The following obituaries appeared on page 5 of the July 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News:
“COOPER-July 3, 1894, GEORGE COOPER, beloved husband of Ada Cooper (nee Sargent). Funeral Friday at 10 o’clock from late residence, 632 Elston-av., to N.W. R. R. depot, by cars to Rose Hill.”
“EINHORN-July 4, 1894, KATIE, dearly beloved wife of Stephen Einhorn, aged 26 years. Funeral Saturday, 9 a.m., from late residence, 2348 S. Canal-st., to St. Anthony’s church, thence by carriages to St. Mary’s cemetery.”
“FREDERICKSON-WALTER, beloved son of Charles A. and the late Christine Frederickson, July 4. Funeral from his late residence, 234 Division-st., at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, by carriages to Graceland.”
“FINNIGAN-JAMES, infant son of Officer James Finnigan, aged 6 months. Funeral from parents’ residence, 2900 Wallace-st., July 6, at 8:30 a.m., thence by C. & A. Ry. from 23d-st. station to Sag cemetery.”
“FREDRICKSON-Tuesday, July 3, at 11 p.m., AMUND, beloved father of Marie and Fred Fredrickson, aged 63 years and 5 days. Funeral from late residence, 14 Clarkson-av., Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m., by carriages for Rose Hill.”
“GLASCOTT-July 5, 1894, FRANCIE P., beloved child of Margaret and Patrick Glascott, aged 6 months and 28 days. Funeral Friday, from parents’ residence, 142 Nobel-st., at 12 o’clock, by carriages to Calvary.”
“GILLOLEY-July 4, 1894, at 5630 Atlantic-st., THOMAS DESMODY, beloved and only son of Mrs. J. H. Gilloley, aged 4 years 6 months and 16 days. Burial at Davenport, Iowa.”
“HARVEY-July 4, PAULINE HARVEY, of appendicitis, aged 4 years, youngest daughter of Turlington W. and Bettie Badger Harvey. Funeral at the family residence, 1702 Prairie-av., Friday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m.”
“LAMB-At Waukegan, Ill., July 3, 1894, NELLIE E. LAMB (nee Drough) adopted daughter of James and Mary Lamb. Funeral Friday, the 6th, at 10 a.m., to St. Mary’s church.”
“LARKIN-At 636 Center-av., July 4, JOHN P., the beloved son of Michael and Margaret Larkin (nee O’Hara), aged 3 years and 6 months. Funeral to Sag cemetery, Friday, July 6, at 9 a.m.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.”
“LAUX-July 3, 1894, at his residence, 352 W. Lake-st., JACOB LAUX, aged 36 years.”
“MURPHY-July 4, MARGARET, beloved wife of John Murphy and mother of Frank Murphy and Mrs. Donegan and Mrs. Donnallin, Philip, Anna, Bridget, Edward and the late Maggie Murphy. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m. from her late residence, 3113 Emerald-av., to Church of Nativity, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”
“MEISER-JACOB J., beloved husband of Annie Meiser (nee Suerth), at the age of 32 years and 16 days. Funeral from his late residence, 184 Rumsey-st., at 9 o’clock Friday morning, to St. Boniface.”
“MEYER-July 4, 1894, AUGUSTA T., wife of Nick Meyer, 3350 Union-av., aged 44 years 11 months and 12 days. Funeral notice hereafter.”
“NELSON-July 4, 1894, Mrs. CATHERINE NELSON, at her residence, 3516 Wabash-av., widow of the late Thomas Nelson, mother of William P., Thomas E., John L. and Nicholas J. Nelson and Mrs. A. D. Plamondon. Funeral Saturday morning to St. Elizabeth’s church, 41st-st and Wabash-av., thence by carriages to Calvary; no flowers.”
“NIEMANN-Wednesday, July 4, 1894, WILLIAM NIEMANN, aged 51 years. Funeral Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m., from his late residence, 470 W. 19th-st., to Waldheim cemetery.”
“SMITH-At his residence, 1732 23d-st., July 4, JAMES E. SMITH, aged 27 years. Funeral private Thursday, at 2 o’clock.”
“SHAW-July 5, 1894, GEORGE, beloved son of John and Rose Shaw (nee Fox), aged 4 years. Funeral Saturday, July 7, at 9:20 a.m., by carriages to Mount Olivet from parents’ residence, 801 39th-st.
The window was open, the curtains were drawn.
A dove flew in and our darling was gone.
HIS SISTER LOTTIE.”
My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 5 of the July 5, 1894 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 are also memorialized on Find A Grave.