Notes on information in the certificate:
- Ileo-colitis, a form of Chron's disease, is an inflammation of the ileum, or small intestine, and the inner lining of the colon, the large intestine. I was unable to find information about how it would have been diagnosed or treated in an infant in 1913. (Thanks to Wendy of Jollette for transcribing the diagnosis.)
- It is interesting that we know him as "Gust Doyle," yet he signed his name as "Gus Doyle."
- The undertaker, Gust Saylor, may have been a relative, possibly a cousin. Gust Doyle's maternal grandmother's maiden name was Saylor.
- We know that Leila was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Certificate of Death
Place of Death.
County of Mercer...
Borough of Stoneboro
File No. 29376
Full Name Leila Doyle
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
Date of Birth Feb 27 1913
Age 3 days
Single, Married... Single
Birthplace Stoneboro Pa
Name of Father Gus Doyle
Birthplace of Father Stoneboro Pa
Maiden Name of Mother Buleah Gerner
Birthplace of Mother Butler Co Pa
Informant Gus Doyle [signature]
Date Mar 2 1913
Registrar [illegible signature]
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
Date of Death Mch 2 1913
I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from Feb 27 1913 to Mch 2 1913, that I last saw her alive on Mch 2 1913, and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 10 AM. The cause of death was as follow [illegible word]-colitis
[Signed] Geo D Bagnoff M.D.
Mch 2 1913 Stoneboro
Place of Burial or Removal [illegible words] Stoneboro
Date of Burial Mch [?] 1913
Undertaker Gust Saylor Stoneboro Pa
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