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Monday, May 16, 2011

Elvira Bartley Gerner - Certificate of Death

When I first began searching for information about Elvira, I assumed she died in Butler County, Pennsylvania, because I understood that she'd lived there most of her life. I requested a death certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Vital Records, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and received a "No-Record Certification" certificate. It was useless because it stated only the information I'd sent with my request.

You can't imagine my surprise when, some years later, I found an Ohio death certificate for her. Not long after that I was able to correspond with two of her grandchildren who both remembered that she'd lived with their families during the last years of her life. It seems that Elvira's sons and daughters took turns caring for her.
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STATE OF OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
1 PLACE OF DEATH County Mahoning...
File No. 11328...
City of Struthers
2 FULL NAME Mrs. Elvira Gerner
(a) Residence. No. 561 - 4th St

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Female
4. COLOR White
5. SINGLE, MARRIED... Widow
6. DATE OF BIRTH (month, day, and year) May 12, 1854
7. AGE (years) 88 Months 8 Days 21
8. Trade, profession... at Home....
12. BIRTHPLACE (city or town) Bruin (State or country) Pa
13. Father NAME Dickson Bartley
14. Father BIRTHPLACE (city or town) Pa
15. Mother MAIDEN NAME Rebecca Smith
16. Mother BIRTHPLACE Pa
17. The Signature of INFORMANT Mrs. Fred Holland
and (address) Struthers
18. BURIAL, CREMATION, OR REMOVAL Place Bruin, Pa. Date Feb. 6, 1943
19. FUNERAL FIRM Davidson Funeral Home
19a. BURIED BY [illegible]
Address Struthers, Ohio
19b. EMBALMER [illegible]
20. FILED 2-4-1943 [signature] Angela M. Walsh Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
21. DATE OF DEATH (month, day, and year) Feb. 3, 1943
22. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Jan., 1937, to Feb, 1943, I last saw her alive on Feb. 3, 1943, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 9.45 P. m.
The PRINCIPLE CAUSE OF DEATH and related causes of importance in order of onset were as follows: Senility
CONTRIBUTORY CAUSES of importance not related to principle cause: Arteriosclerosis....
23....
24.... (Signed) Leo [illegible], M. D.
Date Feb. 5, 1943 Address 3031 Market St
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3 comments:

  1. Hi! I am Elvira's great-great granddaughter and I would love to connect with everyone. I have some family info I would love to share. Jeanine Gerner Mincher

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    1. Hi, Jeanine. I'm pleased to meet you and I'm glad you left a message. Which of Elvira's children is your ancestor? I've met several already but there must be many, many of us by now!

      I'd love to hear from you. I left a comment on your blog. If you read the comment in your email address you can hit reply and send an email directly to me.

      Thanks for leaving a comment. I look forward to getting to know you!

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    2. Nancy, Having trouble with the google account. Can you email me at jlgm63@msn.com and I will fill you in. Thanks!!

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