Granville David Washington was born 13 Jul 1917 in West Virginia according to his WWII draft card. His father was Benjamin Washington, who resided in Duffields, Jefferson Co, WV at the time. Granville worked and lived in Hagerstown, Washington Co MD Ancestry.com - U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
Granville married Katherine R. Stewart on 22 Mar 1943 in Hagerstown (certificate 80119)
He died 6 Nov 1946 in Carroll County MD (certificate C26). [from the MD state death index]. His death certificate would be available at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis MD.
[from The Daily Mail (Hagerstown, MD) 8 Nov 1946
If his death certificate does not state where he was buried, you may want to contact the Jefferson County Historical or Genealogical Society to obtain a list of African-American cemeteries.
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We searched the website of the Maryland State Archives and locate two series that may be of interest to you. The first one is the Death Record, Counties, Index, 1910-1951 (S1176) and please follow the directions on how to obtain a copy of his death records on this page. The second series is the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Henryton Center Patient Register, 1923-1985 (S1848) that consists of admission and discharge logs. Admission logs include the name of the patient, patient number, birthdate, sex, race, date admitted, and county of residence. Discharge logs include the name of the patient, patient number, date discharged, transferred or deceased, and where. Arranged chronologically. Series not fully processed. Access restricted to authorized personnel. Please contact the Maryland State Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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