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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of William Tankard 1835 ~ 1894
William D Tankard
Born Jan 6th 1835
Died Nov 6th 1894
This coffin plate for William Tankard 1835 ~ 1894 was found in Maine. Submited by Janet McMullen. Thanks Janet.
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I went and had a hunt for William Tankard 1835 ~ 1894 in the 1860 United States Federal Census and 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 Tankard 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.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860
(City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace.
Isabel Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 78 abt 1782 New York
James Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 27 abt 1833 New York
William Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 35 abt 1825 New York
Eliza Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 24 abt 1836 New York
James Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 6 abt 1854 New York
George Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 5 abt 1855 New York
Mary Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 3 abt 1857 New York
Isabel Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY 1 abt 1859 New York
William Tankard New York Ward 20 District 2, New York, NY 28 abt 1832
Jane Tankard New York Ward 20 District 2, New York, NY 20 abt 1840 Scotland
Joseph Tankard New York Ward 20 District 2, New York, NY 1 abt 1859 New York
1880 United States Federal Census
Name, Parent or spouse names, Home in 1880
(City,County,State) Birth Year, Birthplace.
William Tankard Eliza Ann Beemantown, Clinton, NY abt 1818 New York
Wm Tankard Plattsburgh, Clinton, NY abt 1864 New York
William Tankard Jane New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, NY abt 1832 England
William Tankard William,
Jane New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, NY abt 1875 New York
William Tankard Effie Baldwin, Duval, FL abt 1840 North Carolina
William G Tankard William,
Effie Baldwin, Duval, FL abt 1874 Florida
William Tankard Ways Station, Bryan, GA abt 1840 North Carolina
William Tankard Maria Accomack, VA abt 1846 Virginia
Wm. H. Tankard Edgar,
Mary L. Long Acre, Beaufort, NC abt 1876 North Carolina
William G. Tankard Nellie James City, Craven, NC abt 1870 North Carolina
William Tankard Elizabeth New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ abt 1835 Ireland
William Tankard William,
Elizabeth New Brunswick, Middlesex, NJ abt 1868 New Jersey
William Tankard Henry,
Mary Union, Lawrence, PA abt 1879 Ohio
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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.