Deaths Abstracted from the Camp Point Journal, 1893-1903,
Camp Point, Adams County, Illinois
Mrs. Joseph J. Beals Sr. and Mrs. Sandra Kirchner
While conducting research on their own families in early Illinois newspapers, Mrs. Beals and Mrs. Kirchner realized that others could benefit from the wealth of genealogical material they had discovered. This volume is the result of their continuing efforts to make this valuable information on Illinois families available to fellow researchers and historians. This is an extensive collection of death notices, and related items, gleaned from the pages of The Camp Point Journal newspaper, 1893 to 1903. Most entries list: date, time and cause of death, with assorted supplemental information concerning the life and family of the deceased. Information on the deceased often includes: date of birth and parents’ names; names of surviving spouses, relatives and children; circumstances leading to death, such as disease, accidental injury, murder or execution; criminal records; religious affiliation; place of burial; and assorted anecdotes illustrating the roles of the deceased in their community. A valuable resource for family historians and a fascinating look at how people lived and died in Adams County at the turn of the century. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
(1999), 2019, 5½x8½, paper, index, 378 pp.