Thursday, August 25, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Jonathan Oatley's 1872 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 the certified death certificate for Jonathan Oatley (1790-1872) of Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut:

The information in this death certificate is fairly sparse, mainly because the town of Killingly did not collect a lot of information when a person died in this time frame.  The information available is:

*  Name:  Jonathan Oatley
*  Sex:  Male
*  Date of Birth:  ------
*  Race:  White
*  Age:  82
*  Date of Death:  Aug. 10, 1872
*  County of Death: Windham
*  Town of Death:  Killingly
*  City & State of birth:  So. Kingston, Rhode Island
*  Marital Status:  Widowed
*  Last Spouse:  --------------------
*  Usual Occupation:  Clergyman
*  Residence-State:  Connecticut
*  Residence-County: Windham
*  Residence-Town:  Killingly
*  Cause of Death:  Old Age
*  Certification - Physician:  E.A. Hill

I did not include all of the other fields on the form which had no typed data in them.

I obtained this certificate by mail from Kathleen M. Pelletier, Registrar of Vital Statistics for the town of Killingly, on 24 January 1992.

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