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From: "bill" <>
Subject: [Q-R] death record question
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 10:28:55 -0700
On California death certificates (which I am familiar with) someone
is usually listed as the informant, ie: the person giving the information on the deceased.
With this record for Magdeleine Dalpe, would Jean Baptiste and Simeon Pagnuelo
have been the informant ? also could there have been more people present but not listed ?
I have a small conflict with dates and ages, on the death record of 1868 she is listed as 72 yrs
and the marriage record of 1820 she is listed as a minor, as I understand, this would have her under 21 yrs......if 72 is correct, in 1820 she would have been 24 yrs....is it possible that in
1820 they would have still been using the old rule of 25 for age of majority ?
(This 16th day of April 1868, the undersigned, curate of La Prairie de la
Magdeleine, interred in the cemetery of our parish church, the body of
Magdeleine Dalpé, widow of the late Joseph Pagnuelo, formerly of this parish
and who died three days prior in the parish of Montreal, at the age of 72 years.
Also present Jean Baptiste and Siméon Pagnuelo, sons of the deceased who
have also signed.)
Thanks for any help :o)