Name: Joseph Findlay
Given Name: Joseph
Birth: 11 May 1871 in Seward Township (Kendall) Illinois
Death: 20 May 1930 in Seward Township (Kendall) Illinois (see BIO & see OBIT)
Burial: Seward Mound Cemetery in Seward Twp (Kendall) Illinois
Death Cert. # 0470017 - Illinois
Change Date: 15 Sep 2010 at 21:46
Mr. Joseph Findlay, of Seward, went to the Hoosier state to take the Benedictine degree last Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1903.
His bride is Miss Minnie Goss and the wedding took place at her home in Bemington, Ind. Mr. Findlay is a young man of excellent character and his bride is said to be a fair lady of fine qualities. The happy twain will reside on a farm in Seward and have the best wishes of a host of friends.
- Minooka News (ILLINOIS),
March 5, 1903
Vol. 28, No. 10
Joseph Findlay of Seward township, _________ last Thursday evening. Owing to his having been present at the election at the town hall on March 15 and seemingly in good health the, neighbors did not know he was ill and the first impression with the news reached them that there must be some mistake. Neither he nor the other members of the family realized he was seriously ill until about 12 hours before his death. The family physician was the called, who pronounced his condition critical due to septic sore throat. In spite of care he passed away early Thursday with all the members of his family at his side.
Joseph, the son of John L. and Mary (Broadbent) Findlay was born in Seward township, May 11, and died in the same house in which he was born, on March 20, 1930, aged 58 years 10 months and nine days. He was one of a family of six boys and four girls. Of them surviving the deceased are William of Joliet; Stephen and John of Seward; Mrs. Margaret A. Howard of Plainfield; and Mrs. Jennie (W. E.) Williamson of Seward. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Goss on February 26, 1903. Four children were born to bless this union; Raymond, now residing in Joliet; Alfreda, who died 16 years ago at 8 years; Clifford and Ruth, who are at home with their mother.
Services were held from the Seward Center Church, with which the Findlay family has been connected for many years, Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m. and internment was made in the Mound cemetery. Services were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Edgar M. Shaw. The music was rendered by a quartet, composed of Mrs. Clarence Knudson, Mr. George Cook, Mr. Irving and Mr. Arthur Burgess with Miss Emma Bedford at the piano. Beautiful floral pieces and the presence of many old friends who came from a distance as well as neighbors of this community evidenced the esteem in which the departed brother was held and the loving sympathy we hear toward bereaved family.
Mr. Findlay was known as a man devoted to his home, neighborly when others needed help, and honorable in his relations with his fellow men. These are the virtues we will remember him for.
Kendall County Record (ILLINOIS),
April 2, 1930 (Wednesday)
Father: John L Findlay b: 25 Dec 1822 in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Mother: Mary Ann Broadbent b: 2 Jan 1835 in Ashton, Unerlyne, England
Minnie B Goss b: 17 Apr 1877 in Indiana
25 Feb 1903
in Remington (Jasper) Indiana
- Change Date:
15 Sep 2010
- Raymond Gross Findlay b: 23 Mar 1904 in Seward Township (Kendall) Illinois
- Alfreda Findlay b: 14 Jun 1906 in Seward Township (Kendall) Illinois
- Clifford Findlay b: 30 Jul 1909 in Seward Township (Kendall) Illinois
- Julia "Ruth" Findlay b: 22 Oct 1911 in Minooka (Grundy) Illinois