Posted By:Jack Ratcliffe
Subject:Re: Booth:Andrew,Harvey,Flora,Mary,Sarah,Cordelia,Nellie,Florence,Marshall
Post Date:January 21, 2005 at 17:10:31
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Forum:McHenry County, IL Genealogy Forum
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Barbara - What a treasure trove of information! You certainly seem to know your way around the Illinois scene!

We are interested in knowing how you accessed information from the Chicago newspaper. We are looking for an obituary of Gertrude Anna Fisher. She was born (abt 1873 in Michigan) Gertrude Anna Daniels, daughter of Leverett R Daniels and Mary A Booth. She died 12 Jul 1916 in Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Kane Co, Illinois. She is buried in Mount Greenwood Cemetery in Chicago. Her husband Henry George Fisher was a journalist - a sports writer and editor for the Chicago Daily Journal. (About 1924 he married Nina L Hicks, and they moved on to New York City where he was editor of The Bowling News.)

Gertrude apparently died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at a railroad crossing. We have been trying to find an obituary and/or story about the accident in both the Elgin and Chicago newspapers. And we have had no success thus far.

We would be very interested in any help or hints you can provide. Thank you SO MUCH for your enormous help already!