Where to Obtain a Maine Death Certificate

Historical Death Records on February 25

  • 779 Walburgis, Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies
  • 1246 Dafydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
  • 1247 Hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies
  • 1495 Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
  • 1522 William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • 1536 Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
  • 1553 Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492)
  • 1558 Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
  • 1601 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth
  • 1602 Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51
  • 1634 Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50
  • 1634 Van Friedland/Mecklenburg, general-admiral, dies at 50
  • 1643 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
  • 1655 Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)
  • 1682 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37
  • 1713 Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
  • 1715 Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
  • 1719 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66
  • 1723 Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90
  • 1756 Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)
  • 1798 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)
  • 1805 Thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722)
  • 1826 Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60
  • 1850 Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782)
  • 1851 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
  • 1852 Thomas Moore, writer (Utopia), dies
  • 1860 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
  • 1865 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • 1894 James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51
  • 1899 Paul Julius von Reuter, founder of the news agency (Reuters), dies
  • 1901 Jose Rogel, composer, dies at 71
  • 1902 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77
  • 1906 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
  • 1912 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
  • 1914 John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • 1915 George Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies
  • 1919 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • 1920 Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
  • 1922 Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
  • 1925 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer, dies at 81
  • 1934 Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
  • 1934 John J McGraw, manager (NY Giants), dies at 60
  • 1942 Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61
  • 1945 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer (b. 1893)
  • 1947 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
  • 1950 George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
  • 1953 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
  • 1955 Marij Kogoj, composer, dies at 59
  • 1957 Kurt von Wolfurt, composer, dies at 76
  • 1957 Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70
  • 1960 Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
  • 1962 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
  • 1964 Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
  • 1964 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
  • 1966 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1967 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • 1968 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96
  • 1969 Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
  • 1970 Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
  • 1971 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1975 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 78
  • 1978 Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
  • 1982 J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • 1983 John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84
  • 1983 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • 1987 James Coco, actor (Joe-Dumplings), dies at 58
  • 1988 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
  • 1990 Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
  • 1992 Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
  • 1992 John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
  • 1992 Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
  • 1993 Eddie Constantine, actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
  • 1993 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • 1993 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
  • 1993 John D Boeke, organist/conductor, dies
  • 1993 Troy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
  • 1993 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)
  • 1994 Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
  • 1994 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for S Afr in 37 Tests), dies
  • 1994 Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80
  • 1994 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • 1994 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • 1995 Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
  • 1995 Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
  • 1995 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
  • 1996 Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
  • 1996 Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
  • 1996 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 1997 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic, dies at 71
  • 1997 Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
  • 1998 Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
  • 1998 Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
  • 1998 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
  • 1999 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2001 Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
  • 2003 Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (b. 1920)
  • 2004 Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
  • 2005 Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2006 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2007 William R. Anderson, CO USS Nautilus submarine, US Congressman (b. 1921)
  • 2007 Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2008 Ashley Cooper, Australian race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2008 Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
  • 2009 Ivan Cameron, son of David Cameron UK politician
  • 2010 İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish academic and the founder of YÖK (d. 1915)
Where to Obtain a Maine Death Certificate
Cost of copy:
Certified $15.00
Non-Certified $10.00
Organization: Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Address: 11 State House Station; 220 Capitol Street, Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Remarks: State office physically houses records since 1923. Records from 1892-1922 housed at the Maine State Archives. For earlier records, write to the municipality where the event occurred. Additional copies of same record ordered at same time are $6.00 each. To purchase a record, the request must include proof of identification (photocopy of valid photo IDs such as a driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued photo identification), written request, self-addressed stamped envelope and proof of lineage (if the requestor is not listed on the record) or direct and legitimate interest in the record, if applicable. Personal check or money order should be made payable to Treasurer, State of Maine. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (207) 287-3181, or toll-free at 1-888-664-9491. This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Official State of Maine website.