25 September 2023

Victor Tyson's Death in Battle Creek, Michigan

"Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1948, Number 21314276." Index and Images, Michiganology (www.michiganology.org : accessed 28 June 2023), Entry for Victor Tyson; 16 Aug 1944; Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing.

I haven't been keeping up on my genealogy research as much as I would like to due to the caregiving of my mother and husband. I needed to catch up on Michigan Death Certificates at Michiganology.org. I was about five years behind.

Death certificate images are available at Michiganology for records older than seventy-five years. These records are from the microfilm collections at the Library of Michigan and the Vital Records Office of the Department of Health and Human Services. If the record you are looking for is less than seventy-five years old, you can get the information, but not the actual image. Every January the next year’s images are released. 

The death certificate above is for my paternal great uncle, Victor Tyson who was married to Adeline Elizabeth Glover, the daughter of Frank H. Glover and Hattie Lodema Fenn, my great grandparents.

Victor died at the age of forty-seven in Leila Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan, on the 16 August 1944. The name Leila is no longer used as it is Battle Creek Bronson now, but the building is the present hospital. 

My research confirms the information on the death certificate as accurate. His parent's names, birthdate, military, address, and burial information is correct. 

There was a lot going on in the world in 1944, namely World War II. Victor Tyson had two sons, James and Jack, serving in the war at the time of his death. One may wonder if they could travel home. The telegram below tells about James Victor Tyson's notification. James was stationed in New Guinea at the time. The penciled in Capt. Glover was Adeline's brother, Merle M. Glover. 


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