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Two Miner's Death Certificates: VA and WV

Hi Tim,

This morning I found another death certificate on the West Virginia Archives website so I'll link that too.

Here's how to find the two men:

A. William Smith, age 24, died 1895 "killed in mine"

1. go to The Library of Virginia http://www.lva.lib.va.us/

2. Click on "What We Have"

3. Scroll down to Vital Statistics
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/

4. Scroll Down to Death Records Indexing Project
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/vital/index.htm

5. On the Basic Search Page type in "Isaac Smith"
http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas29&local_base=clas29

6. Click on the first entry, Smith, Wm. 1895 and the following entry should appear:

Smith, Wm.
Publication [1895].
Gen. note Date of death: April 10, 1895.

Place of death: Albemarle County.

Cause of death: Killed in mine.

Age at death: 24 years.
Note Source of Information: Albemarle County, 1895, page 8, line 136.
Note Part of the Death Records Indexing Project which is sponsored by the Virginia Genealogical Society.
Subject - Personal Smith, Wm.

Smith, Jane, parent.

Smith, Isaac, parent.

Unknown, informant (Mother).
Subject - Topical Deaths -- Virginia -- Albemarle County.
Added Entry Death Records Indexing Project.

Virginia Genealogical Society.
System Number 001350011

B. George L. Wade, died Sept. 15, 1929

1. Go to the West Virginia Division of Culture and History
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/

2. Click on Death

3. Type in George Wade and Kanawha County

4. Click on George Wade

5. Click on View the Record Image

6. On the Death certificate under occupation it says, "Coal Miner, Mining Coal"


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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