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Birth & Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Jessie Gillman 1869~1891

Birth & Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Jessie Gillman 1869~1891 is free genealogy

Died April 18th 1891
Jessie Gillman
Aged 22 yrs,

Note: This coffin plate was found near New York so I went to Ancestry to see if Jessie could be found. I found these 2 entry in the census of 1881:

First Entrie
Charles GILMAN Self M Male W 42 NH Canvasser NH NH
Mary GILMAN Wife M Female W 41 NH Tailoress NH NH
Jessie GILMAN Dau S Female W 12 NY Attending School NY NY

Source Information: Census Place Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York
Family History Library Film 1254922
NA Film Number T9-0922
Page Number 455C

Second Entry
Jas. H. GILMAN Self M Male W 47 NY Farmer VT VT
Julia E. GILMAN Wife M Female W 40 NY Keeping House NY NY
Gertie M. GILMAN Dau S Female W 18 NY At Home NY NY
Calvin M. GILMAN Son S Male W 16 NY At Home NY NY
Nelly GILMAN Dau S Female W 13 NY At Home NY NY
Jessie GILMAN Dau S Female W 11 NY At Home NY NY
Julia GILMAN Dau S Female W 9 NY At Home NY NY
Emma GILMAN Dau S Female W 5 NY NY NY
Jas. H. GILMAN Son S Male W 1 NY NY NY
Katie STEINER Other S Female W 18 NS Servant GERM IRE
David SCHNEITER Other S Male W 30 SWIS Farm Hand SWIS SWIS

Source Information:
Census Place Riga, Monroe, New York
Family History Library Film 1254862
NA Film Number T9-0862
Page Number 441B

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Coffin plates often contain birth and death dates, and sometimes the place of birth or the occupation of a deceased person.

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