The words “Accidentally Drowned” caught my eye as I read the front page of the Chicago Daily News from September 22, 1879:
“At an early hour this morning, Edward Gorham, aged 25, a Canadian, employed in the Life-Saving Service, fell off the pier and was drowned. His body was recovered. He was single, and boarded at 33 Blair street.”
His body was recovered… and then what? Returned to his parents, possibly in Canada? Buried in Chicago where he had made his home?
Quick searches on Ancestry, ChicagoAncestors, FamilySearch, and Find A Grave turned up nothing on Edward Gorham. I did find some interesting information here about the Life-Saving Service which “compiled an impressive record during its brief history”.
But I want to know where this young man was laid to rest. Don’t you?
I’m hoping one of my research-savvy readers will help in the search for the final resting place of Edward Gorham.
The question of the day – where is Edward Gorham now?