We Miss Thee Everywhere

John Gillis’ obituary appeared on page 8 of the Chicago Daily News on March 5, 1892:

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“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.

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