1880 Obituaries: June 16

The following obituaries appeared on page one of the June 16, 1880 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“LASSEN-In the 17th year of his age, ELLING LASSEN, born in Norway, father of E.J. Lassen and Jenny Amundsen. Funeral from Symer-st., in Town of Jefferson, June 16, at 9 a.m., to Graceland.”

“LONG-June 15, at 4 p.m., of cholera infantum, WILFRED CRAIG, youngest son of William C. and A. M. Long. Funeral from residence, 662 Carroll-av., Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m., by carriages to Rose Hill. Friends of the family are invited.”

“MORRISON-On June 16, after a lingering illness, EPHRAIM MORRISON, an old settler, aged 65. Funeral Thursday, 17th, at 2 o’clock, p.m., at residence, 172 W. Monroe-st.”

“McCULLY-June 14, IDA, daughter of John and Kitty McCulley, aged 2 years and 2 months.”

“SCANLAN-On June 15, after a lingering illness, MARY E., daughter of Edward and the late Ann Scanlan, aged 19 years. Funeral Thursday, the 17th from the residence of the family, 141 W. Jackson-st., at 10 a.m., to St. Patrick’s Church, thence by cars to Calvary Cemetery.”

“YOUNG-On the 15th inst., at 5 o’clock a.m., at his father’s residence, No. 2824 S. Dearborn-st., JOHN YOUNG, eldest son of M. J. Young, aged 20 years and 6 months. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 1 of the June 16, 1880 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalizations and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was published. When possible, the deceased was also memorialized on Find A Grave.

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