Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1959-1981
FamilySearch Resources
Mildred Hooper, Nauvoo, IL

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of an index and images of obituaries collected by Mildred Hooper for west central Illinois and north eastern Missouri. The collection is housed in Nauvoo, Illinois. The material is generally in alphabetical order, but some obituaries are mixed up after the first letter of the surname. The newspaper responsible for the obituaries was usually not noted. However, the Quincy Herald-Whig was responsible for some, if not all, of the obituaries. The collection covers the years 1959 to 1981.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place

  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of children

  • Name of cemetery
  • Name of newspaper
  • Date of obituary publication

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed. Clicking on the link in the DGS column will open a new window where you can view the images.

DGS Film Item(s) County Start Year End Year First Surname Last Surname
7597264 1638325 1-2 Adams Arnold Cyeskar
7597265 1638326 Adams 1959 1981 Brown Doumis
7597266 1638327 Adams 1959 1981 Dour Fournelle
7597267 1638328 Adams 1959 1981 Foust Grimmel
7597268 1638329 Adams 1959 1981 Grimmer Hickenbottom
7597269 1638382 Adams 1959 1981 Hickerson Jochem
7597270 1638383 Adams 1959 1981 Jochim Kyle
7597271 1639118 Adams 1959 1981 Laacke Matice
7597272 1639119 Adams 1959 1981 Majors Murrrah
7597273 1639120 Adams 1959 1981 Murray Quivey
7597274 1639121 Adams 1959 1981 Rabe Schallenberg
7597275 1639352 Adams 1959 1981 Schaller Smith
7597276 1639353 Adams 1959 1981 Smtih Thomas
7597277 1639354 Adams 1959 1981 Thomas Watkins
7597278 1639355 Adams 1959 1981 Watson Wrench
7597279 1639356 1 Adams 1959 1981 Wright Zurick
7597279 1639356 2 Adams 1959 1981 Adams Worrell
7597279 1639356 Various 1986 1987 Abarca Zimmerman
7597279 1639356 Adams 1959 1974 Aleshire Graff

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The person’s last known residence
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the Digital Folder Number List section to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Search for the death certificate
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now ?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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