Take a look at this death certificate.  What information can be gleaned from it?


Name of Deceased

Date of Death

Age of Deceased – and Birth Date and Birth Location

Place of Death – Hospital Name

Spouse’s Name – Married Name and Maiden Name

Occupation of Deceased

Where the Deceased Resided

Father’s and Mother’s Name

Cause of Death – and How Long Had Been the Illness

Physician’s Name and Where Office Located

Burial Location – Cemetery (with Address) – and Date of Burial

Funeral Home and Health Officer


This is quite a bit of information from one record!