Monday, October 22, 2007

cordelia flora (estabrook) terrill

My great-grandmother was buried in the Jacob Terrill lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton, Aroostook Co., Maine. The death date recorded on the monument was "1935." According to the Certificate of Death from the Town of North Attleborough, Massachusetts, the exact date of her death was 7 Feb 1935, at the age of 81. The cause of death is listed as Coronary Thrombosis and Arterio Sclerosis.
The death certificate does show her name as Cordelia Florence Terrill - this is the only place where I have seen her name as other than Flora. The death ceritficate does not include a birth date and I have been able to find an official record of her birth in the Hodgdon, Aroostook Co., Maine, early town records (based on an age of 81, the year of birth would be ca. 1854. It does list her as the widow of Jacob W. Terrill, and the daughter of Wentworth Estabrooks. Although the death certificates does not list her mother, I show her being Mary A. Day.
It is understood that, at the time of her death, Cordelia was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Marguerite Othile (Terrill) and Walter Bertfield Orchard.

Death Certificate of Cordelia Flora (Estabrook) Terrill
SOURCE: Cordelia Florence Terrill, Certificate of Death No. 15 (1935), Office of the Town Clerk, North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

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