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Tennessee, Davidson County, Death Records, 1900-1913
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Davidson, Tennessee, 
United States
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Location of Davidson County, Tennessee
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Location of Tennessee
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1900-1913
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Tennessee State Library and Archives

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Death records from Davidson County, Tennessee for years 1900-1913. The microfilm of originals is held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name and age of deceased and date of death
  • Gender, race and marital status of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Town, county and state where death occurred
  • Name of hospital or institution where death occurred

  • Cause of death
  • Occupation and residence of deceased
  • Length of stay in current locality
  • Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Burial information

  • Name of informant, usually a spouse or relative
  • Funeral Home

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Search for birth and marriage records
  • Look for the family in census records
  • Search for a cemetery record
  • Search the local newspapers for an obituary

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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