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McMullen Co., TX - Lydia Elizabeth Tope 1911
Notes: Several years was spent wondering who this death certificate was for.  There is no name recorded on this McMullen  County Death Certificate.  The only clue was the name of the father and mother.  Through working on family genealogy I was able to figure out who the death certificate is for.  I have filled in the missing pieces of this document in quation marks.

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Standard Certificate of Death
State of Texas
County: McMullen
City: Tilden
Registered No. 9

Full Name:  No name supplied     "Lydia Elizabeth Tope"
Sex: Female
Color of Race: (sic)
Date of Birth: No date supplied     "February 09, 1876"
Age: about 35
Occupation: House <wife>
General Nature of Industry: Keeper
Birthplace: Texas
Date of Death: July 9, 1911
Name of Father: W. P. White     Birthplace: Texas
Maiden Name of Mother: Yarbrough     "Susan Jane Smith"     Birthplace: Texas
Informant: No name supplied

I hereby certify, that I attended the deceased from
July 3 1911 to July 9 1911
that I last saw her alive on July 9 1911
and that death occurred, on date stated above at 1:30 pm
The Disease or Means of Injury Causing Death was
Intersusception of bowels
J. E. Smith
July 14 1911
Adress: Tilden

Filed July 14 1911
E. J. Booth Registrar

Submitted and transcribed by Renee Smelley

Notes: Lydia Elizabeth White, daughter of William Penn White and Susan Jane Smith, was born on February 09, 1876 in Live Oak Co., TX.  She married Thomas Benjamin Tope on May 01, 1895 in McMullen Co., TX.  She is buried in the San Miguel Cemetery, Cross Community in McMullen County, TX next to her husband, Thomas Benjamin Tope.

Thomas Benjamin Tope, son of James Henry Tope and Dorcas Salina Winters, was born on December 19, 1868 and died on December 31, 1953.

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