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William Merritt Ostrum (1867 - 1932)

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William Merritt Ostrum
Born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinoismap
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinoismap
Profile last modified 13 Feb 2020 | Created 3 Jun 2012 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2020
20:34: Shayne Davidson edited the Biography for William Merritt Ostrum (1867-1932). [Thank Shayne for this]
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Biography

William Ostrum was a deputy coroner in the office of Peter M. Hoffman in 1913. He held the inquest into the death of May Plowman Moody and appears to have forged several of the witness statements and signatures on the inquest records.

Read about the mystery surrounding May Moody's death: http://capturedandexposed.com/2020/02/07/family-secrets/

Sources

Link to birth and death information for William Ostrum.
"Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, FamilySearch, William Merritt Ostrom, 14 Jul 1932; citing reference rn 19135, FHL microfilm 1893254.





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