Re: Pre-fire House at 2024 W. Warren to be demolished
Date: October 30, 2012 02:36AM
I did some digging on the owners of the house. In 1929 the house was occupied by Houston & Marian Buckner.
In the estate sale write up they talked about the owners Edward V. Anthony Jr. and Lorraine Anthony. About how they were living there during the 1968 riots along Madison St., etc. Someone in the household attended the Tuskege Institute in Alabama in the early to mid 1940s because there was year books from there which were gone before we got to the sale. The estate sale write up also mentions that that someone attended DePaul. Here are their obituaries:
Edward V. Anthony, Jr.
age 89, passed away July 6, 2012 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Naperville, IL. He was the son of the late Edward V. Anthony, Sr. and Fannie Lane Anthony of Gallatin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine O. Anthony and his brother, Foster E. Anthony, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved son, Edward V. Anthony, III, granddaughter, Mary Sharon Vaughn and great granddaughters, Melody and Emma Wainwright and other family and friends. Service will be Saturday, July 14 with wake at 10:30 a.m. and funeral at 11 a.m. at Strawther and White Funeral Home, 150 North Blakemore Avenue, 230-0810. Interment will follow in Gallatin Cemetery.
January 05, 2003
Lorraine Anthony, nee Osborne, beloved wife of Edward V. Anthony Jr.; loving mother of Edward V. Anthony III; loving grandmother of Marysharon; and dear godmother of Doretha Hinton; fond sister of the late Henry T. Osborne and Katherine Vinson; loving aunt of Rita Vinson, Roderick D. Vinson Jr., Yvette Anthony Williams and Foster E. Anthony Jr.; cousin and friend to many. Visitation Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, 6 to 8 p.m. at Pickett's Johnson Funeral Home, 409 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60610, 312-642-5359. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 6, 2003 at St. Matthews Methodist Church, 1000 N. Orleans St., Chicago, IL 60610, 312-337-7111. Lying in state wake 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services 7 to 8 p.m.
Then I went and looked at the property records and it says that the Anthonys bought the property from Robert and LaVonia Bailey in August 1994 for $15,000. At the sale I found a membership card from the Holy Name Society from 1948 and the name on the card is Robert Bailey (his address from that time was 2429 W. Lake St.). Here is his obituary. Notice that he is listed as a well known electrical contractor which was memtioned in the estate sale write up, but credited to Edward Anthony. Also, Mr. Bailey's 1960 Chevy van he used for his job was still in the garage of the house.
August 16, 2006
Robert Bailey, 86, of Chicago, beloved husband of LaVonia, nee McCord. Went to be with his Lord and Savior August 14, 2006. Mr. Bailey was a well known electrical contractor in Chicago. In addition to his wife LaVonia, he is survived by his daughters Iris, Ilene (Leo II) Boler, Inez Hill, Roberta, and Roslyn; grandchildren Robert III, Sonya, Kevin, Glen, Eva (Gregory) Bright, Richard (Karita), Ramon (Sharmika), Alvino (Sarah), Rahsaan (Tamika), Leo III, Nicole, Shayla (Kenneth) Washington, Damian, Rynae, Natasha, and Kiara; 25 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons Robert II, Michael and Henry. Visitation 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wallace Funeral Home, 2020 W. Roosevelt Rd., Broadview. A wake will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 18 at Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. It is suggested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to your local chapter of the American Diabetes Association. For info, call 708-344-1288.
When I look at Mr. Bailey's obit I don't see Edward or Lorraine (nee Osborne) Anthony listed as members of the departed's family. Kind of strange. I wonder if they knew the Bailey's and were just friends? Why would they buy and move into a house filled with the departed's belongings?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/30/2012 02:38AM by Berwyn Frank.