Tuesday, April 8, 2014

52 Ancestors - Camilla Gaye Beard

While going through the records of the thousands of relatives I have discovered, nothing breaks my heart more than seeing the death certificate of a child.

Camilla Gaye Beard was born in September of 1939 to Jimmy Beard and Mildred Beard (Bearden). She died on October 27th 1944 due to "Fall from moving automobile" according to the death certificate.  She had just turned 5 years old.  It breaks my heart what this family had to go through and I'm curious the situation surrounding the accident.  Was it very easy for a child in the backseat to open the car door?  Were there convertibles around back then and maybe that's how she fell out?  Either way, my heart breaks for my 4th cousin 2x removed.

1 comment:

  1. There were no child locks so no trouble opening doors and no seat belts or car seats. And yes, they had convertibles. I'm sure the police would have been called. That the police department would still have the records might be a stretch, but might be worth a try.