Thursday, September 1, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Amy Oatley's 1865 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 Amy (Champlin) Oatley (1798-1865) 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: Amy Oatley
* Sex: Female
* Date of Birth: ------
* Race: White
* Age: 66
* Date of Death: Feb. 8, 1865
* County of Death: Windham
* Town of Death: Killingly
* City & State of birth:  Kingston, Rhode Island
* Marital Status: Married
* Last Spouse: --------------------
* Usual Occupation: Housekeeper
* Residence-State: Connecticut
* Residence-County: Windham
* Residence-Town: Killingly
* Cause of Death:  Phthisis
* 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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