BCP: Per your request, the best possible copies of the death records of Harold Ames Thackston (son of Thomas Cole Thackston and Fannie Palmer, grandson Benjamin Thackston and Sarah Smithson, great-grandson of Benjamin Thackston and Elizabeth Chambers), his mother and his wife. Click on the pictures for a larger image.
No. 5157, Los Angeles County
Norwalk State Hospital. Harold E. Thackston. Male, white, widowed. Born Oct. 17, 1886, age 42 years, 11 months, 1 day. Occupation: Salesman. Born Monticello, Florida. Father: Thos. Cole Thackston, born Va. Mother: Fannie Palmer, born Florida.
Length of residence at place of death: 4 months, 5 days. In California 25 years. Informant: Hospital Record No. 6419, Norwalk State Hospital.
Died 18 Sep 1929, 4 a.m.. Attended from May 13, 1929 to Sept. 18, 1929, last saw him aliveon Sept. 17, 1929. Cause of death: General Paralysis of Insane. What test confirmed diagnosis? Wassermann. Dr. M. J. Rowe, Norwalk, Calif.
Place of burial: Hospital Cemetery, Sept. 19, 1929. No Undertaker. Buried by Hospital employees.
The unreadable part (right hand column) says the cause of death was cervical cancer, endurance 2 years.
Fannie Palmer Mc Cormick
Place of death: Los Angeles County, Altadena, Pasadena Home for the Aged, 2212 North El Molina Avenue. Length of stay in institution: 10 years. In this community: 10 years. In California: 39 years.
No Social Security number. Female, white, widowed. Husband W. C. Mc Cormick.
Born September 23, 1861, age 85 years, 11 mos, 23 days. Born Monticello, Florida. Occupation: Housewife, own home. Father: Joseph Palmer, born Pendleton, South Carolina. Mother: Julia Scott Womack, born Quincy, Florida. Informant: Records of Pasadena Home for the Aged.
Cremation 23 Sep 1947, Mountain View Crematery. Funeral director Turner & Stevens Co., 95 N. Marengo Av., Pasadena, Cal.
Date of death: 20 Sep 1947. Attended from Sept. 1946 to Sept. 20, 1947, last saw her alive on Sept. 17, 1947. Carcinoma & heart, [shent?] duration 4 years. Contributing: carcinomatosis, duration 3 years+. Dr. C. [?] Haines, M.D., 2514 N. Fair Oaks, Altadena.