Amner Caroline (Ramsey) Flock (1840-1933) is my 3rd great grandmother. She passed away in Enid, Oklahoma while living with her daughter, Adeline Martha (Flock) Tharp. I have written about the final resting place of Amner and her husband John Flock. You can read about it here.
After I transcribed the death certificate, I noticed two items that needed further analysis. The first was the birth date for Amner Caroline. It was listed 1841 on the death certificate. This did not match with the date of 1840 I have in my software. The next box on the death certificate listed that she would have been 92 years, 3 months, 4 days old at death. I also noticed that my genealogy software said Amner Caroline would have been 92 years old with a death date in 1933. I found an online date calculator and input the death date and subtracted the 92 years, 3 months, and 4 days. Sure enough, the answer it calculated was 1840. The person who filled out the death certificate made an error in the birth year.
Also, the informant is listed as Addie Thorp. The name Addie is a nickname for Adeline Martha Flock. A closer look proved her last name was misspelled. Addie Flock married Frank Tharp in 1897 in Oregon. All records in Oregon use the Tharp spelling. Addie had followed some of her siblings to Oregon before her marriage. After her husband left her a widow, Addie moved into the same home as her mother in Enid, Oklahoma.
Amner Caroline Flock Death Certificate, 4 March 1933, registration district no. 24250, Primary Dist. no, 2401, Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma. Bureau of Vital Statistics, Oklahoma State Board of Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.