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Our Brick Walls - The Floods, Carpenters and O'Connors

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Re: Our Brick Walls - The Floods, Carpenters and O'Connors

Posted: 24 Feb 2013 8:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Flood, Coffee
Hello, thank you for taking the time to research the death of Margaret (Flood) Coffee for us. We've looked through the WV death records a number of times, but never thought of the possibility that her name could have been spelled wrong...that's a valuable lesson that we won't forget about the next time things seem to be going nowhere. When we go to the WV death records, using the spelling that you found, sure enough, it takes us to an image of a transit permit for Margaret Coffe, which includes a coroners' certificate of death and a permit from the Lewis County Board of Health to transport the body to Wheeling. The records we have indicate that our Coffee family living only in Wheeling, so the fact that she died in Weston, over a hundred miles away, seemed odd. However, after doing a little research, it turns out that many people with tuberculosis (which is what this Margaret died of) lived out their last days at Weston State Hospital in Lewis County. So, it seems like we may be on the right track. The only thing left to do is to confirm that she was Daniel Coffee's wife. Since we don't have access to Mt. Calvary's interment records, we'll contact them and see if they can check that out for us. Thanks again for helping us out, take care!
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tls0857 19 Feb 2013 2:58PM GMT 
dhazel1 24 Feb 2013 8:22PM GMT 
tls0857 25 Feb 2013 3:50AM GMT 
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