Uncle Worth’s Burial Permit

by Tonia Kendrick on July 11, 2011 in Evidence,Research

Worth Ward Burial PermitThis is the permit to bury my grandmother’s only brother.  I’m excited about this record for a couple of reasons.  For one thing, I’d never seen a burial permit before; I had no idea so much good genealogical information would be included.  For another, it corroborates my grandmother’s story about her brother’s death.

Analysis of the record

Person Asking for Permit:  N. C. Ward.  This is my great-grandfather – Worth’s father.

Residence:  Newport, Ga.  The date of this permit is 11 Jul 1939.  According to my great-grandfather’s Social Security Application, he lived in Chatsworth, Ga.  in December 1939, so the family moved sometime between July and December.

Full name of the deceased:  William Worth Ward.  I didn’t know Worth’s first name was William.

Date of death:  9 July 1939.  This matches the date on his headstone.

Cause of death:  bleeding.  According to my grandmother, he was stabbed to death, so yes, bleeding makes sense.

Place of death:  Morganton, Ga.  I knew he died in Fannin County, but I didn’t know the specific town.

Residence:  Newport, Ga.  Also new information.

Place of burial:  Stock Hill.  I’ve been to this cemetery and he is buried next to his parents.

Date of burial:  11 Jul 1939.  New information

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