Posted by: Laura Aanenson | April 21, 2014

Attempt at Jury-Bribing

The following article appeared on the front page of the April 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“THE JURY IS DISMISSED.

Charges of Attempt at Jury-Bribing End a Case in Judge Burke’s Court.

Inspector Shea and Attorneys Hardy, Thompson and Richardson were closeted in Judge Burke’s chambers this morning conferring on the alleged attempt at jury-bribing in Judge Burke’s court.

For several days there has been on trial the case of Justice A. R. Porter versus The Hyde Park Thompson-Houston Electric company for $6,000 damages, the plaintiff claiming that the smoke from the electric plant had damaged his premises to that amount.

At 9 o’clock Wednesday night, it is claimed, a woman who gave her name as Mrs. Cosgrove called at the Thompson-Houston company plant and asked to see the engineer. The latter, Mr. W. H. Beasley, stepped out and asked her what she wanted. She told him, it is claimed, that she represented three of the jurors in the case in which his company was defendant, and that they could be “fixed” either to disagree or return a verdict for the company. The jurors, she said, wanted $150 apiece. When she left the engineer went to the door with her and, he claims, he saw an ex-detective waiting for her with an umbrella. The lawyers were notified and they informed Judge Burke.

An order was entered this morning discharging the jury and quashing the case. Engineer Beasley was in the judge’s room with the attorneys and as soon as the case now on hearing can be concluded he will be put on the stand and examined.”

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | April 20, 2014

1894 Obituaries: April 20

The following notices of death were printed on page 11 of the April 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

St Boniface Cemetery by Richard Fischer

St Boniface Cemetery by Richard Fischer

“BUSH-At family residence, 2520 S. Halsted-st., April 17, 1894, NICHOLAS, beloved husband of Elizabeth Bush. Funeral from his late residence Sunday, April 22, at 1 o’clock p.m., by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“CLARK-Mrs. ANN, mother of James and Thomas and the late Patrick Clark, aged 60 years. Funeral from her late residence, 3116 Union-av., Saturday, April 21, at 10 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary.”

“CRANCE-April 19, 1894, HARRY CRANCE, aged 41 years. Funeral from his late residence, 4748 Armour-av., Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m., by carriages to Oakwoods.”

“DULLARD-April 19, 1894, at her daughter’s residence, 18 [difficult to read; could be Shoito?]-st., ELLEN, beloved mother of Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Maher. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from above address to St. Patrick’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“EAGLE-EDGAR E. S. EAGLE, at his residence, 141 Pine-st., at 4 o’clock Friday morning. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“FAIRSERVICE-April 19, 1894, ADELLON HEROLD, beloved son of John and Maud Fairservice (nee Harville), aged 5 years and 18 days. Funeral Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m., from parents’ residence, 150 N. Halsted-st., by carriages to Rose Hill. Ashland (Wis.) papers please copy.”

“FOX-April 20, 1894, KATHLEEN RUTH, daughter of John and Kittie Fox, aged 16 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 1223 Dunning-st., Sunday at 12m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“HOLLINGER-April 18, 1894, at 212 Center-st., THEODORE C., beloved husband of Ottille C. Hollinger (nee Fuerst), aged 29 years 10 months and 16 days. Funeral Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m., to Graceland.”

“INDELE-April 20, 1894, ROSALIA INDELE, beloved mother of Mrs. H. Levy, aged 73 years and 6 months. Funeral Sunday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m., from her late residence, 1022 Wolfram-st., to St. Boniface.”

“MEYERS-Mrs. ELIZABETH MEYERS, last night at 10:30. Funeral next Monday at 9:30 from 201 24th-pl.”

“MACKEY-At Rochester, N.Y., April 19, ALONZO KENT, eldest son of [illegible] and Helen K. Mackey, aged 18 years and 10 months. Interment at Jamestown, N. Y.”

“MILLER-April 18, 1894, at 12:30, JOHANNA, beloved wife of George Miller. Funeral from 355 E. 63d-st., Woodlawn, Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m., to Waldheim.”

“O’BEIRNE-April 20, 1894, THOMAS, beloved husband of Katie O’Beirne (nee Mulvehill) and brother of Michael and Winnie O’Beirne, native of County Roscommon, Ireland and member of Court Progress No. 34 I.O.F. Funeral Sunday, at 10 o’clock, from his late residence, 88 Seward-st., to the Sacred Heart church, thence by cars to the C., and G. T. R. R. depot to Mount Olivet.”

“O’CONNOR-April 19, 1894, JEREMIAH, son of Timothy and the late Johanna O’Connor, aged 17 years and 9 months. Funeral Saturday, April 21, at 8:30 a.m., from parents’ residence, 8944 Strand-st., South Chicago, to St. Patrick’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“SCHUBERT-April 17, 1894, ADAM, beloved husband of Rosa Schubert (nee Kelner), father of Louis, John, Edward and Carrie Schubert, aged 49 years and 6 months. Funeral from his late residence, 3012 Butler-st., Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m., by carriages to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“SHAELER-CORA SOPHIE ANNIE, daughter of William and Louise Shaeler (nee Holtze), aged 2 years and 10 months. Funeral Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m., from parents’ residence, 744 W. 20th-st. LaCrosse (Wis.) papers please copy.”

“SMITH-April 19, 1894, JACOB H. SMITH, aged 39 years and 6 months. Funeral will take place at his late residence, 635 N. Western-av., Sunday, April 22, at 1 o’clock p.m., by carriages to Mount Olive.”

When possible, the information above was added to Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | April 10, 2014

The Street Car Robbers

The story below appeared on the front page of the April 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

THE STREET-CAR ROBBERS.

Four Men Who “Held Up” Halsted Street Vehicle Are in Court.

The four men, James Moyles alias James Moran, William Thompson alias William Sullivan, Tom Lanagan alias John Butcher, and William McGann alias McGoran, who “held up” a street car at Division and Halsted streets last Friday morning, were arraigned before Justice Kersten this morning, but they took a change of venue to Justice Hamburgher and got a continuance to April 19. Bail was fixed at $1500 for each man and this they furnished. The police say Moyles is well known to them. Thompson, another of the quartet, is said to be the man who broke jail from the Rawson street police station two months ago.

Fully twenty-five rough-looking men crowded around the dock, when the prisoners were arraigned in the police station. The police recognized some of them as belonging to a gang of which the prisoners are said to be members and word was passed among the officers to keep a sharp watch for any attempt to assist the prisoners to escape.”

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | April 10, 2014

1894 Obituaries: April 10

The following notices of death appeared on page 6 of the April 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“ERBE-LULU, beloved daughter of Charles A. and Bertha Erbe, April 9, 1894, 8 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, April 11, at 2 p.m., from 268 Elm-st., near Wells, to Graceland.”

“PEARSON-At 21 Cleveland-av., April 8, 1894, HILDA PEARSON, aged 34 years 4 months and 15 days. Funeral Wednesday, April 11, at 2 p.m., to St. Ansgarius’ church, 99 Sedgwick-st., where funeral services will be held, thence to Graceland cemetery.”

“REYNOLDS-April 10, THOMAS, beloved son of Bernard Reynolds, aged 26 years. Funeral Thursday, April 12, from his late residence, 236 W. Congress-st., to St. Patrick’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary. Albany papers please copy.”

“SPILLANE-Funeral of MARY SPILLANE from her late residence, 493 Winchester-av., Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., to St. Charles’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

From the April 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 7:

“ARATTA-April 9, 1894, CATARINA, beloved wife of Joseppe Aratta and daughter of the late Maria Crescio, mother of John Aratta, Maria, Celia and Lizzie Arado and sister of Louisa Demartini, aged 44 years. Funeral Wednesday, April 11, 10 a.m., from late residence, 66 N. Franklin-st., to Church of the Assumption, thence to Chicago & N.W. depot, by cars to Calvary.”

“COUGHLIN-At Lake Forest, Ill., April 9, 1894, MAGGIE COUGHLIN, sister of I.J. Rigney, Mrs. P. Dalton and Mrs. Atkinton and beloved wife of P. Coughlin, aged 36 years.”

“BECHTELER-The remains of JOHN B. BECHTELER will be removed from the vault and interred in Forest Home cemetery, April 11, at 1 p.m.”

“COWELL-JAMES COWELL, Sunday, April 8, 1894. Funeral April 11, at 10 a.m., from his late residence, 916 32d-st., to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“FRENCH-145 Ashland-bd., April 9 at 1:40 a.m., CHARLOTTE M., wife of William H. French. Funeral from the house Wednesday, April 11, at 1 p.m.”

“FARRELL-LILY, beloved daughter of Patrick and Sarah Farrell (nee Nugent), aged 2 years and 8 months.  Funeral from residence, 1531 34th-ct., Wednesday, April 11, carriages to Calvary.”

“GOLDSCHMIDT-TOBIAS, beloved husband of Gloria Goldschmidt and father of Rebecca, Marcus, Fanny, Martha, Moses and Hulda Goldschmidt, at the age of 66 years. Funeral Wednesday, the 11th, at 1 o’clock, from late residence, 2440 Cottage Grove-av. No flowers.”

“HICKEY-At his residence, 31 N. Center-av., JEREMIAH JOHN, youngest son of Dennis and Jane Hickey (nee Murphy), aged 11 months and 15 days. Funeral Wednesday, from parents’ residence to Chicago and Northwestern depot, thence by cars to Calvary.”

“HIGGINS-At her residence, April 10, 1894, HANNAH, mother of William and Lizzie Higgins, member of Ladies’ sodality. Funeral Thursday, 9 o’clock, St. Ann’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“HARDERS-At the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Fehringer, 651 Melrose-st., Lake View, Mrs. KATHERINE HARDERS, aged 70 years. Funeral Thursday, April 12, 1 o’clock to Waldheim.”

“LEWIS-Monday morning, April 9, 1894, at 178 Coblenz-st., RICHARD LEWIS. Funeral Wednesday, 10 a.m., from Northwest Methodist church.”

“LANTIN-At her residence, 223 Aberdeen-st., Monday, April 9, 1894, Mrs. LANTIN, wife of James Lantin. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“LYONS-At his residence, 47 Coventry-st., April 9, 1894, ANDREW, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Bridget Lyons and father of Thomas and Luke Lyons and Mrs. Ella Kelly, member of Success lodge No. 287 A.O.U.W. Funeral Wednesday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m., to Annunciation church, where requiem high mass will be celebrated, thence to Calvary cemetery via C. & N.W.R.R.”

“MOORE-ANTHONY J., beloved son of Margaret Powell and the late Anthony Moore, brother of Mrs. Michael Keller and Mrs. John Bergen. Funeral Wednesday, April 11, to Jesuit church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“MUTH- April 9, 1894, GEORGE W., beloved husband of Frida Muth and father of Herman, Robert, George and Christina. Funeral Thursday, April 12, at 1 p.m., from his late residence, 1068 W. Superior-st., to Forest Home.”

“MURPHY- April 9, 1894, MICHAEL, beloved son of Mary and the late Patrick Murphy, aged 34 years. Funeral Wednesday, at 9 a.m., from his late residence, 162 S. Green-st., to St. Patrick’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“ROACH-April 8, 1894, MARY ROACH (nee Keating), daughter of John and Margaret Keating, native of County Clare, Ireland, aged 31 years and 3 months. Funeral Wednesday, April 11, from her sister’s (Mrs. Carpenter’s) residence, 17 S. May-st., to St. Patrick’s church, where solemn high mass will be held at 10 a.m., thence by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”

“RUSSELL-Sunday April 8, at Los Angeles, Cal., EDWIN T., eldest son of the late John K. Russell of Oak Park, Ill. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“RAUSCH-April 9, 1894, FREDERICK M., beloved husband of Mabel Rausch and son of the late Charles Rausch, aged 21 years. Funeral from late residence, 1213 E. 56th-st., near State, Wednesday, 2 p.m., to Oakwoods.”

“SHEPHERD-April 9, NORA, beloved wife of James Shepherd, sister of Mrs. J. McCarthy and Mrs. W. Feeney, aged 36 years. Funeral from her late residence, 122 Townsend-st., Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m., to Cathedral of the Holy Name, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“SPILLANE-The funeral of MARY, relict of the late Dennis Spillane, will take place from her late residence, 493 Winchester-av., Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock.”

“TEMPLEMAN-ANDREW, youngest son of William and Lillian Tempelman, at 44 Miller-st., April 9, 1894, aged 7 months. Dundee (Scotland) papers please copy.”

“THURMAN-At 1386 34th-st., April 9, 1894, ANNA, beloved wife of W.E. Thurman, aged 28 years, member of Mount Pleasant R.D. lodge No. 276. Funeral Wednesday, April 11, at 10 a.m., by cars to Mount Greenwood.”

When possible, the information above was added to Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | April 5, 2014

He Took Elixir of Life

The following article appeared on the front page of the April 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“He Took “Elixir of Life”.

Possible Explanation of the Unfortunate Mental Condition of Assistant Librarian Gauss.

Treated on Brown-Sequard Theory.

He Will Probably Stay for Some Time in Southern California-A Hard Worker.

May the far-famed Brown-Sequard “elixir of life” cause mental aberration? is a question that is destined to cause widespread agitation when the public learns the fact, which came to light this morning, that just prior to his disappearance, Assistant Librarian E. F. Gauss began to use that mysterious preparation.

When Public Librarian Hild was asked this morning regarding the cause of the mental condition of Mr. Gauss he significantly remarked that for some time his assistant had been under the care of a physician who was treating his patient with the “elixir of life”.

Mr. Gauss has been an untiring worker, it is said, both in his office and out. Of a literary turn of mind, he labored unceasingly after his office hours were over, writing poetry and translating productions from foreign languages.

Since his disappearance many theories have been advanced to account for the unfortunate condition of his mind. A few days ago a Chicagoan recognized Mr. Gauss in San Francisco, where he had registered twice at his hotel under two different assumed names.

Dispatches stated that after his recognition Gauss came to himself but was unable to give any account whatever of how he left Chicago or of his actions since then, the unfortunate man saying the period was a total blank to his mind.

“I knew Mr. Gauss personally and intimately,” said Librarian Hild to-day, “and regret very much his misfortune. Mr. Gauss was an extraordinary worker. When in the office he bent over his desk and labored with a vigor that left not a moment for anything else.

“So closely did he apply himself and concentrate his mind on his work that, together with his outside labor, his efforts must have overtaxed his constitution. From this close, continuing application I think was strong reaction always when he left the office and his nerves went to pieces, so to speak.

“I don’t mean by that he took to drink, for he was not a drinker – most emphatically he was not anything of the kind. Finally his nervous system was in such a state that he was compelled to turn to a physician.

“Under the advice of this doctor he began the ‘elixir of life’ treatment. It seemed to result disastrously. Gauss became more excitable and more easily distracted. His nervousness seemingly increased and then finally came his disappearance.

“I don’t think he will be brought back to Chicago. In the southern part of California are some relatives who have an olive farm and here I think the son will take his father for a rest.”

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | April 5, 2014

1894 Obituaries: April 5

The following death notices appeared on page six of the April 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“ANDERSON-EDDIE, beloved son of John and Minnie Anderson, at 1008 S. Wood-st., aged 3 years and 9 months. Funeral Friday at 10 o’clock, carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“ARNESON-At his parents’ residence, 67 N. Center-av., April 4, 1894, HAROLD C., beloved son of Cornelius and Bertha Arneson, aged 17 years and 6 months. Funeral from parents’ residence Sunday, at 1 o’clock, to Christ English Evangelical Lutheran church, thence by carriages to Graceland.”

“CONNELLY-Tuesday evening, at her residence, 936 36th-st., MARY, beloved wife of John Connelly, aged 35 years. Funeral Friday, 10 a.m., by cars to Mount Olivet. Syracuse, Cincinnati and St. Louis papers please copy.”

“DAILEY-At 3031 Main-st., April 3, 1894, KATIE, beloved daughter of Mrs. Dailey. Funeral from mother’s residence Saturday, April 7, to St. Bridget’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“DAVERN-April 6, 1894, JOHN WILLIAM and MARY AGNES, beloved son and daughter of Jeremiah and Maggie Davern (nee Ryan), aged 4 years, 7 months and 17 days and 2 years 2 months and 20 days. Funeral to-morrow, April 6, from parents’ residence, 1848 N. Western-av., to Calvary.”

“GRIFFIN-At 954 51st-st., April 4, 1894, ROSAMA, beloved daughter of Bartholomew and Rosama Griffin (nee Brennan), aged 16 months. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, by carriages to Calvary.”

“HIGGINS-At her residence, 558 S. Jefferson-st., JOHANNA, beloved mother of Michael J. Higgins and Mrs. J. McDermott. Funeral Saturday, April 7, at 9:30 a.m., to Holy Family church, where solemn high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“HOUSE-JAMES EDWARD, beloved and only son of Mrs. House (nee McCashin), aged 4 years 6 months and 25 days. Funeral from 286 W. Lake-st., Friday, 10 a.m.”

“IVINS-ALICE, beloved wife of John Ivins, aged 61 years, at residence, 196 Aberdeen-st. Funeral Friday, 7:45 a.m., to C. & A. depot. Interment Dwight Ill. Washington D.C., and Frankfurt, Ky., papers please copy.”

“LAPLANT-April 4, 1894, ANASTASIA, beloved wife of Anthony Laplant and beloved mother of Mrs. Ida Morissette and Mrs. Carrie Lyonnais. Funeral from her daughter’s residence, 1084 Grenshaw-st., Saturday, April 7, to Notre Dame church, where high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“M’NICHOLS-At her residence, 38 Woodside-av., BRIDGET, beloved wife of J. T. McNichols. Funeral Saturday, at 9:30, to Mount Carmel church, thence by cars to Calvary via N. W. R. R.”

“M’GUIRE-At Mercy hospital, April 4, MARY M’GUIRE. Funeral Friday, at 9 a.m., from residence of Patrick

“MURPHY-HELEN MURPHY (nee McCarthy), beloved wife of Daniel Murphy and mother of James, John and Michael Barnes and Ed, Kitty, Mary, Josie and William Murphy. Funeral Friday, 9:30 a.m., from family residence, 3742 Rockwell-st., to St. Agnes’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“MURPHY- HELEN MURPHY (nee McCarthy), the beloved wife of Daniel Murphy and mother of James, John and Michael Barnes. Funeral Friday at 9:30 a.m. from 3742 Rockwell-st. to St. Agnes’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“NIGG-April 5, 1894, 8 a.m., ELISE, wife of C. Nigg. Funeral notice later. No flowers.”

“O’BRIEN-MARY, beloved daughter of Elizabeth and the late Patrick O’Brien, 33 Otis-st., sister of Mrs. Devine, Mrs. Rigney, Annie, Philip and the late John O’Brien. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“O’CONNELL-At 12 Selden-st., ANDREW, beloved brother of ex-County Commissioner James A. O’Connell, aged 32 years. Funeral Saturday, April 7, at 9 a.m., to St. Charles’ church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“REILLY-April 4, 1894, JAMES J., beloved son of James and Annie Reilly (nee Moloney), aged 11 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 4041 Dearborn-st., Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“SCHMEDTGEN-At San Diego, Cal., March 21, 1894, BERTHA, wife of Herman A. Schmedtgen, aged 56 years. Funeral Friday, April 6, at 1 o’clock from late residence, Western-av., Rogers Park. Burial at Rose Hill cemetery.”

“SMITH-April 4, MARY S., widow of the late Gustavus T. Smith, aged 70 years. Funeral at Union Ridge cemetery Saturday, 10 o’clock a.m., from late residence, 350 Marshfield-av. No flowers.”

“WALKER-CLIFFORD CHARLES, beloved son of John and Margaret Walker (nee Conroy), aged 15 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 984 31st-st, Friday, March [sic] 6, at 9 a.m., by carriages to Northwestern depot, thence by cars to Waukegan.”

When possible the information above was added to Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | April 2, 2014

Mom’s Birthday

Joan Julia Mueller (nee Walton)

Joan Julia (nee Walton)
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Posted by: Laura Aanenson | March 30, 2014

Asks That a Lease Be Cancelled

From the March 30, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 1:

newspaper_bw_1302514860243“Mrs. J.M.W. Jones’ Suit.

Asks That a Lease to John D. Bangs Be Cancelled.

Harriet S. Jones is the owner of the business block 268 to 276 State street. She made a lease of the store and basement, 276, to John D. Bangs, to run until 1897, at a rental of $458 a month.

This lease provided that the lessee could not sub-lease the premises. Mr. Bangs claims the right, under the lease, to sublet, however, and Mrs. Jones has taken the matter into the Circuit court. She asks for a cancellation of the lease and an injunction to restrain Mr. Bangs meanwhile from renting the store. In the transaction, Mrs. Jones says she was represented by her husband, J.M.W. Jones. The lease in duplicate had been made out and given to John D. Bangs to sign. When he returned the lease which complainant was to hold, she says she discovered that erasures had been made in it, so that the lessee was not prohibited from sub-leasing. When this was discovered she at once repudiated the lease, but Mr. Bangs had already advertised the lease of the store.”

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | March 30, 2014

1894 Obituaries: March 30

The following death notices were printed on page 7 of the March 30, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:

“BLAIR-ALICE B. BLAIR (nee Moorhead), beloved wife of W. D. Blair, aged 27 years. Funeral Sunday at 12 o’clock, from residence of her brother W. H. Moorhead, 2869 Archer-av., by carriages to Rose Hill.”

“CAGNEY-ETHEL MARIE, youngest daughter of John J. and Mary Cagney, aged 10 weeks. Funeral Saturday from 34 Sibley-st.; private.”

“CATON-March 30, MYRTLE, beloved daughter of John and Joanna Caton (nee O’Hern), aged 1 year. Funeral Sunday, at 10 a.m., from parents’ residence, 6831 Champlain-av., by carriages to Mount Olivet.”

“DEADY-THOMAS, dearly beloved husband of Mary Deady and father of Richard, John and Lizzie. Funeral from late residence, 177 N. Ashland-av., Monday, April 2, at 9:30, to St. Columbkill’s, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“DOLL-At his residence, 746 W. 20th-st., 10:30 this morning, THOMAS DOLL. Funeral Sunday from late residence to St. Pius’ church; thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“HICKEY-March 29, 1894, at her residence, 433 69th-st., NELLIE E. HICKEY (nee Hughes), beloved wife of John H. Hickey, aged 32 years and 3 months. Funeral Sunday, April 1, from above number, to St. Bernard’s church, at 9:30 a.m., thence to Calvary via C., M. & St. P.R.R.”

“HICKEY(nee Hughes)-Beloved wife of Officer John H. Hickey, sister of Andrew F., Joseph H. and Thomas P. Hughes, formerly of 1816 Dearborn-st. Funeral from her late residence, 433 69th-st., Englewood, to St. Bernard’s Catholic church, at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 1, thence by cars to Calvary cemetery.”

“METZGER-March 28, 1894, MARGURETTA, beloved daughter of Adolph and Anna Metzger and sister of Mrs. H. Eichsteadt and Mrs. C. Lodding and Mrs. J. Seigler and Herman and Louis Metzger.”

“MURBACH-At his parents’ home, Wheeling, Ill., March 27, 1894, EDWARD MURBACH, formerly of 1194 Milwaukee-av. Funeral at Wheeling Friday, March 30, at 1 p.m.”

“NILDER-JOHN NILDER, aged 63. Leaves wife, son, daughter and sister, Mrs. H. J. Potter. Funeral Sunday April 1, 11:45 a.m., at congregational church at Cragin; carriage to Mount Olive.”

“PURVIS-March 29, 1894 ROBERT J. PURVIS, aged 40 years. Funeral Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m., from his late residence on Ridge-av., Edgewater, to Rose Hill.”

“SCOTT-WILLIAM F., beloved son of Lucian and Mary Scott and brother of Mrs. M. J. Lahey, aged 31 years. Funeral from parents’ residence, 5227 Kinzie-st., Saturday, at 9 a.m., to St. Catherine’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“SHERIDAN-March 29, 1894, JOHN J., beloved son of John J. and Annie Sheridan, aged 1 month and 29 days. Funeral Saturday, at 11 a.m., from residence, 51 E. Ontario-st., by carriages to Calvary cemetery.

“SULSER-March 29, 1894, at 5:20 o’clock p.m., JESSIE L., daughter of Joab and Bridget Sulser, aged 22 years and 7 months. Residence 3003 Dearborn-st. Funeral notice hereafter.”

When possible, the information above was added to Find A Grave.

Posted by: Laura Aanenson | March 20, 2014

Mrs. Martin Now Asks Divorce

From the March 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 1:

“Mrs. Martin Now Asks Divorce.

Another Move in the Case Involving Dentist Davis.

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Readers of the Daily News will remember the Martin divorce case, which agitated west side circles not long ago. Anson V. Martin filed a bill for divorce in the Circuit court, charging his wife, Annie L., with undue intimacy with Dr. Lyndall Lewellyn Davis, a well-known west side dentist.

To-day there was filed in the Superior court a bill for divorce by Annie L. Martin, charging her husband with deserting her November 20, 1890.

The story is that Mr. Martin still thinks a great deal of his wife and not wishing to air in courts the unpretty charges which he made against her in his bill will let her obtain a divorce on the grounds of desertion. Mrs. Martin asks the custody of their 4-year-old-girl. By a peculiar coincidence, the child’s first name is the same as the first name of Dr. Davis – Lyndall.”

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