Tennessee Death Certificate for James Calvin GILES

James Calvin GILES - Death Certificate

A large, "cleaned" image of the death certificate of James Calvin "Calvin" GILES, Tennessee Civil War veteran, 1844-1932, is located here. A transcript of the certificate is below:


State of Tennessee
State Board of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Certificate of Death
[Imprinted number:]17529

1. Place of Death
County Rhea
Civil Dist. No. 2
or Village Spring City
or City +
Registration District No.731

File No. 48
Primary Reg. Dist. No. [blank]

2. Full Name James Calvin Giles

3. Sex Male

4. Color or race White

5. Single, married, widowed,
or divorced [-] Widowed

6. Date of birth Sep 23 - 1844

7. Age 87 yrs., 10 mos. 25 ds.

8. Occupation Farmer [nature of work section has four tickmarks, likely to indicate "ditto" or "self-evident"]

9. Birthplace Tennessee


10. Name of Father William Giles
11. Birthplace of Father Tennessee
12. Name of Mother Peggy Hensley
13. Birthplace of Mother Tennessee

14. The above is true to the best of my knowledge
Informant I. J. Miller
Address Spring City, Tenn

15. Filed 8-20-32 T. A. Hick [or Wick?]

16. Date of death Aug 17, 1932

17. I hereby certify, That I attended deceased from
Feb 1932 to Aug 17, 1932,
that I last saw him alive on Aug 17, 1932
and that death occurred on the date stated above at _[blank]__ M.
The cause of death was as follows:
Absess [sic] of the Bowels
Duration 3 or 4 yrs
Contributory age
Signed J.D. Lindsay, M.D.
8-18-1932, Spring City

18. Length of residence [blank]

19. Place of burial or removal - Spring City Cemetery
Date of burial Aug 18, 1932

20. Undertaker R. J. Coulter Co.
Address Spring City, Tenn.

[end of transcript. transcription by d giles loiselle, http://tntype.com]

Personal and file NOTES:

1. Handwritten, unexplained numbers appear in the attestation section. After "Absess of the Bowels, " 119 has been lined through. Floating above the line where "age" appears is a large written "123."

2. The duration of Calvin's problems with his bowels is given on the certificate as "3 or 4 yrs." Calvin's Civil War pension file, however, indicates that he began having severe bowel problems around the time of the Vicksburg siege.

3. The Chattanooga branch of the R.J. Coulter Co served as undertakers for my maternal great-great grandfather, George Washington PHILLIPS, interred in Coulterville, Rhea Co, TN.

3. Following his service with the 43d TN Inf, CSA, James Calvin "Calvin" GILES married Dica Ann "Dicy" SMITH, a native of Burke Co, NC. Dicy's first husband, Jacob ENGLAND died in the service of the CSA in Richmond, VA.

4. The informant for the certificate - Isaac Jerry ("Jerry" - known by the family mostly as "IJ") Miller - was the son of Isaac L. "Ike" MILLER/Isaac L. LOCKMILLER and Nannie Mae (also found as Nancy Mae) GILES. Nannie was the daughter of Calvin and Dicy, and Calvin lived with her and her family in Spring City from shortly after her marriage to Ike, a Union veteran, who died in 1913, until Calvin's own death in 1932. Calvin's grandson IJ died in 1996. He is interred within a few feet of Calvin.