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From: Melanie Holtz <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Social Security Question
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 21:01:09 +0000
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I'm thinking some sort of accidental death or disability benefit might be applicable here. However, I'm not versed in the appropriate laws. When my father died, my brother and I got a monthly check from the government until we were eighteen or graduated from college. Sorry, I couldn't be more helpful.


Melanie D. Holtz
Holtz Research Services
Member, Association of Professional Genealogists

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> Hello List, Kind of slow on the list so thought I would pose a question.My great-great grandmother was Louis Estel (Debolt) LeMasters b. 2 April 1882 and d. 28 January 1952 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.According to an interview her son (my grandfather) gave to the coroner during their investigation into her death, he states that she was "living on the income she received from her old age pension check".She can not be found on the Social Security Death Index, she never held a job in her life and her husband, Fenton Clark LeMasters, died 4 March 1914 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia from a tragic elevator accident. He had only been working at the factory for about 6 weeks, so she could not have been receiving a pension from his company.My question is this: Assuming her pension check was coming from the social security administration, would they have records of her even though she is not listed in the SSDI? Any other suggestions welcome.Before I send the required !
> fee to the social security admin. and request a search I though I would ask some of the best genealogists in the world, YOU, what they thought about this.As always thanks for any help and suggestions. Sincerely,Melissa BarkerGenealogist for Tennessee and KentuckyWebsite:
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