Cards of Thanks

Obituaries are not the only death-related notices published in newspapers. Families would often post notices expressing their gratitude to others who helped them during such a stressful time. Savvy genealogists look beyond death notices. The “Cards of Thanks” column on the left appeared on page 11 of the Chicago Daily News on January third 1920.

1920 Obituaries: January 3

From the front page of the January 3, 1920 issue of the Chicago Daily News: “COSTELLO-Jan. 2, 1920, Hanorah, aged 70 years. Funeral Monday, Jan. 5, at 9:30 a.m., from chapel, 1115 W. 12th-st., to Holy Family church, where high mass will be celebrated; autos to Mount Carmel.” “DURKEN-Eileen M., beloved daughter of Thomas J.…