Laura McIntyre: Analysis of a Death Certificate

McEntire genealogyI discovered this death certificate by searching on the surname “McEntire” at FamilySearch (see my post about “Finding GA Death Certificates from 1928 to 1930“).  I immediately recognized the parents’ name and a quick look in my database confirmed my suspicion that I did not know about this daughter.

Since Laura is a new person, almost every bit of data on this death certificate1 is new to me.

Name:  Laura McIntyre [one usually sees this surname spelled “McEntire” in Murray County].

Death date:  2 Aug 1928

Death place:  Cisco, Murray County, Georgia

Gender: Female

Death age:  70 years 6 months

Birth date:  1 Feb 1858

Birth place: Georgia

Marital status:  Married

Spouse’s name:  James W. McCamy

Father’s name: James L. McIntyre

Mother’s name: Mary Ann Hemphill

Research To-Dos

  • Look for James L. McIntyre on 1860 census to confirm that Laura is in the household.
  • Check Georgia marriage records for Laura and her husband.
  1. Murray County, Georgia, Death Certificates, no. 21871, Laura McIntyre, 1928; digital images, Georgia Archives, Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates, 1928-1930 ( : accessed 4 September 2010).

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    • Tonia Kendrick says

      Thanks Debra! I’m really pleased with how this one turned out. I think I did it in Photoshop Elements. Sometimes I use Picasa and sometimes I even use both, depending on what I want to do.

      I never thought about doing a post, but that’s a good idea. In the meantime, let me point you to BeNotForgot. She does absolutely beautiful collages and inspires me all the time. She has some tutorials on making collages with Picasa (this is actually where I learned how to use Picasa).


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