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Early 20th Century Death Notices #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

<Bobmar37@aol.com> wrote
Several years ago I was looking up some obituaries as a favor for someone
else and found that in those days newspapers didn't have a section for
obituaries. They were squeezed in between news articles and social notices
here and there, particularly in small town newspapers. In one case, I didn't
find the obit I was looking for but simply a notice that a man was home from
out-of-town visiting his mother, with no mention of the father's death!
I am glad to say that this is certainly not the case with Birth
Announcements in the London Jewish Chronicle. I was looking at copies >from
the 1870's at the British Library Newspaper Library in London.

The birth announcements are the very first item in the paper.

Interestingly I found that the announcement for my father's uncle only gave
the Hebrew date, whereas all the others gave the secular date.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)


Bobmar37
 

Several years ago I was looking up some obituaries as a favor for someone
else and found that in those days newspapers didn't have a section for
obituaries. They were squeezed in between news articles and social notices
here and there, particularly in small town newspapers. In one case, I didn't
find the obit I was looking for but simply a notice that a man was home from
out-of-town visiting his mother, with no mention of the father's death!

Marian Price
Rensselaer, NY