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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Black Sheep Sunday: W. Gatlin's Death Notice in Student Newspaper

Daily Illini, 23 September 1919. Available from Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections.

This report of the death of my great-grandfather's brother William Gatlin was published in the Daily Illini, the student newspaper of the University of Illinois. I would not have expected his death to be reported in a student newspaper.


  1. I try to do quite a bit of newspaper research and have never ran across a student newspaper. That's really interesting that the story was in their paper! Great find!

  2. Thanks! The Daily Illini is included in the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. It was a very lucky find!