Thursday, January 5, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Death Record of Mary Jane Kemp (1841-1874)

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to show another digital image of a treasured document in my collection.

This week it is the Death Record of Mary Jane (Sovereen) Kemp of Middleton, Norfolk County, Ontario, one of my second great-grandmothers.

Mary Jane Kemp's death record is on the right-hand page in the top left position ("Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," online database, (, citing Archives of Ontario. Registrations of Deaths, 1869-1938. MS 935, reels 1-615. Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1874, Volume B, page 103, No. 4105, Mary Jane Kemp entry):

The information on this record is:

*  Name and Surname of Deceased:  Mary Jane Kemp
*  When Died:  20th May 1874
*  Sex -- Male of Female:  F
*  Age:  33 years
*  Rank or Profession:  Wife of James Kemp; Farmer, Middleton
*  Where Born:  Windham County Norfolk Canada
*  Certified cause of Death, and duration of Illness:  Typhoid Fever ill Three weeks
*  Name of Physician, if any:  A W Sovereen M.D.
*  Signature, description and residence of informant:  A. W. Sovereen M.D. Delhi
*  When Registered:  29th May 1874
*  Religious Denomination:  Baptist
*  Signature of Registrar:  J.C.H. Herron
*  Remarks:  004105 [stamped]

I obtained this record image by using the collections at the San Diego Family History Center.  I used the FamilySearch collection entry for this record to determine the microfilm number (1,846,471) and then looked in the Family History Library Catalog to figure out the Volume for the specific registration number in 1874 (see the record description here). 

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