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…

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,…

1915 Obituaries: Dec 2, 5 and 6

The following notices of death appeared in the December 2, 1915 issue of the Minneapolis Journal; “DUNKLEY-Mrs. Anna, aged 91 years, widow of John Dunkley, died Thursday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. F. H. Hale, 2316 Logan av N. She is survived by two sons and three daughters, William Dunkley of Minneapolis,…

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…

1888 Obituaries: November 10

The following death notices were printed in the Chicago Daily News, November 10, 1888: “CARROLL-Nov. 9, 1888, at 138 Michigan, removed to Casey’s, southeast corner of Desplaines and Adams-sts., JOHN, beloved son of John and Mary (Donahue) Carroll, aged 24 years and 10 months. Funeral Sunday.” “CLANERT-FREDERICK CARL CLANERT, Saturday morning, November 10, 1888, aged…

1912 Obituaries: November 2

The following obituaries appeared on page 20 of the November 2, 1912 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “BORCHARDT-Catherine (nee Michel), Nov 1, 1912, aged 56 years 5 months, beloved wife of J. F. and mother of Frank, George, Henry, Joseph and Albert, sister of Mrs. Mary Beutgen, Mrs. Annie Anderson, Mrs. Maggie Gunlach, Joseph…

E.C. Lewis Drowns

From the November 20, 1913 issue of the Chicago Daily News, page 1; “E.C. LEWIS DIES IN BATHTUB Coroner’s Jury Declares Business Man’s Death an Accident. Edward C. Lewis, who was 68 years old, was accidentally drowned in the bathroom of his home at 3620 South Michigan avenue late yesterday, according to a verdict returned…

Burials Unknown

Most obituaries include the name of the cemetery in which the recently departed will be buried. Not always though. And that can be frustrating for genealogists searching for an ancestor’s final resting place. I found a dozen such obituaries recently. I found cemeteries for a few on FamilySearch and added those to Find A Grave. Maybe posting the remaining names here…

1892 Obituaries: April 5

A tragedy was reported on page 3 of the April 5, 1892 issue of the Chicago Tribune. Ferdinand Mossberg and his little son William were found by William Krantz. The pair had drowned. It appears to have been a deliberate act by Mr. Mossberg: On the same page were the following obituaries; William H. Bone,…