Obituaries are a great source for searching your family history. This is a great article from Robin Foster.
If you have not taken advantage of the resources that lead you to obituaries, perhaps this article will help move you in that direction.Observe how the details from the obituary of Mrs. George H. Edwards (d. June 13, 1915) lead to a variety of other records.
Obituary of Mrs. George H. Edwards
Mrs. George H. Edwards, 2431 Sixth Avenue, Moline, passed away at 5:15 this morning. Death came as the result of the infirmities of age.Deceased, whose maiden name was Abigail E. Pierce, was born in Canadaigua, New York, December 3rd, 1848.
Left to mourn Mrs. Edwards passing are a niece, Mrs. Edna M. Butt, of Toronto, Canada, and a nephew, James M. Pierce, 2021 Sixth Avenue, Moline.Mrs. Edwards had been a resident of Moline for many years.
Funeral services will be held in the home Friday afternoon at 2:30.Rev. P. C. Ladd will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.