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THE 1860 MORTALITY INDEX OF
COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS

©2000 Transcribed by Kim Torp



Charleston Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 6

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Geo. L. Cottingham

89

m

m

Md.

Aug

Farmer

Old Age

2

Benj. Cheek ?

42

m

m

Ills.

Oct

Day Laborer

 

12

Mary E. Uhaland

5

f

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Typhoid fever

12

Ann Evans

13

f

 

Va

Feb.

 

Brain fever

6

J.R. Jeffries

47

m

m

Tenn.

Nov

Harness Dealer

 

3

Jno. F. Parcells

39

m

m

Ky

Sep

Merchant

Consumption

12

Abramham Quimby

4

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Typhoid Fever

6

Sarah C. William

1

f

 

Ills.

Feb

 

Lung Fever

18

Eleanor Behsley (Hensley?)

16

f

 

Ohio

Aug

 

Typhoid Fever

27

Thos. F. Kaiser

7/12

m

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Diarrhea

7

B. Hutchison

2

f

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Croup

3




East Oakland Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 1

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

William D.H. Kite

8

m

 

Ills

Feb

 

Lung Fever

10

William R. Allen

6

m

 

Ills.

Apr

 

Lung Fever

4

Margaret Caldwell

71

f

w

Tenn.

Apr

Housekeeper

Old Age

3

James B. Caldwell

35

m

 

Tenn

May

Farmer

Accident

2

John M. Burt

3/12

m

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Whooping cough

9

Peter Redman

3

m

 

Ills.

Nov

 

Whooping cough

10

George W. Eaque

10/12

m

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Dropsy of brain

12

Mary A. Boyle

38

f

w

New Jersey

Apr

 

Dropsy of brain

5 mos

Thornton J. Ashmore

1

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Summer complaint

12

Mary F. Hudson

25

f

 

Va.

Apr

 

Peratum Eastus

12

Daniel B. Blair

5

m

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Consumption

6 mos

A.J. Jackson

1

m

 

Ills.

Feb

 

Lung Fever

7

Stephen A.D. Tinsley

1

m

 

Ills.

Feb

 

Pleurisy

12

James E. Hill

2

m

 

Va

May

 

Brain fever

20



Humbolt Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 3

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Sarah Finley

26

f

m

Ohio

Jun

 

Dropsy

120

Pierson Danard

4

m

 

Ohio

Sep

 

Dropsy in Brain

12

Catharine Danard

17

f

 

Ills.

Jun

 

Croup

1

Marquis Fowler

1

m

 

Ills.

May

 

Inflammation of Brain

90

Nancy E. Lathrop

23

f

m

Ills.

Jun

 

Consumption

3 years

Emma J. Wharton

2

f

 

Ind

Aug

 

Croup

2

Chas. McNutt

4/12

m

 

Ills.

Feb

 

Croup

2

Marietta Clark

48

f

m

N.Y.

Oct

 

Chills

4

E. Whitehead

25

m

 

Ky

Nov

Farmer

Lung fever

43

Elijah Chambers

8

m

 

Ohio

Oct

 

Put. sore throat

2

Jas. Reynolds

15

m

 

Ind.

Jul

 

Lightning

 
Thos. J. Reynolds

5

m

 

Ind.

Apr

 

Fits

8

Wm. Mull

2

m

 

Ohio

Dec

 

Whooping Cough

6 wks


Hutton Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 11

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Mary Whitaker

7

f

 

Va.

Sep

 

Flux

28

Benj. C. Whitaker

3

m

 

Ills.

Jan

 

Scalded

13


LaFayette Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, pg. 6

Name

Age

Sex

Birth

place

Month.

Died

Occup.

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Thos. T. P. Vandeven

1

m

Ills.

Jul

 

Scarlet fever

5

Alexr. McDaniel

39

m

Penn.

Oct

Farmer

Inflammation Bowels

21

Sarah E. Caughron

1/12

f

Ills.

Feb

 

Croup

3

Alma Ashbrook

1

f

Ills.

Aug

 

Rash

60

Ezra W. Raines

1

m

Ills.

Dec

 

Scarlet fever

12

Mary Jones

19

f

Ills.

Jul

 

Palsy

30

Martha Drummond

3

f

Ills.

Oct

 

Putrid Sore Throat

27

Ellen Bell Hart

1

f

Ills.

Feb

 

Croup

2

M. Emma Hedges

4

f

Ind.

Nov

 

Croup

2

Benj. Woods

8

m

Ills.

Jul

 

Bruised by w.horse

9

Geo. Gray

1/12

m

Ills.

Sep

 

Hives

1


Mattoon Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 2

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo. of

Death

Occup.

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Louisa White

21

f

m

Ohio

Aug

Domestic

Consumption

100

Ida White

2

f

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Flux

12

Charles H. Jenkins

2

m

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Brain

12

Winneford Bruner

1

f

 

Ky

Dec

 

Scald Head

2

Robert Wilson

6/12

m

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Dysentery

4

Charles P. House

3

m

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Typhoid Fever

12

Nancy E. House

6/12

f

 

Ills.

Mar

 

Lung fever

12

Eliza Richardson

20

f

m

Canada West

Nov

Domestic

Giving birth

18

Samuel Puff

6/12

m

 

Ills.

May

 

Dysentery

10

Allen(an?) Nabb

7/12

f

 

Ills.

Dec

 

Whooping Cough

6 mos

Matilda

25

f

w

Canada East

Nov

 

Lung fever

7

Edward Gill

1

m

 

Ohio

Jan C

 

Croup

6

George Hill

18

m

 

Ohio

Apr

Farm laborer

 

12

Ann Hannessy

1

f

 

Ills.

Jan

 

Croup

3

Eliza Hasbrouch

2

f

 

Ills.

Feb

   

20

Patrick Sullivan

7/12

m

 

Mass.

Aug

 

Summer complaint

6

Luther Thompson

32

m

m

Ohio

Mar

Tailor

Consumption

60

Harvey Allison

2

m

 

Ills.

Feb

 

Croup

3

Lydia H. Rogers

3/12

f

 

Ills.

Mar

 

Scrofula

30

J. E. Dole

4

m

 

Ills.

Mar

 

Croup

4

Robert Palmer

70

m

 

Va.

Nov

Farmer

Disease of Heart

60


Morgan Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 4

Name

Age

Sex

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Jacob Herel

6

m

Ills.

Sep

 

Not known

1

John Herel

2

m

Ills.

Aug

 

typhoid fever

15

Araminta Roberts

26

f

Ind

Feb

 

Not Known

2

Litha Bradfield

42

f

Ind.

Mar

 

Not known

7

Rebecca Harris

48

f

KY

Aug

 

Inflammation of Bowels

2 y


Paradise Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 5

Name

Age

Sex

Birth

place

Mo.

of Birth

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Miranda A. Carpenter

10/12

f

Ills.

Oct

 

Inflammation of Brain

8

John A. Cleno

18

m

KY

Sep

Farmer

typhoid fever

17

Isaac Akers

19

m

Ky

Aug

Farmer

Inflammation of Brain

20

Emma J. Rogers

1

 

Ills.

   

Flux

10

Margaret E. Polk

2

f

Ills.

Sep

 

Diarrhea

60

Thos. S. Tucker

15

m

Ind.

Jan

Farmer

Inflammation

7

Belinda W. Tucker

1

f

Ind.

Feb

 

Inflammation Bowels

2

Lewis Jenkins

30

m

Ky

Mar

Farmer

Consumption

24


Pleasant Grove Township
page 11

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Jas. N. Agnis

38

m

m

Va.

Jul

Farmer

Consumption

1 yr

Caroline Agnis

6/12

f

 

Ills.

Feb

 

Typhoid Fever

21

Geo W. Minor

3

m

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Typhoid Fever

14

Eva Lee

2

f

 

Ind.

Apr

 

Lung Fever

10

Jane Leach

47

f

m

Va.

Nov

Domestic

Typhoid Fever

28

Jas. H. Bennett

1

m

 

Ills.

May

 

Scarlet Fever

28

Nancy Norman

18

f

 

Ohio

Oct

 

Consumption

1 yr.

Martha Collins

1

f

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Flux

10

Jas. Rodgers

29

m

 

Ala.

Mar

Farmer

Typhoid

42

Hugh Linn

71

m

 

Penn

Jul

Farmer

Jaundice

40

Jas. C. Rouse

25

m

 

Ills.

Jul

Farmer

Consumption

1 yr

H.C. Moffett

26

m

 

Va

Aug

Farmer

Typhoid Fever

35

Mary A. Cutler

1

f

 

Ills.

Mar

 

Hives

4

Elizabeth Wright

26

f

m

Va.

Sep

Domestic

Typhoid Fever

20

Elizabeth Gressel

24

f

m

Va.

Jul

Domestic

Typhoid Fever

10

Jno. Ford

4/12

m

 

Ind.

May

 

Inf. Brain

4

Dan. P. Reed

23

m

 

Ills.

Mar

Farmer

Lung Fever

15

Mary E. Ray

3

f

 

Ills.

Feb

 

Typhoid Fever

14

Margret Thrasher

13

f

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Cong. Chill

2

Martha Burch

75

f

m

England

Apr

Domestic

Old Age

 
Robt. S. Rudder

14

m

 

Ky

Aug

 

Accidental

 
Mary A. Brooks

18

f

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Typhoid

10

Margrid E. Lashbrook

2

f

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Dropsy

100

Wm. R. Mitchell

21

m

 

Ills or Ia?

Apr

Farmer

Typhoid

4

Amand J. Prince

17

f

 

Ills.

Mar

 

Typhoid Fever

42



Seven Hickory Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 9

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Wm. H. Ferrell

2

m

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Inflam. of Head

28

Sallie Stinnet

2

f

 

Ills.

Dec

 

Typhoid fever

28

David Osborn

8

m

 

Ohio

Jul

 

Inflammation of Bowels

20

Mary Bush

1

f

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Flux

4

Wm. T. Mitchell

3

m

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Palsy & Fever

18

John W. Wheatley

10/12

m

 

Ills.

Jun

 

Lung Fever

24

Lewis Woodworth

3

m

 

Ky

Oct

   

16

Martin Brewer

56

m

 

N.C.

Sep

Farmer

Consumption

23

Amanda Rosebrough

41

f

 

Ind.

Apr

 

Dropsy of Heart

4 mos


South Okaw Township
Enumerated by H.L. Taylor, page 7

Name

Age

Sex

Marital

Status

Birth

place

Mo.

of Death

Occup

Cause of Death

Days

Ill

Elizabeth J. Philips

6

f

 

Ills.

Jun

 

Scarlet fever

3

Jno. W. Higganbotham

16

m

 

Ills.

Aug

Farmer

Typhoid Fever

2

Susan E. Woods

8/12

f

 

Ills.

Apr

 

Lung Fever

7

Alice O. Divines

1

f

 

Ills.

Apr

 

Lung Fever

14

Rosina Huff

2

f

 

Ky

Apr

 

Consumption

60


Explanation of Causes of Death:

Brain Fever: Meningitis

Congestive Chills: Malaria

Consumption: Tuberculosis

Croup: Laryngitis, diphtheria or strep throat

Dropsy: Swelling, often caused by kidney or heart disease

Dropsy of the brain: Encephalitis

Dysentery: inflammation of colon with frequent passage of mucous and blood

Fits: Sudden attack or seizure of muscle activity

Flux: An excessive flow or discharge of fluid; i.e. hemorrhage or diarrhea

Jaundice: Condition caused by a blockage of the intestines

Lung Fever: Pneumonia

Palsy: Paralysis or uncontrolled movement of controllled muscles.

Pleurisy: Any pain in the chest area with each breath

Scarlet Fever: A disease characterized by red rash

Summer Complaint: Diarrhea, usually in infants caused by spoiled milk

Scrofula: Tuberculosis of neck lymph glands. Progresses slowly with abscesses and pistulas.

Typhus (Typhoid fever): Infectious fever characterized by high fever, headache and dizziness


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