Kalamazoo, MI deaths Thaxton, Clippinger, Betts

KALAMAZOO MI, Return of Deaths (original documents viewed at Family History Library in Salt Lake City)


1929, Kalamazoo State Hospital, p. 15:

Date of death:  12 Jun 1929

William Clippinger

Male, white, mar’d, 67 years, 10 months, -days (several entries have “–days”)

Cause of death:  Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Birthplace:  Penna.

Occupation:  None

Father:  Samuel Clippinger, born Penna

Mother:  Lydia Thaxton, born Indiana


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1923, City of Kalamazoo, p. 17

Date of death:  02 Mar 1923

Eva Jane Betts

F, W, M (married)

Age 60 years, 10 mos, 1 day

Cause of death:  Progressive pernicious? anaemia

Birthplace:  Indiana

Occupation:  At Home

Father:  UNKNOWN (word is stamped) Clippinger, born (says K, but then blank—I think they were starting to write Kentucky, then realized it was wrong line)

Mother:  UNKNOWN (stamped) Thaxton, born Kentucky


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1926, City of Kalamazoo, p. 26

Date of death:  28 Apr 1926

Simeon Betts

M, W, Widower

67y, 5m, 17d

Cause of death:  Pernicious anemia

Birthplace:  Mich.

Occupation:  Retired Saloon Keeper




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1933, City of Kalamazoo, p. 29:

Date of death:  20 Jun 1933

Bird Betts

M, W, D (apparently divorced)

72y, 9m, 19d

Cause of death:  “Cor. Dis. Heart”

Birthplace:  Minn.

Occupation:  Retired

Father:  Eurastus Betts, b. Unk.

Mother:  Bridget Fowler, b. Unk


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1910, Kalamazoo Death Record 2, p. 14:

28 Mar 1910

William Thaxton

Male, white, married

29y, 3m, 9d

Place of death:  Kalamazoo City

Cause:  Pulmonary tuberculosis

Birthplace:  Indiana

Occupation:  Laborer

Parents:  Aron Thaxton, Mary Taggett.  Residences [of parents]:  Kalamazoo, Mich.

Note:  They list residences for parents regardless of whether the parents are deceased.


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1935 – note:  this is an actual Michigan state death record, not a local register like the above entries:

Frank Clippinger

Place of death:  2211 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo

M, W, Md

Husband of Sarah Clippinger

Born 04 Oct 1864

Age 70y, 6m, 13d

Occupation:  Retired

Birthplace:  Indiana

Father:  Samuel Clippinger, born Pennsylvania

Mother:  Lidia Saxon, born Indiana

Informant:  Sarah Clippinger, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Burial:  Riverside, 20 Apr 1935, by Joldersma & Klein Co., Kalamazoo

Date of death:  17 Apr 1935

Cause:  Chronic endocarditis, duration 6 yrs

Contributory:  Chronic nephritis, duration 10 yrs

Disease not related to occupation of deceased


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1965 – this is a Michigan state death certificate, not a local record:


Kalamazoo County, Rural Comstock.  Length of stay:  1 day

Hospital or Institution:  N.Y.C.R.R. Comstock Twp.

James C. Thaxton

Died 13 Mar 1965

M, W, Divorced

Born 05 Nov 1937, age 27

Occupation:  Assembler, Chevrolet motor Co.

Birthplace:  Cullman, Alabama

Father:  Unknown

Mother:  Maude ?  [Note:  the question mark is on the original typed certificate]

Deceased was never in the U.S. Armed Forces

Informant:  Mrs. Virginia Reagon, 928 Lincoln Flint, Mich.

Cause:  Multiple injuries

Accident, R.R. Tracks, Comstock

Time of injury 3-13-65 2:15 a.m.  Car train accident

Death occurred at 2:15 a.m.

Dr. Ivor Berry, Jr., M.D. DME, Kalamazoo

Burial 17 Mar 1965

Cemetery: Cullman.  Location:  Cullman, Alabama

Truesdale Funeral Home – Kalamazoo


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