Our house has hosted many funerals over the last 170+ years, but I know of no deaths. The house I grew up in however, was built in 2 parts, 1836, and 1850. After my mother sold the house it was disassembled stone by stone and moved to a new site. When the stairs were removed from the 1850 section of the house, they found a dress for a little girl, 5 years or younger, was found weighed down by bricks to the floorboards. This section under the first 5 treads had been sealed off since the house was constructed. Historians said the owner of this dress died during construction. Weighing it down with bricks kept the little girls spirit from wandering around. I lived there for 25 years and never saw any wandering spirits, so I guess the bricks worked!
The whole thing made the local paper and the dress is on display at a local museum.