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Charles Waid (#47043408)
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Old Waco
Carl Boyd
Hi Charles,
Thanks for your message. You can go the and see the following on his Texas death certificate:

Carl A Boyd
Texas, Deaths
Name: Carl A Boyd
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 07 Mar 1946
Event Place: , McLennan, Texas
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 07 Jan 1875
Birthplace: , Iowa
Certificate Number: 14261
Digital Folder Number: 005145009 , Image Number: 01325
Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
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"Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 December 2014), Carl A Boyd, 07 Mar 1946; citing certificate number 14261, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm .

Added by Old Waco on Dec 16, 2014 10:15 PM

M Carter
I am assuming you are related to the Butrum family since you asked for the transfer of William Butrum, Find A Grave Memorial# 23127841. I am asking your opinion on whether or not you think Emma Clara Carter, Find A Grave #140100568, is the daughter of William and Elizabeth Butrum.


Added by M Carter on Dec 16, 2014 5:40 PM

Bill H
RE: Pauper Cemetery
Sad to say I've not heard the non-payment of taxes about the Pauper Cemetery that you mention. I have in my file several articles from the 1927 Tacoma newspapers that are titled: "Slipshod Burials in Potter's Field" ... and "Potter's Field Conditions Bad ..." The articles state the neighbors were upset about "unkempt appearances and fees paid to undertakers." The local undertakers hired persons to dig the graves and many were left open over night, with bodies in them waiting to an additional burial the next day. Folks were also worried about "germs" coming form the graves left open during a time when Tacoma was hit by a "plague" and children would play in the cemetery - at times with bones of the deceased (I don't know how true that last info was) so the County decided to close the Cemetery and only pay for indigents to be cremated - which is still what the County does. Probably more info than you care for - but that's what I know.

Added by Bill H on Nov 28, 2014 4:09 PM

Bill H
RE: Pauper Cemetery
I would have followed your suggestion about putting more in Find-A-Grave about the Cemetery, but the current "caretaker" firm does not want much said about it for accident/liability issues if people start walking around in the Cemetery. My guess is there are hundreds more buried there (during the years it was used) by funeral firms that have long been out of business or where funeral home records were lost/destroyed (Ex: P.Oscar Storlie) when owner died as with Storlie. Thanks for your kind note.

Added by Bill H on Nov 25, 2014 1:23 PM


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