Malachi's Promise "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers...." Malachi 4:6

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lydia Bell Thompson, Born 160 Years Ago

My great-great-grandmother, Lydia Bell, was born 160 years ago on this day, May 8, 1851. I did not know her in this life but I want her life to be remembered. She married John Thompson and together they had at least 9 children, possibly 11. She died on February 21, 1930.

Happy Birthday, Gramma Lydia.

Below is an image and a transcription of her death certificate. The informant, Laura Shorts, was one of her daughters.
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1 PLACE OF DEATH . . .
Division of Vital Statistics, County Brooke
West Virginia State Department of Health
District Cross Creek
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH 1545
Town or City Wellsburg R.F.D.
2 FULL NAME Lyda Thompson
(a) Residence No. Cross Creek

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3 SEX Female
4 COLOR OR RACE White
5 Single, Married, Widowed... Widow
5a If married, widowed... WIFE of John Thompson
6 DATE OF BIRTH May 8, 1851
7 AGE 78 Years 9 Months 13 Days
8 OCCUPATION OF DECEASED Retired Housewife
9 BIRTHPLACE Ohio
10 NAME OF FATHER Jacob Bell
11 BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Not Known
12 MAIDEN NAME MOTHER Not Known
13 BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Not Known
14 SIGNATURE OF INFORMANT Mrs. Laura Shorts
(Address) Wellsburg, W. Va.
15 Received Feb 22 1930
Lulu Sanders REGISTRAR

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16 DATE OF DEATH Feb 21 1930
17 I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I attended deceased from Feb 21, 1930, to Feb 21, 1930, that I last saw her alive on Feb 21, 1930 and that death occurred on date stated above, at 2 PM.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: (Primary or beginning cause) Cerebral apoplexy . . . . Contributory: (Secondary or finishing cause) General Debility . . . .
18 . . . . Did an operation precede death? No
Was there an autopsy? No
(Signed) Frank T. Dare M.D.
(Address) Wellsburg W Va
19 PLACE OF BURIAL New Alexandria, Ohio
Date of Burial Feb. 24, 1930
20 Undertaker Frank E. Foster
Address Wellsburg, W. Va.
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