Chicago Obituaries: January 11, 1905

Genealogists everywhere know the value of a well-written obituary. In the obits below, you’ll find Names of the deceased and names of others in their circle Nicknames, maiden names, married names of female family members Dates of death Possible dates of birth Addresses of homes Final resting places Connections to other cities and states Church affiliations…

Coincidences in the Family Tree

I ran across the ads below while reading the newspaper. The April 7, 1884 issue of the Chicago Daily News to be exact. (What? You thought I was reading today’s paper?) Notice the duplicated ad in the center of the column? “Mrs. Mueller, Doctress and Midwife.” This reminded me of a previous post where I shared that for…

Chicago Daily News Obituaries; 26 Dec 1899

The following obituaries were transcribed from page 11 of the December 26, 1899 issue of the Chicago Daily News: “BAIER-JOHN, beloved husband of Crescentia Baier, Dec. 25, aged 68 years. Funeral services Thursday, Dec. 28, at 9:30 a.m., at his late residence, 377 Sedgwick-st., to St. Michael’s church, thence to St. Boniface cemetery.” “BOROUGH-Dec. 24,…

1912 Obituaries: November 29

From page 22 of the Chicago Daily News November 29, 1912; “ANDERSON-Wm. C., aged 76 years, Nov. 2, 1912, beloved husband of Elizabeth Anderson. Funeral from late residence, 2442 N. Kimball-av., Sunday, Dec. 1, at 12:30 p.m., to St. Paul’s Lutheran church, 2215 W. North-av., at 1:30 p.m., thence by carriages to Mount Olive cemetery.”…

1912 Obituaries: November 21

From page 21 of the November 21, 1912 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “ACKLEY-Patrick, beloved husband of Margaret Ackley and father of Mrs. Robert Rogers and David J., Frank P., Anna T. and Margaret R. Ackley. Funeral from late residence, 1924 Washington-bd., to St. Jarlath’s church, where requiem high mass will be celebrated, thence…

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.