In trying to clear up the mystery of my Grandmother’s age at marriage, I am going through what I know and deciding what my next course of action should be.
I have scanned and now transcribed/translated a notarized copy of her death certificate I received from my parents. This doesn’t list her birth date but does give her age as 64 years old. Since she died on 6 Jun 1999 that would mean she was born between 7 Jun 1937 and 6 Jun 1938. I have her birth date as 7 Oct 1934 which doesn’t fall in that range! With that birth date range it would mean she got married at 12-13 years old…not likely!
How old are you grandma?
I don’t know who the informant is – Jose Feodosio da Silva … he is not in the database I received from my father, so I’m not sure how accurate the information is as pertains to her age.
Source: Paraiba, Brazil, Cartorio Civil, death certificate F.947 (6 June 1999), Lindalva Ferreira de Lima; 7o Cartório Civil da Cidade de João Pessoa, Joao Pessoa.
Certifico que, às fls. 186v do livro N.o C-9 de registro de óbitos consta
que foi lavrado e arquivado neste Cartório no dia de 06 de Junho de 1999,
o assento de Lindalva Ferreira de Lima
falecida a 06 de Junho de 1999,
às 05:50 horas, em Clinica Dom Rodrigo, Nesta Capital
do sexo feminino de cor branca profissão aposentada
natural de esta Capital
residente e domicilada nesta Capital
com sessenta e quatro anos de idade, estado civil viuva,
filha de Joaquim Pedro da Silva
profissão aposentado natural de —–
e de D. Ernestina Ferreira da Silva
de profissão falecida natural de —–
—– residente —–
Foi declarante José Teodosio da Silva
Sendo o atestado de óbito fimado pôr Dr. Luiz Gonzaga Vieira –
CRM – 1452 que deu como causa da morte falencia de
Miltiplos orgaos, desequilibrio hidroeletrolitico e metabolico, mieloma multiplos.
—– e o sepultamento feito no cemitério de
São José, Nesta Capital
Observações: A falecida era eleitora, nao deixou bens
e deixou filhos. Conforme declarante.
O referido é verdade e dou fé.
João Pessoa, 06 de Junho de 1999
Irene Gomes de Souza
I certify that, on sheet 186v of book N.o C-9 of the registry of deaths contains
and recorded an archived on the day of 06 of June of 1999,
the entry for Lindalva Ferrira de Lima
died on 06 of June of 1999,
at 05:50 hours, in Clinica Dom Rodrigo, in this Capital
female, white, profession retired
born in this Capital
resident and living in this Capital
with sixty and four years of age, marital status widow,
daughter of Joaquim Pedro da Silva
profession retired, born in —–
resident of —–
and of Mrs. Ernestina Ferreira da Silva
of profession deceased, born in —–
—– resident of —–
Informant was José Teodosio da Silva
Death was verified by Dr. Luiz Gonzaga Vieira –
CRM – 1452 who gave as cause of death failure of
Multiple organs, hydroelectric and metabolic disequilibrium, and multiple mielomas.
—– and the burial performed at the cemetery
São José, in this Capital
Observations: The deceased was a registered voter, didn’t leave goods
and left children. According to Informant.
I verify the above copy is true.
João Pessoa, 06 of Juneof 1999
Irene Gomes de Souza