Title: Victim's Death Certificate
Source: Minnesota Historical Society
Description: The coroner issued these death certificates to the families of those who perished in the disaster.
- This death certificate is a "form letter" kind of note, with spaces left for the name and ages of those who died. Why might the coroner have created a certificate like this with much of the information already provided?
- How was Mrs. Shiffer's body recovered?
- Why do you think the coroner wrote in the death certificate that he had not found any signs of violence on Mrs. Shiffer's (Schoeffler's) body?
- With almost 100 bodies to be recovered, what effect do you think this might have had on the coroner at the time?