Ladies with No Name Death Certificates

Any record can list a married female without her actual first name. This 1927 death record from Iowa listed the deceased as “Mrs. Charles Shipe.” Online indexes for this record indicated the record was for Charles Shipe. I was fortunate that I knew the name of her husband and could locate the item relatively easily.

Unfortunately sometimes the easiest way to find a record on a female is to search for just her husband.

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