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« on: June 18, 2011, 04:02:12 PM »

I'm seeking an EARLY Ohio vital records index online. so far, I've been unsuccessful. does anyone know of one?

I am seeking a death record for my gr., gr., gr. grandmother, Hannah Smith Cross, who is buried in Massilon cemetery, Stark Co., Ohio.
her tombstone gives her death date as
30 Aug 1874
her last known residence, 1870, is Navarre, Stark, Ohio.

I have her death notice. unfortunately no obituary seems to exist for her. her husband predeceased her and most of her children moved away or predeceased her. she could have died at one of their homes. the children who survived the Civil War were;

Joseph Aubrey Cross of Lancaster, PA
Maria Ann Cross Johnston of Navarre, OH
Hannah Lydia Cross Beck of Navarre, OH
James Cross of Lancaster, PA
Josiah Cross of Carondelet, MO

I have the childrens vital records, but cannot seem to find a death record for Hannah. I know the date is early, but still within the record period. I keep looking because without it I cannot be certain where she came from much less research her ancestry. did not one have to have a death record to be buried in Ohio in those days?
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