ALT--Frank H. Alt. 1528 Farwell-av., beloved husband of Clara Lang Alt, father of Edward E., Frank H. Jr., and Howard L. Alt.; son of Mrs. Katherine Alt, and brother of Mrs. Emilia Portman, passed away suddenly at San Antonio, Tex., Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Bentley's chapel, 2701 N. Clark-st., by automobiles to Graceland.
BANKS--Edith Banks, June 16, 1920, age 18 yrs., beloved daughter of John S. and Elizabeth, fond sister of Lewis, Rollo, and Arnold Banks. Service Friday at 2:30 p.m., at her late home, 6726 Parnell-av. Burial Saturday at Yorkville, Ill.
BARNES--Minnie Barnes and relatives extend heartfelt appreciation to the Rev. T. E. Tomerling, Lawrenceville, Ill.; members of Hawthorne club, and friends for their loving kindness in the sorrowful loss of James E. Barnes.
BATES--Henry Bates, Wednesday, june 16, aged 57 years, beloved husband of Flora, father of Laura and Mrs. William S. Burr. Funeral Saturday, June 19, 3 p.m., from late residence, 2632 Eastwood-av. Interment rosehill cemetery, where services will be held under auspices of Lincoln Park lodge, No. 611, A.F. and A. M.
BILLMEYER--Katherine Billmeyer, nee Helmetag, entered into rest Feb. 14, in her forty-seventh year, beloved wife of Joseph Billmeyer, mother of Charles, Mrs. Laura Geng Jr., Ella and Margaret Billmeyer, mother-in-law of Chas. Geng Jr., and sister of Mrs. Louise Kopt of Salt Lake, Utah, Mrs. John Klein, Mrs. George Giles, and the late August Helmetag. Funeral Tuesday Feb. 17, at 8:45 a.m., from late residence, 8126 Sheffield-av. Burial at Niles Center, by automobiles.
BLUM--Sept 4, GUSTAVE BLUM, served in Co. D. 57th Ill. inf., member of Gen. Geo. A. Custer Post, No. 40, G. A. R. Funeral from late residence, 379 W. 22d-st., (near Center-av.) at 10 o'clock a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, to Wunder's near Graceland, Comrades of the G.A. R. invited.
Source:Chicago Daily Tribune, April 21, 1924
Submitted By:Great Grandson Barry Boecher (email@example.com)
BOECHER- August Boecher, April 20, husband of late Margaret and beloved father of John A., Louise, Elizabeth, Jeanie, Edward J., Martin, and the late Theodore. Funeral from residence 1311 Thorndale av. Funeral notice later.
BOSTROM--Sven Gustas Bostrom, beloved husband of Anna Bostrom, nee Skjernquisk, father of Carl, Ethel, and Earl, aged 43 years, Feb. 14, Funeral Wednesday, Feb. 18, from late residence, 6237 Carpenter-st., at 12:30 p.m., thence to Swedish Lutheren church, 62d and Peoria-sts., thence to Oakhill cemetery by automobiles.
BRANDT--Herman C. W. Brandt, belove husband of Clara Brandt, nee Holbeck, son of Sophie Riehm and brother of Henry E. Brandt, at residence, 4822 N. Ashland-av. Service Thursday, Feb. 19, 1914, at 2 p.m., Graceland chapel, under the auscpices of Ravenswood lodge No. 777, A. F. & A. M. Member of Court Magnolia No. 3537, I.O.F.
BREAKSTONE--Hannah Goldie Breakstone, aged 88 years, beloved mother of Mrs. M. Fisher and Max Breakstone of Oconto, Wis. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. from her late home, 1605 S. Homan-av. Interment at Oakwoods cemetery.
BROWN--Harriet Brown, Feb. 14, 1914, beloved wife of Charles E. Brown, loving mother of Albert and Sarah Brown. Funeral from late residence, 2911 E. 78th-place, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Interment Oakwoods. Pittsburgh (Pa.) papers please copy.
Source: Chicago Daily News, Wednesday, July 21, 1880 Transcribed by: Sharon Dickson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BROWN--July 20, at his residence, 3112 Wabash-av., JAMES BROWN, General Western Passenger Agent New York Central & Hudson River Railway. Remains will be taken East for interment at 3:30 p.m. to-day. Funeral services at the house at 1 p.m. Friends invited.
BROWN--Lillie B. Brown, age 64, widow of Charles S. Brown, beloved mother of George E., Edna M. Wilson, Frank E., Celia E.Marsh, and the late Mabel M. Services at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Marsh, 3203 Walnut-st. Sat., June 19, 2:30 p.m. Interment Graceland.
BRUCKS--Katharine Brucks, nee Schaefer, beloved wife of Louis A., fond mother of John N., Louis M., Tillie Bennett, Anna Rottgen, and Elizabeth Husch, Feb 12. Funeral from late residence, 8047 Sangamon-st., Thursday, Feb. 15, to St. Leo's church, 78th and Halsted-st., 9:30 a.m. by autos to St. Marie. For seats call Wentworth 704. Member of Court 1012, W. C.O.F.
BUNYAN--JOHANNA, Sept 6, 1888, beloved wife of Michael Bunyan, 3428 Dashiel-st., aged 34 years. Funeral Sunday, Sept. 9, from late residence at 9 a.m., to Nativity Church, thence to Calvary Cemetery by Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul R.R.
Source: Chicago Tribune, Thursday, August 9, 1900
Transcribed by: Sharon Dickson (email@example.com)
OFFICIAL DEATH RECORD
THE FOLLOWING BURIAL PERMITS WERE issued yesterday by the Health department:
Anderson, Marie, 78; 759 N. Campbell-av., Aug. 7. Anderson, Sophia, 69; 171 Gault-pl., Aug. 6. Ahles, Mathias J., 34; 944 Lincoln-av., Aug 7. Bricknor, Eva, 72; 236 Hudson-av., Aug. 7. Burgan, Henry, 50; 501 E. 47th -st., Aug. 7. Bilderbeck, Frank, 67; Fullerton and Sheffield-avs., Aug. 7. Christopher, Johanna, 80; 3979 Bonaparte-st., Aug 7. Cuddy, Mary, 75; 302 N. Franklin-st., Aug 7. Connolly, John, 40; 2950 Loomis-st., Aug. 5. Canty, James, 60; 55 Canalport-av., Aug. 6. Dunaven, George F., 52; 6026 S. Halsted-st., Aug. 6. Day, Sullivan M., 79; 29 Wisconsin-st., Aug. 7. Diano, Lucia, 18; 134 W. Taylor-st., Aug. 8. Dans, Fred, 15; 10815 Av. H., Aug. 6 Egan, Cornelia F., 76; 4323 Ellis-av., Aug. 7. Emmerich, Adam, 30; 102 Menominee-st., Aug. 7. Gfall, Josphine, 58; 839 N. Halsted-st., Aug. 7. Hoag, Ivah E., 33; 92 41st-av., Aug. 7. Horsky, Frank, 33; 1570 W. 32d-st., Aug. 7 Holdt, Neils E., 69; 53 29th-pl., Aug. 7. Hogan, Mary T., 19; 2212 Dearborn-st., Aug. 7. Hillicke, Charles, 75; 574 W. Superior-st., Aug. 7. Kowoski, Jacob, 55; St. Luke's Hospital, Aug. 4. Knudson, Rudolph, 6; 327 W. Ohio-st., Aug. 8 Kindt, Henriette, 76; 935 N. Marshfield-av., Aug. 7. Keating, Bridget, 69; 19 Elston-av., Aug. 6. Lundstrom, Charlotte, 29; 16 Hadden-av., Aug. 6. Lane, John J., 33; 2938 Wallace-st., Aug. 6. Moy, Young, 27; 811 S. Clark-st., Aug. 7. NcMann, Eliza, 27; 302 Washington-blvd., Aug. 7. Morse, Mary D., 57; 595 Dearborn-av., Aug. 7. Moran, James, 64; 5238 5th-av., Aug. 5. McNulty, William, 67; 568 Clybourn-av., Aug. 6. Moririty, James, 31; 410 W. 43d-st., Aug. 7, Nendome, Louisa, 68; 2988 State-st., Aug. 7. O'Keefe, Catherine, 65; 742 37th-st., Aug. 7. Sullivan, Patrick, 39; 913 N. Ashland-av., Aug. 7. Slidinger, Frances L., 25; 5824 Aberdeen-st., Aug. 7. Vrank, Annie, 10; 823 Wood-st., Aug. 8. Wood, Isaac L., 66; 5338 Bishop-st., Aug. 8.
BURNS--Feb. 14, 1889, ELIZABETH, wife of the late William Burns and mother of Mrs. William Landsbait, Mrs. Dr. G. A. Nelson, and John Burns. At her residence, 30 Otis-st. Funeral Sunday, at 1 o'clock, to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, thence by carriages to Calvery Cemetery.
Source:CHICAGO DAILY NEWS , MONDAY, MAY 13, 1918
Submitted By:grandson Ronald Groll (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CELLA, Frank B. May 11 in his 63rd year. Father of Josephine and Irene. Brother of Joseph CELLA and Antonio BERNERO. Funeral from brothers residence, 2059 Warren Avenue, Tuesday, May 14, 1918 at 9:30 a.m. to Holy Rosary Church where requiem high mass will be celebrated, thence by auto to Calvary. Member of Christopher Columbus Society. For reservations, call Superior 1956.
Source:Chicago Daily News, August 7, 1924
Submitted By:nephew Ronald A. Groll (email@example.com)
CELLA, Irene August 6, beloved daughter of the late Frank B. CELLA and Daisy CELLA, nee NEWMAN, fond sister of Josephine CELLA. Funeral Friday from Chapel 902 S. Western Avenue at 10 a.m. to Precious Blood Church where high mass will be celebrated. Interment Calvary.
Source:CHICAGO DAILY NEWS,, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1911
Submitted By:Grandson Ronald A. Groll (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CELLA, Daisy Mary Daisy Mary, beloved wife of Frank B. CELLA, sister of Margaret J. WALLEN & A.L. WINNEMORE. Funeral Wednesday 9:00 a.m. December 20 from her late residence 1619 Walnut Street to St. Columbkill's Church, where high mass will be celebrated, thence by cars to Calvary via Chicago and Northwestern.
CELLA--Dec. 22, at 4 a.m., Rosa, beloved wife of Joseph Cella, aged 24 years and 4 months. Funeral today at 10 a.m. from 79 W. Madison-st. to the Church of the Assumption, thence via the C. & N.W. R.R. to Calvary.
CHARLTON--JOHN CHARLTON, at residence of his father, Lawrence Charlton, 5 Utica-st, Oct. 2. Member of Court Shepherd No. 1401 O.F. Funeral Friday at 9 o'clock to St. Agatha's church, thence by carriages to Mount Olivet.
CIUCCI--Louisa Ciucci (nee Ratto), beloved wife of the late Michael Ciucci, mother of Louis, Irene, and Roy Ciucci and Mrs. Anita McMahill, sister of Mrs. Anna Castagnino. Funeral Thursday, Feb. 16, from late residence, 103 W. 73d-st., at 10 a.m. to St. Leo's church, where high mass will be celebrated. Thence by autos to Calvary. For autos call Superior 1256.
CLEARY--Mollie V. Cleary, nee O'Neil, widow of Patrick Cleary, June 16. Funeral from her late residence, 4517 S. Michigan-av., Saturday, june 19, at 9:30 to the Church of Maria Incoronata, the scene of her life's work. The church is located on Alexander-street, near Wentworth- av., by auto to Calvary.
MRS. PATRICK CLEARY, member of the children's Benefit league and well known welfare worker among Italians of the south side, died yesterday at her residence, 4517 Michigan avenue. She was a sister of Mrs. Charles P. Caldwell, Mrs. John Cudahy, Miss Sara O'Neill, a leading educator, and Sister Cornelia, Sister of Charity, Utica, N. Y. In St. John's parish in the vicinity of Eighteenth and Clark streets, Mrs. Cleary organized an Italian settlement twenty-two years ago. Its importance soon induced Archbishop Quigley to establish the church of Maria Corronata for the exclusive use of people from Italy and their offspring at Twenty-third street and Wentworth avenue.
COFFMAN--Miss Cora E. Coffman, at 2425 N. Kimball-av., Feb. 15, 1914, beloved daughter of Mrs. J. E. Coffman. Member of Humboldt Park chapter No. 472, O.E.R. Funeral services Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., at Hechapler's chapel, North and Western-avs. Burial at Rock Island, Ill.
CONNELLY--Mary E. Connelly, nee Houren, June 17, suddenly, beloved wife of the late William, mother of Marshall E. and Margaret E., sister of Mrs. G. F. O'Leary, Frank and George Houren, at her residence, 138 N. Lombard-av., Oak Park. Funeral notice later.
COOK--Lena M. Cook, May 25, 1918, dearly beloved wife of August, fond mother of Querin, Henry, and grandmother of Querin Hughes and daughter of Hannah M. Miller, at her residence, 2225 W. Chicago-av. Funeral Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m., to St. Aloysius church, where solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated. By autos to St. Boniface cemetery.
Source:The Saturday Sun, Jan 4, 1896 Submitted By:gg-grandfather Joan Cool (email@example.com)
On January 1st, as the new year was closing its first day, the life of one of our oldest and best known citizens was called to eternal rest, making sad and lonely the home that knew his love and care. He had lived until the following day Benjamin Cool would have reached his 76th year, during which time his life has been one full of usefulness, honor and success. He was born January 2nd, 1820 near Albany, N.Y. When quite young his father settled thirty miles from Toronto, Canada. Preferring the states however the young son returned and settled near Erie, PA, thence to Ashtabula County, Ohio, where he remained until 1844, when he moved to Illinois and engaged in farming at Batchelor's Grove. Here were born three sons, Nelson, Frank and Edward, who are residents of our village. Mrs. Fred Ferrers of Bachelors Grove and Mrs. Burville of Crete all of whom with the loving, devoted wife have lived to be a comfort and help in his declining years. Some twenty years ago he took up his residence in Blue Island, most of which time he was Justice of the Peace and familiarly known as Squire Cool. For several terms he served as a member of the Board of Supervisors and faithfully carried out every public trust given into his charge. About seven years ago he went to California in search of a milder climate as a benefit for his health and while there became so enthusiastic over the country that two years later he purchased a ranch at Santa Cruz. Here the outdoor exercise and amid the fruit and flowers he seemed to regain his strength, at least as much as could he hoped for, and so enjoyed comparative health until last winter when his advanced years brought on a severe sickness and he returned home in April to be among old friends and his family who have done all possible to make the last days of his life cheerful. His was a simple purpose, to live well and be useful in the community, and this he did. The world is better for his having lived and will miss his kind and gentle influence. As he lived, he died, like one who had run out the thread of life, quietly and peacefully passing beyond to the other shore. The funeral services were held at the home of his son, Nelson Cool, on Saturday afternoon. Rev. W.B. Burnell of the Universalist Church, of which deceased was an honored member, officiating. The internment was at Mount Greenwood where he was laid away amid its quiet beauties, the grave being covered with a mantle of flowers sent by friends who knew and esteemed his many virtues and thus wished to do the last service possible and express the deep sympathy felt for the family in their sorrow.
CORBLEY--James Corbley, husband of the late Alice Corbley, father of Mrs. Catherine Diamond, Mrs. Margaret Crowley, Mrs. R. J. Peck, Mrs. Harry Sheeler, and Patrick Corbley. Funeral Tuesday, 9 a.m., from home of his daughter, Mrs. R. J. Peck, 4208 Park-av., to St. Mel's church, where requiem high mass will be celebrated. By autos to Mount Carmel.
CORNELIUS--William E. Cornelius, Feb. 14, 1914, beloved husband of Julia C. Cornelius, and father of Mrs. John M. McKinley. Funeral services at his late residence, 6641 Normal-blvd., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. Interment at Mount Hope. Indianapolis papers please copy.
CREEVY--John B. Creevy, beloved husband of Magdelena (nee Grabinger), fond father of the late George Creevy, brother of Mrs. J. Sweeney and Mrs. J. Fitzgerald, at residence, 2532 N. Robey-st. Funeral notice later. Member of Rutledge camp, Modern Woodmen of America.
CUDDY--Aug. 7, Mrs. Mary Cuddy, wife of the late John Cuddy. Funeral Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 o'clock, from her late residence, 302 N. Franklin-st., to Cathedral of Holy Name, thence by carriages to Calvary. Please omit flowers.
CUNNINGHAM--At the residence of her daughter, 247 East Superior-st., Mrs. Ann Cunningham, widow of the late Henry Cunningham, aged 78 years. Funeral Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1890, at 10:30 a.m. to the Church of the Holy Name; thence by carriages to Calvary.