aged 1 year and 8 days. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 16, at 11 o’clock, from parents’ residence, 104 Wesson-st., thence by cars to Calvary via C. & N.W. R.R.”

“MONAHAN-JAMES, beloved father of Martin and James Monahan, aged 68 years. Funeral from his late residence, 577 Henry-st., Sunday, at 10 a.m., to Holy Family church, thence by C., M. & St. P. R.R. to Calvary.”

“NETTERSTROM-Sept. 13 1894, 9 a.m., JOSEPH, beloved husband of Emma Netterstrom (nee Samuelson) and brother of Charles M., John C. and Anna Netterstrom, aged 29 years 5 months and 13 days. Funeral from his late residence, 1122 Melrose-st., Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m., by carriages to Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Trinity church, corner Seminary and Nobel-av., thence to Rose Hill cemetery.”

“O’BRIEN-Sept. 15, MARGARETTE, beloved mother of Maggie G. O’Brien, aged 42 years. Funeral Monday, Sept. 17, at 9:30, from late residence, 33 Avon-pl, by carriages to Calvary.”

“O’MALLEY-Ed O’Malley, 4453 Princeton-av., will have his children raised at Calvary Monday Sept. 17 and buried in the family lot with the late Mrs. Annie Walsh.”

“PATTERSON-At her residence, 316 Austin-av., Sept. 14, MAGGIE, beloved wife of Frank Patterson (nee Spelce), sister of John, Frank and the late Thomas Spelce. Funeral Sunday, at 9:30 by carriages to Calvary cemetery. Hidson (N.Y.) papers please copy.”

“REYNOLDS-GEORGIANNA, beloved wife of Christopher Reynolds (nee Bacon), aged 28 years 7 months and 16 days. Funeral Sunday from her late residence, 24 N. Oakley-av., at 1 p.m., by carriages to Rose Hill.”

“RYAN-At 650 44th-st., Sept. 15, JAMES JOSEPH, beloved son of John W. Ryan and the late Mattie Ryan (nee Bradley), aged 6 months and 8 days. Funeral Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., by carriages to 49th and Halsted-sts. depot, thence by cars to Mount Olivet.”

“SCHIER-JOSEPH, beloved father of Matthew, Valentine and Joseph Schier and Bertha Gappold, aged 77 years 11 months and 13 days, one of Chicago’s old settlers, resident in Chicago since 1850. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 16, at 12:30 p.m., from his daughter’s residence, 3025 5th-av; friends of the family invited.”

“SCULLY-Sept. 14, DANIEL, beloved husband of Sarah Scully, aged 55 years 5 months and 17 days. funeral from his late residence, 350 Warren-av., Monday, at 9:15 a.m., to St. Malachy’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“TAPLIN-Sept. 14, 1894, GEORGE A., dearly beloved husband of Jean Taplin. Funeral Sunday, at 12:30 at his late residence, 2424 S. Canal-st.”

“TEARNEY-At 4245 Emerald-av., Sept. 14, WILLIAM, beloved son of Eliza Tearney (nee Brennan) and son of the late Patrick Tearney and only brother of Mrs. James S. McElligott, Mrs. T. Begley, Mrs. H. E. Powers and Mrs. John Conway. Funeral Sunday, at 9 a.m., from above residence, to St. Gabriel’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary. New York and Indianapolis paper please copy.”

“WALSH-Sept. 14, 1894, MARGARET M., beloved daughter of Robert J. and the late Nora Walsh (nee Buckley), aged 5 months and 9 days. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., from 641 Maplewood-av., by carriages to Calvary.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 2 and 6 of the September 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 10, 2014

Gas Kills Man and Wife

Chicago Daily News 10 September 1894

Chicago Daily News
10 September 1894

The following article appeared on page 1 of the September 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“GAS KILLS MAN AND WIFE.

Death Enters the Home of J. A. Rawlins of Ravenswood.

J. A. Rawlins and his wife were killed by illuminating gas in Ravenswood during last night.

The couple lives at Sunnyside avenue and Robey street and were quite well known in their locality. They retired as usual last night and when they failed to appear this morning a search was made of the house and the couple were found dead in bed. Gas had been leaking into their sleeping apartments all night from an open gas-jet and the fumes had overcome and then smothered to death the sleeping couple. Efforts were made to revive them, but life had been extinct too long and medical aid was unavailing. The coroner and police were notified of the death and an investigation is being made to-day to disclose as near as possible the circumstances that surrounded the fatality.

Mr. and Mrs. Rawlins were elderly people and in good circumstances. the husband had retired from business. He was in good health except for a slight injury to the leg for which he intended to consult a physician to-day. He had been accustomed to the use of gas, but last night in turning off the jet he failed to close the current entirely and the fumes leaked into the room.”

The following obituaries appeared on page 2 of the September 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“ALSOP-CHRISTOPHER THOMAS, husband of Cacelia Alsop (nee Charlotte), aged 43 years. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. from his late residence, 156 Freemont-st. to Forest Home.”

“DRISCOLL-Sept. 9, MARIE, the beloved little daughter of Mary Driscoll (nee Farrell). Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 11, from her grandparents’ residence, 3212 5th-av., by carriages to Calvary.”

“KELLY-In St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27, of consumption, CHARLES H. KELLY, brother of Mrs. C. O. Andrews and Mrs. D. D. Dutton.”

The following notices appeared on page 7 of the September 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

MARRIAGES-

“BENTON-FORD-Miss MAY FLORENCE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Septimus Ford of W. Adams-st., was quietly married Sept. 9 to CHARLES L. BENTON of this city.”

DEATHS-

“BROSNAN-TIMOTHY, beloved husband of Hanorah Brosnan (nee McCarthy), father of Mrs. A. J. Kelly, Patrick, Maurice, Thomas and Kittie Brosnan, aged 60 years. Funeral Tuesday at 10 a.m. from his late residence, 14 Rumsey-st., to St. Columbkill’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary. Manchester (N.H.) and Boston papers please copy.”

“CORCORAN-At his residence, 509 Austin-av., Sept. 9, 1894, MARTIN J., beloved husband of Johanna Corcoran (nee Lynch), brother of Sister Mary Pius and uncle of Edward Corcoran. Member of division 11 A. O. H. Court Gettysburg I.O.F. and Western Reserve C.O.F. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10 o’clock, to St. Columbkill’s church, where requiem mass will be said, thence by cars to Calvary via C. & N.W. Ry.”

“DALEY-Sept. 9, 1894, CATHERINE MARY, beloved child of Bartholomew and Nellie Daley (nee O’Connor), aged 1 year and 1 month. Funeral Tuesday, at 10:30, from 40 Newberry-av., by carriages to Calvary.”

“FARRELL-At the residence of her son, 458 N. Clark-st., Sept. 9, 1894, CATHERINE, beloved wife of Edmund Farrell. Funeral Tuesday, at 10 o’clock a.m., to Church of Immaculate Conception, thence to Calvary.”

“GRADY-At 503 W. Kinzie-st., Sept. 9, 1894, Miss LIZZIE, beloved daughter of Bridget Grady. Funeral Tuesday, at 10 a.m., to St. Columbkill’s church, thence by C. & N.W. R.R. to Calvary.”

“HANLEY-At his mother’s residence, 354 W. Van Buren-st., Sept. 8, 1894, JAMES T., beloved son of Eliza and the late Timothy Hanley, aged 27 years. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 11, to St. Patrick’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“JOHNSON-Sept. 10, 826 School-st., MAGNUS EDWARD, youngest son of Magnus and Lillie Johnson, aged 17 months. Funeral Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m., by carriages to Graceland.”

“MULVANEY-CHARLES S., beloved son of Peter and Mattie Mulvaney, aged 3 months and 9 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 171 E. Indiana-st., at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, by carriages to Calvary.”

“MURPHY-Sept. 9, 1894, BRIDGET, beloved wife of the late John and mother of Mrs. Frank Harrison, Frank, James, William and Peter Murphy and grandmother of John Murphy, aged 72 years; native of Parish of Cashel, County Longford, Ireland. Funeral Tuesday, 11th, from her late residence, 984 38th-st, at 9 a.m., to Nativity church, where requiem mass will be celebrated, and thence by cars to Mount Olivet via 49th and Halsted-st. depot.”

“NELSON-WALTER J. H., beloved son of John Nelson. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m., from late residence, 168 High-st., Lake View, by carriages to Graceland.”

“ROACH-Sept. 8, 1894, WILLIAM, beloved son of Michael and Maggie Roach (nee Brady), aged 4 months and 16 days. Funeral Tuesday, at 11 o’clock, from parents’ residence, 23 Commercial-st., by carriages to Calvary.”

“SIEVERT-At 3101Ullman-st., Sept. 9, AUGUST, son of Joseph and Carolina Sievert, aged 8 years. Funeral from residence, at 11 o’clock, Tuesday, Sept. 11.”

“ZOLLWEG-CLARA, beloved daughter of Otto and Julia Zollweg, aged 18 years. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m., from parents’ residence, 297 Hirsch-st. to Concordia.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 1, 2 and 7 of the September 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | September 5, 2014

1894 Obituaries: September 5

Chicago Daily News September 5, 1894

Chicago Daily News
September 5, 1894

The following article appeared on page 1 of the September 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“Killed by the Cars.

The body of an unidentified man was found lying near the Chicago & Northwestern tracks at Cuyler station this morning. The head had been severed from the body by car-wheels and had rolled some distance. The remains were taken to Rolston’s, 11 Adams street, where an inquest was held this afternoon.”

The following obituaries appeared on page 2 of the September 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“HINCKLEY-At his home, 3816 Langley-av., Sept. 5, 1894, SAMUEL T. HINCKLEY, a resident of Chicago since 1836. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

The following obituaries appeared on page 9 of the September 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“ANDERSON-Sept. 4, 1894, at residence of her son-in-law, 822 Sherman-av., South Evanston, Mrs. B. ANDERSON, mother of Mrs. W.O. Van Every, Mrs. J. J. Van Every and Edward J. Anderson, Chicago, and Mrs. John H. Wright, Waterloo Iowa. Funeral at above address Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 o’clock a.m., to St. Mary’s church, corner Oak-av. and Lake-st., Evanston.”

“ASMUS-CARL, husband of Hermine Asmus (nee Andra[e?]). Funeral from 336 Mohawk-st.”

“ARNOLD-MINNIE, wife of Casper Arnold, aged 63 years and 6 days. Funeral from late residence, 5138 State-st., Friday, Sept 7, 11 a.m., to Graceland.”

“BURKE-Sept. 4, 1894, MARTIN, son of the late James and Ellen Burke and brother of Officer Thomas Burke, John, Katie and Nellie Burke. Funeral Thursday, Sept. 6, from his brother’s residence, 226 Aberdeen-st., to St. Patrick’s church, thence by cars to Calvary via C., M & St. P.”

“CAIRNS-Sept. 4, 1894, JULIA, beloved daughter of John and Ann Cairns, aged 24 years and 9 months. Funeral from family residence, 526 Melrose-st., Gross Park, Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9:30 a.m., and from Church of the Lady of Mount Carmel at 10 a.m.”

“CONDERY-Sept. 4, PATRICK, beloved husband of Bridget Condery, aged   39 years. Funeral to St. Patrick’s church, thence by cars to Calvary.”

“EBERT-Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1894, at 1 p.m., CHARLES EBERT. Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. from 199 W. Clybourn-pl.”

“FITZGERALD-Sept. 5, 1894, MAGGIE, beloved daughter of Margaret Fitzgerald (nee Callaghan) and the late Edward Fitzgerald, aged 15 years and 8 months. Funeral from 19 Ray-st., Friday, at 9:30, to St. James’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“JOHNSON-Sept. 4, GUSTAV, only brother of August Johnson, aged 21 years 7 months and 4 days. Funeral from his late residence, 179 Townsend-st., Thursday, Sept. 6, thence by carriages to Rose Hill cemetery.”

“JOHNSON-Sept. 4, 1894, AUG. JOHNSON, aged 19 years and 4 months. Funeral Thursday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m., from his late residence, 31 Otis-st., to the Emanuel church, where services will be held at 2 p.m., thence to Graceland.”

“MOLONEY-At his residence, 2807 Hickory-st., Sept. 3, 1894, JAMES, the beloved husband of Hanora Moloney (nee Sullivan), member of Charter Oak lodge A. O. U. W. and engine company No. 28, fire-department. Funeral from his late residence, Thursday at 9 a.m., to St. Bridget’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“M’GUIRL-EDDIE, beloved son of Edward and Maggie McGuirl, aged 2 years 8 months and 21 days. Funeral Friday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m., from parents’ residence, 3637 Daly-st., Brighton Park, by carriages to Calvary.”

“OREM-Sept. 3, 1894, BERTHA MARIE, beloved wife of Jacob Orem, aged 74 years. Funeral from late residence, 660 N. Western-av., to Rose Hill cemetery, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. by carriages.”

“SCHOTT-At 210 W. Harrison-st., Tuesday, Sept. 4, Mrs. EMILIE SCHOTT. Funeral Thursday, Sept. 6, at 2 p.m., sharp to Waldheim.”

“SULLIVAN-At her residence, 175 Milton-av., Sept. 4, JOHANNA, wife of the late Timothy Sullivan and mother of Mrs. Morris Nash and Jermiah Sullivan, aged 86 years. Funeral Thursday, 10 a.m., carriages to Calvary.”

“SCHULTZ-Sept 4, 1894, EDWARD CHARLEY, beloved son of Charley and Bridget Schultz, aged 1 year and 2 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3032 Lyman-st., Thursday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m., to St. Mary’s cemetery.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 1, 2 and 9 of the September 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased are also memorialized on Find A Grave.

 

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