1894 Obituaries: October 15

The following deaths were reported in the October 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 7: Mathias J. Becker Louisa Biagi Timothy Connelly (unnamed male) Conley Bridget Deely (nee Quirk) Mary Dinan Ann J. Finley Andrew Friederich Charles Gunderson Anton Franz Graf Margareth Gergen Katherine Goelz John Hagerty Christian Hansen Mrs. Elmer Johnston…

Suicide in Garfield Park

The details of deaths by suicide appear in nearly every extant issue of the 1894 newspapers I have been transcribing this year. October 10, 1894 was no different: I didn’t have any luck locating Mr. Scherthe in the Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922, 1959-1994 records collection on FamilySearch. He doesn’t appear to be listed among the…

1894 Obituaries: October 5

The following deaths were reported in the October 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News on page 11: Edward Anglem Ada. M. Austin H. Baltzer Julia Busse (nee Dettmar) Margaret A. Castleberry, Mrs. Hugh Cunninghamh Peter Thomas Dasso Mary Downs (nee Mangler) Frances Doyle John Foley John Garrity John Kelly Louis Kohn Patrick Lenahan…

1894 Obituaries: September 26

This day in 1894 was a surprisingly light day for notices of death published in the Chicago Daily News. The following people were listed among the recently deceased: Willie Anderson Augustine Cudmore Agnes Dean Mrs. J. Everdon Henry Garrison Arthur Holmes Annie Heidbrink Joseph Kerwin Christian Leth William Milne August Clarence Schweinfurth Charles Fred Wilbur

1894 Obituaries: September 25

Per page 2 of the September 25th issue of the Chicago Daily News: Judge Windes ruled on a lawsuit between Dion Boucicault and Robert Buchanan J. W. Brennan was injured on 61st Street (the street on which my 2nd great-grandparents lived!) John Myers was fined by Justice Kersten for breaking the jaw of Carleton Berry over…

1894 Obituaries: September 20

The following item appeared on page 1 of the September 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “Dropped Dead in a Saloon. John Jones, a cook in the employ of Hayes Bros., contractors on the drainage canal, dropped dead suddenly last evening in Patrick McMann’s saloon, 1255 Blue Island avenue. Heart disease is supposed…

1894 Obituaries: September 15

The following obituaries appeared on page 2 of the September 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “EWERS-Friday, Sept. 14, at Hillsdale, Mich., WILLIAM, beloved husband of Hattie Ewers and father of A. W. Ewers. Funeral notice later.” The following obituaries appeared on page 6 of the September 15, 1894 issue of the Chicago…

Gas Kills Man and Wife

The following article appeared on page 1 of the September 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “GAS KILLS MAN AND WIFE. Death Enters the Home of J. A. Rawlins of Ravenswood. J. A. Rawlins and his wife were killed by illuminating gas in Ravenswood during last night. The couple lives at Sunnyside avenue…