Pears, Amanda B. (Swartz)

Amanda Pears
October 18, 1869-March 5, 1909


Niles Daily Star, Friday, March 5, 1909, Page 3, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

    Amanda, wife of Arthur Pears, chief of the fire department, passed away this forenoon at 10:15 o'clock at the home on west Sycamore street, from cancer, after an illness of two years, aged 39 years.  She was the daughter of Joseph Swartz, and is survived by the husband, father and one brother, Chas. Swartz.  She was of an effectionate[sic] disposition, bright and winning in her ways, so that friendships's circle was to her a large one. Indeed, it may be said of her, that "none knew her but to love her." Later:  An aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. P.J. McDonald reside at Leavenworth, Kansas.  The funeral will occur from the house Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Niles Daily Star, Monday, March 8, 1909, Page 3, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

    The funeral of the late Mrs. Arthur Pears will take place Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the home on West Sycamore street.  Burial at Silver Brook cemetery.

Asmus, Barbara Rosina (Lienhart)

Mrs. Barbara R. Asmus
Feb. 14, 1828-March 12, 1901


    Mrs. Barbara R. Asmus, aged 73 years and 26 days, passed away yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Ditmar, on St. Joseph avenue, West Niles.  she had been a sufferer for some time with paralysis and asthma. She was born in Saxingtan, Germany, Feb. 14 1828, and was married to Ernest Asmus in 1846.  Six years later she was left a widow with one child.  She came to America in 1867 and had resided in Niles for the past seventeen years. The funeral will occur Friday morning at the house at 9:30 o'clock. Rev. F.A. Chapman of the M.E. church will officiate and burial will be at Silver Brook cemetery.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, March 13, 1901, page 3, col. 2-3, microfilm Niles District Library

Dickson, Mary

Miss Mary Dickson
Died September 5, 1877


Niles Republican, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1877, page 3, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

    Miss Mary Dickson, a very estimable lady of his city, died on Tuesday afternoon, after a long illness. She will be sadly missed by a very large circle of friends to whom she had endeared herself by kindly deeds and a pure life.  The Episcopal Church, to which she belonged, has lost a most faithful and earnest member, and its Sunday School has been deprived of a teacher whose devoted services will long be remembered. Her funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.

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Niles Democrat, Saturday, Sept. 8, 1877, page 3, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

    Miss Mary Dickson, a highly esteemed lady of this city, died on Tuesday last after a lingering illness. Miss Dickson was a consistent and useful member of the Episcopal Church. Her presence and usefulness in and out of the church will be greatly missed.

Mack, Augusta Lazetta (Brand)

Mrs. Louis (Augusta Lazetta Brand) Mack
January 30, 1869-March 1, 1905


    Mrs. Louis Mack, who for months has been a patient sufferer of a complication of troubles, passed peacefully away last night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Skalla, 403 St. Joseph Avenue.  Deceased came here with her husband and two children from Springfield on the 1st of last August, from which time she had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Skalla, her husband being employed at his trade, as a baker, in South Bend.
    Mrs. Mack was 35 years of age and aside from her husband, and two little daughters, aged nine and twelve years, respectively, she leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Brand, of Bloomington; also two brothers, Henry, of Bloomington, and Charles, of Springfield, as well as two sisters, Mrs. Frank Skalla, of this place, and Mrs. Laura Joseph of Springfield.
    The deceased, who was confined to her bed and required almost constant attendance for months, was cared for day and night during the greater part of her illness, by Mrs. Skalla, who showered upon the sufferer such heartfelt kindnesses and devoted tenderness as only an affectionate sister could show.  For her self-sacrificing devotion, Mrs. Skalla is deserving of unstinted praise.
    The funeral will take place from St. John's Evangelical church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment at Silver Brook.

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, March 2, 1905, page 2, col. 2-3, microfilm Niles District Library

Sawyer, Mary Elizabeth (Finley)

Mary Elizabeth (Finley) Sawyer
April 6, 1862-March 1, 1905


    Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sawyer passed away last evening at the home of her father, Green Finley, 1101 Lake street.  The deceased would have been 43 years of age on April 6.  The cause of death was neuralgia. She leaves besides her parents, one daughter, Miss Cecil Sawyer.  The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 10 o'clock form the Second Baptist church.

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, March 2, 1905, page 2, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library.