I was browsing through the Record Matches from the NewspaperARCHIVE collection, which is one of the MyHeritage/WorldVitalRecords collections available with a MyHeritage data subscription. MyHeritage has taken the persons in my family tree and searched the available data collections for possible matches, and found over 700 in the NewspaperARCHIVE record collection. This is like the Ancestry green shaky leaves on steroids - you can find matches by record collection rather than by person. James Tanner says this record matching technology is like magic, and I agree. It makes researching easier by focusing on records from one particular database at a time.
In the first two pages of matches, I found an obituary from 1976 that I had not seen before, and which shed some light on the life of one of my relatives.
Here is the screen image from MyHeritage Record Matches for one of the records:
I transcribed the obituary for Russell Hemphill into my RootsMagic database:
From: Fitchburg [Mass.] Sentinel-Enterprise newspaper dated Tuesday, 26 October 1976, on page 2 in the "Obituaries" column (accessed on NewspaperARCHIVE):
STONINGTON, Conn. -- Russell Hemphill, 83, a design engineer at the Cottrell Printing Press Co., Pawcatuck, Conn. for 40 years prior to retirement, died Sunday, Oct. 17 at his home, 84 Circle Drive, AR2, Stonington. He was the husband of Marion (Seaver) Braithwaite Hemphill.
"Mr. Hemphill attended Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. He also took courses at M.I.T. to train for his service in Naval Aviation during World War I.
"Born in Westerly on Oct. 4, 1893, he was the son of the late James C. and Etta A. (Stillman) Hemphill.
"He was a past master of the Pawcatuck Masonic Lodge No. 90, AF and AM, and a life member of the Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptsit Church of Westerly, R.I.
"Besides his wife, he leaves a stepdaughter, Nancy (Braithwaite) Arnold of Clinton, S.C. and three sons, Roderick J. Hemphill of Westerly, Dixon F. Hemphill of Fairfax Station, Va., and Dr. David L. Hemphill of Holyoke, Mass., a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Homes of Asheville, N.C., 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
"Mrs. Hemphill is a native of Leominster and was a onetime employe in the Leominster Public Schools. She is the former wife of the late Irving W. Braithwaite of Ashburnham.
"A graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Riverbend cemetery, Westerly."