I am disappointed when the images on a roll of microfilm are difficult to read or unreadable. It is important to me that the people listed are remembered, so I transcribed what I could from page 2 of the March 30, 1887 issue of the Chicago Daily News below;
“BATE-At…Wrightwood-av., Lake View…JOSEPH J. BATE, in the 73d…. [funeral notice?] hereafter…papers please copy.”
“BURK-March 25, 1887, JOHN E. BURK, beloved…and son of John and…”
“BROWN-…Howe-st., March 28, ALVIDA A. BROWN, aged…years. Burial at Rose Hill.”
“BURNS-Mrs. CATHERINE BURNS, aged 65 years. Funeral from late residence, 618 W. 18th-st., Thursday, March 31, at 10 o’clock to St. Pius Church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”
“DECKERT-At parents’ residence…Wieland-st., CHARLES, beloved son of Charles and Kate Deckert, aged 1 year and 13 days.”
“DOUGHERTY…JOHNNIE, beloved son of John and Catherine Dougherty, aged 13 months. Funeral from residence of his parents, 836 W…..Thursday, 10:30 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”
“EDBORG-At…Townsend-st., March 30, ARTHUR EDBORG, aged 5 years 2 months and 19 days. Funeral takes place at 1:30 to Graceland.”
“FLANAGAN-Tuesday, March 29, LULU, infant daughter of Joseph O. and Emily A. Flanagan, aged … months and 4 days. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 873 W. Adams-st., Thursday, the 31st inst. at 1:30 p.m. Canadian papers please copy.”
“FLEMING-At his residence…S. Fairfield-av., LAWRENCE E. FLEMING. Notice of funeral hereafter.”
“FOLEY-March…1887, KATIE, the only and beloved daughter of Dennis and Bridget Foley, at her parents’ residence, 43d and Kinzie-sts., aged 2 years and 10 months. Funeral Thursday, from parents’ residence, by cars to Calvary by way of C. & N.W. R.R….and Rochester papers please copy.”
“FORD-At his residence, 74 Brown-st., MATTHEW FORD, aged 48 years, member of St. Pius T.A. & B Society. Funeral Thursday, March 31, at 10 a.m., to Jesuit Church, thence to Calvary by cars from Milwaukee and St. Paul depot.”
“GIBBONS-At…Center-av., March 29, JANE, mother of John and James Gibbons. Funeral Thursday, March 31, by carriages to Calvary. Minneapolis (Minn.) papers please copy.”
“JACOBS-At his residence, yesterday evening, at 11:30 o’clock, of heart disease, C. JACOBS, aged 45 years. Will be interred from his late residence, 1125 N. Halsted-st., Friday, April 1, 1887, at 10 o’clock a.m. Christine Jacobs, wife, R. Jacobs and J. H. Jacobs, brothers, J. Scheel and M. Steiner, sisters, J. F. Scheel and J. Steiner, brothers-in-law.”
“HIGBIE-Saturday, March 28, MILO A. HIGBIE, at Syracuse, Kas. Buried at Syracuse.”
“JACOBS-Suddenly, CHRISTIAN, beloved husband of Christina Jacobs …N. Halsted-st. Funeral Thursday morning 10 o’clock.”
“JOHNSON-At Harmon court and Church-st., March…WILLIAM S. JOHNSON, aged [could be 45? 48?] years. Burial at Oakwoods.”
“KELLEY-March…1887, MARGARET M., the only and beloved daughter of Thomas and Ellen Kelley, aged 1 year 10 months and 23 [or 28] days. Funeral from her parents’ residence, 662 W….-st., Thursday, March 31, at 10 a.m. sharp, by carriages to Calvary Cemetery.”
“KELLY-March 30, MARGARET MARY, the only daughter of Thomas and Ellen Kelly. Funeral from late residence, 662 W. Ohio-st., March 31, at 10 o’clock.”
“KRVOK-At ..th-st and Western Boulevard, March 28, AARKE B. KRVOK, aged 37 years. Burial Forest Home.”
“MATHEWS-March 28, 1887, CATHERINE, wife of G.F. Mathews. Funeral Thursday, March 31, at 10 a.m., from her late residence…N. Halsted-st., to St. Stephen’s Church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”
“M’NAMARA-At the residence of her sister, Mrs. Walter Conway…5th-av., March 29, 1887, BRIDGET McNAMARA, aged 28 years. Funeral Thursday, March 31, at 9:30, to St. James’ Church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”
“MEHL-At…Henry-st., March 28, WILHELMINA MEHL, aged 28 years. Burial at Waldheim.”
“MEYER-Monday, March 28, 1887, at 11:20 p.m., JOHN G. MEYER, aged 65 years 9 months and 3 days. Funeral Thursday at 12 m. to Waldheim Cemetery.”
“NOONAN-March 27, 1887, at Detroit, Mich., RICHARD NOONEN, aged 75 years, father of Capt. David Noonen of the Town of Lake Fire Department. Funeral from the residence of his son, David Noonen, 4523 Sherman-st., Thursday, 31st inst. at 10 a.m., to St. Gabriel’s Church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”
“REILLY-At 3835 S. Halsted-st., March 30, 1887, JOSEPHINE M. CARTAN, beloved wife of the Dr. Joseph Reilly, aged 26 years. Funeral from late residence, Friday, April 1, at 10 o’clock a.m., to Nativity Church, where solemn high mass will be celebrated, and then will proceed by carriages to Mount Olivet Cemetery.”
“SHAW-ARCHIE HEHNE[?], youngest son of Clara V. Shaw, aged 3 years and 5 months. Funeral from parent’s residence, 248 W. Congress-st., Thursday, at 1 o’clock. Rockford (Ill.) papers please copy.”
“STEVENS-On the 29th inst., BESSIE, only child of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stevens, aged 4 years. Funeral from parents’ residence, 3027 Cottage Grove-av.”
“WALDRON-March 29, MARY ELLEN, beloved daughter of Thomas J. and Nellie Waldron, aged 2 years and 2 months. Funeral Thursday, at 10 o’clock, from parents’ residence…[might be 3637] Wentworth-av., by carriages to Calvary.”
“WHITTEMORE-Tuesday, March 29, 1887, CLARA EMMA, beloved daughter of William and Catherine Whittemore, aged 32 years and 4 months. Funeral notice hereafter.”
When possible, the information above was added to Find A Grave.
4 thoughts on “1887 Obituaries: March 30”
You added the info to Find-a-Grave?
Thanks for asking – in most cases, yes, I did. When an obituary lists the final resting place I’ll create a memorial on Find A Grave.
If another contributor has already created a memorial, I’ll send a request that they add the obituary I transcribed. One of the reasons I started posting the obituaries on my blog is to honor those whose obituaries don’t list a final resting place, since they can’t be added to Find A Grave.
That’s really beautiful, Laura.
You’re too kind. :o)