Posted by Ron Filion on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 16:22:15 :
In Reply to: Death in 1900 posted by Mary Roddy on Monday, June 05, 2006 at 21:22:35 :
: I am looking into the death of a 37 year old man on 14 Feb 1900 in San Francisco. I have his obit but it doesn't give any cause of death. Are death certificates available? If not is there another record I could look for that might give me cause of death?
No, there wouldn't be one available for 1900.
There are a couple of places that would have the cause of death. The Pre-1905 Coroner's Index would have it, but the date for your individual is not available.
Another place would be mortuary records. They often were the ones who filed the death certificate and placed the death notice in the newspapers. These were sometimes listed on the obituary. If so, you might be in luck and the mortuary may still exist. Unfortunately, many went out of business and the records no longer exist.
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