Saturday, October 25, 2014

My Grandfather's Obituary, November 11, 1929, Part II

(Blogger said my post was too long, so here's Part II)
I was so excited and thought it would be easy to find the actual obituary. But it wasn't. I don't know how many times I looked at the obituary below before I realized it was for my grandfather, Michael James Barrett Kelly. 

Here it is cropped and enlarged. This obituary was in the Indianapolis Star on November 11, 1929. He actually died on November 10, 1929.

I asked the librarian if it could have been in any other newspapers of that time, so she pulled several other tapes. By this time I was getting the hang of the Microfiche machine.
This obituary is from the Indianapolis Star on November 11, 1929. Do you see it? The more I searched, the more interesting it was to read the news of the day so long ago.
Here it is a little larger.
And here it is cropped and enlarged again.
Next I searched the Indianapolis Times and found this obituary.
A little closer.
Cropped and enlarged.

For Mom's present, I put all four notices on one sheet of paper and framed it. I also gave her copies of everything I found. She loved it and said it meant a lot to finally see her father's obituary after all these years.

I think it is pretty special, too.

1 comment:

  1. that is so awesome!! I know she had been talking about looking him up. Great job finding it!!! Very thoughtful & special.