|Posted By:||Gary Welch|
|Subject:||Re: John Brower (1823-1884) -- obituary?|
|Post Date:||October 19, 2004 at 19:08:19|
|Forum:||Wayne County, NY Genealogy Forum|
The Wayne Co. Historian's Office has newspaper clippings, including obits which they will search for a small fee:
There SHOULD be a death certificate for John Bower although NY State had just started requiring them a few years earlier and compliance wasn't universal in the early years.
Don't be too quick to assume a name is Native American just because there's no European precedent. People make up names and other names get misspelled in records. One branch of my family has three women with an unusal given name that I haven't found anywhere else and I know they weren't Native American.