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June 23, 2008

Coffin Plate Genealogy Inscription

Coffin plates are decorative adornments attached to the coffin that contain free genealogical information like the name and death date of the deceased. Here is the inscription from a coffin plate I spotted in an antique store in Massachusetts

Henry F. Fisk
Died May 17, 1900
age 2 days

More Coffin Plates (almost 400 now!) can be freely viewed at

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