Happy Dance and Hallelujah!!! I have been looking for this information for over a decade....the birthplace and death place of my maternal great grandfather, Alfred Frederick. Something so easy has been so mysterious.
I have been to the cemetery where Alfred and my great grandmother, Lucinda Orr Frederick are buried. Lucinda was easy....she died in Bellevue, Pennsylvania and I was able to obtain her death certificate and even her obituary on a visit to Bellevue years back.
Alfred lived in Bellevue and Avalon, Pennsylvania...small towns outside Pittsburgh...during the later years of his life. There are photos of my Mom as a young child with her maternal grandfather in Avalon. All of his children, except on lived in that area. His oldest son I tracked down to Chicago in 1920.
I have checked both Pennsylvania and Ohio death certificates to no avail.
Tonight, on a whim, I put his name into the Family Search Org. search engine and presto....there before my eyes was his death information. Sure enough, he died in Illinois. The information I found:
Date of Death: February 9, 1927
Death Place: Highland Park, Lake, Illinois (NEW INFORMATION)
Birth Date: May 1, 1837 (we share the same birth date!!!)
Birthplace: Washington, Ohio (NEW INFORMATION)
**Actually, I think this should be Washingtonville, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio and not Washington**
Occupation: Retired Brakeman
Residence: Rail Road Men's Home
Burial Date: February 12, 1927 (NEW INFORMATION)
Burial Place: Columbiana, Ohio
Lesson Learned: Keep checking back at Family Search Org. New records are constantly added.
Now please excuse me....I have some updating to do on my Family Tree Maker.
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