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From: Nancy <>
Subject: [OHLORAIN-L] Why stay subscribed?
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 11:01:36 -0400
Recently, while photographing a large beautiful marble stone in
Amherst's Cleveland St. Cemetery, the reading could not have been
easier to read and it said clearly the person died in 1920. Went looking
for the death certificate at the LC Health Dept. Not there! A few weeks
later, in a 3-ring binder, I came across a copy of the old obit that
"someone" saved and it stated that the person died in 1912 not in 1920.
(The newspapers that I had looked in for the original obit were no
longer available. They had been destroyed in a fire before 1919). This
stone's engravings were done after 1932, a son who died in 1932 is on
the stone also. This stone obviously replaced an older marker.
This AM another LC volunteer (thank you Nick) stopped by the LC Health
Dept. for me. Now we have got the death certificate that I am mailing
today, along with the obit & photos to the researcher .
The real joy is that there is listed the maiden name of the decedent and
her mother's maiden name.
There are TWO points to this message:
1. Please remember that even these modern, huge stones are sometimes
engraved wrong. (the relatives who probably ordered this work done did
not live in this county). The obit itself had last names of daughter
spelled much differently than the informant on the death certificate and
the informant's name & address are very clear on the death certificate.
2. This should encourage you listers to stay subscribed to this list.
It really paid off for this out of state lister, Mary McGinnis, to
stick with us here in LC for about two years because a couple years
after the fact and her original queries, the info turned up.
Happy hunting to all of you!
Nancy M. Meyers, Lorain OH
Genealogy Lookup Volunteer http://www.centuryinter.net/lorgen
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