I would like to encourage you when researching death notices in newspapers to check multiple dates.
Yesterday I was browsing through the Quebec Chronicle newspaper, the focus was the date of the death of Hannah Pozer (Jeffery) Norton my 2x great grandmother.
Hannah died in Montreal, having had lived most of her life in Quebec City a check through those newspapers is vital.
I was very pleased to find a notice of her death which was on the 4th page in the Jan 22 newspaper.
A glance through the paper and I was beyond thrilled to find a more thorough obituary for Hannah
I also was able to discover that a blizzard struck Quebec City on the day her body was brought home. The article also mentions the blizzard affected travel by rail, which no doubt would have created confusion and concern for her mourners.
Looking at subsequent papers I also found mention of Hannah in the newspaper for Jan, 23 & again on Jan. 24 –
I cannot emphasize enough that when looking for an obituary make sure you check the days following the funeral in case it too is reported on.
Newspaper research at its finest!
As the mention of Hannah’s service during the Cholera outbreaks in Quebec City I found more about the years that Cholera was at its worst on the site Historica Canada.