A Fortune Awaits Him

A young sea-faring man disappeared but his parents never forgot him. Whether you are a Chicagoan or a descendant of one, I think you’ll enjoy the last sentence in the article below. It appeared on the front page of the Chicago Daily News on November 15, 1894:

1894 Obituaries: November 5

Julius Pinkler died November 5, 1894 in a fire in F.C. Wings’ printing office: The following obituaries appeared under “deaths’ in the November 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 7; Bessie Ament, Eddie Bowman, Alice Loretta Gorey, Mary Halpin (nee Crotty), Mrs. Salome Hiller, Dominick Hagarty, Mary Hoag, Hester Lilly Hespen, Thomas Howard,…

Suicide in Garfield Park

The details of deaths by suicide appear in nearly every extant issue of the 1894 newspapers I have been transcribing this year. October 10, 1894 was no different: I didn’t have any luck locating Mr. Scherthe in the Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922, 1959-1994 records collection on FamilySearch. He doesn’t appear to be listed among the…