Sometimes you find a record that has so much information it is worth it’s weight in gold. Before I found this death certificate, all I knew about Cordeale (possibly spelled Cordelia) was her name, approximate birth year, parents’ names, and location on the 1880 census.
Information gleaned from the death certificate:
Alternate spelling for first name: Cordeale
Middle name: Josephine
Husband’s name: John Caylor
Date of birth: 12 October 1871 (derived from age at death)
Date of death: 20 Aug 1828
Place of death: Cisco, Georgia
Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Burial place: Calvary Cemetery
My great-grandfather’s residence in 1928 (he was the informant – Cordeale is his sister).
It also confirms her parents as Francis Kendrick and Barbara Baxter.
Research Next Steps
- Look for Cordeale’s marriage record (also in Georgia’s Virtual Vault).
- Look for other relatives who may have died in Georgia between 1928 and 1930.
- Look for Cordeale on 1920 census.
Check back tomorrow to learn how I located this and other Georgia death certificates from 1928 to 1930.