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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of William H Gulley
William H Gulley
5 yrs 8 mo 20 ds
This coffin plate for William H Gulley was found in PA.
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I do not know when this coffin plate was manufactured so I have not been able to locate William. I would say it was made after 1870 but thats about it.
Just for fun I went and had a hunt for William Gulley in the 1900 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 Gulley 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
Name, Home in 1900 (City,County,State) Estimated Birth Year, Birthplace, Race, Relation to Head-of-house.
John Wm Gulley Civil District 8, Lincoln, Tennessee abt 1884 Tennessee White Son
William Gulley Greenville, Butler, Alabama abt 1877 Alabama Black Grandson
William Gulley Carlowville, Dallas, Alabama abt 1865 Alabama Black Head
William Gulley Forkland, Greene, Alabama abt 1897 Alabama Black Son
William Gulley Farmersville, Lowndes, Alabama abt 1893 Alabama Black Son
William Gulley Fort Deposit, Lowndes, Alabama abt 1870 Alabama Black Head
William Gulley Fort Deposit, Lowndes, Alabama abt 1890 Alabama Black Son
William Gulley Hazel Green, Madison, Alabama abt 1897 Tennessee White Son
William Gulley Snow Hill, Wilcox, Alabama abt 1882 Alabama Black Son
William Gulley Cedarville, Crawford, Arkansas abt 1858 Arkansas White Head
William Gulley Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida abt 1878 Georgia White Brother
William Gulley Shoal Creek, Hart, Georgia abt 1893 Georgia White Daughter
William Gulley Calumet City, Cook, Illinois abt 1869 Indiana White Head
William Gulley Browning, Franklin, Illinois abt 1884 Illinois White Son
William Gulley Union, Ohio, Indiana abt 1865 Kentucky White Son
William Gulley Argentine Ward 1, Wyandotte, Kansas abt 1878 Kansas White Head
William Gulley Magisterial District 5, Lewis, Kentucky abt 1882 Kentucky White Son
William Gulley Police Jury Ward 2, Webster, Louisiana abt 1870 Arkansas Black Head
William Gulley Boston Ward 14, Suffolk, Massachusetts abt 1887 Massachusetts White Son
William Gulley Tyler, Hickory, Missouri abt 1875 Missouri White Head
William Gulley Galena, Jasper, Missouri abt 1883 Missouri White Son
William Gulley Fishing River, Ray, Missouri abt 1876 Missouri White Son
William Gulley Washington, Dutchess, New York abt 1840 Ireland White Inmate
William Gulley Yonkers Ward 2, Westchester, New York abt 1860 England White Head
William Gulley Portsmouth Ward 7, Scioto, Ohio abt 1877 Kentucky White Head
William Gulley Scranton Ward 13, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania abt 1865 England White Head
William Gulley Medio, Bexar, Texas abt 1859 Arkansas White Head
William A Gulley Deposit, Madison, Alabama abt 1899 Alabama White Son
William A Gulley Flannigan, Hamilton, Illinois abt 1885 Illinois White Son
William A Gulley Haw Creek, Knox, Illinois abt 1885 Iowa White Nephew
William B Gulley Polk, Ray, Missouri abt 1855 Missouri White Head
William C Gulley Cedarville, Crawford, Arkansas abt 1896 Arkansas White Son
William C Gulley Knoxville, Ray, Missouri abt 1896 Missouri White Son
William C Gulley Polk, Ray, Missouri abt 1884 Missouri White Son
William C Gulley White Harn, Hawkins, Tennessee abt 1894 Tennessee White Son
William D Gulley Magisterial District 5, Lewis, Kentucky Kentucky White Head
William D Gulley Belton, Bell, Texas abt 1877 Mississippi White Son
William E Gulley 44th Infantry, Philippine Islands, Military and Naval Forces abt 1878 Kansas White Private
William E Gulley Knoxville, Ray, Missouri abt 1878 Missouri White Boarder
William E Gulley Civil District 4, Lewis, Tennessee abt 1892 Tennessee White Son
William F Gulley Santa Ana, Orange, California abt 1858 Kentucky White Head
William F Gulley Polk, Ray, Missouri abt 1885 Missouri White Son
William H Gulley West Glenwood, Garfield, Colorado abt 1841 Indiana White Lodger
William H Gulley Madison, Grundy, Missouri abt 1886 Missouri White Son
William H Gulley Justice Precinct 1, Coryell, Texas abt 1838 Tennessee White Head
William I Gulley Madison, Grundy, Missouri abt 1846 Kentucky White Head
William J Gulley Stonington, New London, Connecticut abt 1851 England White Head
William J Gulley Stonington, New London, Connecticut abt 1881 Rhode Island White Son
William K Gulley Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado abt 1870 Virginia White Roomer
William M Gulley Muses Mill, Fleming, Kentucky abt 1898 Kentucky White Son
William M Gulley Rutland, Rutland, Vermont abt 1889 New York White Son
William N Gulley Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado abt 1861 Kentucky White Boarder
William R Gulley Laurel, Lewis, Kentucky Kentucky White Son
William R Gulley Hutton Valley, Howell, Missouri abt 1893 Missouri White Son
William R Gulley St Clair, Hawkins, Tennessee abt 1868 Tennessee White Head
William T Gulley Piney Fork, Sharp, Arkansas abt 1861 Tennessee White Brother
Wm G Gulley German, Bartholomew, Indiana abt 1831 Kentucky White Head
Wm S Gulley Corner, Anderson, South Carolina abt 1899 South Carolina White Son
William Mc gulley Western Mound, Macoupin, Illinois abt 1818 Ireland White Head
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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.