How to solve a dead in?

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My great grandfather was Rufus "Willie" McCarty. Born any 1877 in Kentucky.  Died July 1923 in Evansville Indiana.  Had 5 children. Parents were from Ireland per census records. Married Cordia Lewis in Spencer Indiana. Unknown siblings. He is my dead in and I want so much more. Any help would've appreciated.
in Genealogy Help by Connie Louden G2G2 (2.1k points)

Rufus Mccarty

mentioned in the record of Rufus Mccarty and Cordie Lewis

Name Rufus Mccarty
Event Type Marriage Registration
Event Date 20 Jul 1898
Event Place Spencer, Indiana, United States
Gender Male
Marriage License Date 19 Jul 1898
Spouse's Name Cordie Lewis
Spouse's Gender Female
Officiator's Name John L Stewart
Page 34
Number of Images 1


"Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch( : 21 January 2016), Rufus Mccarty and Cordie Lewis, 20 Jul 1898; citing Spencer, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,321,775.

I know you didn't ask this, but it does give you a marriage place/date.

1 Answer

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Name: Rufus W . McCarthy
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 41
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1882
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: 25 Jul 1923
Death Place: Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana,USA
Marital Status: Divorced
Father: Eley McCarty
Mother: Jane Kape


Source Information


Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana.

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
Now I need to find out where they were born. In a census report Rufus stated both were from Ireland.

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