Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: Looking for death date.
Post Date:September 24, 2012 at 10:55:22
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Im not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

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Q. Where do I go to get a birth certificate or death certificate?
A. The Detroit Health Department, Vital Records Division, Herman Kiefer Health Complex, 1151 Taylor (zip 48202-1732) near the John C. Lodge expressway. The phone numbers are 313-876-4049 [recorded message] and 313-876-4133. Person must have died in Wayne County, Michigan & within the city limits of Detroit. Cost is $20.00. Call first before ordering as pricing may have changed. Hours are 8 4pm Eastern time SHARP Mon - Fri. FREE parking. Cash, certified check, money order are accepted. Phone lookups will not be done. A walk-in service is available. Public browsing of the records is not permitted. Make payment to City of Detroit. DO NOT REQUEST A DEATH CERT. FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USIN HER MAIDEN NAME.

Personal checks or credit/debit cards are not accepted.

Wayne County excluding Detroit but within Wayne county, Michigan
Cost is $22.00

Cathy M. Garrett- Clerk of Wayne County
C/o Birth and Death Records Division
201 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, Mi 48226

The DPL [Detroit Public Library] has a city of Detroit death index starting with 1918. This index is located in the Burton Collection Room. Free access. It's on micro-fiche and has ONLY those persons who died "within" the city limits of Detroit.

1930 -
Name: Elsie Kelland
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1915
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Home in 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: James H Kelland
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Name: Emma Kelland
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Age at first marriage: 22
Parents' birthplace: Canada/Canada

James H Kelland 52, Canada - church janitor
Emma Kelland 52, MI - Age at first marriage: 22
Parents' birthplace: MI/MI
Elsie Kelland 15, MI
Ruth Kelland 17, MI

1940 -
Name: Shirley Ann Caudron
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1937
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Michigan
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Niece
Home in 1940: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
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Street: Forest Avenue
House Number: 1306
Sheet Number: 9A

Amos Johnson 43, MO
Augusta Johnson 42, MI
Herman Caudron 25, PA - widowed, nephew
Shirley Ann Caudron 3, MI
Frank Rock 35, PA - cousin

Social Security Death Index
first name: Herman
middle name:       
last name: Caudron
name suffix:       
birth date: 28 October 1914
social security number:       
place of issuance: Michigan
last residence:       
zip code of last residence: 48031
death date: February 1974
estimated age at death:       60

U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
Name: Herman Caudron
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1914
Death Date: 6 Feb 1974
SSN: 381071400
Enlistment Date 1: 18 Jun 1943
Branch 2: ARMY
Enlistment Date 2: 2 Jul 1943
Release Date 2: 19 Feb 1946

Order Herman's death cert [see above]. He may be buried next to Elsie. His death cert should show his parents names & their birthplaces.