A Final Resting Place

In December 1915, William B. Schwartz died. He was buried on 16 December 1915. I am currently in the process of ordering William’s death certificate and the burial records from Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Mary Victoria died a few years later in 1918. Both are buried in unmarked graves, in adjoining plots, at Crown Hill Cemetery. I have been unable thus far to find an obituary for William. Perhaps once I have a definite death date for William, I may be able to have better luck finding an obituary.

I have tracked down two personal court cases in which William B. Schwartz was involved. The first case was from 1901 in which he was the plaintiff; the second was from 1906 in which he was the defendant. I will begin transcribing and posting from these two cases this week.

I will  post more information as I discover it, but at this point, what I have of William B. Schwartz’s story has been told. I still haven’t made up my mind whether he was truly a scoundrel or a man caught up in life’s misfortunes.

You can visit William B. Schwartz’s memorial at Find A Grave.

©Deborah Sweeney, 2014.


6 thoughts on “A Final Resting Place

  1. davidmadison1942

    Yes, this entry was a bit of a stunner. Given his standing in the community there must have been an obituary….but you’re probably coming to that in upcoming posts.

  2. thegenealogygirl

    I was not expecting this! I’ve become so interested in his story. Right now I am feeling a bit like I do when I finish an excellent book I didn’t want to put down.

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      Thank you! I am going to post things as I find them at this point. I am curious as this point to find out if the case file that the Chief Postal inspector exists. Hopefully, I will have W. B.’s death certificate in a few weeks.

  3. Donna Catterick

    I feel as if I’ve lost someone that I knew! I didn’t want him to die. You have told his story beautifully. And most of us have good and bad in us along with life’s misfortunes. He was an interesting person. Thanks for the story.

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      Thank you Donna! I still have a few other pieces to add, but it does feel it has come to an end. I am curious to know why he died. He was still relatively young.


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