John Gillis’ obituary appeared on page 8 of the Chicago Daily News on March 5, 1892:
“GILLIS-JOHN, beloved husband of Adelaide Lee Dunbar Gillis and father of Grace and Sedric Gillis, aged 52 years.
Funeral Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., from his late residence, 2952 S. Canal-st, by carriages to Oakwoods.
We miss thee from our home, dear father;
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o’er our lives 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 WIFE AND CHILDREN”
John is not a leaf on my family tree, but perhaps he is a leaf on yours.
I hope you’ll stop by his Find A Grave memorial and leave him some flowers.
I think his family would like that.