1912 Obituaries: November 2

obituariesThe following obituaries appeared on page 20 of the November 2, 1912 issue of the Chicago Daily News;

“BORCHARDT-Catherine (nee Michel), Nov 1, 1912, aged 56 years 5 months, beloved wife of J. F. and mother of Frank, George, Henry, Joseph and Albert, sister of Mrs. Mary Beutgen, Mrs. Annie Anderson, Mrs. Maggie Gunlach, Joseph and Adam Michel; member of Christian Mothers’ society of Holy Trinity church and St. Francis of Assisi court No. 44. W. C. O. of Foresters. Funeral from late residence, 2078 Ogden-av., Sunday, Nov. 3, at 12:30 p.m., to Holy Trinity church, thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“BROWN-William, Oct. 31, aged 63 years, at residence, 4831 S. Ridgeway-av., beloved husband of Elizabeth Brown (nee Fitzgerald), father of John, William, Joseph, Edward, Charles and Dora Brown, Mrs. John Schultz and Mrs. William Strauch. Funeral Sunday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m., at St. Gall’s church, 55th and Millard-av., thence to Grand Trunk Elsdon station, for 12:30 train to Mount Olivet.”

“BELL-Loretta Olive, 10:30 p.m., Oct. 31, 1912, aged 5 months, beloved daughter of Mr. Earle C. and Loretta Thompson Bell, grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Bell and Mrs. Margaret Farrell. Funeral from late residence, 3059 Southport-av., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m., to Calvary cemetery.”

“BRADLEY-Walter J., at his residence, 2226 N. 49th-ct., beloved husband of Hanna (nee Cantwell), fond father of Walter Jr., Eugene, Margaret and Bernadette. Funeral Monday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m., to St. Genevieve’s church, where high mass will be celebrated, carriages to Mount Carmel.”

“BEILFUSS-Albert C., beloved husband of Augusta Beilfuss (nee Gilbert), Oct. 31, 1912, at the age of 56 years. Funeral Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 o’clock, from late residence, 6913 Union-av., to German Lutheran Zion church, at 99th and Winston-av., thence to Oakwoods cemetery.”

“BJORKHOLM-A.G., Oct. 29, beloved husband of Hulda Bjorkholm (nee Oppe). Funeral at 2:30 p.m., from late residence, 842 Buckingham-pl. Burial at Graceland.”

“BERENSON-Lina, wife of Andrew and mother of Elizabeth and Bernhard. Funeral from her late residence, 3573 Medill-av., Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1:30 p.m.”

“DULING-Bartholomew, beloved husband of the late Margaret, father of Edward Duling, Mrs. Mary Russell, Mrs. Kate McNally and Mrs. Ann Mulcahy. Funeral Monday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m., from his late residence, 715 W. 54th-pl., to Visitation church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by automobiles to Calvary.”

“CLARK-Edward Allen, Oct, 31, 1912, aged 43 years, beloved husband of Emily Augusta Clark (nee Peterson), beloved son of Hattie E. Clark. Funeral Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m., from late residence, 834 N. Harding-av., carriages to Rosehill.”

“CLARKE-At Frederick, Md., on Nov. 1, Horace Woodward Clarke, aged 58 years, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James C. Clarke of Mobile, Ala., and brother of Mrs. Horatio O. Stone and Mrs. Edward T. Jeffery of this city.”

“CAMPBELL-Jane, Nov.1, at Downers Grove, mother of Thos. M., and Margaret Campbell. Funeral services at Rosehill cemetery chapel, Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3:30 p.m.”

“DWYER-John J., Nov. 2, 1912, beloved husband of Katherine Dwyer (nee Fox), father of Rose, Irene and Phillip, at residence, 1416 Hastings-st. Funeral notice later.”

“ELLIS-Mary E. (nee Hickey), beloved with of T. J. Ellis, mother of James F., Thomas J. Jr., Clarence V., George [illegible middle initial], Raymond W., Mrs. James F. Finn and Mrs. Albert W. Wohfiel, sister of Mrs. T. O’Brien, Mrs. George W. Webb, Mrs. Henry F. Flood and Miss Josie Hickey, at her home, 47 N. Waller-av., Austin. Funeral notice later.”

“EDWARDS-Harry C., entered into rest at his residence, 4620 Magnolia-av., Friday, Nov. 1, 7 a.m., beloved husband of Louise S. Edwards, father Eugene B. Edwards and Elizabeth Hesson. Funeral services at Rosehill chapel, Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Philadelphia papers please copy.”

“FISCHER-Anton, beloved husband of the late Magdalena Fischer, father of John and George Fischer, Mrs. Margaret Beilfuss and Mrs. Mabel Degnan, aged 74 years 4 months and 7 days…” [remainder of obituary missing]

“NELSON-Louis, 1909 Berwyn-av., Nov. 1, age 39 years, beloved husband of Christine Nelson, fond father of Carl V. and Olga. Funeral Tuesday, at 2 p.m., from Hultin’s chapel, 3176 N. Clark. Burial at Rosehill.”

“POLLAK-Charles Edward, Nov. 1, beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Reuter), fond father of Charles E., Jr., beloved son of Antonette and the late Joseph Pollak and brother of John J., Mrs. George Reuter, Teresa, Nettie and Arthur Pollak. Funeral Monday, Nov. 4, from mother’s residence, 1306 N. Harding-av., to St. Philomena’s church, 41st-ct. and Cortland-st., where requiem high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“PERAZZO-Angela, Nov. 1, beloved mother of Joseph, Mrs. Rolandelly, Mrs. Brath, Frank, Amelia and the late Mary Perazzo. Funeral Monday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m., from her late residence, 1457 Solon-pl., to Church of Assumption, where high mass will be celebrated; thence by carriages to Mount Carmel. Member of Santa Maria society.”

“PRINGLE-John, beloved husband of Mrs. John Pringle, residence, 815 Crescent-pl. Funeral Monday, Nov. 4, 1912, at 1 p.m., from George Klaner’s chapel, 4717 Evanston-av., by automobiles to Graceland cemetery.”

“PATITZON-Nov. 1, Fridaka, aged 98 years, remains go from Postlewaite, Oak Park chapel, to Graceland cemetery. Services in Graceland chapel at 2:30, Monday.”

“RHEINBOLD-Meyer, 9153 Commercial-av., aged 61 years and 8 months, beloved husband of Louise, father of Ernest and the late Selma Neiumann. Funeral services Monday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m., Masonic hall, 91st and Exchange-av. Interment from Oakwoods chapel, where Masonic services will be held at 2:30 bt Constancia lodge. Indianapolis papers please copy.”

“RITTER-Sophia, aged 67 years; mother of late Mrs. Sophia Hedrick and Mrs. Fred Krueger, died suddenly. Funeral Monday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m., from late residence, 2225 Homer-st., carriages to Concordia.”

“SINGERA-MINNIE, Oct. 30, aged 36 years, wife of Servatius Singer, mother of Arthur and Carl Singer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ahlgrim, sister of Mrs. Lizzie Wahl, Mrs. Anna Boyd and Fred and William Ahlgrim. Funeral services Sunday, 1 o’clock, at residence of Fred Ahlgrim, 2224 N. Central Park-av., carriages to Oakridge cemetery.”

“SMITH-John, Nov. 2, age 72 years, at his residence, North and 64th-avs., Galemood, father of Charles and Arthur Smith, Mrs. J. L. Laubner, Mrs. Fred Wolf, William, Fred and Bert Smith and Mrs. O. J. Ward. Funeral Monday at 11 a.m., interment Oakridge cemetery.”

“SMITH-Edward S., beloved son of Margaret and the late Edward Smith, brother of Charles I., Eugene J. and Mrs. E. J. Bertrand. Funeral from his late residence, 5453 Magnolia-av., to St. Ita’s church, Monday, Nov. 4, 1912, at 9:30 a.m. Burial at Calvary.”

“SCHAEFER-Oct. 31, Joseph A., husband of Olga, age 32 years. Funeral services Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m., at Postlewaite chapel, 1867 Ogden-av.; interment at Waldheim cemetery, where Masonic services will be held by Golden Rule lodge, A. F. & A. M.”

“STEINEL-Antonia (nee Friegang), beloved wife of Frank Steinel, daughter of Wilhelmina Friegang. Funeral Sunday, at 1:30 p.m. from 3453 Lemoyne-st., by automobiles to Oakridge cemetery.”

“TENGBERG-John E., Oct. 30, 1912, aged 70 years, beloved husband of Anna C. Tengberg, father of Mrs. A. Erickson, Mrs. A. Larson, Justus B., Alma F. and Otto Tengberg, brother of Mrs. O. W. Peterson, grandfather of Roy and Elmer Tengberg. Funeral Sunday, at 2 p.m. from his late residence, 558 Vedder-st., interment at Montrose; member of Society Svea.”

“TANGNEY-Elizabeth, from the Hursen funeral chapel, 2346 W. Madison-st., Monday, 8 a.m., to St. Patrick’s church, carriages to Calvary.”

“THREADGOLD-Charles, beloved son of Mary Threadgold and the late Robert, brother of Mrs. Anna Wardell, Mrs. Joseph E. Ross, Mrs. Jennie Roeth, Mrs. Katherine Kaufmann, Mrs. Myrtle Horan. Funeral Sunday, Nov. 3, at 9:30, from his sister’s residence, 2034 Harrison-st., by carriages, to Mount Carmel.”

“WOLF-Catherine (nee Sterk), Nov. 2, 1912, beloved wife of the late Joseph Wolf and mother of Mrs. Heinz, Gustav and Maurice Wolf. Funeral Tuesday at 9 a.m., from late residence, 1937 Nebraska-av., to St. Aloysius’ church, thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery.”

“WEBER-Michael J., aged 52 years, brother of Elizabeth Wallenborn, Philomena Heyer and John F., Saturday, Oct. 2, 1912, 2328 Lincoln-av. Funeral notice later.”

My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared on page 20 of the November 2, 1912 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of the quotation marks at the beginning and end of each obituary. Abbreviations, capitalization, grammar and references to people, places and things are indicative of the era in which this information was first published.

When possible, the deceased have also been memorialized on Find A Grave.

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