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An unknown woman about 35 years old was picked up from the sidewalk in an insensible condition, Saturday afternoon, and taken to the County Hospital, where she died last evening. She was at first supposed to be poisoned, but a post mortum examination discovered the fact that she died from a cancer in the stomach. [Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Tuesday, September 21, 1869]

ULIJASZ - Joe T. - 79, of Schaumburg, died Monday, Aug. 9. Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, Streamwood/Schaumburg, (630/847) 289-8054.[Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - August 10, 1999, submitted by source #67]

UNDERWOOD -- Henry ? (G or C) Underwood, April 1, 1911, at residence, 312 N. Humphrey-av., Oak Park, Ill. Member of Pleiades Lodge No. 478, A. F. & A. M., and Wiley M. EGAN Chapter No. 126, R. A. M. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m., from late residence. Chicago Tribune, April 3, 1911, submitted by source #27

URBAN- Clarelaine Urban, nee Corsiglia, beloved wife of William, loving mother of Robert and Carol Ann, darling daughter of John B. and Rose Corsiglia, nee MacTavish; dear sister of Bernice Siekerman, John Jr., and Mildred Ciskoski. Funeral Thursday, 10:30 a.m., from funeral home, 2907 N. Clark street at Surf street, to Queen of Angels church. Interment St. Boniface's cemetery. (Chicago Tribune 5/28/1952 Submitted by Src #155)

URBAN, Martin, loving father of Edward; fond brother of Julia (Frank) Schiller and Stella (Vincent) Bartkowiak. Visitation at Baran Funeral Home, 2644-46 N. Central avenue, Thursday and Friday. Funeral Saturday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Home for the Aged, 2650 N. Ridgeway avenue. Interment St. Adalbert cemetery. NA 2-1488. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

URBAN- William X. Urban, 3845 N. Paulina street, June 6, 1952, beloved husband of the late Clarelaine, nee Corsiglia; fond father of Robert W. and Carol Ann, devoted son of Mildred, and the late Frank Ureban, dear brother of Betty Simons. Funeral from chapel, 5501 N. Ashland avenue, Tuesday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m., to Queen of Angels church. Interment St. Boniface's. (Chicago Tribune 6/9/1952 Submitted by Src #155)

URSEL, John, beloved husband of Olga; dear brother of Fred (Elsie) of Pleasanton, Tex., Adam (Mary), Lena, and Minnie Ursel of Winnipeg, Man., Canada. Resting at Ridikas Funeral Home, 3354 S. Halsted street, where services will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. Interment Evergreen cemetery. YA 7-1911. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

USHER-- William C. USHER, beloved husband of Therese USHER, 1?35 E. 66th-pl, father of Lee and Dorothy. Burial at Brooklyn, N.Y. Chicago Tribune, May 18, 1918, submitted by source #27


VAN ARSDALE, Rev. Martin
Rev. Martin VAN ARSDALE, of Chicago, founder of the children s Home Society, died, Thursday, May 10. Mr. VAN ARSDALE was well known in Aurora and Batavia, being a frequent visitor at the Delius orphanage, taking children to and from that institution. He delivered an address before the supervisor s convention recently in session at Aurora. He was a great worker and a big hearted and talented gentleman. [Batavia Herald, Kane County, IL, 17 May, 1894]

VAN DORSTEN -- Mrs. Evangeline Van Dorsten of Chicago, aged about seventy, died in that city this morning. The remains will be brought here and taken to the C. E. Walley chapel, where funeral services will be held Sunday. Burial will be in Grace Lawn cemetery by the side of the grave of her husband. Mrs. Van Dorsten's death was caused by paralysis. Until about seven years ago Mrs. Van Dorsten had been a resident of this city. (Date: 1914-01-30; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review Submitted by Src #82)

VAN MATRE, Van - beloved husband of Emma, nee Wagner; dear father of Ethel [Joseph] Lang and the late Van Jr.; grandfather of Lenore and Joel; great-grandfather of Lanette and Vanette; brother of Marjorie Dix. Funeral service Monday, 2 p.m., at Lawn Funeral Home, 7909 State Road [5500 West]. Interment Bethania. 636-2320. [1971-06-27 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

VAN VLACK  -- Engineer Dies at Throttle;  
Sterling, Ill. – A dead man held the lives of several score passengers on the Ove rland Limited in his lifeless hand. When the train entered Sterling at sixty miles an hour and showed no signs of slackening. Joe Garrison, the fireman, investigated. He found Engineer Louis Van Vlack of Chicago dead. [The Hayes Free Press, August 8, 1914, page 3 - Sub by Src #90]

VENEZIA, Carmella, nee LaSusa, beloved wife of the late Frank; dear mother of Bartholomew and Anna Marie (Leonardo) Cali; fond sister of Mary Walker, Michael, Charles, James, Frances McFall, and the late Angelina Ficaro; grandmother of two. Funeral Saturday 8:30 a.m. from Dalcamo Funeral Home, 470 W. 26th street, to St. Richard's church. Entombment St. Mary's. Vi 2-8681. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

VERITY, William S. - of Park Ridge, Illinois; father of George W., D. Arthur, John W., Albert, Mrs. Julia Ingram, Mrs. Isabel Jewell and Miss Cora Verity. Services April 28 at home (brief), 1 p.m. and at Rosehill chapel, 2:30 p.m. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

VESPA, NUMZIA - Mrs. Vespa Died In Chicago
Mrs. Donato Vespa, a Toluca resident for many years, succumbed Saturday evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Orne in Chicago after a lengthy illness. Numzia Marinacci was born April 29,1875 in Calascio, Italy, the daughter of Francesco and Philameno Marinacci. She married Donato Vespa in Italy on January 29, 1896 and a year later they came to the United States and settled in Toluca. Mr. Vespa died in 1956. Surviving are five children, mrs. George Orne of Chicago; Miss Anna, at home; David of Berwyn; Daniel of Silver Springs, Md.; and Dewey of St. Louis, Mo. Visitation was held at the Aimone and Son Funeral Home and ferneal services were conducted in St. Ann's church at 9 am Tuesday with Fr. John Schumacher officiating. Pallbearers were Louis Dobrich, Primo Biagini, Joe Cicciarelli, John Boresi, Tony Tiraboschi and Dave Supan. Burial followed in St. Ann's cemetery.[September 1960, submitted by Source #25]

VETROVEC, Irene L. --- nee Helms, of Chicago, beloved wife of George; devoted mother of Richard A. (Sandra) Jensen; sister of Charles Helms, Erna Younger and Eleanor Liska; grandmother of four; great-grandmother of five. Services Thursday, April 5, 10 a.m., at Svec & Sons Funeral Home, 6227 W. Cermak Rd. Interment Woodlawn, Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday 2 till 9 p.m. 484-2050 or 242-2027. [Chicago Tribune, 04/03/1984 - Submitted by Src #132]

VIALL, Imogene K.-- Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hirsch's West End funeral home, Otto boulevard and Lincoln highway, Chicago Heights, for Mrs. Imogene K. Viall, 45, of 107 East 23rd street, Chicago Heights. The Rev. Eugene Sigler will conduct the services for Mrs. Viall, who died Monday in St. James hospital. Friends may call before the services on Thursday at Hirsch's West End funeral home. Born June 15, 1923 in Grinnell, Iowa, Mrs. Viall was employed at the You-Do-It Laundromat in Homewood and was a former employee of several restaurants in the Chicago Heights area. Mrs. Viall leaves her husband, Henry; two sons Terry Thompson and David W. Viall, both of Chicago Heights; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Brezine of Chicago Heights, several brothers and sisters in Iowa, and three grandchildren. [The Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL,Oct. 17, 1968, pg 8 - Submitted by Source #134]

VICKERS, Stanley J., beloved husband of Grace, nee Jackel; dear father of Kenneth (Shirley); fond brother of Mabel and Beatrice (George) Gaunt. Member of Tracy-Banner lodge, No. 810, A. F. & A M. Services Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m., at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central avenue. Interment Evergreen cemetery, Barrington, Ill. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

VIGEANT-- Gregory Vigeant Sr., at ???? Astor-st., May 17, 1918, father of Capt. Gregory VIGEANT Jr., Xavier, Pierre, and Marie VIGEANT. Burial in family lot, Graceland. [Chicago Tribune, May 18, 1918, submitted by source #27]

VINES, Marie Evatt - beloved wife of Reginald B. Vines, devoted mother of William E. and Agnes L, fond daughter of Annie and the late Dr. William I. Evatt, sister of the late Agnes Evatt Goldberger. Funeral Thursday, May 1, at 8:30 a.m. from residence, 190 L--? st, Riverside, Ill., to St. Mary's church. Burial Mount Carmel. Kedzie 2394. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

VOPICKA - Albina J. Kalal -- born KALAL. Formerly a resident of Evansville, Indiana, and now a resident of 1822 S. 59th Ave., Cicero, IL. Death was on Friday the 21st day of July, 1957 at 11:30 in the morning; at the age of 81 years. She was born at Chicago, IL. The funeral for this loved one will be performed on the 26th of July, 1957 at 9:30 in the morning from the chapel at the Cermak Institute 5844 W. Cermak Road, and from there to Mass at the Cathedral of St. Frances of Rome at 10:00 a.m.. The funeral will then proceed to the cemetery of St. Vojtecha. Those left behind (survivors) are: daughter: ALICE DYPOLD sister: ANNA RADECKI son-in-law, JERRY DYPOLD brother-in-law, FRANK C. SOUHRADA granddaughter, DOROTHY MAE COLE great granddaughter, REGINA COLE and many other friends. [Unknown Newspaper, c. 21 Jul 1957 - Submitted by Src #7]

VREELAND, Laura M. - nee Taylor, wife of the late William A. Vreeland, dearly beloved mother of Louise L. Dahm and the late Fannie C. Laubly, John W., Alex P. and Arthur T. Wells. Funeral Tuesday, 2:30, at home, 2653 Monticello-av. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

VREELAND-- William A., husband of Laura ?., Dec. 24, aged 62 years. Interment at Racine, Wis, Saturday, Dec. 26. [Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25, 1903, submitted by source #27]


WADE -- Pioneering U.S. Aviator Leigh Wade
Maj. Gen. Leigh Wade (Air Force, ret.), an aviation pioneer who took part in the first round-the-world flight, has died at age 94. Gen. Wade died Aug. 31 of congestive heart failure at a retirement home near Alexandria, Va. He was a test pilot in the Army Air Corps when he was picked as one of four pilots to travel around the world in 1924 in military biplanes. One of the planes, the Chicago, is on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington. Gen. Wade was the pilot of the Boston, which was forced down by engine trouble in the Atlantic off the coast of Greenland. The nearly six-month journey began in Seattle. The average airspeed of the planes was about 70 m.p.h., and their average altitude was about 2,000 feet. The planes followed an east-west route that would take them to 28 countries. Gen. Wade was involved in various aviation business ventures between the two world wars until he returned to military service in 1941. During World War II, he was commander of Batista Field in Cuba. Retiring from the Air Force in 1955, he was an assistant to the chairman of the board of Kemper Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1966.
Gen. Wade was born in Cassopolis, Mich., and began his military career in 1916 when he enlisted in the National Guard. He transferred to the Army Air Service when the United States entered World War I in 1917 and was a test pilot and instructor in France. Gen. Wade was air attache to Greece, Brazil and Argentina after World War II. Survivors include his wife, Helen Moran Wade [ Chicago Tribune (IL) - September 8, 1991 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

WADE, SARAH S. -- Services for Sarah S. Wade, a retired nurse who had worked at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Monumental Baptist Church, 729 E. Oakwood Blvd. Miss Wade, a Near South Side resident for 40 years, died Saturday at home. She is survived by four sisters [Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 8, 1988 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

WAGNER - Died. E. W. Wagner, 60, Chicago stockbroker; in Chicago, of a fall from a 15th-story window. In 1921, his firm (E. W. Wagner & Co., of Chicago and Manhattan) failed for $10,000,000, for which 30 indictments were still standing against him, in addition to seven brought since. [Time Magazine, Monday, Jul. 27, 1925 submitted by source #6]

WAGNER, Fred - of 5605 S. Oakley avenue, beloved husband of Martha, nee-Gillman; loving father of Margaret, Bernice Pack, Marie Drop, Herman, Fred, Lucille Spiazirri, and the late Ann Stedman, grandfather of seven, brother of Herman, Tillie Wagner, Ferdinand, August, and Emma Van Matre. Services Tuesday, June 3, 1:30 p.m., at chapel, 5112 S. Western avenue. Interment Bethania. PRospect 6-4758. [1952-06-02, Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WAGNER, Herman A. of 312 E. 117th street, Oct. 28, 1944, dear brother of John A. Wagner, the late Lena, Otto, and Henry. Resting at chapel, 214 E. 115th street. Services Monday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. Interment Mount Greenwood at convenience of family. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - October 29, 1944 - Source #52]

WAGNER, John A. of 11402 South Park avenue, July 20, 1947, dear husband of Eva, nee Kierkie; fond father of Edward J. of California and Dorothy E., brother of the late Otto, Herman, Lena, William, Emma, and Henry. Resting at chapel, 214 E. 115th street. Service Wednesday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Mount Greenwood. [Chicago Tribune (IL) - July 22, 1947]

WAGNER, Julius -- May 19, 1926 - May 27, 2000; Julius Wagner, 74, of Scottsdale, Ariz. died Saturday. He was born in Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Wagner; daughters, Donna Meyers and Jeri Wagner; brothers, Leonard and Bernard Wagner; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. today, El Camino Mortuary and Cemetery, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego. Arrangements: AM Israel Mortuary. [San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune, pg B-10, 1 JUN 2000, submitted by source #96]
Julius Wagner of Scottsdale died May 27, 2000. He was 74.He was born in Chicago and moved to Arizona 20 years ago from California. He was CEO and founder of Jet Air Freight and Hi Tech Industries and he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Rachel; daughters, Donna Wagner Meyers of San Diego and Jeri Wagner of London; brother, Leonard Wagner of Laguna Hills, Calif., and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held in San Diego. Arrangements were by Sinai Mortuary. [Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, June 2, 2000. Vol. 52, No.39, submitted by source #96]

WAGNER, Gilbert - 77, beloved husband of Sara, nee Rubin; loving father of Natalie (Phillip) Glickman and Gary (Bonnie); adored grandfather of Marc and Jodi Glickman, Andrew, Daniel and Stephen Wagner; dear brother of Leonard (Frances), Julius (Rachel), Bernard (Beverly) and the late Betty (Sol) Wallach. Service Tuesday 1 p.m. at The Weinstein Brothers Wilmette Chapel, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette (1 block North of Old Orchard). Interment Shalom Memorial Park, Palatine. [Chicago Tribune, Feb 1993, submitted by source #96]

WAGNER, Lena E. - of 312 K. 117th street, Dec. 2, 1942, dear sister of John and Herman. Resting at chapel, 214 H. 115th street. Services Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran church, 113th street and Edbrooke avenue. Interment Mount Greenwood. Please omit flowers. [Chicago Tribune Date: December 04, 1942]

WAGNER, Liddie nee Kazour, 5231 S. Lotus, beloved wife of Ferdinand, dear mother of Evelyn Schmiedl, Mildred Sturm, and Jean Vranek. At funeral home, 7306 W. Archer avenue [55th], Summit. Services Wednesday, 2 p.m. Interment Fairmount. Information Summit 208. [1952-06-09 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WAGNER, Margaret- fond sister of Bernice Pack, Marie Alday, Lucille Spizzirri, Fred and Herman Wagner; aunt of Barbara Stedman, Jean Gonzales, William and Edwin Pack. Funeral Monday, 1 p.m., from Otto V. Stransky & Son Funeral Home, 5112 S. Western avenue. Interment Bethania. PR 8-0700. [1963-02-24 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WAGNER, Matilda - nee Wagner, beloved wife of the late Leopold; loving mother of Bertha [the late Abraham] Van Gelderen, Fred [Florence], Anna [Frank] Mazur, George [Alice], Gus [Ethel], Jeanette [John] Degnan, and the late Richard [Mary]; sister of Ferdinand [Margaret] and Emma [Van] Van Matre; grandmother of 14; great-grandmother of 15. Resting at Fortuna Funeral Home, 4401 S. Kedzie Av., until 10 p.m. Wednesday. Will lie in state at St. Philippus Church, 2040 W. 36th St., Thursday at 9:30 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Interment Mount Greenwood. LA 3-7781. [1970-07-02 Chicago Tribune]

WAGNER, Otto F. - loving husband of Marie Wagner, nee Szymanski; beloved father of Dolores Wagner, Gerry (Robert) McElroy and Claudia (John) Wilson; dear grandfather of Mark, Kirk, Todd, Gregg and Natalie; fond brother of Jack and Herman Wagner. Funeral Thursday, 9:30, from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church. Mass 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection. Visitation after 4:00 p.m., Tuesday. Member of Painter's Union Local 191. [1978-07-19 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WALERCZYK, Mary, nee Golembiewski, wife of the late Stephen; beloved mother of Jean (Chester) Kozlowicz, Dorothy (Eugene) Derdzinski, and Stephanie (George) Smith; grandmother of seven; sister-in-law of Maryanna Walerczyk. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m., from Urbanek Funeral Home, 1335 W. 51st street, top St. John of God church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection cemetery. YA 7-6112. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WALKER, Adam A., husband of Esther Dobbs Walker. Services Friday, 11:15 a.m., at "The Riverside," 76th street and Amsterdam avenue, New York. Please omit flowers. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WALKER, Amos William - late of 5470 Hyde Park-blvd., beloved husband of Elizabeth Curyea Walker, father of Wa--? Curyea Walker, New York City, W-- (?)and Elizabeth Walker, Chicago. Funeral services at chapel at Oakwoods cemetery, April 30 [1930], 3 p.m., private. Please omit flowers. New York City and Mattoon [? hard to read] Ill , papers please copy. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WALKER, Christopher - At Chicago, January 14 of heart disease, Christopher Walker, age 56 years, 8 months and 2 days. Father of Mrs. S. C. Hyndshaw of this city. [The Henry Republican, Marshall County, IL January 21, 1869 - Submitted by Source #25]

WALKER, Nathaniel O., beloved husband of Grace Heidenrich; fond father of Paul O., D. D. S. (Joyce) and Mrs. Patricia Drake; grandfather of three. Visitation after 6 p.m. Friday at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 625 Busse highway, between Touhy and Oakton streets, Park Ridge. Service and interment notice later. 698-3368. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WALLACE, Charles Henry - Pioneer Shipmaster Dies - Funeral services for Capt. Charles H. Wallace, who sailed the great lakes for fifty-eight years, will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the chapel at 2118 Lawrence avenue. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery,. Capt. Wallace, who was 70 years old, died yesterday (9 Dec. 1930) at the Marine hospital, 4141 Clarendon avenue.
Born in Cleveland, O., he left the home of his parents when only 13 years old to take a job as a cabin boy on a great lakes freighter. In the years that followed his love for the sea never diminished and he spent almost all of his life on the water. He was master of the "George Presley" largest woode n boat on the great lakes.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara C. Wallace, a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude W. Webster and a son, Kenneth Wallace. Also sisters, Mrs. Etta Carroll and Lavinna Wallace. Member of the Erie lodge, #70 IOOF & International Shipmasters' Association of Great Lakes. The family home is at 1453 Olive avenue. [Submitted by source #28]

WALLACE, Thomas G., of Glen Ellyn, loving husband of Charlotte; fond father of Ken, Shirley Hearn, and Phyllis Kamps; grandfather of nine; brother of Albert and Sam. Visitation Friday after 7 p.m. at the Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane street, Glen Ellyn. Funeral service Saturday, 2 p.m., at First Methodist church of Glen Ellyn. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WALLER, Helen, beloved sister of Myrtle Waller, Dr. Roy E. Waller of Salem, Va., Benjamin, Michael Wopinski, and the late Edward, Harry and Frank Waller, and Sarah Blumenthal. Services Friday, 3 p.m., at Original Weinstein and Sons Chapel, 3019 W. Peterson road. Interment Westlawn cemetery. Chapel visitation Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. LO 7-1870. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WALSH, Margaret M. - nee Anderson, beloved wife of the late Patrick, loving mother of Mrs. Harry A. Gebb--? [hard to read], Mrs. Geraldine Lyman, Mrs. --- --- ? and James Walsh. Funeral --- ? 10:30 a.m. from 4616 W. Jefferson[?] blvd to Resurrection church, thence to Mount Carmel. Member of St. Patrick's --? No. 11, W.C.O.F. Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6

WALSH, Matthew - beloved husband of Mary, nee Kelly, devoted father of Thomas, Mrs. L. Grant, Elizabeth, Matthew Jr., John, Mrs. E. Bowman, Peter and Ursula Walsh. Funeral Friday April 18 at 9:30 a.m. from late residence, 3721 Emerald-av. to Nativity church. Interment Holy Sepulchre. [Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WALSH - Michael J. Walsh, suddenly, beloved husband of Anne, nee Curley; fond brother of Mollie Murray of Chicago, Dominick, James and Martin of Ireland. Resting at Cooney Funeral Home, 3552 Southport Av. Funeral Thursday, 8:45 a.m., to Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment St. Joseph. Member of Div. 308, CTA. Native of Derryloughan, Newport, County Mayo, Ireland. [1971-05-12, Chicago Tribune - submitted by Source #101]

WALSH, Nannie, wife of Officer Robert, and daughter of John Hartnett, of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, aged 26 yrs. Funeral from the Jesuit Church to Calvary - Feb. 15, 1888.

WALTHER, Emanuel - October 24, age 78 years, lived at 2134 Orchard St., beloved husband of Emilie, fond father of Emma Hallstrom, George, Martha Davis, Ernest, Anna Terhune, and Rudolph Walther, Funeral Thurs. at 2 pm., at chapel , 929 Belmont Ave.Burial Graceland. [Chicago Tribune, 24 Oct 1938 - Sub by FoFG]

WARAKOIS, Anastazia - nee Wesdzunas, Dec. 8, late of 2852 W. 39th place, loving wife of Casmir; dearest mother of Frances Wilkins, John, and George; mother-in-law of Fred Wilkins, Anna, and Evelyn; grandmother of six.; great-grandmother of five; dear sister of Frances Balciunas and George Wesdzunas. Funeral Monday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 4330 S. California avenue, to St. Agnes' church. Interment St. Casimir's cemetery. [Chicago Tribune (Illinois) December 11, 1955 - Submitted by source #96]

WARREN, Joseph A. (Wojnarowicz) of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of the Bridgeport Neighborhood, dear brother of Josephine (Louis) Avino, John (Josephine) Warren, Mary (Steve) Falat and Stella (Stanley) Brongel; uncle and great-uncle of many. Funeral Monday, May 17, 1976, 9:30 a.m., from Ocwieja Funeral Home, 2878 S. Throop St., to St. Barbara Church. Interment Resurrection. 842-1070. [1976-05-15 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WARNER, Kenneth J. late of Brookfield, Wisc., Veteran of Korean War; beloved husband of Annette, nee Grzelinski; loving father of Kenneth and Michael; dearest son of John and Josephine Warner (Wojnarowicz); fond brother of Theresa (Edward) Kristufek; dear son in law of Anthony and Antoinette Grzelinski; dear brother in law of Anthony (Rose Ana) Grzelinski. Funeral Monday, 10:30 a.m. from Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave. to St. Bruno Church. Mass 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection. Employee of General Electric. Member of Archbishop Weber Council No. 2789 K of C, Sigma Phi Delta, and Rose Society. In lieu of flowers masses appreciated. 735-7521 [1976-12-31 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WARRINGTON, Urian-Urian Warrington the spring of 1863. After partial recovery he was placed in charge of a ward in the military hospital in quincy, and later spent two years on a small farm. In 1849, he and his wife were converted. On removal to Quincy they joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1868, he began his ministry as a supply near Quincy, and was admitted into conference in 1872, In 1893 he reired to Harvey, Ill. Considerable time was spent in evangelistic work, His ministry was unusually fruitful. Often one or two hundred were converted in a single revival. He often held camp meeting on his charge., The cause of his death was bronchial pneumonia. After the death of his wife over a year was spent with his daughter Mrs. L.N. Baer, at Ludlow, Ill. Since January last he has been in the home of his son the Rev. T. C. Warrington. Funeral service was held in the Clyde Church on November 19, in charge of the Rev. Meessrs, G.K. Flack and M.E. Cady. Interment was at Ludlow, ILL. beside his wife amid the scenes of a former pastorate-Northwestern Christian Advocate. (This is from the minutes of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Reunion of Seventy Third Regiment , Illinois Volunteer Infantry) (Taken from minutes of 28th Annual Reunion of 73 Rd. Ill, Infantry) [1913 Submitters Name: Kyle M. Condon]

WEBB - Charles Webb, of Chicago, Ill., who was a lineal descendant of Robert Emmet, and who had been a resident of Chicago since 1853, died on Sunday night.  He was born on Valencia Island, off County Kerry, in 1817.  In his early life he was associated with the home rule movement in Ireland and this country. [Wednesday, January 08, 1896; New York Herald, New York, NY]

WEBER - ANN WEBER, nee Dunne, wife of the late Louis W. Weber, beloved mother of Louis W. Jr., (Julia), John H. (Barbara) and Francis E. Grandmother of eight, great grandmother of four; Member of Midlothian Older Buddies, Bremen Township Senior Citizens Organization, and the National Federation of grandmother Clubs. Funeral Saturday, 10:30 a.m. from the Hickey Memorial Chapel 4201 W. 147th St. Midlothian, Illinois. to St. Christopher Church for 11 a.m. Mass... Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m." CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Chicago, Illinois, 11 Nov 1988(Parents - Mary Fox/Peter Dunne - Submitted by source #64)

WEBER, Eugene - of 523 Greenleaf-av., Wilmette, husband of Josephine, nee Kots, father of Lennie (?) and Eugene. Services at Graceland cemetery chapel, Wednesday 10:30 a.m.

WEBER - Louis W Weber Sr., late of 6939 S. Laflin street, beloved husband of Ann M. Weber, nee Dunne; loving father of Louis W. Jr., John H., and Francis E. Weber; dear grandfather of five; fond brother of Mary Blaha, Margaret Bryant, Anna, and Josephine Weber. Funeral Wednesday, 9 a.m., from funeral home, 7013 S. Racine avenue, to Sacred Heart church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Mary's. Member of Father Perez council, No. 1444, K. of C. and local No. 705, Teamsters union. [Chicago Tribune (IL), April 19, 1960 - Submitted by source #64]

WEINANDT, John - beloved husband of Catherine Healy Weinandt, fond father of Louisa, Mrs. Charles F. Unverzagt and the late John W. Funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from late residence, 1328 W. 74th-st., to Sacred Heart church. Interment Mount Olivet cemetery. Information, Stewart 7700. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WEISS - Herman F(rederick). Weiss, of Melrose Park, beloved husband of the late Mathilda, nee Mesenbrink; loving father of Anita Kuhlmann, Norma Smith, Marjorie Umbras, Ray, and the late Winifred; fond grandfather of 15; great-grandfather of five; dear brother of Ann Warnecke. Resting at Bormann Funeral Home, 16th avenue north of Lake street, Melrose Park, until 1 p.m. Friday. Services 1:30 p.m., Friday, at St. Paul Lutheran church, 10th avenue and Lake street. Interment Oakridge. Visitation after 6 p.m. Wednesday. [Chicago Tribune, 28 Oct 1964. Submitted by source #96]

WEISS- John, Dec. 24, son of Nicholas and the late Margaret Weiss. Funeral Dec. 27 at 9:30 a.m. from 5005 S. Sangamon-st., to Holy Family church, thence to Calvary. Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25, 1903, submitted by source #27

WEISE, Simon - was found in the lake at Chicago with a bullet hole in his head. It is believed he committed suicide. [Newton Press, July 13 1893. source #6]

WEISZ, Sarah - wife of late Ignatz, April 25, [1930] 1112 Harvard-st., Evanston, Ill., mother of David, George and Mrs. Emma Freud, sister of Leah Greenfeld and Lasar Guttman. Funeral services 2 p.m. at chapel, 3021 Fullerton, Monday, April 28. Interment Beth-El cemetery.

WELCH, Mary - April 28 [1930] at 5--? 43d-st, beloved wife of the late Thomas Welch, fond mother of Kate --?, -- Bornett, and the late Jennie --?, Edward and Samuel Welch. Funeral Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Gabriels' church. Interment Mount Olivet. For further information call Yards 0617. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WENDLAND, Herman T., brother of Fred, George, the late Emma Kuthe, Alvina Luedtke, and Ida Beyer. Services Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m., at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central avenue. Interment Concordia. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated. Visitation after 4 p.m. Friday. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WENTWORTH -- Chicago, Aug 16th --  Dr. Wentworth died of cholera last evening, being the third Physician dying from cholera. [Dr. Wentworth was a brother, we believe, of the Hon. John Wentworth] [The Ottawa Free Trader. (Ottawa, Ill.), August 17, 1850]

WERNO - Albert P. Werno, Dec. 1, 1948, beloved husband of the late Minnie, dear father of Lillian Rinkenberger, Edward, Genevieve Kessell, Sylvia Duchay, the late George, and Fred, grandfather of Harold Ruland, Genevieve Fick, Edward Werno Kirby, and Janet Betley, great-grandfather of Harold and Janet Ruland. Chapel, 4338-40 Fullerton avenue. Interment Elmwood cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, 3 Dec 1948. Submitted by source #96]

WERNO -- Edward Werno, March 23, 1957, 71 years, husband of the late Irene, nee Gray; father of Mrs. Genevieve Miller and Edwin Kirby; father-in-law of Fred Miller; son of the late Albert and Minnie Werno; brother of Mrs. Lillian Rinkenberger, Mrs. Genevieve Kessell, Mrs. Sylvia Duchay, and the late George and Fred Werno; uncle of Harold Ruland and Mrs. Janet Betley. Services Tuesday, 2 p.m., at funeral chapel, 4338 Fullerton avenue. Interment Elmwood. [Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar 1957. Submitted by source #96]

WERNO - Fred A. Werno, Nov. 3, 1948, beloved husband of Georgiana, dear father of Laverne Casazza, fond son of Albert and the late Minnie, brother of Mrs. L. Rinkenberger, Edward, Mrs. Genevieve Kessell, Mrs. Sylvia Duchay and the late George. Service Saturday, 2 p.m., at funeral chapel, 4338-40 Fullerton avenue. Interment Elmwood. [Chicago Tribune, 5 Nov 1948. Submitted by source #96]

WESBEY - Superintendent William H. Wesbey of Lincoln Park board, has the sympathy of his many friends in the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary B. Wesbey, 76 years old, who was a pioneer resident of Chicago, who died on Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter G. Buckholz, 3744 Janssen avenue, after a long illness. Born in Alsace Lorraine, Mrs. Wesbey was brought to Chicago when only six months old. She was the mother of twelve children. Her husband, Captain George E. Wesbey, a captain in the Civil war, died about fifteen years ago. [Chicago Eagle. (Chicago, Ill.), 16 Dec. 1922]

WESDZUNAS, Arthur G - 58 years, suddenly, of Bloomingdale, formerly of Chicago, dear father of Richard, fond grandfather of Nicole; fond brother of Frances Sparks of California. Committal services Friday, March 19, 11a. m., at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery Chapel. [Chicago Tribune, March 18, 1982 - Submitted by source #96]

WESDZUNAS, George - of Brighton Park beloved husband of the late Eleanor; dearest father of Frances Sparks and Arthur; dear grandfather of four; greatgrandfather of eight; brother in law of Bruno Andresunas and Margaret (Anthony) Kuntz; fond uncle of many. Funeral services and blessing, Friday, 10 a.m. from Eudeikis Funeral Home, 4330 S. California Av. Interment St. Casimir Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, after 6 p.m. [Chicago Tribune, April 18, 1973 - Submitted by source #96]

WESSELS, Christ E., beloved husband of the late Mattie, nee Franzen; brother of Edward and the late John, Sophia, George, and Kathryn; uncle of Gilbert Wessels, Ruth Jorsch, and Leona Gornick. Services Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., at Olson Funeral Home, 6467-77 N. Northwest highway. Interment Union Ridge. Memorials to the Northwood Park Methodist church appreciated. SP 4-3333. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WEST, Katherine - nee Dahl, suddenly at Alderwood Manor, Wash., formerly of 5739 S. Carpenter-st., beloved wife of Andrew H., fond mother of Henry, Arthur, Mrs. Mae Bertelsen, and Henry West. Funeral notice later. For information phone Yards 0662. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WESTCOTT -- George Tennant Westcott, Sunday morning, Apirl 2. Funeral from the Church of the Holy Communion, South Fifth-av., Maywood, Ill., Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Burial private. Chicago Tribune, April 3, 1911, submitted by source #27

WESTERLUND, Anna - April 30 [1930] - beloved wife of Edward, dear --? of August, Eric and David Lagen [? hard to read]. Funeral Friday, May 2, at 2 p.m. from chapel 3807 Lincoln-av. to Mount Olive cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WESTMORELAND, Joseph - age 65, brother of Earl, Mamie Bottino and Mrs. Pa---don. Internment March 27 1965 Braldwood. [Thurs 25, March 1965, Chicago Trib SID p. 21 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

WETTERHOLM, Carl G., March 30, 1930, fond uncle of Mrs. Frank --? (can't read), Mrs. Herbert Graff, Sigrid and Clare R---quist and Azel Dohlmann. Funeral at home 3110 (8110?) Bernard-st. Wednesday April 2 at 2 pm. Interment at Elm L--? (can't read) [Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WHARTON, George -- 5619 Broadway, dead. Police investigating. Found injured at Broadway and Ridge av., Sunday morning. [Source: The Day Book., March 21, 1917 - Sub. by Source #104]

WHEELER, Julia Delia - On Tuesday, 24th inst., at 205 Aberdeen-st., of hydrocephalus, Julia Delia, infant daughter of Chas. D. and Lucinda Wheeler, aged 1 month. [24 Dec 1872 Chicago Tribune (IL) Submitted by Source #33]

WHITCOMB -- Class of 1853 - GEORGE PARKS WHITCOMB.; b. 2 Dec., 1827, Stow, Mass. Lawyer; d. 28 Jan., 1910, Chicago, Ill. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

WHITE, Margaret - Jan 11, 1881, at Morton, Cook County, Ill., Margaret White, relic t of the late William White, Esq., aged 70 years, Funeral at residence Saturday at 1 o'clock. All friends invited. [Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Friday, January 14, 1881; ;  sub. by source #210]

WHITE -- Class of 1862 -- RANDALL HOBART WHITE. b. 5 May, 1833, Chesterfield, N.Y. Lawyer; d. 17 Apr.1905, Chicago, Ill. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1905-1906, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

WHITEHOUSE - Died at Chicago, August 10, of overwork, Rt. Rev. Henry John Whitehouse, bishop of the diocese of Illinois, aged 71. [August 13, 1874, Henry Republican - Sub. by Src #25]

WHITNEY, Asa - Died in Chicago, Dec. 30, of typhoid pneumonia, Asa, 28, son of John Whitney of this city. Funeral today at 11 a.m. at the family residence.
The subject of this notice was the only son of John Whitney, and was born in Fulton county, in this state, June 10, 1851. The family left the farm and came to Henry in the spring of 1859, and after residing in the city several years, removed to their farm adjoining the corporation, where they have since resided. Asa remained at home, working the farm with his father until about the time he was 21, when (March 18, 1872) he secured a situation the store of Pool & Jones, and remained with that firm until January 20, 1875, when being offered a situation in one of the departments of the establishment of Field, Leiter & Co., Chicago, accepted it and remained with that firm until his death which occurred on the 30th ultimo. The sickness which culminated in his death was of about three weeks duration, commencing in a bilious attack, soon merging into typhoid pneumonia; and although he had the attendance of three of Chicago's skillful physicians, and the care which only an anxious mother and sister know how to bestow, besides numerous friends untiring in their attention and anxiety for his recovery; all were baffled, and death secured him as its victim.
A few hours before his death, realizing that his end was near, he called his mother, sister and brother-in-law (J. L. Saxton) to his bedside, and with a happy smile, brightening up his face, kissed them good bye, and then naming his many relatives in Henry by name, sent to each one the same message of remembrance and love. Then after bidding the other faithful attendants and friends farewell, and expressing his willingness to die, and his hope of entering a better world, he asked that his favorite hymn be sung: "Nearer My God to Thee, Nearer to Thee." himself joining in the singing. One who was present speaks of it as the most affecting scene he ever witnessed.
His body was incased in a beautiful casket and brought home to the family residence, from whence, on January 1st, it was taken to our cemetery, and laid beside his little sister Nellie, who had preceded him some eight years to the "Home of pure delight, Where saints immortal reign." The remains were accompanied home by a former roommate (Mr. Smith), himself also a clerk in the employ of Field, Leiter & Co., and the esteem in which the deceased was held by his employers is shown by their paying the expenses of this representative of their house, whilst on the sad errand of burying his friend and their faithful clerk. .......... His funeral was largely attended and a very appropriate discourse was preached by the Rev. J. J. Bunnell, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city. [The Henry Republican, Marshall County, IL January 1, 1880- Submitted by Source #25]

WHITWORTH, Emma - April 30 [1930] at riverside, Cal., beloved wife of the late Thomas, dear mother of Mrs. Margaret Peley, George, Mrs. Ethel ---? and Mrs. Edith Twitchell. Burial ---? May 1 at 3 p.m. [Memorial Park cemetery. Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WICKELL --- Engineer Plunged to His Death Chicago
Henry Wickell, aged 27, a hoisting material worker, plunged thirty-nine floors to instant death...He was decapitated when his body struck a projecting rod at the twenty first floor. [Litchfield Daily Union, Friday, July 8, 1927 submitted by Src #116]

WIEMERSLAGE, Harold T., fond _____of Audry Hansen: beloved son of Frank and Bertha; brother of W____, Arthur; former village clerk _____Grove and Leyden township. Internment, Elmwood Memorial Cemetary. [Thurs, 25 Mar 1965, Chicago Trib. SID p. 21 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

WILCOX, Irene C. - nee Dillon, beloved wife of Fred E.; fond sister of Georgetta Torrez. Funeral Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8:30 a.m., from Sullivan Funeral Home, 2701 W. 63rd street, at Washtenaw avenue, to St. Rita church. Interment St. Mary cemetery. [The Chicago Tribune, 2 Oct 1964, Submitted by source #12]

WILDER -- Class of 1851 - DAVID PARSONS WILDER was born 14 May, 1826, in the town of Worthington, Mass., the eighth of a family of nine children. When he was one year old, the family removed to Pittsfield, where he attended school, somewhat irregularly, till twelve years old, when he went to live with an uncle in Chesterfield, remaining there for four years, working on his uncle's farm in the summer and attending school in the winter months. In February, 1843, he engaged himself to a farmer in Suffield, Conn., by whom he was released at "Thanksgiving" time, and entered the Academy in that place, defraying his expenses, as before, by manual labor. At the age of eighteen, he obtained the position of teacher in one of the public schools in Suffield, and met with such success as to awaken the desire to fit himself for teaching as a profession. In the spring of 1845, he accordingly entered the Academy at Easthampton, where he remained till the following November (with occasional intervals of farm work), when he assumed the charge of a school in West Suffield, which, though it had borne an evil reputation, was successfully administered by him. Here he formed the design of going to college, and returned to Easthampton Academy, where, and at Andover, he completed his preparatory studies. During his freshman year, he taught school in the town of Harvard; in the sophomore and junior years, at Dedham; and in the senior year, at Dennis. The year after graduating he was elected professor of mathematics in the Newton University, at Baltimore. He received the degree of Master of Arts in 1854, and entered the Dane Law School in the same year. In the autumn of the same year he went to Chicago and began the practice of law, "without money and without friends," to use his own words; having, however, before his death, obtained a reasonable share of both.
He married, 1 January, 1857, Mary R., daughter of Clarke Partridge, of Medway, Mass., and leaves five children: the oldest and youngest sons; the others, daughters.
He died 26 March, 1872, at his residence in Winnetka, a small town some fifteen miles north of Chicago, of malignant jaundice, after an illness of a few days, leaving behind him an enviable reputation as a lawyer and as a man. [Source: The Necrology of Harvard College 1869-1872; published 1872; - tr. by K. Mohler]

WILES, Mary Lane, nee Skiles, of 1015 W. 59th street, beloved wife of William; fond mother of Marjorie Maack; sister of Betty Bergelin and the late Margaret Mangan. Resting at chapel, 7133 S. Western avenue, where services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. Interment Beverly. (Chicago Tribune (Illinois) June 11,1957 - submitted by src #96)

WILHELM, Gertrude - In loving memory of our darling mother, who passed on one year ago today. HELEN, GERTRUDE, AUGUST AND HUGO. [Chicago Tribune, July 29, 1933. Submitted by source #6]

WILLARD -- Class of 1851 - HENRY WILLARD. A.M. Princ. Theol. Sem., 1856.; b. 11 Sept., 1830, Troy, N.Y. Pastor.; d. 24 June, 1904, Chicago, Ill.[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1903-1904, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

WILLARD - Class of 1867 - JAMES RICHARD WILLARD. b. 24 Sept., 1844, Madison, O. Editor, Ft. Wayne Gazette, 1867-69; Owner, Erie Dispatch, 1869-78; Bearer of dispatches to Denmark, 1873; Collector of customs, Erie, Pa., 1874-78; Board of Trade, Chicago, to 1902; d. 6 Sept. 1902, Chicago, Ill. [Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H. - tr. by K. Mohler]

WILLIAMS -- Clifton J. Williams, 75, a former Chicago hotel clerk, died Thursday in Fletcher, N. C. Mr. Williams was a native and long-time Chicago resident before retiring to North Carolina in 1985. He worked nearly a decade as a clerk at the Wacker Hotel, and before that was employed in a variety of jobs, including embalming. Mr. Williams was a World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 903 in Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Edith; four step-daughters, Elaine Hart, Frances Slette, Terry Searcy and Glenna Morgan; two step-sons, Jerry Ball and Edward Redmond, and 13 great-grandchildren. There will be no public funeral services. (Chicago Sun Times Date: September 4, 1988 Submitters Name: Pearl)

WILLIAMS -- Hattie E. nee Framke, late of 2900 W. 93d street, beloved wife of the late Otto C.; dear mother of Alice Herbeck, Cecilia Flanagan, Earle, Marie Camp, Robert, the late Hattie, Edward, and Louise; loving grandmother of 14; five great-grandchildren; fond sister of Arthur Framke, Ella Peak, Mabel McDermed, and Helen Johnson. Resting at funeral home, 1136 W. 87th street, until Friday noon. Funeral services 2 p.m. at Zion Evangelical and Reformed church, 83d and Green streets. Interment local. RAdcliffe 3-1100. [Chicago Tribune [April 25, 1956]

WILLIAMS, Otto C - June 4, 1951, late of 7256 S. May street, beloved husband of Hattie, nee Framke, dear father of Earle, Mrs. Marie Camp, and Robert, stepfather of Mrs. Alice Herbeck, and Mrs. Cecilia Flanagan. Resting at funeral home, 1136 W. 87th street where masonic services will be held Thursday evening at 8:30 under the auspices of Ogden Park lodge No. 897, A.F. & A.M. Funeral service Friday, 2 p.m., at Evangelical Zion church, 8326 Green street. Interment family lot. RAdcliffe 3-1100. [Chicago Tribune (Illinois) June 6, 1951 - Submitted by source #96]
Services for Otto C. Williams, 63, of 7256 May st., a steel company employe who died in Illinois Masonic hospital Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Evangelical Zion church, 8326 Green st. There will be Masonic services at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at 1136 W. 87th st. Surviving are his widow, Hattie; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Camp; and two sons, Earle and Robert, a composing room employe of THE TRIBUNE. Chicago Tribune (Illinois) June 6, 1951

WILLIAMS -- Peter Thomas Wiliams, April 1, aged 54 years, beloved husband of Rose and father of Linto?, Ralph, and Mrs. Adelia WARD. Funeral services at SHELDON's chapel, 912 W. Madison-st., Tuesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m., carriages to Forest Home cemetery. Cincinnati, O., papers please copy. Chicago Tribune, April 3, 1911, submitted by source #27

WILLIAMS - June 10, 1886
Youngest daughter of John and Margaret Williams, No. 1321 Lill avenue age 14 months. Funeral at 2 o'clock p. m. today.     [Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chic ago, IL) Saturday, June 12, 1886;  sub. by source #210]

WILLIAMSON -- Death of a Chicago Judge.
CHICAGO, Aug. 12.- Judge R. S. Williamson died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from Bright's disease at his home in Palatine, twenty-five miles from Chicago. [The Northfield News (Northfield, MN) August 17, 1889, page 1]

WILLINGS, Sarah - April 26, 1930, at her home, 1332 E. 56th st; wife of William J. Willings, mother of William C. Willings and Mrs. W.N. Weinacht. Funeral services in the chapel, 4227 Cottage Grove-av., corner 42d-pl. Tuesday at 3 p.m. under auspices of Forrestville chapter, No. 177, O.E.S. Interment Oakwoods. Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6

WILLMOT, Mary E., nee Winkler, 79 born in Charleston, IL, resided in Chicago area most of her life. Active member of the Central Presbyterian Church of New Lenox. Preceded in death by her husband, Perry, her parents, two sisters and one brother. Survived by her children, Donna (Tim) Moynihan of Benton Harbor MI, John (Joan) of Shorewood, IL, Perry Thomas (Angela) of New Lenox, IL and Debra (James) Lyon of Lake Zurich, IL, 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also survived by sister in law, Oretta Willmot of Alsip, IL and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a registered nurse, graduated from Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN. She worked in various area hospitals. Chapel Service Thursday at 1p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 11 a.m. until the time of the service. [Chicago Tribune 5/3/2006 -- Submitted by Source #93]

WILLSON -- Death of Richard Willson, Esq.
The painful intelligence of the decease of R. L. Wilson Esq., senior editor of the Chicago Evening Journal, reached this city yesterday afternoon. He expired at the residence of his father, Judge Wilson, in Albany N.Y. his native city, yesterday, 11 o clock A.M.
Mr. Wilson came to the west in early times we believe in 1836 or 1837, and was for some time a contractor on the Ill. And Michigan canal, then in process of construction. Subsequently he became editor of the Journal, ( in 1843 or 1844,) which position he held until the time of his decease, though for some year or two, in consequence of ill health, has had not been able to attend to active business of any description. On the occasion of the celebration, in the city, of the success of American arms at the battle of Buena Vista, Mr. W. was severely wounded by the premature discharge of the cannon, and his nervous system received a shock from which it never recovered. He subsequently suffered from two attacks of cholera, which aided in weakening a naturally strong constitution.
On the accession of General Taylor to the Presidential chair, Mr. W. was appointed Post-master in this city, which station he held for a considerable length of time. He was a facile and pungent writer, and an ardent politician. He made a great many warm friends, and of course had some enemies, as all men of his temperament will have. All however will be regret his untimely death.
He leaves in this city, three brothers; his associate editor, Mr. O. L. Wilson, the present sheriff of our county; Mr. J. L. Wilson and Mr. Henry L. Wilson, (of the firm of Wilson and Hughes) with whom our citizens will sympathise in their bereavement Chicago Journal. [Illinois State Chronicle (Decatur, Illinois) December 25 1856 - Submitted by Source #25]

WILLSTEAD, Eleanor --  My oldest Aunt, Eleanor Willard (Willstead), died yesterday at 82 Years Old. She was born 5/30/1934. Thanks to St. James Hospice (Chicago Heights) for keeping her comfortable until her passing around 7pm on Friday 2/24/2017. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Gretchen and Dominique. She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father Ivie Willstead and Sterling G. Willstead, and her ex-husband Bob Willard. As far as I know, there will be no services. She donated her body to science. [Feb 22, 2017, Written and Submitted by Kelly Hicks]

WILSEY -- Miriam "Mimi" Carole Wilsey (Lazarus), 79, of Chattanooga, died at home Sunday, July 8, 2012 and has now gone home to be with the Lord. She was born on December 25, 1932 in Chicago, and resided there until 1966. She and her husband then moved to Groveland, Florida, with their five children where they owned and operated a successful grocery store and restaurant.
In 1972, they adopted three more children. They resided in Florida until they moved to Chattanooga in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, her parents, twin brother, oldest daughter and three older sisters.
She is survived by one younger brother, seven children, 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, including Mackenzie and Emily, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Amedisys Hospice Staff and her CAN from Chattanooga Supportive Services for the wonderful care and love they displayed towards her during her illness. A memorial service will be held at the Wilsey residence on Wednesday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m. [Unknown newspaper, July 2012 - Sub. by Src #201]

WILSON, Alma B. nee Baumann, of Oak Park, fond mother of Dr. Earle E. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m., at funeral home, Lake street at Second avenue, Maywood. Please omit flowers. Entombment Rosehill. [dod 19 Nov 1949 - Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

WILSON, Earle E - Earle E. Wilson, M.D., beloved husband of Maurine, nee Evans; dear father of Trudy (Darrill) Thompson; grandfather of Daryl Evon. Memorials service at the Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Blvd., Westchester, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Heart Association appreciated. [Chicago Tribune (Illinois) February 21, 1975 - Submitted by Source #96]

WILSON, Ethel - [nee Samuelson], of Downers Grove, beloved wife of the late Stanley C. Wilson; loving mother of Marilyn; sister of Edith Samuelson, Florence Plitz, Dorothy Staats, and Margaret Eby; grandmother of Paul and Matthew. Services Friday 11 a.m., at the Adams-Winterfield Funeral Home, 4343 Main Street, Downers Grove. Interment Bronswood cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m. [The Chicago Tribune, 2 Oct 1964, Submitted by source #12]

WILSON, Jack - Big Fat Man Dead
New York, July 28. - Jack Wilson, said to be the fattest man in the world, who weighed 650 pounds, died here today of paralysis.  When Wilson, who for years had been exhibited in a side show at Coney Island, was taken to the hospital, it was found an ambulance was too small to hold him, and he was transferred in a motor truck.  His body will be taken to Chicago for burial.  (Geneva, The Geneva County Reaper, 01 Aug 1919.  Transcribed by #211)

WILSON, John - Death of a Chicago Pioneer.... Chicago, April 13 - John WILSON, one of Chicago's pioneer settlers died this morning of apoplexy in the 76th year of his age. Wilson was an uncle of the present publisher of the Journal. Mrs. James E. BISHOP of Omaha, was his sister. For the four years after 1861 WILSON was publisher and business manager of the Evening Journal. [The Peoria Daily Trans., Saturday, April 14, 1888, Submitted by source #22]

WILSON, Mecheal - Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hammond and Prowell chapel, 305 East 16th street, Chicago Heights, for Mecheal Wilson, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson of 915 East 16th street, East Chicago Heights. Mecheal died Saturday in St. James hospital, Chicago Heights, Elder Marcus Irons of Christ Temple No. Two will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mt. Glenwood cemetery, Glenwood. Mecheal was born May 12 in Chicago Heights. In addition to her parents, Mecheal leaves a sister, _____; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Donald, Sr.; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Freeze, and her godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moses. (East Chicago Heights was later renamed Ford Heights) [The Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL,Oct. 17, 1968, pg 8 - Submitted by Source #134]

WILSON - Michael Frederick Wilson - loving son of Helen & Hairam ( aka Fred ) Wilson, dear brother of Sara J Wilson, nephew to many aunts & uncles, Visitation Sunday, 2 to 9 pm at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W 95th St., Oak Lawn. 708 425-05800 [Chicago Sun Times, 22 Jul 2001 - Submitted by Src. #118]
Contributor's Note: ** Michael was hit by a car August 29th 1981 ( age 9 ) The accident caused brain stem damage and he was not expected to make it thru that night. He lived until 2001 and spent the rest of his life as a Quadriplegic. Mike went from the Hospital to Marklund Home for Children on Nov 11th 1981 and eventually moved to Illinois Children Rehab Center. Although he lived outside his family home due to extensive care that he needed.....his parents included him in every family event. He spent a lot of time involved in family life and at home. At time of accident Michael attended Harnew Elementary School and their PTA did some fundraising for his Medical assistance. per maternal Aunt / Carol Bohringer-Vanosky

WILTJER -- Jennie Wiltjer, wife of the late Menne, fond mother of Mrs. Jennnie Snip, Mrs. Bernice Lang, John, Menne and Melvyn. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday at chapel, 1648 W. 63d-st. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. [Chicago Daily News 21 May 1943, Submitted by Source #84]

WILTJER - Jennie, beloved daughter of Menne and Jennie, fond sister of Mrs. J. Snip, John, Bernice, Melvin and Menne. Funeral Friday Nov. 22, from her late residence, 6036 S. Marshfeld- av., 2 p.m., autos to Evergreen. For information call Prospect 3889. [Chicago Daily News, 20 Nov 1918, Submitted by Source #84]

WINCHELL, Alvin -- The Gazette, Sterling, Illinois May 9, 1934 - Wednesday, pg 6     ALVIN  LEWIS  WINCHELL   Alvin Winchell Funeral Rites - Services Held In Chicago Monday Afternoon   Tampico: - Funeral services for Alvin Winchell, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Winchell of Tampico, were held at the West Pullman Methodist church at Normal avenue in Chicago Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The pator, Rev. H. P. Barnes, used for his text the twelfth chapter of Ecclesiastes.  Three favorite hymns were sung, "Satisfied There," "Abide With Me" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again."  The floral offerings were many and beautiful, silent tributes of the love and esteem of his many friends, relatives and neighbors.  Interment was in the Cedar Park Cemetery with the rites of the Masonic Order.   Obituary   Alvin Lewis Winchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Winchell, was born at West Point, Miss., August 5, 1897, and passed away Friday morning, May 4, 1934, at his home in Chicago at the age of 36 years, six months and 29 days.    He had been in poor health for some time and became critically ill about three weeks ago.  He was a valued member of the West Pullman Methodist Brotherhood, a member of Garden City Blue Lodge No. 141 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and of Pullman Chapter 234 Royal Arch Masons.   While only a child he came with his parents to Tampico, where he resided for several years, then moving with his parents to Oak Bluff, Canada, he lived six years, returning with them to Tampico for a year, then the remainder of his years in Chicago.  He was married to Miss Mary Zake in 1918 and two children were born to them, Donna Irene and Donald Alvin.  His wife Mary passed away December 7, 1924.   In 1928 he was married to Miss Irene Cubbage of Libertyville, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Dorothy, Robert and William.    Besides his wife and five children, he is survived by his father and mother; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Hurbul and Mrs. Vera Gallstrand, both of Galesburg; and one brother Harold of Tampico.  One brother Athol and a sister Vesta preceded him in death sev eral years ago.   He was a good neighbor, loyal friend, kind father and a true husband.  He has many friends and relatives who sincerely regret his early departure.

WINCHELL, Mary C. (ZAKE) -- Passes Away In Chicago.
Word was received here Sunday by relatives of Mrs. Alvin Winchelll that she passed away Sunday in Chicago, where she lived with her husband and children.   L. B. Winchell motored to the city Sunday with Dr. and Mrs. E. C. Horner and Mrs. L. B. Winchell and son, Harold, followed on the train Monday morning.  Funeral services are to be held Tuesday.   (The Sterling Gazette, Sterling, Illinois December 9, 1924 pg 8 - Submitted by Melva Taylor)

WINIARZ - Mayme C. Winiarz, nee Siewert, beloved wife of Louis; fond mother of Lucille Scheber and Julius E.; grandmother of eight; sister of Peggy LaCrosse and Elizabeth Risley. Services 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Chapel, 5200 W. 95th street. Interment Evergreen. Please omit flowers. [Chicago Tribune, Sept 25, 1962 - Submitted by Src #96]

WINSTON, Gertrude nee Gordon, of Lincolnwood, beloved wife of Joseph Winston (Weinstein) for 64 years; precious mother of Cynthia (Alfred) Simpson of Chicago and Michelle (Robert) Worobow of Highland Park; adoring grandmother of Andrew and Blair Worobow; beloved sister of the late Irene (the late Ivan) Epinoff, the late Nathan (the late Rose Gordon-Greenberg) Gordon and the late Cecilia (the late Irving) Recu; loving aunt, great aunt and great great-aunt. Her memory will be an inspiraton to all of those who knew her and whose lives she touched. She loved her family and her country. Services 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 at the chapel, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago, IL Info 773-774-3333 [Feb 13, 2003][Chicago Tribune (Feb. 13, 14, 2003) -- Submitted by Source #96]

WINTER, Charles O. - at Barrington, Ill,m in his 95th year, husband of -- Winter, brother of Mrs. --- --- ?, Mrs. Philetus W. Gates and Edward? [hard to read] Winter. Funeral at 2 p.m. at late residence. Interment at ---? Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6

WISE, Royal C. - formerly of 2824 Harrison street, Evanston, Sept. 30, 1964, husband of the late Ada M. Wise; father of Donald H. Wise; one grandson. Service and interment private. The Chicago Tribune, 2 Oct 1964, Submitted by source #12

WITT, Martha, wife of the late August; mother of Helen Taillion, Dorothy Drogus, Agnes Tomlan, and Martha Cote; grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of 12. Funeral Saturday, 8:15 a.m. from John Rago Sons Chapel, 5744 W. North avenue, to St. Angela church. Mass 9 a.m. interment St. Joseph. 889-8223. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WITTY, Elizabeth P., loving mother of Winona Mancusi and John Witty. Funeral services Saturday, 11 a.m., at Tohle Funeral Home, 4325 Lawrence avenue, at Lowell. Interment Waldheim. MU 5-4400. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WOHLER-- J. ?. (possibly P.) WOHLER, at Davenport, Ia., May 1?. Funeral notice later. Chicago Tribune, May 18, 1918, submitted by source #27

WOJNAROWICZ, Frank J. - loving husband of Eleanor, nee Bulvan; foster father of John A. Kowalski; brother of Joseph, John, Josephine, Mary, and Stella; son-in-law of Augusta Bulvan. Services Tuesday at 9 a.m., from funeral home, 2658 S. Central Park avenue, to Blessed Agnes church. Interment Resurrection. Information, La 1-3101 and 762-2233. [1961-02-13 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WOJNAROWICZ, Magdalene nee Kempa, late of 3644 S. Marshfield, loving mother of Joseph, John, Josephine Aveno, Frank, Mary Falat, Stella Brongel; dear sister of Sophia Moskal; fond mother-in-law of Josephine, Eleanore, Louis Avino, Stephen Falat, and Stanley Brongel; dear grandmother of six and great-grandmother of three. Funeral Thursday, Nov. 15, 1956, 9 a.m., from chapel, 2878 S. Throop street, to St. Barbara's church. Interment Resurrection. VIctory 2-1070. [1956-11-14 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WOJNAROWICZ, Stanley (Warren) - late of 3644 S. Marshfield avenue, beloved son of Magdalene, loving brother of Joseph, John, Frank, Josephine Maziarka, Mary Falat, and Stella Brongel, brother-in-law of Josephine, Eleanor, Steve Falat, and Stanley Brongel. Funeral Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m., from chapel, 2878 S. Throop street, to St. Barbara's church. Interment Resurrection. VIctory 2-1024. [1949-09-16 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WOLD, Marion W. - [nee Wingard], Sept. 30, 1964, beloved wife of the late Neis B.; loving mother of Marilyn Wright and Nelson B.; dear sister of Evelyn W. Liese and the late Robert F. Wingard; grandmother of eight. Resting at the family establishment, Wold & Wold Funeral Home, 3337-39 W. North avenue. Funeral at the United Lutheran church, Ridgeland avenue at Greenfield street, Oak Park, Saturday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m. Interment Rosehill. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lutheran Deaconess hospital appreciated. [The Chicago Tribune, 2 Oct 1964, Submitted by source #12]

WOLFE, Anna Abarbanel -- Services for Anna Abarbanel Wolfe, 87, a former technical editor for the U.S. Quartermaster Corps, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at 5206 N. Broadway. Mrs. Wolfe, of the North Side, died Sunday in Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. She worked 30 years for the Quartermaster Corps' Food and Container Institute. She retired in the 1960s. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Channick; and four grandchildren. [Chicago Tribune - Submitted by Source #96]

WOLFE-- Edward, son of Richard E. Wolfe of (unreadable; looks like Athea ?), County Limerick, Ireland. Funeral Friday, at 9:30 a.m.m frin 4322 Wabasg-av,m ti St, (unreadable; looks like Elizabeth's) church, thence by cars to Mount Olivet. Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25, 1903, submitted by source #27

WOLFE, Nancy (nee Hartnett), at 604 W. 44th st., mother of Mrs. Ferris, Mrs. Brady, Daniel, Maurice, Richard Wolfe; native of Co. Limerick. Funeral from St. Gabriel's Church to Mt. Olivet cemetery. -Oct. 13, 1905.

WOLFF, Salome - nee Katzel (? hard to read), March 30, 1930, mother of Mrs. Lena Kruckmann (? hard to read), Mrs. Lester Ammen (?hard to read), Mrs. Christine Stroud, George Wolff and Mrs. Martha Buc---?. Funeral Wednesday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at home of her daughter, 514 (814?0 N. 2- st, Libertyville. Burial at Free?? cemetery. [Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WOOD, Florence Bond - wife of the late William J.; mother of Dr. C. Otis and Louise Wood Smith and the late William J. Jr.; grandmother of Louise and Penny; four great-grandchildren; sister of Mrs. C.E. Osborne and Mrs. H.E. Burge. Visitation Friday from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Drechsler Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion Street at Pleasant street, Oak Park. Services Saturday, 11:30 a.m. at Grace Episcopal church chapel, Oak Park. Interment Oakridge Abbey. Member for 57 years of Mount Vernon chapter, No. 233, O.E.S. [The Chicago Tribune, 2 Oct 1964, Submitted by source #12]

WOOD, George - Jan 11, 1881, at Chicago, George T. Wood, son of Thomas D. and Ella G. Wood. [Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Friday, January 14, 1881;  sub. by source #210]

WOOD, Luke, of 1023 Dewey avenue, Evanston, beloved husband of Alice Wood; fond father of Mrs. Victor (Mary Helfenbein), Mrs. Marvin (Betty Neidt), and Kenneth Wood; also 11 grandchildren. Funeral Saturday, 1 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Franklin Funeral Home, 1571 Maple avenue, Evanston. Entombment Memory Gardens cemetery. Visitation beginning 7 p.m., Thursday, UN 9-2900. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]

WOOD, William James, --- --- and surveyor for Lloyd's ---, New York and London, April 30 [?] 1930, of 4733 N. Pauline-st. Husband of Mary, F., loving father of --- H., Funeral service private. [Chicago Tribune, April 30, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WOODS, Harry P., 57 years old, mayor of the village of Worth, died yesterday of heart disease at his home in Worth. Mr. Woods was a live stock commission man and a member of the Chicago firm of Miller, White & Woods. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mae Woods, and two sisters, Mrs. D. Woods of Chicago and Mrs. George Fleming of Las Vegas, N.M. Funeral services will be held at home at 3pm tomorrow. Burial will be at Mount Hope cemetery. (Chicago Daily Tribune Date: 11/18/1929 Submitters Name: Colleen McElroy)

WOOLLEY, Elizabeth L. - born March 17, 1907 in Dundee, Scotland, loving wife of the late John, dear sister in law of Ethel Watt, of South Carolina; fond aunt of Joan Wagner, Judith, John and Alexander Watt; great-aunt of five. Graveside services Wednesday 12 noon at Acacia Park Cemetery, Mulberry Section, 7800 W. Irving Park Rd. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 7 p.m. at The Krauspe Funeral Home, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave. [1983-10-25 Chicago Tribune - Source #52]

WOOLF, Lily - nee Kaliski, beloved wife of Charles, fond mother of Mrs. Gladys Meitus and Harold, sister of Bertha Shine, Dora Gesser, Betsey Steel, and Jennie Harris; grandmother of Sandra June Meitus. Funeral Monday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at chapel, 3660 W. Roosevelt-rd. Interment Waldheim. [Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1930. Submitted by source #6]

WRIGHT, Edward M., - At the residence of his parents, in this city, No. 97 Judd-st., Dec. 29, of consumption, Edward M. only son of S. S. and A. S. Wright, aged 18 years, [MISSING-TEXT] months, and 11 days. [1872-12-31 Chicago Tribune (IL) Submitted by Source #33]

WYKPISZ - Robert C. "Bob" Wykpisz of Chicago Heights, formerly of Steger, died Sept. 13 in Indiana. Visitation is 2 to 8 p.m. today at Fred C. Hub Memorial Chapel in Chicago Heights. A 10 a.m. Mass is Monday at Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church in Flossmoor. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Steger. Mr. Wykpisz was born June 20, 1946, in Chicago Heights. He was a physical education teacher at Block Junior High School in East Chicago, Ind. He was a member of Infant Jesus of Prague Church in Flossmoor. He was a Vietnam War U.S. Marine veteran. He is survived by his wife Audrey; daughter Teressa of Colorado; and sister Kathleen Keto of Steger. [The Star Newspaper, Chicago Heights, IL, Sep 16, 2001, pg A-14 - Submitted by Source #134]

WYMAN, Willard L., formerly of Park Ridge, beloved husband of Choice; loving father of Katherine Bardone and Polly Johnson; grandfather of four; great-grandfather of two. Funeral services were held in Kansas City, Kas. 823-1171. [Source: "Chicago Tribune," (Chicago, IL.), 24 Feb. 1967]


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