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Re: stephen ferrell died in clinton,henry,missouri ,year is all i know
Posted by: Richard Lake (ID *****8414) Date: June 10, 2010 at 05:51:41
In Reply to: Re: stephen ferrell died in clinton,henry,missouri ,year is all i know by Susan Oliver of 337

Actually, chances of finding some sort of death notice are better than finding a non-existant death certificate....but not MUCH better. Without a more precise death date it will be slow going IF you can find a newspaper for the general area AND for the time period. Furthermore, you'll likely have to visit a repository which has the paper or microfilm of it and scroll for hours or days or weeks with no guarantee of finding anything - all the while praying that this fellow didn't die on December 31st. Or, if you start at the end of the year, you'll be praying he didn't die New Years day. Lastly, in my experience, obits from this time period don't usually offer a whole lot of information. Very often a spouse and children might be mentioned, but not by name. If you're lucky, you might find where someone has abstracted or indexed a local paper for the period - I can't find one but I didn't look that closely. Rick


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