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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 AncestorsAtRest.com