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Re: Sarah Murphy 1868-1940 WW1 from Sharon, PA
Posted by: Tim Gruber (ID *****9026) Date: October 01, 2011 at 08:29:17
In Reply to: Sarah Murphy 1868-1940 WW1 from Sharon, PA by Ruth Mildt of 1061

Social Security wasn't started until 1938 so obviously no one who died before than had anything to do with Social Security. Even many people who died shortly after were usually already retired or didn't work outside the home.

Check with the Mercer County Historical Society and Mercer County Genealogical Society to see if they can help you find obits. The church they were members of may have some helpful data in their records as might the cemetery office.

Their death certificates should have when and where they were born. Hopefully they indicate more than just Ireland. The PA Dept of would have the death certificates, except for Margaret's since she died in 1902. If it was in Mercer County her death may have been recorded at the Mercer County Register of Wills. It won't indicate parents' names like a state death certificate, but, again hopefully, it has more than just Ireland for her birth place.

They may have also filed for naturalization at the Mercer County Prothonotary Office. The papers may or may not tell you much. Sometimes they are very simple that is they'll say little more than the person swearing allegiance to the U.S. and forwearing their former allegiance.

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