Thursday, March 12, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 253: 1917 Thomas Richmond Death Record

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  1917 death record for my great-grandfather Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in Clinton, Massachusetts.

The extracted information in this record includes:

*  Place of Death:  Clinton [Massachusetts], Cedar Street
*  Full Name:  Thomas Richmond
*  Residence:  Church Street, Putnam, Conn.
*  Date of Death:  Nov. 9, 1917
*  Cause of Death:  Primary Anaemia
*  Attending Physician:  Walter P. Bowers, M.D.
*  Sex:  Male
*  Color or Race:  White
*  Single, married, etc:  Widowed
*  Date of Birth:  June 10, 1848
*  Age:  69 years, 4 months, 29 days
*  Occupation:  Overseer
*  Birthplace:  England
*  Name of Father:  James Richmond
*  Birthplace of Father:  England
*  Maiden Name of Mother:  Hannah Rich
*  Birthplace of Mother:  England
*  Place of Burial:  Grove, Putnam, Conn.
*  Date of Burial:  Nov. 12, 1917
*  Informant:  Mrs. Walter Pickford, Cedar Street, Clinton, Mass.

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920," indexed database and digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 June 2014),  Deaths > Deaths 1917 vol 17 Chilmark-Danvers > image 213 of 511; page 212 (stamped), Clinton, Registered No. 184, Thomas Richmond certificate; citing Secretary of the Commonwealth, State Archives, Boston.

Thomas Richmond resided in Putnam, Connecticut after his wife, Juliet (White) Richmond died in 1913, but went to reside with his daughter, Annie (Richmond) Pickford in Clinton, Massachusetts for the last year of his life.  

This is the only record I have for the birth date of Thomas Richmond.  His baptism record in the Hilperton, Wiltshire parish records indicates he was baptized on 16 June 1848, as Thomas Richman, son of James and Hannah Richman.  I have not sent away for the Civil Registry record for his birth in England.  

copyright (c) 2015, Randall J. Seaver


Geolover said...

Did you have a reason for not adding the County to the source citation? I can see that it is not identified in the death record.

Randy Seaver said...


This record on FamilySearch is organized by towns in alphabetical order when browsed. So the county is immaterial. If I had found it on american Ancestors (It's not there yet), the records are organized by county and then town, and I would have noted the county in the source citation. A user could put [Worcester County] after Clinton in this case also.