[APG Public List] Death certificate in Tennessee

Kathy Rippel twinmom22 at cox.net
Wed Jan 20 21:06:53 MST 2010

Many women over time have used their initial of their maiden name for 
a middle initial after marrying. This could be similar to why Ruth's 
middle initial is listed as "C"; it may stand for 'Cloud'.


At 09:49 PM 1/20/2010, todd white wrote:
>Thank you all for your help. Yes, this is the correct Ruth. Her 
>middle initial should not be 'C', but anyway, it is her. First of 
>all, I'm not sure why she is still not showing up in the SSDI. More 
>importantly, if I were to order a copy of the death certificate from 
>the Tennessee Archives, I am still wondering if it would contain her 
>mother's maiden name.
>Does anyone have any idea on that?
>Thank you all again for finding her on the Tennessee website,
>--- On Wed, 1/20/10, robert mclaren <bobmclaren at earthlink.net> wrote:
>From: robert mclaren <bobmclaren at earthlink.net>
>Subject: RE: [APG Public List] Death certificate in Tennessee
>To: "todd white" <toddmichaelwhite at yahoo.com>
>Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 9:37 PM
>There is a Ruth C. Biggs who died on 5 January 1954 in Davidson County.
>The file number is 00250.  I found this by going to the site recommended by
>Tina Sansone 
>(<http://register.shelby.tn.us/>http://register.shelby.tn.us/) and 
>doing a search for any
>Ruth who died on 5 January 1954.  I suspect that this is the Ruth Agnes
>Cloud you are looking for and that she married a Biggs later in life.  Of
>course, you need to prove this by finding the marriage record or other
>supporting information.
>Yours aye,
>Bob McLaren
>Genealogist, Clan MacLaren Society (based in Scotland)
>Chairman, Genealogy Committee, Clan MacLaren Society of North America
>Administrator, Clan MacLaren Surname DNA Project (Worldwide)
>Administrator, Lindo, da Silva, and Braham Surname DNA Projects (all
>Member, Association of Professional Genealogists
>Member, Genealogical Speakers Guild
>----- Original Message -----
>From: todd white
>To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
>Sent: 1/20/2010 9:47:00 PM
>Subject: [APG Public List] Death certificate in Tennessee
>Thank you for your help. I did check out the Tennessee website you
>suggested. However, she was not listed. My client's grandmother, Ruth Agnes
>Cloud died January 5, 1954 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee. Yet a record
>of her death cannot be found.
>I cannot understand how someone born as late as 1904, and dies in 1954
>cannot be found. However, that is the case. Of course my first thought is
>that she must be listed under a different name, but I would think my client
>would know an alternate name for her.
>I'll keep looking. Thanks again for your help though,
>Todd White
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