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…

Lily of the Flower Family

I’m a bit confused about Lily and her relationship to the Flower family. Lily is buried in the center of the Flower family plot in Jewish Graceland Cemetery on Chicago’s north side. There is a record of her death on FamilySearch that seems to confirm her parents are the people named on the largest headstone in the same family plot. But…

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,…