Not Buried Here

I come across something unique in nearly every cemetery I visit. Cenotaphs (monuments erected in honor of a person buried elsewhere) exist in many graveyards. The cenotaph above was particularly interesting to me because of the wonderful genealogical clues it offers. A family historian may have stumbled upon this memorial, as I did, in Bluff City Cemetery…

Daily Inter-Ocean Obituaries December 28, 1874

The Chicago Inter-Ocean was a newspaper published in the Windy City from 1879 to 1902*. The following notices of death appeared on page 8 of the Monday morning edition, December 28, 1874: “MOORHOUSE-Dec. 26, Laura Pearl, only daughter of Wm. H. and Fannie Moorhouse, aged 8 years. Funeral from residence 872 Michigan avenue, Tuesday the 29th, at 2…

Daily Inter-Ocean Obituaries December 24, 1874

The Chicago Inter-Ocean was a newspaper published in the Windy City from 1879 to 1902*. The following notices of death appeared on page 8 of the Thursday morning edition, December 24, 1874: “McWADE-Tuesday. Dec. 23, 1874, Jeannette McWade aged 21 years 3 months and 23 days. Funeral from the residence of her parents, 490 Second street, Thursday,…

From and To

As a genealogist in America, much of my research is focused on my ancestors’ countries of origin. From whence did they come? Researchers on the other side of the pond are also curious about the “to”. My husband has been helping a Norwegian genealogist learn more about his emmigrant ancestors’ lives in America. For my small part, I located their final resting places.…