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Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Obituaries provide lots of information. Look at this  one for example:

The funeral for William H. Fendley, 37, Jefferson County patrolman for four years before he became ill a year ago, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Neurath's Chapel.  Burial will be at Shiloh, Kentucky.  he died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home in Prospect.  He was a member of Harrods Creek Masonic Lodge.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Grace O. Fendley; four daughters, Miss Margaret M. Fendley, Miss Norma L. Fendley, Miss Barbara A. Fendley, and Miss Helen Fendley; three sons, Alvin T. Fendley, George L. Fendley, and David L. Fendley; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Fendley; two sisters, Miss Margaret Fendley and Miss Katherine Fendley; a brother, Edward Fendley, and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Fendley.

Here we see where William died, we don't know anything else about when.  We do see his wife, children some siblings and a grandmother. That would be a gold mine when you are trying to fill out the family tree. You know where he is buried, all you have to do is check billion grave or go check it out your self.

I wish all my ancestors had a record like this so I could fill out my family tree. They might, all I need to do is index some obituaries, as we learned at Roots Tech from Caption Jack Starling, "dead men tell no tales.....but their obituaries do." Family Search is calling 2014  the year of obituaries.

(Sorry about the weird highlighting, I can't figure out how to fix it)

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