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Obituaries and Death Notices from
Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois Newspapers

1848-1909, 1912 & 1918
 
The newspapers examined for this study are on microfilm at the Cairo Public Library in Cairo, IL, the Morris Library of Southern Illinois Univeristy at Carbondale, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL. All extant Cairo newspapers published before 1905 were read and the obituaries and death notices extracted, with the exception of the Cairo Journal (19 Sep 1857 to 6 May 1858) which was one of the German language newspapers printed in the town. Obituaries and death notices are available from the following:
 
The Cairo Delta (13 Apr 1848 - 20 Sep 1849) The War Eagle and Daily Evening Extra (18 Nov 1864 - 21 Apr 1865)
The Cairo Sun (10 Apr 1851 - 8 Apr 1852) Leader (22 May 1865)
The Cairo City Times (31 May 1854 - 21 Nov 1855) The Cairo Daily Times (Oct 1865 - Apr 1866; 2 Dec - 31 Dec 1868)
Cairo Weekly Times and Delta (28 Nov 1855 - 1 Dec 1858) The Cairo Daily Democrat (3 Oct 1865 - 14 Nov 1868)
The Cairo Weekly Delta (4 Jul - 21 Nov 1855) Cairo Evening Bulletin (21 Dec 1868 - 3 Mar 1870)
Tri-Weekly Times Delta (3 Jan - 19 Feb 1956) The Cairo Daily Bulletin (4 Mar 1870 - 31 Dec 1884)
Egyptian (23 Feb - Jun 1957) Cairo Evening Sun (3 Sep - 13 Dec 1878)
Cairo Semi-Weekly Times and Delta (25 Mar - 8 Jul 1859) Radical Republican (2 issues 1878)
City Gazette (10 Jun - 2 Sep 1859 and 5 Jul 1860) Cairo Daily Argus (8 Sep 1879)
Cairo City Weekly-Gazette (21 Feb 1861 - 13 Dec 1862) The Weekly Cairo Bulletin (a few issues 1880-1882 & 1884-1886)
The Camp Register (Camp Defiance, 6 & 12 May 1861) The Cairo Argus and Mount City Journal (7 Jul 1883)
News 10 Jun & 3 Sep 1863)
The Cairo Citizen and Cairo Evening Citizen
(1 Oct 1885 - 31 Dec 1909; 2 Jan - 28 Dec 1912; 1 Jan - 31 Dec 1918)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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TAKE NOTE:  we are still in the process of moving the obits to our new site so please be patient while we complete this. Obits listed below that are available are in blue.
 
1848 1849 1851-1852 1854 1855 1856
1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862
1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875
1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881
1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887
1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893
1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905
1906 1907 1908 1909 1912 1918