DEATH CERTIFICATES
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FRANK LIVINGSTON COPELAND
Birth 4-21-1905  Death 8-10-1966
Male, white, married.
Age: 61 yrs, 3 mo., 20 days
Occupation: carpenter - house building
Father: Wm. Archie Copeland
Mother: Catherine Saunders
Spouse: Beulah Copeland (*note: maiden name Jones)
SS# 244-18-8924
Informant: Mrs. Beulah Copeland, Rt. 3, Pittsboro, NC
Place of Death: Center Twp. Pittsboro, Chatham, NC; Mathieson Clinic
Cause of Death: bronchogenic carcinoma with metastasis to right brain motor area,
     with complete left hemiplegia and extension right lung - choked liver
Doctor: K M Mathiesen, M D
Burial: 8-11-1966 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Cem.
Funeral Director: Griffin F. Home - Pittsboro, NC
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GERTIE MAE COOK
Birth:4-25-1901  Death: 4-23-1960 at 1:45 AM
Female, white, married
Age: 58 yr 11 mo 20 days
Occupation: housework
Father: James L Self
Mother: Ida Justice
Spouse: Murph C Cook
Informant: M C Cook, Rt. 2, Pittsboro NC
Cause: uremia, due to renal shutdown caused by metastasic CA due CA cervix
Burial: 4-24-1960, Sapling Ridge Meth.
Funeral Director: Smith & Buckner, Siler City NC
Doctor: R S Jacques, MD
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DELPHUS S COPELAND
Birth : 10-28-1885 NC  Death: 6 Apr 1973
Place: Kinton's Rest Home, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Co NC
Male, white, married
Age: 87
Occupation: Nurserieman
Father: Nathan Copeland
Mother: Mary Ann Clark
Spouse: Iola Beckwith
Informant: Mrs. P B Copeland, Rt 3, Apex
Cause: Infarction of myocardium and atherosclerotic coronary thrombosis,  and arteriosclerosis
generalized. Other: Azotemia due to nephrosclerosis.
Burial date and place: Olive Chapel Bapt. Ch. Cem., 4-8-1973
Funeral Director: Apex Funeral Directors; B R McIver
Doctor: John K Pearson, MD
 
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Vida Buckner COOK
Female, white, married
Birth: Oct 8 1884 in Chatham Co.
Death: Dec 12, 1924
Age: 40 years, 2 months, 4 days
Occupation: housewife
Father: Henry Buckner of Chatham Co
Mother: Mary Cook of NC
Spouse: G Cleveland Cook
Informant: Grover Cleveland Cook
Cause of death: Tuberlocis (sic)
Doctor: Jesse D Edwards, Siler City NC
Burial: Hickory Mt.; Dec 13, 1924
Undertaker: Elkins Funeral Parlor, Siler City, NC
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Samuel Paul COOK
male, white, single
Birth: Nov 21, 1917 in Hickory Mountain, Chatham County
Death: no date specified
Age: 1 month 21 days
Father: G C Cook of Chatham NC
Mother: Vida Buckner of chatham NC
Informant: G C Cook
Doctor: No doctor called
Burial: Hickory Mountain Church on Jan. 14, 1918
Undertaker: none specified
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Janie Lou COPELAND
female, white, widowed
Birth: 11-25-1875 in Moore Co., NC
Death: 20 May 1955 at 1:55 PM
Father: Frank Buchan
Mother: Eliza Katherine Shaw
Informant: Frank Buchan, Southern Pines, N.C.
Cause of Death: Cerebral Vas. Accident, caused by Hypertensive and arteriosclerosis,
     caused by diabetes mellitus.
Doctor: Robert S Jacques, MD
Burial: 5-22-55 at Bethesda Presbyterian, Moore Co., N.C.
Funeral Director: Griffin Funeral Home, Pittsboro, N. C.
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Arlie Colon COOK
Male, white, married
Birth: 3-1-1899
Death: 4-15-1960 at 8:20 AM
Age: 61years 1 month 14 days
Occupation: Farming
Father: Freeman Cook
Mother: Alice Johnson
Spouse: Clatie Cook
SS#: 241-26-2160
Informant: Mrs. Roscoe Farrell Jr., Pittsboro
Cause of Death: Massive Coronary Thrombosis (1 1/2 hrs) due to Coronary Sclerosis and
     Insufficiency (1 year); and Hypertensive CV Disease (2 years)
Doctor: K M Mathiesen, MD
Burial: 4-17-60 at Sapling Ridge in Chatham County NC
Funeral Director: Griffin Funeral Home, Pittsboro, NC
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Daphne Riggsbee Hayes COOK
Female, white, widowed
Birth: 5-26-06 in Orange Co. N.C.
Death: 3-15-74  in Watts Hospital, Durham, Durham Co N.C., 12:37 PM
Residence: Pittsboro Rt. 2, Chatham Co. North Carolina
SS#: 261-05-2606
Father: James E Riggsbee
Mother: Not known
Informant: Ector Hayes, Jr., 2704 Woodmont Road, Durham, NC
               Watts Hospital Records, Durham, NC
               Dau./ Margaret Teta, 200 Launis St., Pittsboro, NC
Cause of Death: Brain Stem Hemorrhage (12-13 hours)
Doctor: H Manning, MD
Burial: March 17, 1974 at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, North Carolina
Funeral Home: Clements Funeral Service, Inc., 1105 Broad St., Durham, NC.
Embalmer: Travis Clements, Jr.
Funeral Director: Edwin B Clements
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Murph Coy COOK
Male, white, married
Birth: December 1, 1896 in Chatham County
Death: October 19, 1968 in Pittsboro, Chatham, NC (at residence)
Informant: Mrs. Daphne R. Cook, Route #2, Pittsboro, N.C.
Father: Freeman Cook
Mother: Alice Johnson
Spouse: Daphne (Riggsbee)
Occupation: Farmer (ret.)
Cause of Death: Myocardial Infarction
Doctor: Robert S Jacques, Medical Examiner
Burial: Sapling Ridge Meth., 10-21-68
Funeral Home: Smith and Buckner, Siler City, N.C.
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Fred Ashburn COOK
Male, white, married
Birth: 1-20-1894
Father: Freeman Cook
Mother: Alice Johnson
Spouse and Informant: Mrs. Ida B Cook, Rt.3, Siler City
SS#: 241-56-9835
Occupation: Farmer, ret.
Death: August 3, 1963 in Siler City, N.C.
Cause of Death: Myocardial Infarction, caused by Coronary occlusion and coronary
     arteriosclerosis.
Doctor: Michael J Dugan, MD
Burial: 8-5-63 at Sapling Ridge Meth. Ch.
Funeral Home: Smith & Buckner
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Ernest Richard COOK
Male, white, divorced
Birth: Sept. 14, 1889 in Chatham Co.,N.C.
Death: 12-8-52 in Hadley Twp., Pittsboro, Chatham, N.C., 9 PM.
Age: 63 years, 2 mo., 24 Days
Residence: Pittsboro, N.C., Rt #2
Father: Freeman Cook
Mother: Alice Johnson
Occupation: Farmer
Informant: A. C. Cook, Pittsboro, N.C. Rt #2
Cause of Death: Myocardial Failure & Degeneration. Caused by coronary sclorisis (sic)
     and terminal fibrodation (3-4 yrs). Other conditions: marked pulmonary fibrosis and
     bronchiectasis (5-10 yrs).
Doctor: K. M. Mathiesen, M.D.
Burial: 12-10-52 at Sapling Ridge in Chatham Co., N.C.
Funeral Director: Griffin Funeral Home, Pittsboro, N.C.
Original record in custody of the North Carolina State Archives; Vol 250, pg 393.
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 John HENDERSON
Male, white, married
Birth: Oct. 9, 1846 in Chatham Co.
Death: June 2, 1917
Occupation: Farmer
Age: 70 yrs 2 mo 9 ds
Father: Alfred Henderson of Chatham Co.
Mother: Neal Henderson of Chatham (*Note: Cornelia Harris)
Spouse: no entry  (*Note: Winny Ann Henderson)
Cause of Death: Thought to be "heart failure". Fell dead. "No Physician"
Informant: G W Henderson, Siler City, N.C.
Burial: Mt Vernon, June 3, 1917
Undertaker: Jess B Marley, Siler City NC.
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OK, that's all the death certs except for the following, which took place in Alamance County:
 
Mrs. Mattie L SMITH
Female, white, married
Birth: Apr 23 1877 in Chatham County N.C.
Death: July 24, 1919 in Hawkins Township, Alamance County N.C.
Age: 42 years 3 months 1 day
Father: W H Jones of Chatham County N.C.
Mother: Ora V Copeland of Chatham County N.C.
Spouse: no entry  (* note: he was George Smith)
Informant: W H Jones, Graham, N.C.
Cause of death: Acute suppression of urine; Uremia Coma. Contributory: Chronic
     Bright's Disease, goiter, mitral regurgitation.
Doctor: J C Wilkins,  M.D., Hawthorn, N.C.
Burial: 7-25-1919 at New Providence Ch.
Funeral Director: Williams Green McClure, Graham, N.C.
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