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William Frank Doe
Died March 29 1872
Aged 32 years
This coffin plate for William Frank Doe 1840 ~ 1872 was found in New Hampshire USA.
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I went and had a hunt for William Frank Doe 1840 ~ 1872 in the 1860 and 1870 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 Doe 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.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860 (City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace, Gender.
Wm B Doe Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY 20 abt 1840 New York Male
Wm Doe Kewaunee, Kewaunee, WI 21 abt 1839 Male
William H Dow Fairfield, Bureau, IL 19 abt 1841 Michigan Male
Wm S Dow Galesburg, Knox, IL 18 abt 1842 Illinois Male
Wm Dow Hampton, Rock Island, IL 18 abt 1842 Illinois Male
William Dow Union, Delaware, IN 19 abt 1841 Ohio Male
Wm P Dow Washington, Clarke, IA 20 abt 1840 Indiana Male
William H Dow Dayton, York, ME 22 abt 1838 Maine Male
Wm L W Dow Boston Ward 5, Suffolk, MA 19 abt 1841 Maine Male
William B Dow Hardwick, Worcester, MA 22 abt 1838 Massachusetts Male
William Dow St Louis Ward 4, St Louis (Independent City), MO 21 abt 1839 Ireland Male
William Dow Concord Ward 1, Merrimack, NH 22 abt 1838 New Hampshire Male
William A Dow Concord Ward 7, Merrimack, NH 20 abt 1840 New Hampshire Male
William B Dow Newport, Sullivan, NH 19 abt 1841 New Hampshire Male
Wm C Dow New York Ward 20 District 4, New York, NY 21 abt 1839 Massachusetts Male
William Dow Cincinnati Ward 11, Hamilton, OH 19 abt 1841 Scotland Male
Wm Dow Dunkirk, Dane, WI 19 abt 1841 New York Male
Wm H Dow Weyauwega, Waupaca, WI 19 abt 1841 New York Male
1870 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1870 (City, County, State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Gender.
Wm H Doe Washington Ward 2, Washington, DC abt 1840 Massachusetts White Male
William Doe Red River, Kewaunee, WI abt 1841 Canada White Male
As I could not find William in the census I went and had a look in the Ancestry World Tree entries for William Doe. I found him in Chicago, IL
Name: William Frank DOE
Given Name: William Frank
Birth: 6 Aug 1839
Death: 29 Mar 1872 in Chicago, IL.
Father: Russell Sanborn DOE b: 5 Apr 1807
Mother: Eliza FOGG b: 28 Jan 1811
Name: Russell Sanborn DOE
Given Name: Russell Sanborn
Birth: 5 Apr 1807
Death: 15 Dec 1897
Father: Jacob DOE
Mother: Sarah THURSTON
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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.