2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 20, 2018 3:47 PM by Gene Morris

    JFK death certificate


      The JFK death certificate was signed by Garland Tx JP Theron Ward, and was filed in December 1963 in Garland Tx, but why was a Garland JP called in and why was it filed in Garland and not Dallas?

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          Ira Claves Wayfarer

          From what I recalling reading one time they started calling at Parkland for a JP and kept finding them out to lunch. Finally the hospital admittance secretary got ahold of the JP for Dallas County Precinct 3, 14 miles away - Ward - and told him to get there quick.

          • Re: JFK death certificate
            Gene Morris Adventurer

            Mr. Fuller:


            We looked at the finding aids to the JFK Assassination Records Collection and couldn't find anything that directly referenced any examination of Justice of the Peace Theron Ward's role on that day. It is possible that there may be something in the Warren Commission or House Select Committee on Assassination (HSCA) records that addresses these questions. There may be testimony, depositions, interviews, or similar records of the Secret Service agents, law enforcement personnel, medical staff, or other persons present in Parkland Hospital on that day that addresses your questions. Unfortunately, to find them would require a series of lengthy searches and we don't have the resources to conduct such substantive research. We can make the records we have available to researchers at our College Park, Maryland, facility https://www.archives.gov/college-park. The hearings and exhibits volumes are not part of the Warren Commission Report volumes available on our website (https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/warren-commission-report/intro), but they are available for download from the Government Printing Office (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsysgpopages/featured/WarrenCommission.htm) and in Federal Depository Libraries (https://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/). The HSCA records are only available here in College Park. You can go the JFK Assassination Records Collections main page https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk  for more information about the records in the Collection, how to search them, and how to access them.

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