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  • William H. DeWitt dies
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Sep 1926, p. 37     William Henry DeWitt passed away Wednesday, September 8, at the home of his son, James A. DeWitt of Schiller street. Mr. DeWitt was 68 years old and had been in failing heath for some time. The remains were sent to Oak Hills, Kansas, Mr. DeWitt's former home, for burial....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Sep 1926, p. 37   William Henry DeWitt passed away Wednesday, September 8, at the home of his son, James A. DeWitt of Schiller street. Mr. DeWitt was 68 years old and had been in ...
  • Taken by death [Adeline J. Leal]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 1926, p. 28     Mrs. Adeline J. Leal of 1133 Central avenue, passed away last Monday, September 6, after a long and severe illness. She is survived by one son, George E. Leal of Ravenswood, and three daughters, Katherine D. Leal, Mrs. A. Winifred Bersch and Mrs. O. H. Bersch of Wilmette. Burial was ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 1926, p. 28   Mrs. Adeline J. Leal of 1133 Central avenue, passed away last Monday, September 6, after a long and severe illness. She is survived by one son, George E. Leal of ...
  • Death takes mother [death of Mrs. M. T. Gapen]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 1926, p. 1     J. C. Gapen of 919 Elmwood avenue was called to his home in Monroe, Wis. by the death of his mother, Mrs. M. T. Gapen, Saturday, September 4....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 1926, p. 1   J. C. Gapen of 919 Elmwood avenue was called to his home in Monroe, Wis. by the death of his mother, Mrs. M. T. Gapen, Saturday, September 4....
  • William F. Dahncke dies; resident here 41 years
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Sep 1926, p. 5     William F. Dahncke, a resident of Wilmette for 41 years, died at his home at 736 Twelfth street Saturday, August 28, at the age of 77 years. Mr. Dahncke was born in Mecklenberg, Germany, and came to Chicago in 1878. He was stricken with a heart attack and died after ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Sep 1926, p. 5   William F. Dahncke, a resident of Wilmette for 41 years, died at his home at 736 Twelfth street Saturday, August 28, at the age of 77 years. Mr. Dahncke was ...
  • Two laborers killed when Skokie train hits truck [Frank Stupka; Walter J. Bill]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Nov 1926, p. 44     An open verdict of death by accident when their car skidded on a slippery pavement directly in the path of a Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee limited train at the Lake avenue crossing of the Skokie Valley route early last Friday morning, was returned by a coroner's jury at an ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Nov 1926, p. 44   An open verdict of death by accident when their car skidded on a slippery pavement directly in the path of a Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee limited train at the ...
  • Taken by death [A. Z. Churchill]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Aug 1926, p. 11     A. Z. Churchill of Oak Park, father of Mrs. B. C. Davison of 1441 Forest avenue, passed away Friday, July 30. Services were held Monday with burial at Forest Hill. Mrs. Churchill was 80 years of age and had been a resident of Oak Park for fifty years. He was ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Aug 1926, p. 11   A. Z. Churchill of Oak Park, father of Mrs. B. C. Davison of 1441 Forest avenue, passed away Friday, July 30. Services were held Monday with burial at Forest Hill. ...
  • Former resident dies of heart disease Monday [Fred Ward]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 7     Fred Ward, 64 years old, formerly a resident of Wilmette, dropped dead in his butcher shop at 819 Noyes street, Evanston, last Monday. The cause was heart disease. Ward formerly lived in Wilmette and at one time operated a butcher shop in Hubbard Woods. He was well known to many ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 7   Fred Ward, 64 years old, formerly a resident of Wilmette, dropped dead in his butcher shop at 819 Noyes street, Evanston, last Monday. The cause was heart disease. Ward formerly ...
  • Taken by death [Rose Bezdek]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 40     Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Bezdek, wife of Vaclav Bezdek of Wilmette avenue, were held Thursday afternoon of this week. Burial was at the Bohemian National cemetery in Chicago. Mrs. Bezdek passed away Sunday. She had been in failing health for two years....
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 40   Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Bezdek, wife of Vaclav Bezdek of Wilmette avenue, were held Thursday afternoon of this week. Burial was at the Bohemian National cemetery in Chicago. Mrs. ...
  • Chicago man commits suicide in lake here [John E. Murphy]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 18     John E. Murphy, 53 years old, 1718 Juneway terrace, Chicago, was found dead in the lake a short distance north of the boundary between Wilmette and Evanston last Sunday morning. The condition of the body indicated that the man had attempted to cut his throat, but because of the fact ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 18   John E. Murphy, 53 years old, 1718 Juneway terrace, Chicago, was found dead in the lake a short distance north of the boundary between Wilmette and Evanston last Sunday morning. ...
  • Hold funeral Wednesday for Dr. Owen M. Knox
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Aug 1926, p. 11     Funeral services for Dr. Owen M. Knox, who was killed in an automobile accident in France on June 13, were held Wednesday at the home of his father, T. M. Knox, 519 Forest avenue. Dr. George P. Magill officiated and burial was at Rosehill. The pallbearers were Beecher Starbird of ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Aug 1926, p. 11   Funeral services for Dr. Owen M. Knox, who was killed in an automobile accident in France on June 13, were held Wednesday at the home of his father, T. M. ...
  • Aged man killed when struck by C. N. W. flyer [Edward Farmer]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Aug 1926, p. 1     Apparently failing to realize the speed of a fast train, Edward Farmer, 65 years old, of Highland Park, was struck and instantly killed when he attempted to cross in front of it at the Kenilworth station of the Chicago and North Western railroad last Wednesday afternoon.

    The train was No. ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 6 Aug 1926, p. 1   Apparently failing to realize the speed of a fast train, Edward Farmer, 65 years old, of Highland Park, was struck and instantly killed when he attempted to cross in front ...
  • Mrs. Catherine Nelson drowns in lake Friday
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Dec 1926, p. 9     Mrs. Catherine M. Nelson, 58 years of age, residing at 516 Orchard Lane, Winnetka, was found dead on the beach near the foot of Elder Lane, Winnetka, at about 11 o'clock last Friday morning. A verdict of "suffocation by drowning" was returned by a coroner's jury at an inquest held ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 31 Dec 1926, p. 9   Mrs. Catherine M. Nelson, 58 years of age, residing at 516 Orchard Lane, Winnetka, was found dead on the beach near the foot of Elder Lane, Winnetka, at about 11 ...
  • L. W. Foster, well known piano tuner, falls dead
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Nov 1926, p. 1     L. W. Foster, known to north shore residents as a piano tuner, dropped dead as he rose from the supper table at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lucas Van Allen, in New York, week before last.

    Mr. Foster, who was seventy-five years old, was living with his sister in their ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Nov 1926, p. 1   L. W. Foster, known to north shore residents as a piano tuner, dropped dead as he rose from the supper table at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lucas Van ...
  • Robert Hudson, former I. O. O. F. master, dead
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Oct 1926, p. 47     Robert Hudson, aged 43 years, passed away at his home, 886 Willow road, Winnetka, Sunday afternoon, October 24. For more than three years he had been suffering from heart trouble and at different times during that period had been confined to his home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, by ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Oct 1926, p. 47   Robert Hudson, aged 43 years, passed away at his home, 886 Willow road, Winnetka, Sunday afternoon, October 24. For more than three years he had been suffering from heart trouble ...
  • Death takes pioneer: Edward A. Burge, resident of Wilmette forty years, dies at advanced age of 87 years
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Oct 1926, p. 8     Edward A. Burge, a well known resident of Wilmette for nearly forty years, passed away at the home of his son Edward H. Burge, 924 Forest avenue, Friday, October 8.

    Coming to Wilmette in 1887, Mr. Burge found a village of a few hundred people which he prophesied would once become ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Oct 1926, p. 8   Edward A. Burge, a well known resident of Wilmette for nearly forty years, passed away at the home of his son Edward H. Burge, 924 Forest avenue, Friday, October 8.

    Coming ...
  • Local man drowns when he falls from bridge [R. H. McCullough]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Oct 1926, p. 11     R. H. McCullough, of the Central hotel, was drowned when he fell from the Glenview road bridge over the north branch of the Chicago river last Sunday. McCullough, who had lived in Wilmette for about two years, was thought to have been sitting on the railing of the bridge and ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Oct 1926, p. 11   R. H. McCullough, of the Central hotel, was drowned when he fell from the Glenview road bridge over the north branch of the Chicago river last Sunday. McCullough, who had ...
  • John M. McGill killed by North Western Flyer
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 1926, p. 4     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for John M. McGill, 1425 Hill street, who was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon when struck by a Chicago-bound flyer at the Oakwood avenue crossing of the Chicago and North Western railway.

    Mr. McGill, who was 79 years old and ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Sep 1926, p. 4   Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for John M. McGill, 1425 Hill street, who was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon when struck by a Chicago-bound flyer at ...
  • Conduct service Friday for Miss Mabel Feltmann
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Dec 1926, p. 54     Funeral services for Miss Mabel Feltmann, who died Wednesday morning, November 24, were held Friday morning from St. Joseph's church. Burial was in Memorial ark cemetery. The Ouilmette court of the Catholic Daughters of America led the funeral procession.

    Miss Feltmann, who was the 20-year ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Dec 1926, p. 54   Funeral services for Miss Mabel Feltmann, who died Wednesday morning, November 24, were held Friday morning from St. Joseph's church. Burial was in Memorial ark cemetery. The Ouilmette court of ...
  • Janitor dies [Thomas Brady]
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Nov 1926, p. 34     Thomas Brady, aged 63, and for the past year and a half employed as janitor at the Laurel school, died at his home, at 711 Washington street, Evanston, Sunday, November 7. His death was attributed to heart failure as a result of advanced years. He had enjoyed good health and ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Nov 1926, p. 34   Thomas Brady, aged 63, and for the past year and a half employed as janitor at the Laurel school, died at his home, at 711 Washington street, Evanston, Sunday, November ...
  • Hold services for Mrs. Falk, widow of late Otto Falk
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 12     Mrs. Augusta Falk, widow of the late Justice Otto Falk, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Boughen, 5621 Lawrence avenue, Chicago, Tuesday afternoon, August 10. Funeral services are being held today from the chapel at 5774 Lawrence avenue, and burial will be at the Memorial Park ...
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1926, p. 12   Mrs. Augusta Falk, widow of the late Justice Otto Falk, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Boughen, 5621 Lawrence avenue, Chicago, Tuesday afternoon, August 10. Funeral ...
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