Thanks for sending the Illinois Sec of State link. However, clicking on the link does not work for me, nor does copying and pasting or typing it myself.
I do have a copy of the death certificate that I found in my research, so perhaps the Illiois site wouldn't have anything further anyway. The reason I am especially interested in having an obituary is that I am curious why some sources say he died in St. Louis, MO, even though the death certificate is clearly from a physician attending him in Chicago. Also, I am trying to figure out whether or not he remained committed to the LDS church, as I had heard that he had a falling out with them. Just trying to fill in some blanks and solve a mystery or two! Thanks again.