Thursday, July 21, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 74: James Richmond's Death Certificate

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is James Richmond's (1824-1911) death certificate in Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut:

I obtained this death certificate by postal mail from the Putnam CT Town Clerk's office back in the early 1990s.

Here is the transcription of the death certificate (handwritten parts underlined and italic):

State of Connecticut Bureau of Vital Statistics

Medical Certificate of Death

1. Full name of deceased:  James Richmond
2. Primary cause of death: Pneumonia  3. Duration: 9 days
4. Secondary or contributory: La Grippe  5. Duration: [blank]
Remarks: [none]

I hereby Certify that I attended the deceased in h er last illness, and that the cause of death was as above stated.
................................ Signature J.B. Kent
Dated December 21st 19 12 ... Address Putnam

Undertaker's Certificate Personal and Statistical

1. Full name of deceased:  James Richmond
2. Place of Death -- Putnam Conn.
3. Number of families in house: One
4. Residence at time of death: Putnam Conn.
5. Occupation: Farmer
6. Condition (state whether single, married, divorced or widowed)
7. If wife, or widow, give name of husband: 
8. Date of death -- year: 1912, month: Dec, day: _20__
9. Date of birth -- year: 1821, month: Apr, day: __22_
10. Age:  91 years, 7 months, 18_ days
11. Sex: Male
12. Color: White
13. Birthplace -- Town: _______________ State or Country: Eng
14. Father's name in full: John Richmond
15. Father's birthplace: Town: _______________ State or Country: _"__ [England]
16. Mother's Maiden Name: Ann Marshman
17. Mother's birthplace -- Town: ______________ State or Country: _Eng__ [England]
18. Place of burial: Putnam Ct Cemetery: Grove St.
19. Name of informant: Thomas Richmond Address: Putnam Ct
20. Was body embalmed: yes If so name of embalmer: J.E. Rich License No. 420

Signature of Undertaker: Lebbeus E. Smith Address: Putnam Ct.

I posted the death certificate of James Richmond's wife last week, in Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 73: Hannah (Rich) Richmond's Death Certificate.

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