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,…

This Being Her First Birthday in Heaven

In Memoriam columns often contain the most personal notices on the obituary page of a newspaper. The column below, which first appeared on page 19 of the May 12, 1913 issue of the Chicago Daily News, is no exception: These columns remind me to go beyond the year of death when searching for clues about my ancestors’ lives.

We Miss Thee Everywhere

John Gillis’ obituary appeared on page 8 of the Chicago Daily News on March 5, 1892: “GILLIS-JOHN, beloved husband of Adelaide Lee Dunbar Gillis and father of Grace and Sedric Gillis, aged 52 years. Funeral Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., from his late residence, 2952 S. Canal-st, by carriages to Oakwoods. We miss thee…

Chicago Obituaries: January 30, 1894

The following obituaries were transcribed from page 6 of the January 30, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “BAER-Jan. 2[8?], 1894 FRANZ BAER, beloved father of Mrs. Wendelin Seng, Frank Baer and Mrs. Nicholas Hansen, aged 77 years. Funeral Wednesday, Jan. 31, from his late residence, corner Clark-st. and Ridge-av., at 9 a.m., to…