Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Levenberg Obituary

The Library of Congress has a collection of historical newspapers which are available to view on-line. I found this:


LEVENBERG—In this city, December 25,
1901. Lillie, dearly beloved wife of Lewis
Levenberg, mother of Loretta and Mildred
Levenberg, daughter of Anne Doherty, and
sister of William and Thomas Doherty, Mrs.
E. L. Coxe and Mrs. E. Davidson, a native
of San Francisco, aged 27 years 1 month and
6 days.
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral to-day
(Friday), at 1 o'clock, from her late residence,
45 Harriet Street, thence to St. Patrick's
Church for services at 1:30 o'clock.
Internment Holy Cross Cemetery.

OFFICERS and members of Minerva Parlor
No. 2, N. D. G. W.—You are notified to attend
the funeral of our late sister, Lillie
Levenberg:, to-day (Friday), from her late
residence, 45 Harriet Street.
MARY CREIGH. President.
N.D.G.W. is the Native Daughters of the Golden West
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Curiouser and curiouser...

I went to Holy Cross Cemetery in Fresno on my way back to Merced on Mother's Day to find Bert and Mary Church's plots. Success!

But something was off...

Maybe I misheard when I called the cemetery office, but her headstone says Mary died in 1958, not 1968 as I had posted previously. Funny thing is, she is in plot 68, and 68 years old when she died. Funny. Then, I thought maybe having the wrong year is the reason why I haven't been able to find her death record, but, no, I still cannot locate it.