Friday, December 14, 2012

Death Certificate: Cora Belle (Metzner) Haley, Jay County, Indiana (1955)

Source: Cora Belle Haley death certificate, Book H-11, page 42 (1955), Jay County Health Department, Portland, Indiana

Jay County Indiana
Geneology Death Record

Name: Haley, Cora Belle
Date of Death: 4/28/1955   Time: 18:40    Sex: F

Age: 86   Months:  0    Days: 0   Hours: 0   Minutes:  0

Birthdate: 8/21/1868    Place:  Jay Co. Indiana
Death Address:  Madison Township, Indiana
Residence:  Portland, IN

County:  Jay County
Marital Status:  Married    Spouse:   Eli W. Haley
Race:  White      Occupation:  Housewife
Father:   Adam Metzner   Birth:  [blank]
Mother Maiden Name: Clara Moulton     Birth:  [blank]
Burial Place:  Mt. Zion   Jay County IN
Burial Date:  5/01/1955
Funeral Home: Baird-Freeman Funeral Home
Address:  Portland, IN

File Date:  [blank]    Book No.: H-11  Page No.: 42   Local No.: [blank]
Physician:  S.M. Hammond, MD
Manner of Death: Natural

The above death certificate is for my paternal 2nd-great grandmother, Cora Belle (Metzner) Haley (1868-1955).  I obtained this record on my recent research trip into Jay County, Indiana.

Facts that I already knew included her death date and place and the date of birth.   Her residence shows Portland, but she was living in rural Madison Township at the time of her death according to her obituary.

Cora was married, and her spouse was Eli Weldon Haley (1866-1957).

The death certificate lists her father as Adam Metzner and mother as Clara Moulton, which corresponds to information I already had.  

The funeral was held at the Baird-Freeman funeral home in Portland.  The attending physician was S.M. Hammond.  The health department would not release a cause of death, but peeking over at the records I saw that carcinoma was listed.
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