Obit of Mrs. Antoine (Caroline Kirby) Ortman 1910
From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
MRS. ANTOINE ORTMAN
NOVEMBER 11, 1910
The many Chatsworth friends of Mrs. A. Ortman, of Kankakee, were shocked and grieved to learn of her death, which occurred in that city on Tuesday (Nov.8) morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Ortman resided in Chatsworth for many years. Mr. Ortman conducting a general store in the east end of town, succeeding Mrs. A. Altman in business. They moved from here to Kankakee five years ago.
The following notice of Mrs. Ortman's death appeared in the Kankakee Republican of Tuesday.
"Mrs. Antoine Ortman, 404 Merchant street, died at the emergency Hospital at 9:30 o'clock this morning."
"Mrs. Ortman underwent an operation for appendicitis several days ago and it was found that she was in a very serious condition, but still there was some hope that her life might be saved. She was reported doing nicely at first, then not so well, and today death relieved her of her suffering."
"She leaves her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Grace Haley, of Kankakee, and a son, Attorney frank Ortman, of Pontiac."
"The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday at St. Patrick's church."
"Mrs. Ortman was a devoted wife and mother and was loved by all of those with whom she came in touch.
"Caroline Kirby was born in Iroquois county, March 3, 1853, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Kirby. She was united in marriage with Antonine Ortman 36 years ago, three children being born to the union, one son, Charles M. having died at the age of 18 months."
"In addition to the relatives mentioned above she is survived by two brothers, John and James Kirby, both of Chicago."