Just received a death certificate for Maria (or Marie) Woodmanc"e"y as spelled on the certificate, or Woodman"cy" as spelled at the Huron County rootsweb site under the Cemetery Index.In the index she is listed with Thomas George Woodmancy.I find them listed together in period Census records, i.e. 1900.
Also, with the death certificate I rule out that this is the certificate for who would be "our Maira" Woodmansee.Sylvina Maria Sheldon m. Bradley B. Woodmansee of NY, and both moved to Lorain County, Ohio, in the mid-1840's.Lorain County neighbors Huron County, place of Maria Woodmancy's death.
Our Maria's exact date of death and place of burial are unknown at this time, although I have a general time period and ideas.Although her given name was Sylvina, I find that she often went by Maria, as in later US Census and in the death record of one of her sons (Benjamin Woodmansee, d. 1893 in Gratiot County, Michigan, where I visited this summer).
This certificate No. 67056 was issued in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio.She is listed as "Female, White, Widow, b. August 19, 1843, d. at age 72 yrs, 2 mos, and 14 days.Occupation "retired."Birthplace, Ill, father: Benjamin "Wood" b. NY, and mother: Jennette "...(?)nacy or ...macy." (There must have been a tear in the original copy or an ink blot), b. VA.Informant was Mrs. Barrister of San Francisco, California.Date of d. Dec 3, 1914.Cause Apoplexy, signed W E Gill.Place of burial was Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwlk, Ohio on December 5th.Physician signature appears as "Laible O'Brady."
The father's last name "Wood" may not be correct...
According to the cemetery index, she appears to be listed as Maria White Woodmancy, with Thomas George Woodmansy and MWW and TGW Woodmancy, all on p. 645.I do not have this page and the index does not show dates of b. / d.I have found who I believe to be this family in the US Census records, confirming they were most likely husband and wife.
Since this is not "our" Maria / Marie, if someone would like the certificate I would be glad to send it your way.
I'm not related to this specific family but posting this here in case there is an interested party who is!
Jack Sheldon, Jr., CPA Mesa, AZ (formerly of Owosso, MI) Sheldon Family Assoc. Life Member