8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2020 1:44 PM by Desiree Williams

    Seeking 3d Great Grandfather's Death Records

    Desiree Williams Wayfarer

      My 3rd Great Grandfather is rumored to have died of TB in 1888. I cannot find any official death records, death index,  funeral home, church or Catholic regional church records. There is only the headstone in the family plot and a small newspaper clipping. He is shown in the 1880 census, his headstone inscription date of death is 19 Dec 1888.  The newspaper article states that his sister had the body transported from California to Wisconsin for burial.  Would there be rail road or transit logs?  If so, where would those logs be located? I am looking for his death records, medical records, transit logs, and any official listing of facilities offered to TB patients and families that chose to treat outside of the home. Any help is greatly appreciated!