Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Mrs. Wilbert Dart

While trolling through my files this evening I came across the obituary for Mr and Mrs Wilbert Dart.  I decided to post the one about Mrs Wilbert Dart first, since she died first (so you'll have to wait until next week for Wilbert's obituary).

I had previously posted a photo clipped from a newspaper about their golden wedding anniversary and in that I made the guess that the hand-written date on the clipping more likely referred to the actual date of their anniversary rather than the publication date in the newspaper.  Well, according to this obituary, they were married on December 30th 1919.  We all know that obituaries are only as good as the person submitting the information so this isn't conclusive proof of a wedding date, but it did narrow it down a bit.

The obituary was published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Thursday, December 16th, 1976 (page B9).  Alice died on Wednesday, December 16th, 1976.  Just shy of their 57th anniversary.

I do tend to cringe a bit when I see obituaries that say "Mrs So-And-So" died, but this obituary was well written.  Even when it mentions her daughter and granddaughter it inserts their given names.  Great tips for researchers in obituaries like this.

Alice was my husband great, grand aunt.

"Mrs. Wilbert Dart

Mrs. Wilbert (Alice) Dart, 83, Rt. 3, Luxemburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at her home.  The former Alice Delveaux was born June 4, 1893 in Duval, Wis.  On Dec. 30, 1919, she married Mr. Dart at Duval.  She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society of St. Amand Church and a member of the World War I Veterans Auxillary.

Survivors are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvester (Bertha) Gaedtke, Rt. 3, Luxemburg; one granddaughter, Mrs. Randy (Jill) Bosman, Rt. 3, Luxemburg; two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one infant son, four sisters and three brothers.

Friends may call at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, after 7 tonight and after 2 p.m. Friday.  Rosary at 8 this evening by the St. Elizabeth Society  Wake service 8 p.m. Friday.  Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Amand Church, Walhain, with the Rev. Sebastian Schalk officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum."