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Free Genealogy Birth & Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Vera Irene Bigham
Died Mar 2/04
Vera I Bigham
Aged 2 years
Note: This coffin plate for Vera I Bigham was found in Ontario Canada.
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I went and had a hunt for Vera I Bigham in the Ontario, Canada Births on Ancestry.com. I found her as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Bigham 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.
Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1907
Name, Birth Date, Gender, Birth County, Father's Name, Mother's Name.
Vera Irene Bigham, 6 Oct 1901, Female , Oxford, Nelson W Bigham ,Olive M Rowell.
I then went and had a hunt for Vera I Bigham in the Ontario, Canada Deaths on Ancestry.com. I found her as you can see below. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Bigham 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.
Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932 Record
Vera Irene Bigham
Name: Vera Irene Bigham
Death Date: 2 Mar 1904
Death Location: Oxford
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Birth Location: East Zorra
I then went and had a hunt for Bigham in the 1911 Canada Census on Ancestry.com. You can see below some of what I found. There are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Bigham 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.
1911 Canada Census
Name, Home in 1911 (Province, District, Sub-District) Place of Habitation, Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Relation to Head of House.
Louis J Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1851 Ontario Head
Emily Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1856 Ontario Wife
Libbie A Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1885 Ontario Daughter
Mary E Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1854 Ontario Head
Fredrick Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1885 Ontario Head
Littie Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1886 Ontario Wife
Bertha Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1909 Ontario Daughter
Gordon Bigham, Ontario, Oxford North, Zorra East 1910 Ontario Son
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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.