Obituaries – From Annual Reports – Congress has chartered many national associations – among them the American Instructors of the Deaf.

Congress has chartered many national associations – among them the American Instructors of the Deaf. Their annual reports routinely included details about the schools for the deaf and their faculty.

GenealogyBank has the back file of these reports.

Here are the obituaries that appeared in the 1908 report.

Deem, Charles S. (1861-1908). Jackson, Mississippi. p. 218

Israel, Ellen J. (1840-1908). Born – Morgan County, Ohio. Died – Brighton, Iowa. p. 218

Larson, Cora (Gunn). (1859-1905). Born – Buda, IL. p. 218-219

Mansur, Lida (O’Hara). (-1906). p. 219

Neal, J.C. (c. 1843- 1908). Died – Marion, NC. p. 219

Walker, Mary Ellen. (1852-1907). Born – Charlestown, MA. Died – Baton Rouge, LA p. 219

Yates, Frank B. (1863-1908). Born: Virginia. Died: Little Rock, AR. p. 219-220.

Tip: Associations routinely published detailed obituaries detailing the lives of their deceased members. GenealogyBank has information on more than 1 billion people – remember obituaries are not only in the newspapers. Be sure to search GenealogyBank’s historical books and documents.

Proceedings of the eighteenth meeting of the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, held at the Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind, Ogden, Utah, July 4-10, 1908. January 8, 1909. — Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor and ordered to be printed with illustrations. Date: 1909-01-08; Publication: Serial Set Vol. No. 5407, Session Vol. No.20; Report: S.Doc. 645

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Thomas Jay Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp is the Director of Genealogy Products at GenealogyBank. Tom Kemp is an internationally known librarian and archivist – he is the author of over 35 genealogy books and hundreds of articles about genealogy and family history.

He previously served as the Chair of the National Council of Library & Information Associations (Washington, DC) and as Library Director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

An active genealogist, he has been working on his own family history for 47 years. With the rapidly growing online archives at GenealogyBank – it is a great day for genealogy!

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