Sunday, December 14, 2014

More to Life than Golf?

A family story holds that my mother's uncle "dropped dead" while playing golf.  With the expansion of the collection of death certificates to the year 1955 at the New Jersey State Archives, I was able to locate this uncle's death certificate.

Death certificate for John E Haas, 1955
Son of Samuel Haas and Mary Zolder

John E Haas died June 18, 1955 from "sudden coronary thrombosis and occlusion," or a heart attack.  The location was the Knickerbocker Country Club in Bergenfield, Bergen County, New Jersey.  Whoever filled out this death certificate was very specific about the location.  John died at the "4th Hole."

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