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Free Genealogy Death Record on the Coffin Plate of Mary L Durfee 1856 ~ 1864
Mary L Durfee
Born Sept 21st 1856
Died March 17th 1864
This coffin plate for Mary L Durfee 1856 ~ 1864 was found in Rhode Island.
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I went and had a hunt for Mary L Durfee in the 1860 United States Federal Census on Ancestry.com. I found several individuals of interest as you can see below. Their are many thousands of genealogy entries for the Durfee surname. If you want to have a look at them I have a link to a Free Trial on Ancestry.com. Ancestry has more genealogy records than any site on the net and they often have free trials and special promotions.
1860 United States Federal Census
Name, Home in 1860
(City,County,State) Age in 1860, Birth Year, Birthplace.
Mary Durfee, New Haven Ward 5, New Haven, CT 3 abt 1857 Connecticut
Mary J Durfee, Arispie, Bureau, IL 4 abt 1856 Illinois
Mary Durfy, Chicago Ward 10, Cook, IL 3 abt 1857 Chicago
Mary Durfee, Township 3 S Range 9 W, Monroe, IL 6 abt 1854 Illinois
Mary S Durfee, Monee, Will, IL 3 abt 1857 Illinois
Mary J Durfey, Benton, Keokuk, IA 6 abt 1854 Illinois
Mary Durfee, Dennis, Barnstable, MA 4 abt 1856 Massachusetts
Mary Durfee, New Bedford Ward 6, Bristol, MA 3 abt 1857 Massachusetts
Mary Durfee, Cascade, Kent, MI 6 abt 1854 Michigan
Mary Durfee, San Francisco, Carver, MN 2 abt 1858 Minnesota
Mary L Durfee, Madison, Madison, NY 3 abt 1857 New York
Mary A Durfey, China, Wyoming, NY 5 abt 1855 New York
Mary Durfee, Orangeville, Wyoming, NY 3 abt 1857 New York
Mary Durfee, Warwick, Kent, RI 3 abt 1857 Rhode Island
Mary E Durfee, Fall River, Newport, RI 5 abt 1855 Rhode Island
Mary T Durfee, Fall River, Newport, RI 4 abt 1856 Rhode Island
Mary I Durfee, Fall River, Newport, RI 3 abt 1857 Rhode Island
Mary E Durfee, Tiverton, Newport, RI 5 abt 1855 Rhode Island
Mary Durfee, North Providence, Providence, RI 4 abt 1856 Rhode Island
Mary C Durfee, Providence Ward 3, Providence, RI 5 abt 1855 Rhode Island
Mary A Durfee, Providence Ward 1, Providence, RI 6 abt 1854 England
Mary A Durfee, Clarksville, Red River, TX 4 abt 1856 Texas
Mary Durfee, New Haven, Addison, VT 3 abt 1857 Vermont
Mary J Durfey, Ripton, Addison, VT 5 abt 1855 Vermont
Mary Durfey, Poysippi, Waushara, WI 6 abt 1854 Wisconsin
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Coffin plates often contain birth and death dates, and sometimes the place of birth or the occupation of a deceased person.
While not technically a true vital record, coffin plates can be seen as a substitute for vital records or at the least a good clue. In the case of people who died before civil registration it might be one of the few written records genealogists will find in their hunt for that brick wall ancestor!
If you want to know more about what things qualify as a true Vital Records there is a good article at the Olive Tree.
Remember when searching for Coffin Plates on the net they are sometimes referred to as Coffin Plaques, Casket plates or Casket Plaques.