1908 Obituaries: January 3

From the January 3, 1908 issue of the Chicago Daily New;

“David Van Ness Person Expires.

David Van Ness Person, a well-known figure to the paint and varnish trade of the country, and publisher of Paint, Oil and Drug Review, died yesterday at his residence, 3249 Rhodes avenue, after a brief illness. Mr. Person was born in New York in 1842. He established the Paint, Oil and Drug Review in 1883. He was secretary of several trade organizations and was a member of the Chicago Athletic association and the Holland society. He is survived by a widow, two daughters and three sons.”

“BREYER-Jan. 1, 1908, Sophia, widow of the late Conrad Breyer, mother of the late Mrs. William Ortlepp, grandmother of Mrs. C. J. Meneley and Frank Ortlepp. Funeral services at Union Park Congregational church, Saturday, Jan. 4, 1:30 p.m., interment at Graceland.”

“BRUMMER-John, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wagner, died at San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 28, 1907; age 22 years 7 months. Funeral from residence, 316 Mohawk-st., Saturday, Jan. 4, 1908, at 2 o’clock, thence by carriages to Graceland.”

“BROWN-Jan. 2, 1908, 93 years 5 months, mother of John L. Brown, Mrs. W. Johnson (nee Wilhelmina), and Charles E. Brown. Funeral from late residence, 3412 Elston-av., corner Lawrence-av., Sunday, Jan. 5, 1908, at 1 p.m., by carriages to Rose Hill.”

“CALDWELL-Samuel, Jan. 1, 1908, beloved son of James and Martha Caldwell (nee Primrose), brother of Martha J., William J., Sarah E., Harry, David, Thomas and Robert Caldwell; born Jan. 26, 1879. Funeral from W. J. Sreckelton’s undertaking parlors, 5442 S. Ashland-av., Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m., by carriages to Oakwoods cemetery; native of Cooneen Fermanagh, member of Chicago True Blue, L.O.L.., No. 57. Enniskillen (Ireland) papers please copy.”

“CAMPBELL-Mary Ellen, Jan. 1, 1908, aged 48 years, beloved wife of William Campbell and fond mother of Ella, Hugh, Agnes, Minnie, Willie, George and Magdelina, also sister of David Ramsey, Manistee, Mich., and Thomas Ramsey, Nova Scotia. Funeral services from late residence, 1334 W. 72d-pl., Saturday morning, Jan. 4, at 11 o’clock; interment Mount Greenwood. Belfast and Bangor (Ireland) papers please copy.

A precious one from us has gone,

A voice we loved is stilled,

A place is vacant in our home,

Which never can be filled.”

“COLLINS-Catherine (nee Coughlin), beloved wife of the late Peter Collins, mother of Harry E., Edna, Dorothy, Mrs. Frank Stoner, Mrs. Frank Pellerice [difficult to read], Mrs. John Reardan. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, 1908, at 9 a.m., from her late residence, 3112 Cottage Grove-av., to St. James’ church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence to 47th-st. depot by cars to Mount Olivet. LaSalle (Ill.) papers please copy. Member of St. Edward’s court, No. 66, W.C.O.F.”

“CLINTON-Joseph P., beloved son of James and Ellen Clinton and brother of John Clinton and Mrs. Mary Maher, brother-in-law to Mrs. Minnie Clinton (nee Callaghan). Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, 1908, at 9:30 a.m., from his late residence, 200 N. Peoria-st., to St. Stephan’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence to Calvary via Chicago & Northwestern railroad.”

“CUSHING-Edmund Cushing of Hastings, Neb., Jan. 1, 1908, beloved brother of Ellen Walsh. Funeral from Sheldon’s undertaking rooms, 239 W. Madison-st., Saturday, Jan. 4, to St. Patrick’s church, Adams and Desplaines-sts., where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., carriages to Calvary.”

“CLAUSEN-J. C., aged 76 years, father of Mrs. Agnes Johnson. Funeral from residence, 1104 Parker-av., Sunday Jan. 5, at 1 p.m., by carriages to Mount Olive cemetery.”

“CRACKEL-Robert Crackel, aged 77 years 3 days. Private funeral from home, 1020 Fletcher-st., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m., to Rosehill.”

“DANIELS-August, Jan. 2, 1908, at his residence, 612 Milwaukee-av., beloved husband of Elisa (nee Bode), and father of Walter, aged 65 years. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m., to the National Bohemian cemetery.”

“EMPEY-Mrs. Harriet, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Robinson, Jan. 2. Funeral from her late residence on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2:30 p.m., to Mount Hope cemetery.”

“EMPEY-At residence of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. A. Robinson, 11204 Crescent-av., Morgan Park, Ill., Harriet Empey. Funeral from same address Saturday, Jan. 4.”

“ELMORE-James, aged 49 years, member of Hodcarriers [?] union. Burial from O’Brien Bros., 201 Blue Island-av. Funeral notice later.”

“FERRARI-Jan. 2, 1908, at 908 W. 69th-st., Katherine, beloved wife of Dominic K. Ferrari (nee Sivore), mother of Marco, Frank, Jeanette, Mrs. J. W. Nichols, Mrs. O. I. Cochonoar and Mrs. W.F. Borelli, sister of Victor and the late Antonio Sivore, Mrs. Mary Ferrari and Louisa Campini. Member of Santa Maria court W.C.O.F. and Maria Adelieda. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, at 10 to St. Bernard’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet. Please omit flowers.”

“FREEMAN-Katie, beloved wife of Delos Freeman and mother of Arthur, Ralph, sister of Peter, Charlie and William Trautmann, Bertha Rademacker, Julia Georgian, Thursday morning in Clinton, Iowa; brought in Chicago and funeral from William Trautmann’s house, 3022 Keeley-st., to Waldheim, Sunday, Jan 5.”

“FRIEDL-Anna Maria, Jan. 2, 1908, aged 73 years, beloved mother of Anna Burkhard, Theresia Wright, and Thomas Friedl. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 4, 2 p.m., from late residence, 293 Center-st., to St. Nicholas’ church, thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“GRUNICH-Edward, aged 58 years, Jan. 2, beloved husband of Catherine (nee DeBeer), father of Mrs. Emma Trich, Mrs. Minnie Lynch and Edward Grunich, son of Fred Albrecht, brother of Mrs. Fred Heines, Charlie, William, Rudolph, Annie and the late George Albrecht. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 5, at 12 m., from late residence, 501 N. Paulina-st., formerly of 21 Cortland-st.”

“GLEASON-Mary, beloved mother of Mrs. John Lennon and Thomas Gleason. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, from late residence, 1409 [?] W. 63d-st., to St. Brendan’s church, where mass will be celebrated at 10 o’clock, thence to 47th-st. depot. Burial at Mount Olivet.”

“M’PHEE-Mrs. Mary, sister of Frances Parker, mother of John McPhee, Jan. 1, 1908. Burial at Graceland cemetery.”

“NIXON-John, beloved husband of Mary Nixon (nee McCafrey), father of Mamie, the late John and James Nixon. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 5, 9 a.m., from his late residence, 84 E. Huron-st., to St. Dominic’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“NEWCOMBE-Miss Kitty Newcombe, Tuesday, Dec. 31, daughter of J.C. and Kitty Newcombe, sister of John Newcombe and Mrs. Maud Segeier. Funeral Sunday, at 1 o’clock from late residence, 216 92d-st., to Mount Greenwood.”

“O’CONNELL-Richard, Jan. 3, 1908, dearly beloved son of Katherine (nee Walsh) and the late Michael O’Connell and fond brother of Agnes, John, James and Minnie O’Connell, at his late residence, 2184 W. 38[?]th-st. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m., to St. Agnes’ church, where services will be held, thence by carriages to 49th-st. and Ashland-av. depot, by cars to Mount Olivet.”

“O’CONNOR-Frank, beloved husband of Mary O’Connor (nee Hoefke), father of Franklin and Arthur O’Connor, son of Mrs. Ellen O’Connor and brother of William, Neal, Ella and Harriet O’Connor and Mrs. Leo Fox, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoefke, Jan. 1, 1908, aged 28 years. Funeral from late residence, 309 W. 18th-st., Sunday, Jan. 5, at 12:30 by carriages to Concordia.”

“O’MARA-Margaret, beloved wife of the late Mathew O’Mara, mother of Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Hayes, John, William and James O’Mara, at residence, 66 Edgemont-av. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 5, 1908, from above residence to Holy Family church, at 9 a.m., thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“OLSON-Mabel F. M., beloved daughter of John F. and Helen Olson. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m., from late residence, 1753 W. 63d-st. to Oakwoods.”

“PLISEK-Otto, 307 W. 16th-st., beloved husband of Christina, father of Joe, Frank and Mary, brother of Frank Plisek, Mrs. Mooney, Joe and Katie Skarda. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, from his late residence, 307 W. 16th-st., at 10 a.m. Burial National Bohemian cemetery.”

“PEABODY-Francis Bolles Peabody, at the family residence, Jan. 3, in his 81st year. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m., at St. James’ church, corner of Cass and Huron-sts. Interment private.”

“PERSONS-David Van Ness, beloved husband of Mary Louise Person, at his residence, 3249 Rhodes-av., Chicago, Jan. 2, in his 61st year. Funeral at 2 p.m., Saturday. Burial at Oakwoods.”

“PECK-Benton Peck, aged 42 years 3 months 3 days, born Cotlenham, Cambridge, England. Private funeral from late home, 6041 Green-st., Friday a.m. to Graceland.”

“ROEDER-Jan. 1, Margaret Roeder (nee Fellan)[?], beloved mother of John, Mathias, Barbara, Nicholas, Frederick, Mary and Frank Roeder, aged 66 years. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, at 8:30 a.m., from late residence, 1012 George-st., to St. Alphonsus’ church, thence to St. Boniface. Kansas City (Mo.) papers please copy.”

“ROBERTSON-George, at the residence of his son-in-law, James Hay, 547 S. Springfield-av., Jan. 3, aged 73 years, father of James Robertson D.V.S. 44th-st., and James Hay. Funeral Saturday at 7 p.m., to Grand Trunk depot. Burial at Ontario, Canada.”

“ROSSITER-Thomas, son of Ellen, Jan. 2, in Arizona, brother of William, Mrs. Cooke and Mrs. Stapleton.”

“REUBEN-Alline Twichelle, died Friday morning, 11 o’clock, aged 69 years. Funeral notice later.”

“SHEEHAN-Thomas, brother of Dennis and Nellie Sheehan and Mrs. J. E. Booth of Selma, Ala., and the late Mildred and James J. Sheehan, native of Kilmeedy, County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, at 9:30, from his brother’s residence, 712 W. Erie-st., to St. Malachy’s church; high mass; carriages to Mount Carmel.”

“STRAWBRIDGE-Esther H., beloved wife of William Strawbridge, at Eastis, Fla., Jan. 2, aged 64 years, mother of Mrs. John Nuveen, Mrs. H.E. Goodman, Anna M., Charles H. and Russell E. Funeral Monday, Jan. 6, at 1:30 p.m., from late residence, 4026 Grand-bd., to Rosehill. Cincinnati (O.) and Richmond (Ind.) papers please copy.”

“STARTUR-David, aged 73, Jan. 3, 1908. Funeral from daughter’s residence, 2169 N. Marshfield-av., Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., to Rosehill cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.”

“SHELDON-Mrs. Agnes L., at Denver, Col., Jan. 2, 1908, formerly of 5622 Princeton-av. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“TORPY-Al, aged 21 years, son of Mary and the late Thomas Torpy, brother of Thomas, John and the late Mrs. John Reese. Funeral Saturday, at 9 a.m., from late residence, 2242 38th-pl., to St. Agnes’ church, where high mass will be celebrated, carriages to Calvary.”

“TIDEMAN-Thorsten Milton, Jan. 2, 1903, beloved son on Selio [?] and Charlotte Tideman (nee Sherr), aged 1 year [?] months. Funeral Saturday, Jan. 4, 1908, at 2 p.m., from parents’ residence, 538 Wellington-st., to Rosehill cemetery.”

“TAYLOR-Martha J. (nee Rolston), dearly beloved wife of the late Duncan Taylor, dearly beloved mother of John, Peter, Archibald, Flora, Gertrude. Funeral notice later.”

“WALSH-Michael, beloved son of Morris and the late Julia Walsh, brother of John, James, Thomas, Matthew and Morris and Mrs. Margaret Blair. Funeral Saturday from his brother’s residence, Thomas Walsh, 125 Townsend-st., at 9 a.m., to St. Dominick’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Mount Carmel.”

“WOLTER-Albert Wolter, beloved father of Mrs. Augusta Walther, Mrs. Lilly Kolb, Mrs. Fredricka Jacklin, brother of Julia Donbroe and William Wolter, died Jan. 1, 1908, aged 76 years 10 months and 16 days. Funeral Sunday, Jan. 5, 1908, at 1:30 p.m., from the late residence, 335-1/2 Blue Island-av.,to Graceland cemetery chapel.”

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

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