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Wyoming, Star Valley Independent Obituaries, 1901-2015
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Star Valley, Lincoln, Wyoming, 
United States
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Location of Star Valley, Lincoln, Wyoming
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Location of Wyoming
Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1901-2015
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains an index and images of obituaries from the Star Valley Independent newspaper located in Afton, Wyoming. The collection includes obituaries from Star Valley and surrounding areas for the years 1901 to 2015.


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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Obituaries

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Place of burial
  • Birth date or age
  • Names of parents, spouse, children and siblings
  • Residence at time of death
  • Photo of deceased
  • Brief personal history

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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