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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Lena Hood 1867 ~ 1897
Died April 16 1897
Aged 30 Years
This coffin plate for Lena Hood 1867 ~ 1897 was found in Worcester, Mass United States.
I went and had a hunt for Lena Hood 1867 ~ 1897 in the 1870 and 1880 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Hood 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.
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Gender.
Lena Hood Monmouth, Warren, IL abt 1869 Illinois White Female
Lena E Hood Milford, Hillsborough, NH abt 1868 New Hampshire White Female
Lena Hood Philadelphia Ward 20 Dist 63 (2nd Enum), Philadelphia, PA abt 1867 Female
Lena Hood Philadelphia Ward 20 District 63, Philadelphia, PA abt 1868 Pennsylvania White Female
1880 United States Federal Census
Name, Parents or spouse, Home in 1880 (City,County,State) Est. Birth Year, Birthplace, Relation.
Lena C. Hood James Hood,
Sallie Hood Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA <1868> Pennsylvania Daughter
Theadore Hood Fredrick Hood,
Lena Hood Eastman, Crawford, WI <1866> Wisconsin Son
Emma Hood Fredrick Hood,
Lena Hood Eastman, Crawford, WI <1868> Wisconsin Daughter
Lena Hood Louis Hood,
Josephine Hood Jeffersonville, Clark, IN <1866> Indiana Daughter
Lena Hood Allen Hood,
Lizzie Hood Barlow, Ballard, KY <1870> Mississippi Daughter
Lena B. Hood Milton G. Hood,
Betsey G. Hood Boston, Suffolk, MA <1870> Massachusetts Daughter
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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!
If you want to know more about what things qualify as a true Vital Records there is a good article at the Olive Tree.
Remember when searching for Coffin Plates on the net they are sometimes referred to as Coffin Plaques, Casket plates or Casket Plaques.