Saturday, November 19, 2016

Death Certificate: The Details of Henry A. Weber’s Life As It Ended 10 December 1938

Death Certificate of Henry Adam Weber, 533 S. Alabama St., Indianapolis, IN, 10 Dec 1938 
     A person’s death certificate can provide a cameo of their life, all in one small document.  Henry A. Weber’s is in that category. First, we learn that he died on 10 December 1938 at 7:15 a.m. at 533 S. Alabama Street in Indianapolis (The Weber home for 40 years where he and his wife raised 11 children.). This death certificate tells us about Harry’s wife, Mary, who preceded him in death.  It lists that he was a retired dry goods store owner.  And his parents names and birthplaces are included.  He was a victim of chronic myocarditis, with influenza contributing to his death at age 79.  Other information about the informant and burial are also in the section under “Personal and Statistical Particulars.”  (A full transcription of the death certificate is below.) 
     Isn’t it interesting to have these documents containing the details of our ancestors’ lives. 
Indiana State Board of Health Death Cert. #36758
Henry A. Weber
Place of Death: Marion County, Center Township, Indianapolis, 533 S. Alabama
Date of death:  10 Dec 1938
Time of death: 7:15 a.m.
Cause of death:  Chronic myocarditis
Contributory: Influenza

Personal and Statistical Particulars:
Wife: Mary A. Weber
date of birth: 12 Sep 1859
Age: 79 yrs, 2 mths, 28 days
Profession: Dry Goods Store Owner
Business:  Retired
Birthplace: Indpls, Ind
Father: Adam Weber
Birthplace: Germany
Mother's maiden name: Amalia Micol
Birthplace: Alsace Lorraine
Informant: Harry Weber
Address: 2160 Singleton St.
Place of burial: St. Joseph Cemetery
date: 13th Dec 1938
Undertaker: Grinsteiner
Was body embalmed: Yes
dated 13 Dec 1938
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