INDEX TO OBITUARIES
This index of names from obituaries in the Pittsburg Morning Sun was started by
Phyllis Johnson in 1992 as a "sort of supplement" to William Cuthbertson's
'TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS OF ALL KNOWN CEMETERIES in Crawford County, Kansas,
which was published in 1975. As a result, microfilm copies of the Pittsburg
paper dating back to 1975 were reviewed and the names of deceased people listed
in the obituaries were recorded into a computer data base. The names of people
in obituaries in the paper since 1992 were also entered into the data base. So
this data base contains name in obituaries contained in the Pittsburg Morning
Sun from 1975 through 2004, a total of nearly 40,000 names.
The information included in the data base included; SURNAME (or last name),
FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME, THE MAIDEN NAME OF FEMALES, AGE, AND DATE OF OBITUARY.
This information is all fairly straight forward except the MAIDEN NAME which in
some cases was difficult to determine, especially in earlier obituaries. In
most cases tthe parents of the deceased are listed but in some cases they are
not. In cases such as this sometimes brothers are listed, in which case their
last name is listed as the MAIDEN NAME with a (?) mark following.
Also, for females who apparently never married, 'MISS' was entered into the
MAIDEN NAME column in earlier dates. Later, the same name as the deceased was
entered into the MAIDEN NAME column where her birth parents were known.
In many cases, but not all, names of earlier marriages are listed as (M/1------)
(M/2 -----). In some cases there apparently were earlier marriges but
reliable information was not available in the obituary.
To get copies of obituaries for deceased persons listed in this Index of
Obituaries, send your request to the CRAWFORD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, c/o
Pittsburg Public Library, 308 North Walnut, Pittsburg, KS 66762 along with a
SASE. There is a fee of $5.00 for each obituary and this amount should
accompany your request. You can E-mail the Society at
firstname.lastname@example.org, but requests for obituaries will not be processed
prior to receiving the $5.00 fee.
THE PITTSBURG (KS) MORNING SUN NEWSPAPER
1975 THRU 2004
Crawford County Genealogical Society
Crawford County KSGenWeb