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…

1894 Marriage and Birth: August 25

Birth and marriage announcements are a rarity in the extant issues of the Chicago Daily News I transcribe. When I stumble upon them, I enjoy sharing these announcements with you. The following notices appeared on page 6 of the August 25, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “NESWOLD-Aug. 25, to Mr. and Mrs. A.L.…

1894 Marriages; July 9

The following announcement appeared on page 5 of the July 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “MARRIAGES. BALDWIN-PATTERSON-Monday, July 9, at Covenant Congregational church, by the Rev. Willie Fiefield, D.D., PEARL LEOTUS, daughter of J. L. Patterson, and ARTHUR KIRK BALDWIN of Cleveland.”

1894 Obituaries: June 30

The following notices of death were published on page 5 of the Chicago Daily News, June 30, 1894: “SPILLARD-At Elgin, Ill., June 29, of pneumonia, Mrs. MARGARET SPILLARD. Burial there from St. Mary’s church Monday morning, July 2, the Rev. D. J. Spillard, her oldest son, officiating, assisted by the Very Rev. Mackin and the Rev.…

Wedding This Evening

“ROTH-BLATTAN-C. EDMUND ROTH and MISS MINNIE BLATTAN will be married this evening at St. Paul’s church, LaSalle-av. and Ontario-st.: ceremony at 8 p.m.; the Rev. R. A. John officiating.” The notice above appeared on page 11 of the June 20, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News. My transcription above is exactly as it appeared in…

1894 Chicago Engagement and Marriage

The following notices appeared on page 8 of the May 10, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, “ENGAGEMENTS: COOPER-LEVY-The engagement is announced of Mr. ABRAM COOPER to Miss MAUD LEVY.” “MARRIAGES: CAMPBELL-DOUGLAS-At the residence of Dr. J. G. Bemis, 118 Center-av., ADDISON B. CAMPBELL of New York and MARGUERITE DOUGLASS of Chicago, May 9,…