Monday, September 23, 2013

Primary Source: Roy F. Bergengren's Death Certificate

Given his place in the history of the American credit union movement, I found myself thinking this morning that it'd be appropriate to do something the commemorate Roy F. Bergengren's birthday. However, after poking around a bit, I realized that such a date was nowhere to be found on the internet. Fortunately, I knew he died in Vermont, so, after a bit of poking around, I was able to find a copy of his death record, which reveals that he was born on June 14th, 1879 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and that he was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. Any fellow history nerds want to join me on a pilgrimage to Massachusetts next June to honor "the Chief"?