1887 Obituaries: March 1

Bethany Union Church, 1750 W 103rd St, Chicago Illinois

Bethany Union Church, 1750 W 103rd St, Chicago Illinois

From the front page of the March 1, 1887 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“ALLEN-At 734 Hinman-st., ALICE, daughter of Gerald and Margaret Allen, aged 3 months and 13 days. Funeral Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., by carriages to Calvary.”

“ANDREWS-At 537 31st-st., Feb. 28, Miss CARRIE FANGMEYER, daughter of L. A. and Julia A. Andrews. Notice of funeral hereafter. Baltimore papers please copy”

“BOYDE-On Feb. 28, 1887, MARGARET ANN, wife of William H. Boyde and eldest daughter of James and Jane Smith. Funeral service at her parents’ residence, 132 N. Ada-st., on Thursday, March 3, at 11:30 a.m., and thence by special car to Rose Hill, from Ada and Kinzie-sts. Isle of Man and Barrow-in-Furness (England) papers please copy”

“BURKE-At his residence, 20 N. Western-av., Monday, February 28, at 10:30 a.m., James H., beloved husband of Mary Burke, nee McMahon, aged 43 years. Funeral Wednesday, March 2, at 10 o’clock, by carriages to St. Malachy’s Church, where solemn high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“BERGLAND-At Chicago Emergency Hospital, Feb. 26, CHARLES BERGLAND, aged 43 years. Burial at Graceland.”

“COONEY-March 1, at her home, near Lake Forest, Ill., MARY COONEY, aged 24 years. Funeral Thursday, at 10 a.m.”

“COYNE-At 35 Courtland-st., Feb. 26, HARRY COYNE, aged 8 years. Burial at Rose Hill.”

“DAVIDSON-At 3103 S. Halsted-st., Feb. 26, JANE DAVIDSON, aged 40 years. Burial at Oakwoods.”

“DOANE-At 281 Bissell-st., Feb. 26, ENOCH G. DOANE, aged 87 years. Burial at Oak Rock.”

“DANIELS-At Park Ridge, Feb. 27, Mrs. CAROLINE DANIELS, aged 67 years. Funeral from Methodist Church, Park Ridge, Wednesday morning, 10:30 to Mound Ridge, Norwood.”

“EDDY-At 1678 Fulton-st., Feb. 26, NELSON H. EDDY, aged 71 years. Burial at Rose Hill.”

“ENRIGHT-At 330 W. 13th-st., Feb. 26, ELLEN ENRIGHT, aged 82 years. Burial at Calvary.”

“FARLOW-At 1341 George-st., Lake View, Feb. 28, JOHN, youngest son of Henry and Isabella Farlow, aged 6 months.”

“GALLIVAN-At 115 Maxwell-st., Feb. 26, JOHN H. GALLIVAN, aged 56 years. Burial at Calvary.”

“GALLAGAN-At 41 Michigan-av., Feb. 27, ROBERT GALLAGAN, aged 80 years. Burial at Calvary.”

“HEFFERNAN-At his residence, 87 15th-st., Feb. 27, JOSEPH HEFFERNAN, beloved husband of Mary Mooney. Funeral by cars to Mount Olivet Wednesday, March 2, at 12 o’clock sharp, to Grand Trunk Depot.”

“HEGE-DOROTEA, wife of Albert Hege. Funeral from Raymond court, Wednesday, at 1 p.m., to Waldheim

“JOHNSON-ANDREW, beloved husband of Christina Johnson, aged 57 [number is difficult to read; subject to correction]. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 288 W. Indiana-st., March 2, at 1:30 p.m., to Graceland.”

“FANGMEYER-At 537 31st-st., Feb. 28, CARRIE, wife of F. Fangmeyer and daughter of L. A. and Julia A. Andrews. Services at 8 o’clock this Tuesday evening, burial on Wednesday at State Line, Ind. Baltimore and Cincinnati papers please copy.”

From page two of the March 1, 1887 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“HANDREHAN-At Home for the Aged, Sheffield and Fullerton-avs., Feb. 27, JOHN HANDREHAN, aged 78 [or 73] years. Burial at Calvary.”

“JONES-At 813 W. Harrison-st., Feb. 28, J.D. JONES, aged 25 years. Burial at Janesville, Wis.”

“KECKEISEN-At 490 S. Wood-st., Feb. 26, EVA KECKEISEN, aged 65 years. Burial at St. Boniface.”

“KNAPP-At her residence, Michigan-av. and Washington-st., Feb. 28, 1887, MARY A., wife of William Knapp and sister of William and George Gillam, aged 29 years. Notice of funeral hereafter. London, Prescott and Ottawa (Canada) papers please copy.”

“KELLY- At Cook County Hospital, Feb. 26, JOSEPH KELLY, aged 54 years. Burial at Calvary.”

“LARSEN-Feb. 28, 1887, LOUIS E., son of Louis W. E. and Katie H. Larsen, 104 Ewing-st., aged 8 months.

“LAWLESS-At Cook County Hospital, Feb. 26, MAGGIE LAWLESS, aged 50 years. Burial at Calvary.”

“LEAHY-DANIEL LEAHY, beloved husband of Bridget Drew, aged 58 years; native of Parish of Brun, County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral from his late residence, 2[xx]3 Emerald-av., Wednesday, at 9 o’clock a.m., to All Saints’ Church, thence by cars to Mount Olivet.

May his soul rest in peace,

Oh, father dear, you have left us here,

And your loss we deeply mourn,

But we will pray until that day,

When we will meet you up in heaven. FROM HIS CHILDREN”

“LAUER- On Monday, Feb. 28, 1887, at 10:30 a.m., MARY CHARLOTTE, infant daughter of Nicholas A. and Elizabeth Reis Lauer, aged 6 months and 13 days. Funeral from parents’ residence, 117 S. Clark-st., at 2 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, March 2, to St. Boniface Cemetery.”

“MURPHY-At her residence, 319 Illinois-st., Feb. 28, 1887, MARY, beloved wife of Thomas Murphy, aged 5[?] years. Funeral Wednesday, March 2, at 10 o’clock, to the Church of the Holy Name, were (sic) high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“O’KANE-Feb. 27, 1887, DANIEL O’KANE, member of Engine Co. 13’s house, 19 Dearborn-st., to St. Mary’s Church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”

“O’BRIEN-At 318 North Branch-st., Feb. 26, MARTIN O’BRIEN, aged 17 years. Burial at Calvary.”

“OLAN-March 1, 1887, MARY ELLEN OLAN, aged 3 months. Funeral March 2, from parents’ residence, 963 W. 12th-st., by carriages to Calvary, at 10 a.m.”

“OLIVER-The funeral of THOMAS H. OLIVER, will take place from his late residence, 512 Austin-av., Wednesday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m. Cars from Kinzie-st. and Ashland-av. to Rose Hill. Burial by Garfield Lodge, A.F. & A.M.”

“PIPER-At 438 N. Clark-st., Feb. 26, Mrs. JANE PIPER, aged 30 years. Burial at Graceland.”

“SCHMIDT-At 281 Augusta-st., Feb. 27, CARL SCHMIDT, aged 67 years. Burial at Concordia.”

“SENG-At 358 N. Franklin-st., LAMBERT W. SENG, at the age of 9-1/2 months. Funeral will take place from parents’ residence, Tuesday, March 1, at 2 o’clock, in carriages to St. Boniface Cemtery.”

“SONTAG-At her residence, 178 W. Polk-st., March 1, 1887, EVA, beloved wife of Henry Sontag, aged 46 years. Funeral Thursday morning, March 3, at 9 o’clock, to St. Francis Church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to St. Boniface Cemetery.”

“THOMPSON-At 2815 Groveland-av., Feb. 27, WILLIAM L. THOMPSON, aged 44 years. Burial at Worthwood, Iowa.”

“VANDEVEER-At 1905 Wabash-av., Feb. 28, 10 p.m., HENRY L. VANDERVEER. Notice of funeral hereafter.”

“WHITE-At 1240 Milwaukee-av., Feb. 27, WILLIAM WHITE, aged 68 years. Burial at Rose Hill.”

“WESTON-At Harrison and Throop-sts., Feb. 27, JOHN WESTON, aged 70 years. Burial at Calvary.”

“WALKER-At 774 W. Lake-st., Feb. 26, SAMUEL BENT WALKER, aged 80 years. Burial at Graceland.”

“WEDELES-Feb. 28, at 6 p.m., EMIL, son of Mrs. Annie Wedeles, aged 26 years. Funeral Wednesday, March 2, at 11 o’clock, from his late residence, 3216 Calumet-av. Friends are invited.”

“WIEGERT-Feb. 28, 1887, HENRY H. WIEGERT, aged 50[?] years and 1 month. Funeral from his late residence, 1 Washtenaw-av., Humboldt Park, Wednesday, March 2, by carriages to Wunder Cemetery.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on pages 1 & 2 of the March 1, 1887 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.

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