1894 Obituaries: May 25

The following notices of death were published on page 10 of the Chicago Daily News on May 25, 1894:

Calvary Cemetery east entrance by David M Habben

Calvary Cemetery east entrance by David M Habben

“BACON-May 24, MARGARET BACON. Interment May 27 by carriages to Calvary.”

“CASS-Wednesday, May 23, 1894, JULIA, widow of the late Milo Cass. Funeral Saturday at 9:30 a.m., from her late residence, 521 Winchester-av. Burial at Rochelle, Ill.”

“CONNOLLY-Thursday, May 24, 1894, ANNIE CATHERINE, beloved daughter of John and the late Ellen Connolly, aged 14 years. Funeral from the residence of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Sullivan, 123A Bremen-pl., Sunday, May 27, C. & N.W.R.R to Calvary. Belfast (Ireland) papers please copy.”

“DRISCOLL-May 23, MARGARET DRISCOLL (nee McGrath), aged 26 years, beloved wife of John Driscoll; niece of Mrs. E. Duffy and Mrs. McGeary; member of Married Ladies’ Sodality. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m., from 414 Henry-st., to Holy Family church, thence by cars via Chicago & Northwestern R. R. to Calvary.”

“ENGLISH-At 4723 S. Halsted-st., JOHNNIE R., the infant son of M. J. and Annie English (nee Rea), aged 10 months. Funeral from parents’ residence Sunday at 9 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“FOX-At LaGrange May 25, 1894, JANE GUTHRIE, wife of Dr. George M. Fox, aged 57 years. Funeral Sunday at 11:15 a.m., from St. Francis Xavier’s church, thence by carriages to Hinsdale, Ill. Train leaves union depot at 9 a.m.:

“GRANAGHAN-May 24, at 42d-st. and Ashland-av., JOHN GRANAGHAN, aged 45 years, brother of Mary Granaghan; born in Keenag parish, at Crossmolina, County Mayo, Ireland. Funeral Sunday, May 27, 9:30 a.m., from above address to St. Rose’s church, thence by carriages to Northwestern depot and Calvary cemetery.”

“GREEN-At 582 E. Division-st., WOLF, beloved husband of Rose Green and father of Jennie, Carrie, Abram, Hattie, Max, Minnie, Lottie and Pearl Green and brother of Mrs. L. Mendelsohn. Notice of funeral hereafter. Please omit flowers. Galesburg (Ill.), DeKalb (Ill.), Kansas City (Mo.) and Atlanta (Ga.) papers please copy.”

“HEENEY-ROSE MAY, beloved daughter of John and Mary Heeney, aged 8 years 5 months and 11 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 140 W. 15th-st., at 10 o’clock, May 26, by carriages to Calvary.”

“KEINICK-May 25, 1894, JOHN J., beloved husband of Mary Keinick (nee Thornton), aged 47 years 3 months and 1 day. Funeral notice hereafter.”

“LAGORIO-GIUSEPPE LAGORIO, aged 68 years. Funeral Sunday, May 27, from his late home, 131 N. Market-st., to Church of the Assumption, thence to Calvary by cars from Northwestern depot.”

“MARKS-At his residence, 2950 Indiana-av., ISAAC MARKS, aged 73 years and 7 months. Funeral notice hereafter. Omit flowers”

“MILLS-May 23, 1894, GUSSIE, beloved wife of James Mills, sister of Mrs. Michael Lawler, Mrs. John Ryan and Mrs. William Hamilton. Funeral Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. from 615 W. 12th-st. to Holy Family church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“NEWILL-May 25, F.G. NEWILL, pattern-maker, aged 52 years, native of Lancashire, England. Funeral Sunday at 1 p.m. from his late residence, 187 S. Peoria-st., to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“O’CONNOR-NELLIE, beloved daughter of Maurice and Nellie O’Connor (nee Fleming) and niece of Officers James and Michael Fleming, aged 1 year 3 months and 11 days. Funeral Sunday, May 27, from her parents’ residence, 56 Law-av., to Calvary via C., M. & St. P. R. R.”

“STANFORD-DOROTHEA, wife of W. Stanford, 701 N. Oakley-av. Funeral Sunday, 2 p.m., to Forest  Home. Boston and Halifax papers please copy.”

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

3 thoughts on “1894 Obituaries: May 25

  1. Interesting information. With all these listed together, you really get an idea of how many people died young. One even gave the origin in Ireland, extremely important information for the genealogist. Fascinating that Wolf Green’s family expected all those other papers to pick up the death notice and print it. That also gives descendants an indication of where other family members lived at the time. For those who know Chicago, the addresses, churches and cemeteries help to place the families socially, too.


    • Thanks Doris! You’ve named several of the reasons I love obituaries; they are wonderful resources.

      Requests for notices to be carried in other publications is not as unusual as you might think; I often see them in the obituaries I transcribe. (There are three in today’s post alone.) Additional locations mentioned in an obituary don’t guarantee that a family member lives there. Think of the elderly person who moves closer to grown children, leaving a lifetime worth of friends and associates behind. As genealogists, we can never assume anything! :o)



      • I noticed the other requests for papers to pick up the Chicago death notices after I posted. And your point about relatives not necessarily living in those places, but people having moved there, is well taken. One of my g grandfathers, whose obit appeared in a small-town WI newspaper, had lived in Long Beach CA for 7 yrs prior to his 1922 death there. The obit appeared where he’d lived for 30 yrs. At that point of his death, no family members I’m aware of were left there, but many people must have remembered him, or one of his kids wouldn’t have put an obit in that paper! He was buried in WI, next to his wife.


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