I'm in a curious research box and would appreciate any info or suggestions on next steps.
In researching my ggrandmother, Ida C. Evans Mosley Hall (b. 1863 Butler Co., AL, d. 11 Nov 1919 Lowndes Co., AL, married 1st Felix Mosley, 2nd Thomas E. Hall, buried Little Sandy Springs Methodist) I ordered her death certificate.Typically, AL death certificate contain name, DOB, DOD, parents information, burial location, medical info (cause of death, etc.) signed by attending doctor/coroner, and informant, which usually would be a family member providing non-medically related information.To my surprise, the only information on the certificate was "Mrs. T.E. Hall," date of death, and "Fort Deposit Hardware Co." as informant.This set my mind reeling.Did she fall over dead while browsing the farm tools section of the store?Did she trip and fall on the the sidewalk out front while walking by?Was she an employee?
Possible next step research options may include:newspaper account from the day, hardware store records, church records, and familiy legends, lore, or lies.
What was the local newspaper in 1919 that would cover the Ft. Deposit area?Is Little Sandy Springs church still active or does anyone know the were abouts of their records?Is the Ft. Deposit Hardware Co. still in operation or is anyone aware of its owner in 1919?
Family legend, etc. seems unlikely but possible.Ida had 3 children with Felix Mosley:Leila (died 1918 buried at Little Sandy), Durwood, died 1948 no children, Eva (my grandmother, died 1939 with no existing descendant with a clue on any of this.)Ida and Thomas Hall had one child:Thomas Guy Hall died 1935, buried Little Sandy.Whether there are children/descendants of Thomas Guy is unknown.
Last possible family connections could be descendants of siblings of Ida Evans.Her parent were Alexander Evans and Joana Elizabeth Camp Evans.They had a number of children but tracing them has been elusive.
Anyone with information and suggestions on what do next is appreciated.