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Monday, January 17, 2011

Jacob Bell - Certificate of Death, Death Notice

Jacob Bell is my maternal great-great-great-grandfather. This is my line to him: me --> Audrey Meinzen Doyle --> Emma Bickerstaff Meinzen--> Mary Thompson Bickerstaff --> Lydia Bell Thompson --> Jacob Bell.

Below are transcriptions and scans of his Ohio Death Certificate and a death notice. (Click on the image to see it larger.)
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STATE OF OHIO, BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS, CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

PLACE OF DEATH
County of Jefferson
Township of Wells
Registration District No. 662
File No. 9410....
2 FULL NAME Jacob Bell

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3 SEX Male
4 COLOR OR RACE White
5 SINGLE MARRIED WIDOWED Married
6 DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
7 AGE about 91
8 OCCUPATION Farmer
9 BIRTHPLACE Jefferson Co. O.
10 NAME OF FATHER Jerry Bell
11 BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Maryland
12 MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Elizabeth Bell
13 BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Jefferson Co. O.
14 THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
(Informant) Douglas Bell [signature]
(Address) Mingo Jct. O.
15 Filed 2 - 7 1915 W. N. [illegible] [signature] Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16 DATE OF DEATH February 6 1915
17 I HEREBY CERTIFY That .... death occurred, on the date as stated above, at 9 a.m. (about).
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Valvular heart disease
(Signed) Wm G. Herb [illegible word] Feb. 6 1915 (Address) Steubenville O.
18 LENGTH OF RESIDENCE [blank]
19 PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL New Alexandria
DATE OF BURIAL Feb 7 1915
20 UNDERTAKER W F Bun[illegible letters]
ADDRESS Smithfield Ohio
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This notice of death was published in The Steubenville Daily Gazette, Friday, February 12, 1915, p. 2, col. 2

MINGO JCT., ROUTE No. 1
Feb. 8.--. . . .
. . . . Jacob Bell died at his home on Salt Run Friday morning. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10:30. Interment was made in New Alexandria cemetery.
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Notes:

Similar death notices were published in The Steubenville Herald-Star (on Thursday, February 11, 1915, p. 2, col. 3) and The Steubenville Weekly Herald on Thursday, February 11, 1915, p. 3, col. 2). The wording was almost identical in all three. I chose to include the one above because it was most readable.

Although the certificate of death states Jacob's marital status as "married," I have been unable to find his wife, Lydia (Fithen) Bell, in any records after the 1880 census. I hope to find Jacob and Lydia buried side by side.

Jacob's calculated birth year from census records is about 1824-25. In the 1850 census he was 25; in 1870 he was 46; and in 1880 he was 55. Based on the death certificate age, he could have been born in 1824.

Jacob's father's first name, Jerry, could be nicknames for Jeremiah, Jerome, or Jeremy. I have not yet searched for Jacob's parents.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nancy - when searching for Jacob's father's first name don't forget Gerard and Gerald they could also be given names for a nickname of Jerry. My b-i-l is a Gerard and goes by Jerry.

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