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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Undertakers death cert
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 21:24:50 -0500
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I have my 2 x great grandfather's, William Walsh (1902) and my 3 x great grandmother's, Catherine Welch (1909), death certificates. Both say: Bureau of Vital Statistics, Dept. of Health: City of Chicago, Undertaker's Report of Death. I think that it is just what they called them back then. A death certificate from 1882 says: Physician's Certificate of Death, City Board of Health.


----- Original Message -----
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 20:37
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Undertakers death cert

> Is anyone on the list familiar with an "Undertakers Death
> Certificate"
> issued in Chicago cir 1907?
> I have one of these for a possible ancestor. The
> certificate says across
> the top " Department of Health:City of Chicago".
> Underneath that it says
> "Undertakers Report of Death". It has much of the same
> info as a normal death
> certificate, but it is missing a place for spouses name,
> home address, parents
> names, Informant (other than the funeral home). It
> does have an area for
> physicians cause of death and where the decedent died.
> Has anyone seen one of these? Should there also be a
> separate official
> death certificate? The number on this "undertakers report
> of death" was obtained
> from the state of Illinois pre 1916 death index online.
> Thanks for any help.
> Maureen N
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