Document of the Day: 1924 Death Certificate of Margaret Lottman

Margaret Lottman was born Margaret Bretchel on 8 March 1844 in Germany. According to this death certificate, she died on 28 July 1924 having aged 80 years, 4 months and 19 days.
Released that day was a Time Magazine cover featuring William Sproule, who had merged the Southern Pacific Railroad, of which he was President, with the Central Pacific. This merger created the largest railroad in the country. An afternoon game saw the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Braves 5-2 at Braves Stadium in Boston with future Hall of Famer Pie Traynor playing 3rd base.
Margaret’s cause of death was general carcinomatosis (cancer that had spread throughout the body). She was attended to by Dr. Gary Byers. Her son Charles made the report. She was buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Salem, Ohio two days after her death.
Margaret Bretchel Lottman’s headstone at Mount Calvary Cemetery
(picture by Joe Lowry, taken 25 May 2012)
Relationship to me:
Margaret Bretchel (1844- 1924)
mother of:
Anna F. Lottman (1869 – 1945)
father of:
Charles Edward Lowry (1899 – 1975)
father of:
Charles James Lowry (1924 – 2007)
father of:
Patrick Edward Lowry
father of:
Joseph Patrick Lowry
“Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Sep 2012), Margaret Lottman, 1924; citing reference fn 38118, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.

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