I'm looking at the following death certificate:
Which is transcribed in part to read:
Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death File No: 42650 Place of Death: Schlien Hotel, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas, USA Usual Residence: Center Point, Kerr County, Texas, USA Name: Maggie Davenport Died: Aug 18, 1951 Female, White, Widow Born: July 6, 1869 Age: 82 years, 1 month, 12 days Occupation: Housewife Business: Own home Born: Converse, Texas Father: N. A. Edens of Kentucky Mother: Mary Grigsley of Kentucky Informant: Jxxxx Davenport Attended: Jun 29, 1951 to Aug 5, 1951 Died: Aug 5, 1951 at 12:45am (is time for date of death?) Removal: Aug 18, 1951 to Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, Texas Riebe Funeral Home, Ltd. Earl S. Crumbie
The certificate says date of death is August 18, 1951 but that is also the removal date. The attending physician says he last saw her on August 5 (or is it 15) and that she died at 12:45am.
I'm thinking the date of death is really August 5th at 12:45 in the morning and that the death certificate incorrectly put August 18, the removal date as the date of death, but that seems a long time from the 5th to the 18th before burial, so perhaps its really the 15th.
What is the best way to determine the actual date of death here? I couldn't find any obituaries.