Monday, September 10, 2007

Genealogue Challenge #25

Ford introduced the Edsel on Sept. 4, 1957, but pulled it from the market two years later. Milo and Blanche Miller of Linn County, Kansas, introduced their own Edsel Ford in 1922.

How long did their Edsel last?

Drew Smith

According to the Missouri State Archives, Edsel's death certificate indicates that he died on July 29, 1923. The certificate indicates an age at death of 7 months, 20 days, and a birthdate of December 7, 1922.


Edsel Ford Miller, son of Milo and Blanch Bush Miller, died 29 July 1923 in Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

As someone said on the last challenge, wouldn't it be great if more states put up their death certificates?


Sadly, Milo & Blanche lost little Edsel Ford Miller on 7 Dec 1923 at the age of 8 months and 20 days. The death of a child is the greatest pain a parent can endure.

A google for "Edsel Ford Miller" takes one directly to the Missouri Archives listing which links to his death certificate. It is great to know that these can be directly googled by name. The internet is amazing.


Google is making this way too easy.

Here's the death certificate of little Edsel.


darn, I was so busy looking for Kansas's death certificates online, not finding them, wishing they were online like Missouri's, and not realizing Linn County was just across the border. I know the Eastern border of Missouri much better than the Western.

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