Pearley Hill Death Certificate
While at the Kentucky History Center on Friday I made copies of several death certificates. This one is for Pearly Hill, a young woman in Owen County, who died October 16, 1918. Cause of death is influenza complicated with acute pneumonia. Pearley was ill for six days before death.
Death certificates are very helpful in our genealogy research. As with this one they give the sex – female, color or race – white, and martial status – married. Pearley was born January 10, 1890, makes her 28 years, 9 months and six days old at the time of death. Her profession was house work – it doesn’t elaborate whether she is a housewife, or works for others.
Sh was born in Owen County, Kentucky. Her parents were Wesley Jackson and Minnie Cammack, both also born in Owen County. The informant, who gives all the necessary information, was Richard Hill, from Owenton, probably her husband. A quick check of the Owen County marriage records would confirm this information. Pearley was buried two days after her death, but the place of burial is hard to read, and even though I did a google search, couldn’t find anything. Is anyone from Owenton, Kentucky, familiar with this cemetery?
How many of you have used death certificates in your research?