23 March 2009

Davis (David?) Vernon Sasser's Death Certificate

I found the death certificate for David Vernon Sasser via Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 at the FamilySearch Records Search site. As often happens when a new record is discovered or viewed for the first time, more questions arise along with new information it provides.

I have this Mr. Sasser listed as Davis Vernon Sasser per his World War I draft registration. His death certificate lists him as David Vernon Sasser, with his wife ("Mrs. Love Sasser") as the informant.

D. Vernon Sasser was the son of Jasper Newton Sasser and Easter Malissa Allen. He was born 6 September 1893 in Bruceville, McLennan County, Texas. By 1912, his family was residing in Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Vernon lived there the rest of his life. According to his draft registration, Vernon was tall and slender, with blue eyes and brown hair.

In 1917, Vernon was a farmer. His address was R. F. D. #1, Memphis, Texas.

Vernon married Lovie Lamb 21 May 1920, and they had at least two children. Vernon eventually retired from farming.

Vernon died 34 years ago on 2 January 1975 at the Hall County Hospital in Memphis, Texas. According to his death certificate, the cause of death was cardiac arrest. If I am reading the handwriting correctly, another "significant condition" was emphyzema. D. Vernon Sasser was buried in Fairview Cemetery; Memphis, Hall County, Texas 5 January 1975.

Sources include:
- World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: This database contains an index and images of World War I draft registration cards completed by approximately 24 million men living in the U.S. in 1917 and 1918. Information that may be found for an individual includes: name, place of residence, date and place of birth, race, country of citizenship, occupation, and employer.
- Death Certificate
- Matthew Tolbert Allen Tree
- Ancestry World Tree

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