help find a relative whose birth date and death date I cannot find

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I have a relative that is eluding me. I cannot find her actual birth date or actual death date. I've looked and looked. Here's her profile of what I know of her.
in Genealogy Help by T C G2G Crew (870 points)


Florance Griffan

 in the 1900 United States Federal Census

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Name: Florance Griffan
[Florance Griffard] 
Age: 16
Birth Date: Sep 1883
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Beauvais, Ste Genevieve, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Niece
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Year: 1900
Years Married: 0
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother: number of living children: 0
Mother: How many children: 0
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Household Members:
Name Age
John M Griffan 62
Charles Griffan 21
Florance Griffan 16

Marriage license lists Alfred Rayoum as father

Charles Griffard

 in the Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002

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    Name: Charles Griffard
    Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1900
    Marriage Place: Ste Genevieve, Ste Genevieve, Missouri
    Registration Place: Sainte Genevieve, Missouri, USA
    Spouse: Florence Rayoum
    Spouse Father: Alfred Rayoum
    Thank you! For some reason I have trouble finding census records....That helped and I hadn't seen the marriage record yet.

    Thank You!

    1 Answer

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    I would first request a photo of the stone at Find a Grave. You'll have to join (it's free). Of course there may be no one doing photos in Minnith Missouri, and sometimes it takes a long time for someone to get around to photoing. I see you've already done this, quite some time ago.

    Another thing you can try is contacting the Saline Baptist Cemetery or the Saline Baptist Church. Assuming the death date is basically correct, you should be able to get a burial record, which may or may not list death and birth date.

    Or contact the town clerk in Minnith and ask if they have death records. By 1906 most places do. If they don't have them they should be able to tell you where they are. The death record may have also a date of birth and parents listed, but in 1906 that is not a guarantee.
    by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
    Thank you!

    I didn't think about calling the church... Or the town clerk. Ya, I have an account on Find A Grave and I'll request a photo. But since my grandparents live right up the road from the cemetery I may just go down there sometime and take my own picture. Thank you again that helped and I'll use it for future reference!

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