In an effort to complete my collection of obituary notices for a few members of my family tree, I came across a few doozies that I just had to share. Grandma Nellie Desmond who died in 1953 actually had a lovely write-up in the Chicago Tribune. Take a look:
Cut, saved and filed away, I was about to close my browser when I saw this double delight opposite Grandma Desmond’s obituary on the next page:
My most disturbing find however, was this little ditty from 1906 found in a northern New York newspaper for Mary Desmond, a woman with the same name as my own great-grandmother. Ever so grateful this poor woman was NOT my ancestor. (You may want to enlarge this page for better readability.)
Please excuse me now, as I head off to do a little searching for some perky baby announcements.