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Looking for copy of "real" death certificate from 1896

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Looking for copy of "real" death certificate from 1896

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 6:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Larson
My great grandmother, Alvira Larson died at the State Hospital May 15, 1896. She apparently was made a ward of the state due to tuberculosis and not insanity. It also appears she died alone. Familysearch.org has the death record from the state registry. I have asked for death certificates from both the state and the county and all I seem to get are transcriptions of the information found in the state registry. I have seen copies of "real" death certificates online at "seekingmichigan.org" and am aware of all the additional information they contain. Unfortunately "seekingmichigan.org" death records only go back to 1897! I believe my great grandmother was more than likely buried in the state hospital potter's field, but I would really like to confirm that. I would also like to find out how long she was treated before her death. Is there somewhere I can obtain photo copies of the "real" death certificates prior to 1897?

Thanks for your help!

Karen Verschoor
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
KVerschoor 17 Jul 2012 12:42PM GMT 
thomasker2 17 Jul 2012 6:53PM GMT 
KVerschoor 17 Jul 2012 8:15PM GMT 
thomasker2 17 Jul 2012 9:09PM GMT 
KVerschoor 18 Jul 2012 11:53AM GMT 
Alanna Fitzge... 8 Aug 2012 3:37AM GMT 
KVerschoor 8 Aug 2012 12:34PM GMT 
Alanna Fitzge... 8 Aug 2012 5:19PM GMT 
KVerschoor 8 Aug 2012 7:47PM GMT 
Alanna Fitzge... 8 Aug 2012 9:52PM GMT 
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