Monday, June 03, 2013

Death Certificate : Arthur E. Graves (1871-1920) Midland County, Michigan

Michigan Department of State, death certificate no. 1469 (1920), Arthur E. Graves; digital image, State of Michigan, Seeking Michigan ( : accessed 30 May 2013).

While searching for information on my paternal great-grandaunt, Carrie May (Haley) Graves, I located at the Seeking Michigan website her husband, Arthur E. Graves',  death certificate.  I had just located the family in the 1920 census of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, and knew I had located the right family by his occupation, age, and wife's name.

In the 1920 census, Arthur was working as a carpenter at the Hotel Lee at 12 Perry Street in Pontiac, and his wife, Carrie, was working as a cook.  The address given on the death certificate lists 12 Perry Street.  The cause of death was interstitial nephritis.

Facts I didn't have were his exact date of birth: August 31, 1871 and his parents.  A.J. Graves, the informant, was Arthur's father.

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