As I am scanning my documents I keep finding interesting things. Here is Rusaw Grantham’s death certificate.
Rusaw’ s cause of death was probable cerebral hemorrhage. “Fell in knee deep water completely submerged at time.” So I am guessing the doctor thought he had a stroke and passed out, fell in the water and drowned. Sounds reasonable. It is what is written above this that makes my eyebrow go up, “Coroner’s Case.” Ah! Could there be more information? The coroner’s reports were on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) so there was no excuse not to get a copy.
I have to say I was hoping to find something more exciting than this but at least I can say that I was thorough and checked. There are all kinds of goodles at the FHL. It is always a good idea to browse their card catalog to see what they have. If the FHL didn’t have these, I would have checked with the local courthouse.
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