Casefile Clues

11 November 2007

Living after death?

You have to love the entries you find in some online files. While searching for an ancestor, I found the following entry. I've changed the name and the place and the dates slightly, but the error still remains the same. The person is question is listed as being alive 36 years after his death. Minor detail. I know some will disagree, but errors like this make me wonder about the accuracy of other material in the file. And frankly, if my ancestors have come back from the dead once, I wish they'd do it again. I have some questions, I'd like to ask them.

Name: Tom Jones
Sex: M
Birth: 22 APR 1808
Death: 1846
Burial: 1846
Event: Resided 1880 Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, USA