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This coffin plate for William Rankin 1852 ~ 1894 was submited by Rob Rankin. Thanks Rob.
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I went and had a hunt for William Rankin in the 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 Rankin surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a Free Trial on Ancestry.com. Ancestry has more genealogy records than any site on the net and they often have free trials and special promotions.
1880 United States Federal Census
Name, Parent or spouse names, Home in 1880
(City,County,State) Birth Year, Birthplace.
Wm. Rankin Lizzie Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA abt 1852 Pennsylvania
William Rankin Annie D. Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA abt 1854 Pennsylvania
William Rankin Mary Albany, Albany, NY abt 1850 New York
William M. Rankin Cornelia Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, NY abt 1850 Pennsylvania
William Rankin New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, NY abt 1851 New York
William Rankin Mary Saint Mary, LA abt 1854 North Carolina
Wm. Rankin Dallas, Dallas, TX abt 1852 Georgia
Wm. B. Rankin Mary S. Precinct 3, Gonzales, TX abt 1854 Texas
Wm. A. Rankin Thos. J.,
Elizabeth Jackson, WV abt 1853 Virginia
William Rankin Shelby, TN abt 1854 Tennessee
Wm. P. Rankin E. A. District 9, Washington, TN abt 1853 Tennessee
William Rankin Maria Henderson, Henderson, KY abt 1853 Kentucky
William H. Rankin Susan F. Gratz, Owen, KY abt 1850 Kentucky
A. William Rankin River Bend, Gaston, NC abt 1851 North Carolina
Wm. C. Rankin Gilmer, Guilford, NC abt 1854 North Carolina
William A. Rankin Custer, MT abt 1851 Ohio
Wm. Rankin Willow Valley, Nevada, CA abt 1854 England
William Rankin Arlington, Middlesex, MA abt 1853 Massachusetts
William Rankin Kate Manchester, Hillsborough, NH abt 1851 Maine
William Rankin Lizzie Chicago, Cook, IL abt 1852 Illinois
William Rankin Edmund,
Hellena A. Broadwell, Logan, IL abt 1853 Illinois
William Rankin Hugh Pleasant Vale, Pike, IL abt 1854 Ireland
Wm. Rankin Elisabath Stanwood, Cedar, IA abt 1854 Ohio
William J. Rankin Ida H. Mitchellville, Polk, IA abt 1853 West Virginia
William Rankin Thomas,
Katie Lincoln, Harrison, MO abt 1851 Virginia
William Rankin Hodgeman, KS abt 1851 New York
William Rankin Mary Rossville, Shawnee, KS abt 1852 Pennsylvania
William Rankin Rose Newark, Essex, NJ abt 1851 New Jersey
Wm Rankin Fannie F. Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA abt 1851 Pennsylvania
William Rankin Adelaide Bllefonte, Centre, PA abt 1854 Pennsylvania
William Rankin Mary H. North Union, Fayette, PA abt 1852 Pennsylvania
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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.