Find free USA death records online, free Canada death records online & free English death records online
Search Free Genealogy Death Records for your family tree from Ancestors at RestFind your ancestors in death records. Search free genealogy death records such as coffin plates, death cards, funeral cards, wills, church records, family bibles, cenotaphs and tombstone inscriptions on Find links to other genealogy death records like cemeteries, vital stats, and obituaries.

Order an AncestryDNA Kit!

Find your ancestors with an or free trial

Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on and




Ancestors At Rest is your free genealogy site with ancestor death records
Find your ancestor in: Coffin Plates ~ Funeral Cards ~ Cemetery Records ~ Family Bibles ~ Obits ~ Vital Statistics ~ Wills ~ Funeral Homes ~ Church Records ~ Military Deaths ~ Cenotaph Records ~ German Death Cards ~ Ledger Books ~ Genetic Genealogy ~ Photo Albums ~ Genealogy Articles ~ Genealogy Guide for Beginners


Don't Miss
JOIN the FREE Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter. Be the first to know of genealogy events and freebies. Find out when new genealogy databases are put online. Get tips for finding your elusive brick-wall ancestor. AncestryDNA Free Trial

Share This Page
Share this page with other genealogists on Twitter
Death Record Finder
Break down that brick wall with the Death Record Finder. Also find Birth records using my Birth Record Finder
Coffin Plates
Coffin Plates Over 500 online
Funeral Cards
Search FREE Death Records in Funeral Cards...
Cemetery Records
Cemetery Records containing birth and death dates
Family Bibles
Search deaths recorded in Family Bibles
Search Obituaries
Vital Statistics
Search for deaths in Vital Statistics
Memorial Cards
Don't miss our free Memorial Cards for an ancestor
Funeral Home Records
Funeral Home Records
Church Records
Search FREE Death Records in Church Burial Records
Deaths can be found in Wills & Probate Records
Military Deaths
Search soldiers' deaths in Military Death Records
Cenotaph Records
Find Your Ancestors Ontario Cenotaph Records
Help For Beginners
New To Genealogy Get Help
Free Death Records By Location
Search FREE Death Records by Country (USA, Canada, UK ...)
Cemetery Walks
View Cemetery Slideshows on Olive Tree Genealogy YouTube Channel
Death, Funeral and Burial Customs
Death, Funeral and Burial Customs
Old Ledger Books
Available as free PDF files
Photo Albums
Find Photos of your ancestors
Genetic Genealogy
Use DNA to find your Ancestors
School Yearbooks
School Yearbooks
Naturalization Records
Naturalization Records
Census Records
Census Records
Ships Passenger Lists
Find Ships Passenger Lists
Institution Records
Find Prison, Orphanage, Hospital and School Records
Find ancestors in old newspapers
Ancestors at Rest Death records of all kinds - funeral cards, death notices, cemetery receipts, obits...and more
Olive Tree Genealogy Updates on new genealogy Records online
Past Voices Letters from 1800s - from Civil War soldiers, from wives to husbands, sons to mothers, sisters to sisters.
Genealogy News!
Check out the Genealogy Books from Olive Tree Genealogy!

Organize Your Genealogy in Evernote in 10 Easy Steps is a must have!
Daily Genealogy Feeds
Free Genealogy Stuff
Free genealogy stuff on the net
German Death Cards
Find Your German Ancestors Death Card


Obituary of Samuel B. Shirky, 1840 - 1934, Virginia

From the Richmond (MO) Conservator

Samuel B. Shirky dies at age of 94

Samuel B. Shirky, one of the pioneers of Ray County, passed away peacefully at his home in the Rockingham community at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning. He was 94 years old. In spite of his advnaced age Mr. Shirky has been in good health although for the past few days he had not been feeling well. Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at the Rockingham church. Burial was in Wakenda Cemetery.

In 1865 Mr. Shirky was married to Miss Catherine Zigler, also a native of Rockingham county. Va. Mrs. Shirky, aged 90, survives her husband. He also leaves seven children: John Shirky, Richmond, MO; Mrs. Anna C. Macey, Ironton, Mo; Gideon E. Shirky, Madison, Kans; Joseph E. Shirky, Detroit; Miss Emily Shirky, Kansas city; Samuel Mohler Shirky, Beaumont, Texas; Howard Shirky, Richmond, MO. Forty-nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

During the long life of this Ray county patriarch, he was always especially interested in the church and the schools. He was an elder in the church of the Bretheren and was one of the thirteen original members of the Wakenda church formed in 1870. He was keenly interested in every movement in his community designed to furnish the children a first class education and also to permit them to enjoy wholesome forms of entertainment.

For seven years from 1922-1929 Mr. Shirky was chairman of the board of managers of the Missouri Home for Confederate Soldiers at Higginsville, MO. He resigned in 1929 on account of his health. From 1881 History of Ray County, MO.

Samuel B. Shirky. Was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, on the first day of September 1840. He attended the common schools of the neighborhood and after he grew up remained at home, working on the farm until the beginning of the war between the states. He enlisted in the Confederate army in August, 1861, Company H, 10th Virginia cavalry, Hampton's brigade. He was engaged in the battle of Gettysburg, the seven days fight around Richmond and at Spottsylvania Court House. He was paroled after the surrender of General Lee, at Appomattox court house, and returning home resumed the business of farming. In the spring of 1859, he came to Missouri and located where he now resides, section twenty-six, township fifty-three, range twenty-six in Ray County. He onews one hundred and sixty acres of very productive land, all in a high state of cultivation except about twenty acres of timberland. Upon this land is a large spring affording water sufficient for hundreds of head of stock. He has two thrifty young orchards, besides small fruitss and grapsed in great abundance. He has a handsome commodious residence, and a barn unusually large, well arranged and convenient for the accommodation of all his live stock, hay, grain and agricultural implements. For the past four years, Mr. Shirky has been seeding his fields sucessfully in blue grass, timothy and clover, inorder to convert them into a stock farm exclusively. He now handles all the live stock the size of his farm will allow. He has som very find graded cattle and is constantly improving the herd. Samuel B. Shirky was married in the year 1865, t Miss Catharine Zigler, a native of Rockingham County, Virginia. They are the parents of eight children. six of whom are now living: John H., Anna C., Gideon E., Joseph B., Sallie V., and Emma F. Mr. Shirky and his wife are bothe memebers of the German Baptist Church. His parents, David and Catharine Shirky, are both natives of Rockingham county, Virginia and both still living. Mr. Shirky has a model farm and he conducts it very well.

Where Can I Find More Obituaries?

Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest >Obituary Collection on Ancestry

Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest Obituary Daily Times searchable database, over 8 million obituaries

Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest Search Obituaries 1977-now
Try this Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest Ancestry Free Trial
Or try Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest Genealogy Today Lots of unique one of a kind genealogy databases.

Online Searchable Death Indexes

Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates on Ancestry

Other Online Searchable Records

We're all anxious to find our ancestors - and find them fast! These records may help you find a brick-wall ancestor easily and from the comfort of your computer chair.

Try a Find Death Records on Ancestors at RestAncestry Free Trial Ancestry has more genealogy records than any site on the net and they often have free trials and special promotions.
Find Death Records on Ancestors at Rest Genealogy Today Lots of unique one of a kind genealogy databases

Share Your Death Records

If you have a transcription or a photo of death records (cemetery listings, funeral cards, death cards, coffin plates, church records etc) help build this database by submitting your death records

***You must delete the word REMOVE in my email address before sending to me or it won't work. So the real address is ancestorsatrest followed by the @ then the last bit Sorry but spammers make this roundabout method of emailing necessary!***


Breaking Genealogy News
If you have long been a fan of The Olive Tree Genealogy created by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, now you can make it official. Become a fan of the Olive Tree Genealogy. Join Olive Tree Genealogy on Facebook! Lorine has set up an interactive site where you can ask questions, join in discussions or start a topic of interest. Once you are at the Olive Tree Genealogy page on Facebook, click the "Become a Fan" link in the upper right-hand corner.

Ancestors At Rest reminds you that when looking for death records for your family tree online to be careful when spelling interment. It's not intermet, internment, inturnment or internmet. Another common one is cemetery, not cemetary or cematary.

Site Map ~ Join AncestorsAtRest Mailing List

Privacy Policy

URL:           All rights reserved          Copyright 2004~present
These pages may be linked to but not duplicated in any way without my written consent.

Contact Brian by writing to AncestorsAtRest AT (replace AT with @ and remove spaces)

What will you find on Ancestors At Rest....
California Free Death Records, Connecticut Free Death Records, Georgia Free Death Records, Illinois Free Death Records, Indiana Free Death Records, Iowa Free Death Records, Kansas Free Death Records, Kentucky Free Death Records, Maine Free Death Records, Maryland Free Death Records, Massachusetts Free Death Records, Michigan Free Death Records, Minnesota Free Death Records, Missouri Free Death Records, Montana Free Death Records, Nebraska Free Death Records, New Free Hampshire Death Free Records, New Jersey Free Death Records, New York Free Death Records, North Carolina Free Death Records, Ohio Death Records, Oregon Free Death Records, Pennsylvania Free Death Records, Rhode Island Free Death Records, Vermont Free Death Records, Virginia Free Death Records, Washington Free Death Records, Wisconsin Free Death Records, Canada Free Death Records, Ontario Free Death Records, Quebec Free Death Records, Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island Death Free Records, United Kingdom (England) Free Death Records, England Free Death Records, Coffin Plates, German Death Cards, Obits or Obituaries , Grave Stone or Tombstone Inscriptions, Funeral Cards, Cemetery Records, Family Bibles, Obituaries, Vital Statistics, Memorial Cards, Funeral Home Records, Church Records, Wills & Probate Records, Military Deaths, Cenotaph Records, Helpful Articles, Free Genealogy Stuff, Order Death Records Online, VitalChek Express Service order Birth and Death Records online, and Links to Great Genealogy Sites Like The USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project, Cemetery Database on Rootsweb, and so much more.

Did you know....
Genealogy is the study of family pedigrees, the descent of a person or family from an ancestor, generation by generation.