Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 20, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 20

YMCA and Sears Roebuck

The YMCA and Sears Roebuck Dept. Bldg.

The death notices below appeared on page 6 of the July 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BEATTY-THOMAS ANDERSON BEATTY, aged 50 years. Toronto, Canada, papers please copy.”

“BROWN-July 19, 1894, at his residence, 5524 Morgan-st., THOMAS BROWN, aged 54 years. Funeral services at residence Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. Burial at Oakwoods.”

“BRANDAN-WILLIAM, child of Mr. and Mrs. Brandan, aged 3 months and 3 weeks. Funeral Saturday from 24 Elgin-st., at 1 p.m., to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“COLBERT-At his residence, 633 Washburne-av., WILLIAM, beloved father of Thomas and William Colbert, aged 70 years. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 9:30 a.m., to St. Charles church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“CURRY-July 20, JAMES MONROE, beloved son of Thomas J. and Mary O’Loughlin Curry, aged 8 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 5252 Atlantic-st., Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“CRONIN-NELLIE, infant daughter of Thomas and Johanna Cronin, aged 7 months and 20 days. Funeral Sunday, 10 o’clock, from parents’ residence, 201 25th-pl., thence by cars to Calvary.”

“CONNORS-ZITA, beloved daughter of James and Celia Connors, aged 5 months and 9 days. Funeral from sister’s residence, Mrs. Murphy, 411 Polk-st., Sunday, July 22, at 1 p.m., by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“COSTELLO-July 19, 1894, FRANCIS ROY, beloved son of John and Annie Costello (nee Erickson), aged 6 months and 3 weeks. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3440 Yorktown-st., Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“DUNNE-July 20, 1894, CHARLOTTE, beloved daughter of Dennis and Mary Dunne, aged 19 months. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, 1912 West 12th-st., by carriages to Calvary.”

“FROGNER-July 18, 1894, CARL EMIL, dearly beloved husband of Lena Frogner (nee Rodtvedt), aged 35 years and 8 months. Funeral Sunday, at 1 o’clock, from late residence, 67 N. Center-av., by carriages to Graceland.”

“GAHAN-JOSEPHINE-GAHAN (nee Kerwin), beloved wife of John Gahan, aged 43 years. Funeral Sunday, July 22, at 9:30 a.m., from her late residence, 146 31st-st., to St. James’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“GARRETSON-July 9, 1894, at 16 Union-pl., near Harrison-st., GARRET GARRETSON, aged 61 years. Funeral Saturday at 1 p.m.”

“HYLARD-July 20, 1894, ANNA B., beloved daughter of Katie Hylard (nee Blake), and of the late Michael Hylard of 3638 Emerald-av., aged 10 years 10 months and 23 days. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“HORAN-July 19, at his parents’ residence, 528 S. Paulina-st., GEORGE H., beloved son of M. J. and Alice M. Horan, aged 25 years and 5 months. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m., to St. Charles’ church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet. Bradford (Pa.) and Elliottsville and Hornellsville (N.Y.) papers please copy.”

“HANLAN-July 20, 1894, GRACE, beloved child of G.T. and Emma Hanlan (nee McGreedy), aged 8 months and 16 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 349 Root street, July 21, 9:30 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“HURLEY-PATRICK-the beloved husband of Julia Hurley (nee McCarthy) and brother of William Hurley, Mrs. Fahey and Mrs. Dougherty, native of Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland; member of St. Bridget’s court No. 42 C. O. F. Funeral Saturday, at 9:30, from his late residence, 2971 Deering-st., to St. Bridget’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“JAQUET-July 19, 1894, AMELIA, beloved wife of Carl Jaquet, aged 64 years. Funeral from residence, 3303 Champlain-st., Sunday, July 22, 12:30 sharp, by carriages to Waldheim.”

“KEENAN-July 19, JULIA, infant daughter of James A. and Libbie Keenan. Funeral Sunday, 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, 6522 Union-av., Englewood.”

“KEADY-July 19, 1894, at her residence, 26 Elston-av., MARY A. (nee Usher), beloved wife of Joseph Keady, aged 36 years. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“MORGAN-July 18, 1894, MARY MORGAN (nee Gavin), beloved wife of Lawrence Morgan, aged 65 years; native County Galway, Ireland. Funeral Saturday at 10 a.m. from residence, 223 E. Division-st., by carriages to the Immaculate Conception church, thence to Calvary cemetery.”

“MANGAN-July 20, JAMES C., beloved husband of Mary Ann Mangan (nee Dacey) and father of James, Nellie, William, Madge, Christopher and Thomas Mangan and Mrs. William Hurley, aged 58 years, at his residence, 104 W. Congress-st., member of Rose lodge 332 A. O. U. W. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“MILES-July 18, 1894, ALBERT, son of Mark and Elizabeth Miles, aged 25 years. Funeral from 947 51st-st., Saturday at 9 a.m., to Church of the Visitation, thence by cars to Mount Olivet cemetery.”

“M’CURDY-At father’s residence (James Keating), 3737 Wentworth-av., July 19, 1894, MARY M’CURDY, beloved wife of Nathaniel McCurdy. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m., by carriages to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“MORAN-July 19, at his residence, 61 29th-pl., THOMAS MORAN, aged 83 years. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“NEVINS-July 20, 1894, MARY, beloved daughter of George and Nellie Nevins (nee Kenny), aged 9 months and 17 days. Funeral Sunday, July 22, from parents’ residence, 297 Noble-st., at 10 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“PENZO-MARY, infant daughter of Louis and Jennie Penzo, aged 2 months and 15 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 131 W. Van Buren-st., Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“RYAN-July 19, at the residence of his aunt, Mrs. M. McGeever, 2922 Deering-st., THOMAS P., beloved son of Michael and Jane Ryan (nee Cahill), aged 20 years; nephew of Mrs. McGeever, Mrs. Normile and Michael Cahill. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m., from above number to St. Bridget’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary. Rilrush, County Clare, papers please copy.”

“ROGERS-July 19, 1894, at her residence, 3903 Wentworth-av., MARGUERITE JANE ROGERS, aged 27 years 7 months and 27 days. Funeral Sunday, July 22, to St. Cecelia’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“REILLY-PETER J., beloved son of John and Ann Reilly (nee Bourke), aged 15 years and 7 months. Funeral from his parents’ residence, 672 W. 14th-st., Saturday, July 21, at 9 o’clock, to St. Pius’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“SUGHRUA-Thursday, July 19, CLEMENS, son of J.P. and Mary Sughrua, aged 2 years and 11 days. Funeral Friday, 9 a.m., from 68 W. 43d-st., carriages to Calvary.”

“SWANSON-July 18, 1894, at Augustana hospital, ANNA SWANSON, aged 34 years. Funeral Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m., from 106 Sedgwick-st, thence to Graceland.”

“TRAINOR-PETER, beloved son of Mary and the late Thomas Trainor. Funeral from his late residence, 1557 Fillmore-st. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“VEIT-July 19, 1894, 2:15 p.m., Mrs. MARY VEIT. Funeral from her late residence, 568 N. Lincoln-st., Sunday to Waldheim.”

“VAN EVERY-July 19, 1894, of hydrophobia, CARRIE, daughter of the late Herbert Van Every, aged 2 years and 8 months. Funeral Saturday, at 1 p.m., from 1629 Carroll-av., to Forest Home cemetery.”

“WALL-IVY, beloved infant daughter of William and Wallie Wall (nee Quaker), aged 6 months and [illegible] days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3312 S. Halsted-st., Saturday, July 21, at 9 a.m., carriages to Calvary.”

“VANNATTA-At her residence, 101 Diller-st., July 19, ELIZABETH, beloved wife of Charles Ezra Vannatta, aged 42 years and 6 months. Funeral Saturday, 10 a.m., from Oakley Congregational church, corner Indiana-st. and Oakley-av.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 6 of the July 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 | July 13, 2014

Much Ado about Jennie Rose

You may not think the first wife of a 1st-cousin thrice-removed “deserves” a lot of research time. But there is a woman in my tree that’s been pulling at me of late, so today I’d like to give Jennie Rose (Beckley) Schmitt her 15 minutes of fame.

Jennie’s husband Arthur J. Schmitt, the son of my 2nd great-grandmother’s brother, intrigues me. His parents lost two sons before Arthur was born. He was just 14 years old in 1896 when cancer took his mother. Two years later his father died. Despite what was surely a difficult childhood, Arthur J. Schmitt became a success in business and found happiness in his personal life. But only after surviving at least one more significant loss.

Arthur and Jennie appear together on just one census record; the 1910 census taken April 15th in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio:

1910 US Census OH Schmitt, Arthur and Jennie

1910 US Census OH Schmitt, Arthur and Jennie

This one census tells us quite a bit, however. Arthur’s father [Emile Schmitt] was born in France and his mother [Mary Kauffmann] was born in Ohio. This confirms information I found in other sources. He works as an Assistant Secretary at a bank. I know that Arthur later became an executive with the bank, so his occupation provides another confirmation that we have the correct man.

Column 9 asks how long the couple has been married. It looks like Arthur and Jennie tied the knot around 1905. In the Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994 collection on FamilySearch, I found this wonderful treasure:

1904 Marriage Record Schmitt, Arthur and Beckley, Jennie

1904 Marriage Record Schmitt, Arthur and Beckley, Jennie “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1994,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X83X-2S8 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), Arthur J. Schmitt and Jennie Beckley, 08 Jun 1904; citing Hamilton, Ohio, United States, reference p 63 rn 63; FHL microfilm 355073.

 

So, they were actually married on the 8th of June 1904. Armed with additional information provided in the record above, I was able to find Jennie in the only other census in which she would appear:

1900 US Census OH Beckley Jennie

1900 US Census OH Beckley Jennie

Jennie Rose Beckley Schmitt died of pneumonia in 1912. This is a copy of the index card created by the Cincinnati Health Department housed at the Digital Resource Commons at the University of Cincinnati:

1912 Ohio Death Card Schmitt, Jennie Rose

1912 Ohio Death Card Schmitt, Jennie Rose

Jennie is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio. Sharing the plot is her husband of nearly eight years and his second wife.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 10, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 10

Chicago Daily News July 10, 1894 pg 5

Chicago Daily News
July 10, 1894 pg 5

The following obituaries appeared on page 5 of the July 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BIRTEAN-ALICE, beloved wife of Albert Birtean, aged 35 years and 7 months. Funeral from her late residence, 42 High-st., on Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m., to Rose Hill cemetery.”

“FARMER-CHARLES E. FARMER at Presbyterian hospital, July 9. Funeral from 495 Winchester-av., July 11, 2 p.m.”

“HENNEBERRY-At 544 Dexter-av., Chicago, Ill., JOSEPH, beloved son of Owen and Margaret Henneberry and brother of Tom, John, Owen, Pat, James, Barney and Katie Henneberry, aged 24 years. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“HOGAN-July 10, PATRICK, beloved husband of Mary Hogan, aged 58 years, native Lisheen, County Clare, Ireland.”

“KNUDSON-July 8, 1894, Miss LIZZIE KNUDSON, aged 36 years 2 months and 8 days. Funeral July 11, at 1 p.m., by carriages, from 207 W. Indiana-st., to Mount Olive cemetery; friends invited.”

“LOFTUS-WILLIE, beloved son of Owen and Bridget Loftus, aged 4 years 11 months and 17 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 327 S. May-st., Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m., by cars to Calvary via C., M. and St. P.”

“MONHIAN-At his residence, 133 N. Desplaines-st., J.H., beloved husband of Annie Monhian (nee Lloyd), father of Azalia, John M., Philbin, Lloyd, Eva and Azelpa Monhian, member of Police Benevolent association, member Court Good Intent No. 2691 I.O.F. Funeral Thursday morning to St. Stephen’s church, thence by cars to Calvary via Northwestern.”

“SORENSEN-At 39 N. Morgan-st., July 9, 1894, ADOLF SORENSEN, aged 45 years. New York papers please copy.”

“WANIATA-GEORGE, beloved husband of Josie Waniata and father of Fannie, George, Joseph, Frank and Mary Waniata, aged 39 years and 1 month. Funeral from his late residence, 1073 Blue Island-av., on Wednesday at 10 o’clock a.m.”

“WEBER-JOSEPH, beloved son of Joseph and Frances Weber (nee Thome), at the age of 2 years and 2 months. Funeral Wednesday, July 11, at 1 o’clock, from 2137 LaSalle-st., to St. Peter’s church, thence to St. Boniface.”

When possible, the deceased are memorialized on Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 9, 2014

1894 Marriages; July 9

The following announcement appeared on page 5 of the July 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

Chicago Daily News July 10, 1894 pg 5

Chicago Daily News
July 10, 1894 pg 5

“MARRIAGES.

BALDWIN-PATTERSON-Monday, July 9, at Covenant Congregational church, by the Rev. Willie Fiefield, D.D., PEARL LEOTUS, daughter of J. L. Patterson, and ARTHUR KIRK BALDWIN of Cleveland.”

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 5, 2014

1894 Obituaries: July 5

Chicago Daily News July 5, 1894

Chicago Daily News
July 5, 1894

The following obituaries appeared on page 5 of the July 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“COOPER-July 3, 1894, GEORGE COOPER, beloved husband of Ada Cooper (nee Sargent). Funeral Friday at 10 o’clock from late residence, 632 Elston-av., to N.W. R. R. depot, by cars to Rose Hill.”

“EINHORN-July 4, 1894, KATIE, dearly beloved wife of Stephen Einhorn, aged 26 years. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from late residence, 2348 S. Canal-st., to St. Anthony’s church, thence by carriages to St. Mary’s cemetery.”

“FREDERICKSON-WALTER, beloved son of Charles A. and the late Christine Frederickson, July 4. Funeral from his late residence, 234 Division-st., at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, by carriages to Graceland.”

“FINNIGAN-JAMES, infant son of Officer James Finnigan, aged 6 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 2900 Wallace-st., July 6, at 8:30 a.m., thence by C. & A. Ry. from 23d-st. station to Sag cemetery.”

“FREDRICKSON-Tuesday, July 3, at 11 p.m., AMUND, beloved father of Marie and Fred Fredrickson, aged 63 years and 5 days. Funeral from late residence, 14 Clarkson-av., Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m., by carriages for Rose Hill.”

“GLASCOTT-July 5, 1894, FRANCIE P., beloved child of Margaret and Patrick Glascott, aged 6 months and 28 days. Funeral Friday, from parents’ residence, 142 Nobel-st., at 12 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary.”

“GILLOLEY-July 4, 1894, at 5630 Atlantic-st., THOMAS DESMODY, beloved and only son of Mrs. J. H. Gilloley, aged 4 years 6 months and 16 days. Burial at Davenport, Iowa.”

“HARVEY-July 4, PAULINE HARVEY, of appendicitis, aged 4 years, youngest daughter of Turlington W. and Bettie Badger Harvey. Funeral at the family residence, 1702 Prairie-av., Friday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m.”

“LAMB-At Waukegan, Ill., July 3, 1894, NELLIE E. LAMB (nee Drough) adopted daughter of James and Mary Lamb. Funeral Friday, the 6th, at 10 a.m., to St. Mary’s church.”

“LARKIN-At 636 Center-av., July 4, JOHN P., the beloved son of Michael and Margaret Larkin (nee O’Hara), aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral to Sag cemetery, Friday, July 6, at 9 a.m.

A precious one from us has gone,

A voice we loved is still;

A place is vacant in our home,

That never can be filled.”

“LAUX-July 3, 1894, at his residence, 352 W. Lake-st., JACOB LAUX, aged 36 years.”

“MURPHY-July 4, MARGARET, beloved wife of John Murphy and mother of Frank Murphy and Mrs. Donegan and Mrs. Donnallin, Philip, Anna, Bridget, Edward and the late Maggie Murphy. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. from her late residence, 3113 Emerald-av., to Church of Nativity, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“MEISER-JACOB J., beloved husband of Annie Meiser (nee Suerth), at the age of 32 years and 16 days. Funeral from his late residence, 184 Rumsey-st., at 9 o’clock Friday morning, to St. Boniface.”

“MEYER-July 4, 1894, AUGUSTA T., wife of Nick Meyer, 3350 Union-av., aged 44 years 11 months and 12 days. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“NELSON-July 4, 1894, Mrs. CATHERINE NELSON, at her residence, 3516 Wabash-av., widow of the late Thomas Nelson, mother of William P., Thomas E., John L. and Nicholas J. Nelson and Mrs. A. D. Plamondon. Funeral Saturday morning to St. Elizabeth’s church, 41st-st and Wabash-av., thence by carriages to Calvary; no flowers.”

“NIEMANN-Wednesday, July 4, 1894, WILLIAM NIEMANN, aged 51 years. Funeral Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m., from his late residence, 470 W. 19th-st., to Waldheim cemetery.”

“SMITH-At his residence, 1732 23d-st., July 4, JAMES E. SMITH, aged 27 years. Funeral private Thursday, at 2 o’clock.”

“SHAW-July 5, 1894, GEORGE, beloved son of John and Rose Shaw (nee Fox), aged 4 years. Funeral Saturday, July 7, at 9:20 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet from parents’ residence, 801 39th-st.

The window was open, the curtains were drawn.

A dove flew in and our darling was gone.

HIS SISTER LOTTIE.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 5 of the July 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.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 2, 2014

Murder in My Family Tree

In 1895 my Swedish 2nd great-grandmother was convicted of inciting the murder of her husband. She was sentenced to life imprisonment. At 62 she died in prison after serving six-and-a-half years of her sentence.

I mentioned Maja Stina Karlsdotter Molin’s story here. It was disturbing to learn this information and prompted one particularly nagging question – why? I will never know the complete answer, but learning some of the facts surrounding her case gives perspective about this chapter in my family history. Many thanks to Bo Johansson for his invaluable help in the transcription and translation of the information contained in Swedish parish records.

Uppsala in the 19th Century

Uppsala Sweden

Stina was born in Börstil, Uppsala, Sweden on 02 Jul 1839. She gave birth to four children; Maria (1867-1944), Carl (1871-1945), Johanna (1876-1956) and Johan (1878-?) who may have been fathered by Karl Johan Andersson Molin. Stina married Karl Johan 28 May 1880 and had two more children; Agnes (1880-1952) and Henning Bernhard (1883-?).

In 1878, when Johan was eight months old, Karl Johan Molin was sentenced for first offence theft with burglary to hard labor for six months and loss of civic trust (the same as being declared a minor) for two years. In 1886 he was arrested again, this time for battery with a life-threatening arm. He was sentenced to hard labor for a year and nine months, with an additional six months added for a crime written illegibly in the parish records. In 1891 Karl Johan was sentenced yet again for yet another battery and the use of a lethal weapon.

The three oldest children immigrated to the US, settling in Chicago; Maria in 1887, Carl in 1890 and Johanna in 1891.

Karl Johan Andersson Molin was killed 12 Mar 1895. Maja Stina was sentenced to life in prison on 24 Apr 1895 for incitement to murder him. Her son Johan was sentenced the same day to seven years in prison for his involvement in the murder of his mother’s husband.

I can’t help comparing the dates of Karl Johan’s convictions and the dates of immigration for Stina’s children. Stina and her children were destitute, yet somehow they found enough money for three tickets from Sweden to America. Perhaps the parish paid for the tickets; perhaps as a way to ensure the safety of Maria, Carl and Johanna?

Stina’s son Johan did not serve his entire seven year sentence. He was given special permission to immigrate to America and did so in June of 1901.  I hope he found a better life.

Börstil-B-3-1895-1936-Image-380-page-33 enlarged

1901 Utflytting Record of Johan Karlsson

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | July 1, 2014

The Broadway Building and Loan Co

Did your ancestor borrow money from The Broadway Building and Loan Company in Cincinnati Ohio? I purchased a handful of receipts on eBay for payments that were made to T.B.B. & L. Co. on July first, 1894. Perhaps your ancestor’s signature appears on one of the images below. Originals were donated to the Hamilton County (Ohio) Genealogical Society.

Book No 73

Book No 73

 

Book No 142

Book No 142

 

Book No 144

Book No 144

 

Book No 145

Book No 145

 

Book No 147

Book No 147

 

Book No 148

Book No 148

 

Book No 149 part 1 of 2

Book No 149 part 1 of 2

 

Book No 149 part 2 of 2

Book No 149 part 2 of 2

 

Book No 173

Book No 173

Book No 174

Book No 174

 

Book No 175

Book No 175

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | June 30, 2014

1894 Obituaries: June 30

Dearborn Street Station, Chicago Illinois

Dearborn Street Station, Chicago Illinois

The following notices of death were published on page 5 of the Chicago Daily News, June 30, 1894:

“SPILLARD-At Elgin, Ill., June 29, of pneumonia, Mrs. MARGARET SPILLARD. Burial there from St. Mary’s church Monday morning, July 2, the Rev. D. J. Spillard, her oldest son, officiating, assisted by the Very Rev. Mackin and the Rev. Lynde.”

“VAN EVERY-June 28, HUBERT, the beloved husband of Mrs. Annie Van Every (nee Dyslin), aged 33 years. Burial Sunday, July 1, at Forest Home from his late residence, 1629 Carroll-av.”

And from page 6 of the same issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“JOHNSON-HYMAN-Mrs. S. Hyman announces the engagement of her daughter CLARA to Mr. JOSEPH CHARLES JOHNSON of New Haven, Conn., and of her daughter CORA to Mr. EDWARD COHEN of this city. At home at 3631 Forest-av., Sunday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 11.”

“SHAFFER-M’CART-Miss BERNICE, daughter of John McCart, 574 Carroll-av., and Mr. FRANK SHAFFER were married Saturday evening, June 23, at residence of the Rev. Dr. Wallace, 205 Warren-av., at home to friends after June 30, 574 Carroll-av. Lock Haven papers please copy.”

“BRUEN-JOHN JAMES, beloved son of Patrick and Lizzie Bruen (nee Kelly), aged 9 months and 9 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3419 S. Wood-st., Sunday, July 1, at 10 o’clock by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“CARROLL-At his parents’ residence, 742 37th-st., June 29, 1894, EUGENE, beloved son of Ely and Lizzie Carroll (nee O’Keefe), aged 2 years 11 months and 2 weeks. Funeral Sunday, July 1, by cars to Mount Olivet, from Polk-st. depot. Elgin and Wisconsin papers please copy.”

“CONLEY-June 28, WILLIAM S., beloved husband of Jennie Conley, aged 31 years and 8 months. Funeral Sunday, 10 a.m., from his late residence, 82 S. Oakley-av., to St. Malachy’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary. Members of Aldine lodge No. 129 K. of P. are invited to attend.”

“GLASS-June 29, 1894, at 2 W. 20th-st., CARRIE, beloved wife of Christ Glass, aged 61 years and 9 mo. Funeral from her late residence, Sunday, July 1, at 1 p.m., to St. Francis’ church, thence to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“HESTER-WILLIE, beloved son of Dermod and Sarah Hester (nee Gill), aged 6 months. Funeral Sunday, July 1, from his parents’ residence, 57 Huron-st., at 11:30 by carriages to C. & N. W. R. R. depot, thence by cars to Calvary.”

“JESSON-June 29, 1894, JOHN GEORGE, beloved son of John and Susan Jesson, aged 13 months and 10 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3608 Emerald-av., Monday at 10 a.m.”

“KELLY-At his residence, 21 Newberry-av., DANIEL P. (stone cutter), beloved husband of Bridget Kelly (nee Hession), aged 64 years. Funeral Sunday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m., to Jesuit church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“KOB-NICHOLAS J., beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kob (nee Schodtler), aged 23 years 6 months and 25 days. Funeral Monday, July 2, at 2 p.m., from his home, 277 Woodside-av., to St. Alphonsus’ church, thence to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“KRIES-The funeral of ABRAHAM C. KREIS will occur from his late residence, 5013 S. Halsted-st., at 9:30 sharp Sunday morning, by carriages to Rose Hill cemetery.”

“LANG-JAMES, beloved son of Thomas and Mary Lang (nee O’Leary), aged 4 months and 29 days. Funeral Sunday, July 1, from parents’ residence, 5046 Atlantic-st., 9:30 o’clock.”

“M’GOLDRICH-At her residence, 378 W. Taylor-st., Friday, June 29, 1894, MARY REED M’GOLDRICH, beloved aunt of Mary and Annie Fanning. Funeral Monday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m., to Jesuit church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“MILLER-IDA, beloved daughter of Christian and Louisa Miller, June 28, aged 1 year and 4 months. Funeral July 1, 1 p.m., from parents’ residence, 83 W. Van Buren-st., to Waldheim.”

“MULLEN-June 28, at St. Luke’s hospital, JAMES MULLEN. Funeral Sunday at 10 a.m. from Horan’s undertaking parlors, 18th and Dearborn-sts., thence to Calvary.”

“NOLAN-At 1139 61st-st., June 28, THOMAS, beloved husband of Elizabeth Nolan (nee O’Brien), member of Holy Cross court, No. 176 C.O.F., aged 46 years. Funeral Sunday, July 1, at 9 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“PENNY-SELIA, beloved daughter of Jasper and Katie Penny, died June 28 and will be buried July Forest Home cemetery. Funeral services at 9 o’clock at parents’ residence, 198 Hastings st.”

“SCHULTZE-At 4147 Princeton-av., June 29, THEODORE, beloved son of Theodore and Annie Schultze (nee Acker), aged 12 years and 6 months. Funeral Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., by carriages to Waldheim.”

“TAYHEN-June 29, MICHAEL, beloved husband of Bridget Tayhen, aged 26 years. Member Company C, 7th regiment. Funeral Sunday at 11 a.m., from John Carroll’s undertaking establishment to Holy Name church, thence by C. & N.W. cars to Calvary. Springfield (O.) papers please copy.”

“VAN LOM-ALBERT M.-beloved father of Albert G. and John Van Lom; native of Amsterdam, Holland. Funeral Sunday from 458 W. 15th-st., at 11 a.m. Amsterdam and Haarlem (Holland) papers please copy.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 5 and 6 of the June 30, 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 | June 29, 2014

Wilson Pounded Severely

Railroad Flagman

From the front page of the Chicago Daily News, June 30, 1894:

“ASSAULTED FLAGMAN WILSON.

Men Jump Off a Switch-Engine and Pound Him Severely.

The regular flagman whose station is at the Clinton street crossing of the Pennsylvania passenger tracks stopped work yesterday to go to a funeral.

Station Master Glenn of the Union depot sent John Wilson, who is regularly in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, to take his place for the day. The regular man did not return to his post this morning, so Wilson was stationed there again.

A ten o’clock a light switch engine came out from the depot. On the rear of the tender were six or eight boys and men, who dropped off at Clinton street and at once attacked Wilson.

The leader of the crowd grabbed a light cane which Wilson held in his hand and began beating Wilson over the head with it.

Luckily the iron ball on the head of the stick came off and before the fellow had hurt him seriously Wilson drew a revolver and threatened to shoot if the crowd did not at once disperse.

The pistol cowed them and Wilson was not again molested.

There was no officer at the crossing, but when one came a quarter of an hour later he said the crowd was made up of ruffians and “vags” who hung around looking for trouble. But Wilson swears they were striking switchmen of the Pennsylvania lines.”

The image above appeared on “The Iron Road” page of the Nebraska GenWeb site. Their railroad job descriptions are well-written and very informative! Click here to visit the page.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | June 28, 2014

Hannan and Hamlin Marry

wedding-clipart-16428From page 5 of the Chicago Daily News, June 25, 1894:

MARRIAGES.

“HANNAN-HAMLIN-June 21, SAMUEL J. HANNAN and ELLA JOSEPHINE HAMLIN. At home after July 16 at 4315 Champlain-av.; no cards.”

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