Roxanne Moore Saucier has an article in the Bangor Daily News (Maine) about why you should always read death certificates all the way
through (and not just death certificates either).
Excerpt from the article:
After 28 years as a genealogist, I’m still amazed at how much gets by me.
What’s the first thing you do once you obtain a vital record – a certified copy of a birth, marriage or death certificate?
YOU READ IT.
The whole thing.