The following notices of death appeared on page 14 of the December 5, 1903 Chicago Daily News:
“BACKMAN-ELMER, in memory of beloved nephew of Capt. and Mrs. M. S. Smith, who died one year ago to-day, Dec. 5, 1902. G. B. N. T.”
“BOEHM-ELIZABETH, wife of Joseph Boehm, mother of George, Carl, Val, Louisa and Christ Boehm, Fred Class, son-in-law; Lanora Boehm, daughter-in-law; Lilly Class, grandchild. Funeral Sunday, 1:30 p.m., 143 E. Webster-av., to Wunder’s cemetery.”
“CAIRNS-Dec. 3, 1903, WILLIAM, beloved husband of Jane Cairns (nee McLaughlin), father of Mrs. Henry Pagle, Mrs. John T. Sample, William S., Robert J. and George T. Cairns. Funeral Sunday at 1 p.m., from residence, 1222 Fulton-st., to Calvary Episcopal church, thence by carriages to Forest Home.”
“CAMPBELL-MATTHEW, beloved husband of Catherine Campbell (nee McCormick), father of Jennie and George, at 809 13th-st., Dec. 3, 1903. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m., to St. Charles’ church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by carriages to Mount Carmel.”
“CONLON-PETER J., beloved husband of Mary Conlon (nee Pashke), son of John and Mary Conlon (nee Costigan), brother of Mrs. Margaret White and Mrs. William Hayden, also late John and Mary Conlon. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m., from late residence, 1244 Wabash-av., to St. John’s church, thence by carriages to Calvary.”
“CORRIGAN-PETER, beloved husband of Ann Corrigan, and father of Phillip, James and the deceased Mrs. Goodwin and Edward Corrigan, at his home, 75 Maud-av. Funeral 9:30 Monday to St. Vincent’s church.”
“CARLYLE-JAMES, Dec. 4, aged 38 years. Funeral service at Sheldon’s undertaking rooms, 239 W. Madison-st., Sunday, at 1 p.m. Interment at Oakwoods cemetery.”
“CULLEN-IDA M., 49 years and 6 months, beloved mother of Lily, Paul, Norman and Bertram. Funeral Monday from 79 Adams-st., carriages to Rosehill.”
“DUFFY-THOMAS, age 18 years 3 months 26 days, son of Hugh and Margaret Duffy (nee Buckley), Nov. 29. Funeral Friday, Dec. 4, at 9:30 a.m., from 3115 Forest-av., to St. James’ church, thence by carriages to Calvary cemetery.”
“ERSCHFELD-ELIZABETH, Dec. 3, niece of Mr. and Mrs. John Schiller. Funeral from residence of John Schiller, 49 Ruble-st., Sunday, 12:30 p.m., to St. Francis’ church, thence to St. Boniface cemetery.”
“GIBBONS-MARTIN GIBBONS, beloved husband of Anna Gibbons, at his residence, [illegible] Aberdeen-st., late engineer of Skinner school, member of Humboldt tent No. 26, K. O. T. M., and Engineers’ union No. 143. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 10 o’clock, to St. Patrick’s church; interment at Mount Carmel.”
“GLAMANN-WILLIAM, beloved son of Henry Glamann and the late Julianna Glamann, brother of Mrs. Hellmuth and Mr. Peters, aged 39 years. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 6, at 10 o’clock, from late residence, 2883 Throop-st., by carriages to Oakwoods.”
“GROTH-FREDERICK Jr., beloved husband of Louise Groth and father of Frederick G. Groth, Mrs. George H. Frohoese, Mrs. Charles J. Happel and the late Mrs. Frank E. Schubert, Friday, Dec. 4, aged 74 years. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 6, at 1 o’clock, from residence, 364 S. Center-av., by carriages to Walheim.”
“GROSCH-Dec. 4, JOHN, beloved son of Marguerite Grosch (nee Liebenzler), and the late John Grosch, brother of Kate and Arthur, aged 13 years. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 8:30 a.m., from residence, 827 Nelson-st., St. Alphonsus’ church, thence to St. Boniface.”
“GUSTAFSON-JENNIE SOPHIA GUSTAFSON (nee Roden), 24 years old, beloved wife of Oscar Gustafson. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, 12 o’clock, from late residence 180 Burling-st., to Oak Street hall, 203 and 207 Oak-st., thence by carriages to Graceland cemetery. O. Gustafson, F. G. Roden, father; J.M. Roden, mother; A. L. Roden, brother and friends.”
“HANNETT-STELLA (nee Carr), beloved wife of Frank Hannett, at her residence, 934 W. 21st-pl., aged 29 years. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m., to Lincoln Street church, thence by carriages to Forest Home.”
“HODGSON-FRANK J., beloved husband of Ellen Hodgson (nee Musker), at his residence, 2556 Fulton-st., Wednesday, Dec 2, 1903, aged 26 years. Funeral Sunday from his late residence, at 1 p.m., burial at Rose Hill.”
“HOFMAN-BENNIE, beloved son of Lizzie and Richard Hofman, aged 10 years 6 months, Dec. 2. Funeral Dec. 3, from residence, 413 Belden-av.”
“HERLIHY-JOHN HERLIHY, beloved brother of Mrs. John Gleason (nee o’Brien), native of Townland, Bollyso, Kilmeedy, County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, from sister’s residence, 107 Garden-pl., to St. Patrick’s church, carriages to Calvary. Gone to see his nephew, John Gleason.”
“HILL- In loving remembrance of my beloved son, WM. E. HILL, who died a year ago to-morrow, Dec. 6, 1902; an anniversary high mass will be held at St. Bridget’s church, Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 a.m.
We miss thee from our home dear Willie;
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o’er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face;
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
FROM HIS LOVING MOTHER, SISTER AND BROTHER.”
“JOHNSON-AMANDA EVANDA, Dec. 4, 1:30 p.m., beloved daughter of Cecelia and John C. Johnson, aged 4 years 11 months and 20 days. Funeral from residence, 430 Watt-av., Pullman, Dec. 7, at 1:30 p.m., by cars to Oakwoods.”
“KITTOSKY-BERTHA, 566 W. Superior-st., Friday, Dec. 4, beloved daughter of Fredericka Puls and sister of H. J. Puls, wife of Frank Kittosky, mother of Edna and Roman. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m., to Wunders cemetery.”
“KOLLER-JOHN, suddenly at Morton Grove, Ill. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, 1903. Texas and Kansas papers please copy.”
“JANZEN-BERTHA JANZEN (nee Krouthof), beloved wife of William Janzen and mother of Myrtle and Ethel, aged 28 years 3 months 18 days. Funeral from late residence, Dec. 6, 443 N. Marshfield-av., to St. John’s church, thence to Concordia.”
“LAWLER-MICHAEL, Dec. 3, at Hot Springs, Ark., beloved husband of Clara Lawler, father of Mrs. Joseph M. Bourk, brother of Joseph, Thomas and the late Frank Lawler, and Mrs. John F. Scanlan. Funeral Sunday, 9:30 a.m., from late residence, 4215 Indiana-av., to Holy Angels’ church, carriages to Calvary.”
“LITTLE-Dec. 4, 1903, DAVID, husband of Caroline Little (nee Murphy), and father of Atherton and Lester. Funeral from his late residence, 548 Tremont-st., Monday, Dec. 7, at 1 o’clock, to Oakwoods.”
“MAHER-In memory of NICHOLAS MAHER, who died one year ago, Dec. 5, 1902. May he rest in peace. MARY MAHER, Wife.”
“MAHONEY-JAMES, beloved son of Mary and the late Timothy Mahoney (nee Lynch), brother of Bridget, John, Nellie, Timothy, Jennie, Edward, Mary, Lillie, Mrs. Katie Murray and Mrs. Lizzie Murray, aged 20 years and 6 months. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m., from late residence, 881 N. Hermitage-av., to Annunciation church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence to Northwestern depot.”
“M’GRATH-MARGARET (nee Ryan), beloved wife of James M’Grath, native of Capawhite, County Tipperary, Ireland, beloved mother of Patrick, Kittie, John, Mary, Agnes, Maurice and Michael McGrath, member of St. Columbine’s court, No. 96, W. C. O. F. of Nativity parish. Funeral Sunday, at 9 a.m., from her late residence, 3603 Emerald-av., to Church of Nativity, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”
“MANDELBAUM-Mrs. AMELIA, mother of Dora, Lou, Ben, Ike Mandelbaum, Mrs. S. Joel and Mrs. L. Most. Funeral from her residence, 1042 N. Albany-av., to Free Sons’ cemetery. Funeral notice later.”
“M’DERMOTT-LAWRENCE, beloved husband of Annie McDermott (nee O’Brien) and father of Willie McDermott and brother of Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Breslin, brother of the late William McDermott. Funeral notice later, 82 Elburn-av.”
“MILLER-In loving memory of our only beloved son and brother, ARTIE D., died one year ago today, Dec. 5, 1902.
“I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead – he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there.
‘Think of him still the same, I say:
He is not dead – he is just away.’ – Riley
LOVING PARENTS AND SISTER.”
“MITCHELL-GEORGE, beloved husband of Katherine Mitchell (nee Rogerson). Funeral Sunday, 11 a.m., from late residence, 790 Racine-av., to Mount Carmel church, by carriages to Calvary.”
“MAYNARD, at 6004 LaSalle-st, NELLIE, beloved wife of Charles Maynard, mother of Charles, Lilly and Harry Maynard, sister of Mrs. S. Wilkins and Mrs. William Lee of Hart, Mich., and Mrs. Charles Miller and James Burke of Ottawa, Ill. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. to St. Anne’s church, where high mass will be celebrated. Burial at Ottawa, Ill. Ottawa papers please copy.”
“MATTHEWS-PATRICK, beloved son of the late Mary Matthews, brother of Owen and Annie, native of County Louth, Ireland. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m., from his late residence, 22 N. Artesian-av., to St. Malachy’s church, thence by carriages to Mount Carmel.”
“NELSON-RUTH, beloved daughter of Abe and Jennie Nelson (nee Kuttner), aged 14 months and 2 weeks. Funeral from parents’ residence, 687 W. Chicago-av., to Waldheim, Sunday, Dec. 6, 12 o’clock.”
“OLSON, Dec. 5, 1903, ANNA S. OLSON (nee Peterson), beloved wife of Olaf Olson, sister of Lydia Peterson, Mrs. John Palin. Funeral Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m., from residence, 379 N. Franklin-st., carriages to Graceland. Swedish papers please copy.”
“O’MALLEY, Dec. 4, 1903, CATHERINE JOSEPHINE, infant daughter of Michael J. and Catherine O’Malley (nee Mulchrom). Funeral Sunday, at 10 o’clock, from residence, 2181 N. Hermitage-av.; carriages to Calvary.”
“POWERS-BERNARD J., age 8 months, beloved son of Edward J. and Josephine E. Powers (nee Rooney), brother of Anastacia, Nicholas, Catherine, Edward, Mary and Joseph E. Powers. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 6, 1903, at 10 a.m., from his home, 2939 Parnell-av., thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.”
“PAULER-HERBERT, Dec. 3, 1903, aged 65 years 2 months 7 days, beloved husband of Anna, and father of Frank, Anna, Elizabeth and Charles Pauler. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m., to St. Boniface cemetery.”
“PULVER-In memory of BENJAMIN PULVER, who died Dec. 5, 1901, beloved son of Mrs. S. Pulver and dear brother of Mrs. B. Moser, Mrs. G. Pollack and Rose Pulver. Gone but not forgotten, FROM MOTHER AND SISTERS.”
“SEEBER-JOSEPH, Dec. 2, aged 50 years 9 months and 10 days, beloved husband of Katherine Seeber (nee Miller) and beloved father of Mrs. William Welsch (nee Seeber) and Joseph F. Seeber. Funeral from late residence, 2312 Lincoln-av., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 pm., to St. Mathias’ church.”
“STERZENBACH-EVA STERZENBACH (nee Stackley) beloved wife of Mathias Sterzenbach, beloved mother of Mrs. W. Stevenson, Mrs. L. Leebmuis, Mrs. E. Knowles, Gertrude, Mathias and Harry, 1461 W. Taylor-st., Dec. 4, 1903. Funeral Dec. 6, at 12 o’clock, to Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, thence by carriages to St. Boniface. “
“SOLLETT-Dec. 2, 1903, GOSTAVE, beloved wife of the late Francis Sollett and mother of Frank and Katie Sollett, and daughter of Mrs. Wagner and sister of Mrs. Tillie Falstaf, Mrs. Carrie Hans and Mrs. Christine Bruline. Funeral Sunday at 12:30 from late residence, 763 Dickson-st., to St. Boniface church, thence by carriages to St. Boniface cemetery.”
“SCHMITT-SOPHIA, beloved daughter of Edwin and Louise Sharp. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., from late residence, 2882 Wallace-st., to St. Anthony’s church.”
“SADUSKY-EMMA (nee Oliva), beloved wife of Frank Sadusky, at her residence, 406 S. Halsted-st., Friday, Dec. 4, at 11 p.m., aged 20 years. Funeral Monday, Dec. 7, at 10 o’clock from her late residence; burial Bohemian National cemetery.”
“SHAY-CORNELIUS SHAY, beloved and only brother of Mrs. Kittie Skelly. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 6, from his late residence, 197 Grand-av., 9:30, to St. Steven’s church, and thence by carriages to Mount Carmel. Member of Marquette court of C. O. F.
May his soul rest in peace.
I will come to your grave when your spirit has fled,
And beneath the green sod you are laid with the dead
When the heart that once loved me is turning to clay,
And in the cold ground you are fading away.
HIS ONLY SISTER.”
“WHITE-EDWIN D., at his residence, 6931 Wentworth-av., Dec. 3, 1903, age 59 years. Funeral Sunday, 10 a.m., to Cleveland.”
My transcription above is exactly as the notices appeared in the December 5, 1903 issue of the Chicago Daily News with the exception of 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.