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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday's Child: Congenital Monstrosity

The cause of death listed for female infant CALDWELL broke my heart.  Such was the pain and heartbreak of the sad ending to what had been a time of joy for Herbert George CALDWELL(1921-1972) and Lois KOEHLER in Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania in 1953.

Little infant girl CALDWELL was laid to rest in First St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Mt Oliver, Allegheny, PA in the family plot of her grandparents, Benjamin G CALDWELL(1886-1978) and Margaret REDDY(1889-1978).

Ahh, genealogy.  Sometimes finding a new family grave and corresponding death certificate leaves me wordless.  Tis a time to bow my head and pray.  Sleep little one, sleep sweetly.

Source: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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