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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Bertha Bownes 1895 ~ 1905
Born June 20 1895
Died Jan 21 1905
This plate for Bertha Bownes was found in meriden, Connecticut United States.
The Plaque belonged to a 3 year old girl who died of Yellow Fever in 1905 in Meriden Connecticut. Her parents shortly after moved back to Heidelberg Germany where they where from, The father was originally from Ireland. They took with them Bertha's remains and had her reburied in Heidelberg. Submited by James. Thanks James.
NOTE: I do not think this is a coffin plate. It is probably off a grave marker.
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Using the info above I went and had a hunt for Bertha Bownes in the 1900 United States Federal Census Record on Ancestry.com. I think I found her as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Bownes surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a FREE TRIAL at Ancestry.com at the bottom of this page.
1900 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Fred Bownes
Home in 1900: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Estimated birth year: 1863
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Immigration year: 1889
Children: Otto, Rudolph, Emil, Mitilda, Bertha
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Coffin plates often contain birth and death dates, and sometimes the place of birth or the occupation of a deceased person.
While not technically a true vital record, coffin plates can be seen as a substitute for vital records or at the least a good clue. In the case of people who died before civil registration it might be one of the few written records genealogists will find in their hunt for that brick wall ancestor!
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Remember when searching for Coffin Plates on the net they are sometimes referred to as Coffin Plaques, Casket plates or Casket Plaques.
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