29 October 2011

Death Certificate - Karen Lund

Source: State of Utah, Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956, Entry no. 12318, Karen Lund, 17 May 1907; digital images, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Utah State Archives (archives.utah.gov : downloaded 7 June 2011); Series no. 81448.


Transcript:


Place of Death
County of
Precinct of
City , Town or Village of
Street and No.

Weber

Plain City
Sex
Female
Color
White
Date of Birth
Oct 9th 1815
Age
91 yrs. 7 mos. 8 ds.
Single, Married, Widowed, or Divorced
Widow
Birthplace (State or Country)
Bornholm, Denmark
Name of Father
not remembered
Birthplace of Father (State or Country)
Denmark
Maiden Name of Mother
not known
Birthplace of Mother (State or Country)
Denmark
Occupation
housewife
Informant
J.F. Lund
     Address
Plain City
Place of Burial
Plain City
Date of Burial
May 19th 1907
Undertaker
M. Larkins
    Address
Ogden
I hereby Certify, That I attended deceased from {blank} to {blank} that I last saw her alive on {blank} and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at {blank}. The Cause of Death was as follows:
Chief Cause: General Debility.
Where Contracted: Plain City Duration: 10 ds.
Contributory: {blank} Duration: {blank}
Where Contracted: {blank}
(signed) Wm Mathers Registrar
Date: May 18, 1907 (Address) Plain City
Filed
May 21, 1907
Registered No.
40
no of Burial Permit
40

According to my mother-in-law General Debility means "weakened after a slow decline". Basically, she died of old age. Her son, Janus F Lund was the informant on the death certificate and all of the information on it is correct according to my database.


In addition to her death certificate I also found two newspaper notices of her death.



18 May 1907 – Death Notice – Karen Lund (Sat.)
Mrs. Karen Lund, 91 years of age, a native of Denmark, died at her home in Plain City at 9:25 p. m., Friday. She was born in Bornholm, Denmark, on Oct. 9 1815, became a member of the Mormon church 52 years ago and came to Utah in 1871. She leaves six sons, 45 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held in the Plain City meeting house at 4 p. m., Sunday.
Source: University of Utah, "Random References," death notice, Ogden Standard Examiner, 18 May 1907, death of Karen Lund; online images, Utah Digital Newspapers (digitalnewspapers.org : downloaded 8 September 2011).
According to this article, she joined the LDS Church 52 years prior to her death (i.e. 1855) but according my database, and Family Search, she was baptized in 1853 (54 years prior to her death). Family Search also has various baptisms for her done after her death, but within her lifetime 1853 is the only year listed.


20 May 1907 – Death Notice – Karen Lund (Mon.)
Service [sic] were held yesterday afternoon over the remains of Mrs. Karen Lund, at Plain City. Mrs. Lund was 91 years old at the time of death.
Source: University of Utah, "Random References," death notice, Ogden Standard Examiner, 20 May 1907, death of Karen Lund; online images, Utah Digital Newspapers (digitalnewspapers.org : downloaded 8 September 2011).

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