Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Death Record : George J. Haley, 1888, Erie County, Ohio

While searching at FamilySearch and updating my database, I located the death record of my paternal 3rd-great grandfather, George J. Haley, which took place February 22, 1888 in Huron Township, Erie County, Ohio.

"Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), Geo. J. Haley, 22 Feb 1888; citing Death, Huron, Huron Township, Erie, Ohio, United States, source ID v 2 p 75, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 954,137.
This county death register listed his name as Haley, Geo. J. and stated that he was 73 years, 2 months and 13 days at the time of his death on February 22, 1888.  This would give him a calculated birth date of December 9, 1814.  In my database, I have his date of birth as December 14, 1814.

The record states that George died in Huron Township, and that his birthplace was Switzerland.  George was the son of George and Barbara Haley, and had emigrated from Switzerland when a small boy.

The record listed his occupation as a farmer and stated that the cause of death was a liver complaint.

This is an interesting record that not only states the cause and place of death but gives additional confirmation of his birth in Switzerland and the record uses "J." for a middle initial.

I find it interesting that his occupation was only listed as a farmer, when he was also a well-known minister in the Evangelical Association for years. 

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