Here is the original post, Patience, Grasshopper.
I received Ella’s Indiana death certificate today. It is as I expected, this is not MY Ella. I was pretty sure this would be the case but I can’t help being a tad disappointed.
This Ella was born 16 Jul 1874 in Clinton County, Indiana and was the daughter of Stephen Ford and unknown Rogers. She lived in Clinton County her entire life.
My Ella was born in June 1874 in Marion County, Mississippi and was the daughter of Charles Franklin Ford and Martha Waller.
What about all of the “trees” out there that have my Ella and this Ella confused? A few years ago I would have told you that I planned to email every one of them with the correct info but after bad experiences with doing this sort of thing I am not going to bother.
Indiana State Department of Health, death certificate no. 27596 (1951), Ella Ford Goff.
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