Hi, for today’s Treasure Chest Thursday post, I would like to share with you the death certificate of my great grand-aunt, Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy. I have been “after” her almost since I started researching back in the early 1990s.
I don’t know why I never tried to obtain her death certificate until recently. I requested her death certificate on 26 May 2013 and just received it on Tuesday.Here is transcribed information from the form;
County of Schenectady
Schenectady, (No. 40, Jefferson St; 3 Ward
Name of Deceased Delilah Addy
PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
PLACE OF DEATH: 40 Jefferson Str
HOW LONG RESIDENT HERE: Almost 14 yrs.
AGE: 50 Years 5 Months 5 Days
SEX: Female COLOR: White
SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOWED OR DIVORCED: Married
BIRTHPLACE(state or country): U.S.
NAME OF FATHER: Michael McCormack
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER(state or country): Ireland
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER: Catherine __________
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER(state or country): Ireland
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO
THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) Lura Addy
(Address) Schenectady NY
MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH: March 18 1905
I HEREBY CERTIFY, that I attended deceased from March 12 1905 to March 18 1905
and that death occurred on the date stated above as
8 P.M. To the best of my knowledge and
belief the cause of death was as follows;
(DURATION) 7 DAYS
(Signed) Henry A. Kurtz M.D.
March 20 1905 (Address) Schenectady
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL DATE OF BURIAL
Vale Vault March 21 1905
Timeson & Frank 184 State Str
I really didn’t learn anything that I didn’t already know except for the name of the informant, Lura (Vae) Addy and the exact time of her death. Lura is Delilah’s 18-year-old daughter. I just wonder why Delilah’s husband, Smith wasn’t the informant. Could he have been at work? We may never know! I was hoping, by ordering this death certificate, that I would find out her place of birth. Oh well, next time!
Thanks for stopping by!
1. New York (State), New York State Department of Health, death certificate Registered No. 12501 (stamped no. 10934), 21 Mar 1905, Delilah Elizabeth (McCormack) Addy, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Schencectady, New York.