Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Fearless Females: Family Document

March 9 — Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.

Above is the death certificate I received from the Hamilton County, Indiana Health Department for my maternal 3rd-great grandmother, Clara (COOK) LAMBERTSON.

Clara died January 23, 1943 early in the morning, 7:00 a.m.  It was a Saturday morning.  Her place of death was Atlanta, a tiny town in Hamilton County.  At age 94, she was most likely living with her daughter and son-in-law, Lola and Omer WHISLER.  Clara's husband had long since passed, back in 1918, and Clara had been bouncing around from one family member to the next.  The 1930 census had her living in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Indiana with her daughter Maud.  By 1932, she was back in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana living with her son, Bert, where she suffered a broken hip.  Newspaper reports in 1933 had her staying with Lola.

Two days after passing, Clara was laid to rest in the Elwood City Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana next to her husband, Carey.

An intriguing clue was given on the backside of the death certificate, listing Clara's parents :

I have not been able to verify or rule out these as potential parents for Clara, nor find her in the 1850 census in Ohio.

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

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