Funeral and Death Notices

The following articles appeared on the front page of the May 5th, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News,


It Will Be Held To-Morrow Morning-Death of Samuel Dexter.

The funeral of Mrs. Teressa Hoyne, wife of United States Commissioner Philip A. Hoyne, will be held from St. James’ church, 29th street and Wabash avenue, to-morrow morning at 9:30 o’clock. Mrs. Hoyne died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 3211 Rhodes avenue. She married Mr. Hoyne in Galena in 1849, coming to Chicago in the same year.”

“Death of Samuel Dexter.

The announcement of the death of Samuel Dexter, son of the late Wirt Dexter, was a great surprise to his friends in Chicago. Mr. Dexter was an athlete in size and in his habits. He was only 26 years of age, having graduated three years ago from Harvard and since then being in the law business in Chicago. Ten days ago Mr. Dexter went to New York to attend a friend’s wedding. Monday, while in Boston, he was stricken with spinal meningitis and died yesterday morning. The remains will be brought home for interment.”

Do Mrs. Teressa Hoyne and/or her husband Philip A. Hoyne, Samuel Dexter and/or his father Wirt Dexter reside in your family tree? If so, I hope you’ll share your connections with my readers and me!

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