Notes from the past…

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FamilySearch indexing: Shooting at the Baptist Church!

I recently volunteered as a FamilySearch indexer and I have been working on Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.

These documents are so interesting! As a genealogist with a nursing background, I am simply fascinated as I read these death certificates. So many of the illness and accidents that killed people 80-1oo years ago are easily survivable today.

But no all…

This morning I indexed the death certificate of a man who died in a Temple, Texas hospital in 1922. On a whim, I decided to check GenealogyBank for a newspaper mention of the incident that lead to this man’s death.

Here from the 8 Aug 1922 edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

Black shooting

“Wrongful death”*


*Silence of the Lambs-1991