Newsworthy in 1913 and 1938

The following appeared on page 3 of the March 4, 1938 issue of the Batavia Herald; “Photo Contest A quarter of a century makes a big difference in a town. In the jump from 1913 to our present 1938…we have seen a great many changes in our community. Oiled streets have been replaced by modern…

1938 Obituaries – October 20

The following appeared in the Thursday October 20, 1938 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 34; “John C. Borgwardt. Funeral services for John C. Borgwardt, pioneer furniture manufacturer, will be held Saturday afternoon in the undertaking chapel at 2800 Belmont avenue. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. He died Wednesday morning in his home at…

1938 Obituaries: October 15

The following appeared on page 29 of the October 15, 1938 issue of the Chicago Daily News; Deaths and Funerals “James F. O’Connor. Funeral services were held today for James F. O’Connor, Knights of Columbus secretary in France during the World War, who died two days ago at his home at 2054 East 69th street. He…

1938 Obituaries – October 5

The following information appeared in the October 5, 1938 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 30; Deaths and Funerals “John W. Barwell-Funeral services for John W. Barwell, Waukegan industrialist and a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade, were held today in the chapel at 408 North Sheridan road, Waukegan. Burial was in…