On March 5, 1945, the General Assembly of the State of Indiana approved H. 449, an act relating to vital statistics; providing for the collection of records of births and deaths.Acts 1945, c. 154. Thank you for your inquiry.
Dawn M. Adams Staff Attorney Indiana State Department of Health Office of Legal Affairs 2 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Phone:317/233-7874 Fax:317/233-7143
Vital Records - Death records in the ISDH Vital Records office begin with 1900. Prior to 1900, records of death are filed only with the local health department in the county where the death actually occurred. For deaths occurring from 1900 to 1917, the city and/or county of death is required in order to locate the record.
Indiana has restrictions for ordering birth/death records. Better check!!!
TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.