These pages provide access to about 10,000 obituaries for people buried in local cemeteries, plus others with local roots or connections. Many of the obituaries can also be found on Find A Grave, along with other information.
To start exploring, follow one of the links below. Most of the data are saved as scanned images.
A. Obituaries from The Commercial Record
- Douglas Cemetery (1868-2009)
- Riverside Cemetery (1868-1920)
- Riverside Cemetery (1921-1986)
- Other Locations (1868 -1959)
- Newer Obits (1987-2015)
You can also read obituaries from between 1868 and 1977 in the context of a Commercial Record page. Open an image from one of the pages listed above and look at the browser address bar. For example, with the image named “cr1869052203EugeneDickey.jpg”, 1869 is the year, 05 is the month of May, 22 is the date, and 03 is the page. Go to www.commercialrecord.org, find the May 22 1869 issue, and navigate to page 3.
This monumental collection was originally created in 2008 by Chris Yoder, and Dick Haight developed software to display the scans on the old History Center website. Chris Clark cleaned up the index and created pages for the new website in 2023.
The effort to provide searchable access to The Commercial Record continues.