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Free Genealogy Birth & Death Record on the Coffin Plate and Funeral Card of Louisa Neilson 1824~1904
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Died Feb 23rd 1904
in her 80th year
Funeral card for Louisa Lawson. "Died in Esquesing on Friday Dec 23rd 1904, Louisa Lawson, widow of the late Abraham Neilson in her 80th year. Funeral from her late residence, lot 5, conc 6, Esquesing, on Wednesday, 28th inst. At 2 pm Interment in Boston Church Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Funeral card for Abraham Neilson. "Died in Esquesing on Wednesday Oct. 14, 1903, Abraham Neilson, in his 90th year. Funeral from his late residence on Friday, 16th inst. At 2 pm. Interment at Boston Cemetery, Mansewood. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
Note: This photo of the Louisa Neilson 1824~1904 coffin plate as well as the funeral card of Louisa and her husband Abraham was found in a photo album by Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy. If you would like to see this album and learn more about this family visit Lost Faces
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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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