When I was in Ohio in May 2012, I noticed a micorfiche draw at the Ohio History Center library that peaked my interest. It was records of still births in Franklin County, Ohio.
|Birth Certificate for Baby Brown|
The reason this peaked my interest is the fact that I have a mystery in my family. Who were the other four? On my grand father Lewis Sherman Brown's birth record, there is a note that says his mother Emma gave birth to 9 children and only four were living at the time. I know the names of 5 of her children. But who were the other four? One daughter died in infancy. I have no birth or death record for Edna Irean Brown (14 Dec 1900 – 6 Apr 1901) except what was recorded in the family bible.
|Scan of Laminated Page of Emma Brown's Bible|
I have wondered if I did a search of the Still Birth collection if I would find the remaining four children born to Sherman Brown and Emma Townsend. The year range would need to be between 1895 and 1918. That's a pretty big gap. My guess would be more likely between 1902-1918 three children were born fairly close to one another between 1898 and 1902.
As this file is on microfiche at a library I can not easily get to, I will put this research on the back burner for awhile. But at least I can remember what it is I wanted to do on that future day.