Saturday, June 25, 2011

Eliza Butler Burch Death Certificate

It didn't tell me what I was hoping for, but that's the way it goes. This death certificate is for Eliza Burch, daughter of Arvin Butler and likely niece of the Benjamin Butler we've seen discussed in Casefile Clues before. I was hoping her death record might provide a more specific location for her father's place of birth, but no luck.

It indicates here he was born in Canada. I'm doubting that based on other information and the likely time frame for this family. But I'll record the information off the record as stated and work out my conclusions to the contrary later.

If I had not already known it, her place of burial in the GAR cemetery would have been a clue to search for her husband's military service and potential pension records.

Eliza Burch died in Skagit County, Washington, in 1916

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