|In 1908, the state of
Tennessee passed a law requiring death certificates be issued
for those persons who died in Tennessee. This law stayed in
effect until 1912. Unfortunately, it was not renewed in 1913.
As a result, there are no death certificates for 1913. In
1914, the law was re-enacted. The Tennessee State Library
and Archives has online an index to all the 1908-1912 death certificates
for the state of Tennessee. An index to the 1915
death certificates has also been posted. .
The death certificates
for Loudon County for the years 1908-1912 have been transcribed
and are online with the Loudon County TNGenWeb site.
The Tennessee State Library
and Archives also provides an index for the 1914-1925
death certificates for various counties including the
index for Loudon
County. Copies of death certificates for the years 1908-1912
and 1914-1949 may be obtained from the TSLA. Death
certificates issued after 1949 may be obtained from the
Tennessee Department of Health,
Office of Vital Records.
The Cleveland Library - History
Branch sells copies of Loudon
County, Tennessee Vital Statistics 1914-1925 and
Loudon County, Tennessee Vital Statistics 1926-1925.
Please see their website for details.
The Cleveland Library - History
Branch will also make copies of any TN death certificate
for $3. To order a death certificate, send
1. The name of the deceased,
the year the deceased died, and the county in which the
2 $3 per certificate
3. a stamped self-addressed
Cleveland Public Library -
833 North Ococee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
Heritage Quest has some TN
Death Certificates on microfilm with Index for rental
Check out the listing of
archaic medical terms for more information on diseases
listed in the death certificates.
Death Certificates for Sailors
The following information
was researched by Neal Byrge:
1-800-876-1131 ext 629
NAVY--Write this Number
down and put it in a safe place. If, during war time your
Sailor was Killed in action and buried at sea, there may
or may not have been a death certificate prepared, depending
on the circumstances. You will need the Sailor's name,
but they will ask you for additional information that you
should know (date of birth, where he entered the service,
etc) I tested it, I have a cousin who Was Killed in
Action and buried at sea. They told me to hold on
while they searched, in about 3 minutes he was back on the
line said "yes we have this name could you give
me some personal information so we are sure we have the
right person" I gave
them his home of record.
They then gave me a world of information on him. More than
a Death Certificate would give you.
In Peace time Sailors
are not buried at sea, their bodies are delivered at the
next port of call for shipment to their home station.
A death certificate is or should be prepared and registered
in that State. A copy should be in his records.
If the death occurs
in the US, the death certificate is prepared and registered
in the state where the death occured.
All the above also applies
to the Marine Corp.
ARMY- Air Force.
In the US Death Certificates are prepared and registered
in the state where the death occured. Overseas Death
Certificate is prepared by the nearest Military Facility,
a copy should be in the service mans file.
Online Searchable Death
Indexes for the USA
If you have obtained the death
certificate for a person who was born in or died in Loudon
County after 1913, please consider submitting the information
from the death certificate using the easy form below.
of Information from a TN Death Certificate
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are listed under their husband's surname.