Month: December 2011

Funeral: Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders

Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders

Mary Francis Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders, my gg-grandmother,  died in Dubuque, Iowa, on January 12, 1935.  Josephine, born September 28, 1859 in Rock Island, Illinois, was the oldest of eight children.  Her parents were Francis Joseph and Theresa (Heid) Uhlrich.

Josephine married Ernest Vincent Sanders on October 28, 1886, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.  They had eight children, four of whom preceded her in death including my great-grandmother Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky.  Ernest died in 1928.  Funeral services for Josephine were held on Monday, January 14, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa.  She’s buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.

Funeral service information published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on Monday, January 14, 1935.  Found the article at Google newspaper archives.

Funeral: Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders

Transcription of funeral service:

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Sanders were held Monday morning from the family home, 1629 Prescott Street to Holy Trinity church. The Rev. Joseph Forst officiated.

Pallbearers were Carl Uhlrich, Herbert Strelesky, Robert Sanders, Harry Kirmse, William Trentz, and Wes Baumhover. Burial was made in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Out of town people were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Sanders and family, Racine, Wis.; Mrs. Norma McDonough, St. Louis, Mo.; Herbert J. Strelesky, Boulder, Colo.; Mrs. C.E. Humphrey, Rifle, Colo.; Fred Hoelting and Mrs. Anna Ritter, Galena, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Flynn, Bellevue, Ia.


Obituary: Alice T. (Rafferty) Lightcap

Alice Theresa (Rafferty) Lightcap was married to Albert “Bert” Lightcap, brother of my great-grandfather Ernest Edward Lightcap.   She lived in Hammond, Indiana, for the last 30 years of her life.  A former resident of North Judson, Indiana, her obituary appeared in the North Judson News on October 27, 1938.  I received this obituary from my mom.

Obituary: Alice T. (Rafferty) Lightcap

Transcription of obituary:

The following account of the death of a former North Judson resident, Mrs. A. T. Lightcap, widow of Bert Lightcap, appeared in a Hammond paper during the first week of this month:

“Mrs. Alice T. Lightcap, 66 of 1050 Eaton street, Hammond died at St. Margaret’s hospital, following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Hammond for 30 years and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary.

Interment was made in the Oak Hill cemetery. Last rites were given in the Christian Science ritual. Survivors include two sons, Herbert G., a Hammond policeman; Clarence R., employee of Borden’s Dairy; a daughter, Mrs. Ada Kohl of Hammond; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sade Smith, Huntingdon, and Mrs. Grace Weddel of Indianapolis and a brother, Harry Rafferty of Indianapolis.”

The Lightcap family will be well remembered by many of the older residents, having lived her for many years, before leaving hear about 35 years ago.