Thursday, June 11, 2015
I wanted to post some of the Dart memorial cards that I have, but I didn't know which one to start with. So far I've found four in the box of memorial cards and all are in my family tree. I decided to start with William because I didn't have a death date for him. It would be an opportunity to cite that in my tree as I get on with the post. Getting back into the funeral cards I have in my possession was a great reminder that they are not merely decorative memorials. They are a valuable source of information.
William was the 10th of 12 children born to Eugene and Josephine Dart nee Hermans. He married Margaret Jadin on May 26, 1914 and they had five children: Irene, Mame, Marcelle, Verna, and Clifford. William is my husband's 2nd great uncle.
He can be found in the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 censuses and he has a memorial on FindAGrave. I've got him down for an obit-pull in my research calendar. I already have some information on his descendants in my family tree from an online obituary for his son, Clifford, who died in 2005.
Rest in peace, Bill.