This 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