Supplemental Schedules Nos. 2 to 7, for the Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes

Coles County, IL 1880 Census

©2000, Transcribed by Kim Torp


All original spellings and terminology have been retained. This is an original source document, so you are advised to check all spellings, and my interpretations of those spellings, yourself. This microfilm is available via interlibrary loan from the Illinois State Archives. The folks listed here, with a few exceptions, were usually not institutionalized and lived at home. They can be found on the regular 1880 census living with their families. The line #'s from the regular census are listed on the original schedules, but the microfilming folks cut off most of them. Email me and I'll check the individual name to see if their lines are readable.


Blind

The following note to the enumerators is at the top of the schedule:

"The object of this Supplemental Schedule is to furnish material not only for a complete enumeration of the blind, but for an account of their condition. It is important that every inquiry respecting each case be answered as fully as possible. Enumerators will, therefore, after making the proper entries upon the Population Schedule (No. 1) transfer the name (with Schedule page and number) of every blind person found. In this enumeration will be included not only the totally blind, but also the semi-blind. No person will be carried on this schedule, however, who can see sufficiently well to read. For the distinction between the totally blind and the semi-blind, see Note E; it is of the greatest importance to note this distinction with care, by making the proper entry in columns 10 or 11."

Name

Residence when at home

(Note A)

Is he self- supporting or partly so

(Note B)

Age at which blindness occurred

(Note C)

Form of blindness

(Note D)

Supposed Cause of blindness, if known

Is the person totally blind or semi-blind

(Note E)

Munly, Ellen

Mattoon

no

90

eyes clear

from age only

totally

Henessee, Philipp

Mattoon

no

63

 

from cold

totally

Sherman, John

Mattoon

partly

25

 

gun shot wound in shoulder

totally blind. Was an inmate of Jacksonville asylum for 6 mos, being discharged in 1875

Albright, Joseph

Okaw

no

60

total

old age

totally

Albright, Martha

North Okaw

no

54

 

old age

totally

Philips, Henry

North Okaw

no

8

 

not known

semi-blind

Wagoner, Charles

North Okaw

no

B

total

born blind

totally blind. This person is also idiotic.

Powers, Malcomb

Coles Station

no

5

 

morphene

semi-blind

McPherson, John

Mattoon

no

47

 

Accident- piece of iron while at work

totally

Landrus, Wm.

Mattoon

no

29

 

severe cold taken in the army

Totally blind. Attended Holmes Inst. for Blind in Chicago for 2 mos. Discharged May 1864

Bell, Sarah

Mattoon

no

49

   

semi-blind

Brown, William

East Oakland

yes

30

 

exposure in army

totally blind

Brown, Polly

East Oakland twp

yes

60

 

sore eyes

totally blind

Brown, Wm. F.

East Oakland twp

yes

60

 

sore eyes

semi-blind

Bates [or Batiz?], John

Charleston twp

yes

68 (?)

A---cis

scrofula ?

semi-blind

Mock, Goudalouss? [Gaudaloup?)

Charleston twp

yes

49

conjunctivitis

 

totally

Adkins, John M.

Charleston twp

yes

54

conjunctivitis

unknown

totally

Walker, Benj. A.

Charleston twp

yes

59

A---cis

scrofula

semi-blind

Egleston, Lucy

Charleston Twp

         

Davis, Rebecca B.

Ashmore twp

no

45

   

totally

Farris, James

Ashmore twp

no

19

   

totally

Lashbrook, Geo. W.

Ashmore twp

no

55

 

Granulated sore eyes

semi-blind

Shafer, William

Ashmore twp

partly

38

 

Granulated sore eyes

semi-blind

Chambers, Jane

Ashmore twp

partly

25

 

unknown

totally

Reynolds, John

Charleston

yes

 

1 eye destroyed

 

semi-blind

Husherver, Elizabeth

Charleston

yes

 

ditto marks

 

semi-blind

Reynolds, Joseph

Charleston

yes

 

ditto marks

 

semi-blind

Trott, Richard

Charleston

yes

 

ditto marks

 

semi-blind

Pleu, James

Charleston

yes

 

sore eyes

contagious disease

semi-blind

Coon, Sarah

Charleston

yes

   

scrofula

 

Owens, Abraham

Charleston

yes

 

sore eyes

contagious disease

semi-blind

Collom, Johnathan

Charleston

partly

33

 

neuralgia

 

Crider, Lydia

Charleston

no

12

 

scrofula

semi-blind

Bensley, Rebecca

(Hensley?)

Charleston

yes

45

   

semi-blind

Trott, Purcilla

Charleston

yes

43

cataract

 

totally blind. Inmate of Baltimore instit. for 3 wks in 1853

Dayton, Joseph

Charleston

yes

40

 

neuralgia

Totally blind. Inmate of Illinois Institute for 5 mos.

Notes:

Note A: A blind person may be found either at his own home or away from it in some educational institution, asylum or poor-house. In the latter case, his residence when at home must be stated, in order that he may be accredited to the State or county to which he properly belongs so that the county in which the institution is situated may not be charged with more than its due proportion of the blind.

Note B: If self-supporting, say "yes" if partly self-supporting, say "partly: if not, say "no". Indicate all inmates of institutions who are maintained or treated at their personal expense (not at the expense of any town, county or State, nor of the institution) by the word "Pay"

Note C: If blind from birth, say "b"; if not, state the age at which blindness occurred. Special pains should be taken to indicate all blindness from birth.

Note D: Where practicable, get a statement from attending physician.

Note E: The totally blind are unable to distinguish forms or colors; the partially blind can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read, or at least not without such effort as to make reading practically impossible.


Deaf-Mutes

The following note to the enumerators is at the top of the schedule:

"The object of this Supplemental Schedule is to furnish material not only for a complete enumeration of deaf-mutes, but for an account of their condition. It is important that every inquiry respecting each case be answered as fully as possible. Enumerators will, therefore, after making the proper entries upon the population schedule (No. 1), transfer the name (with Schedule page and number) of every deaf-mute found to Schedule No. 1 to this Special Schedule and proceed to ask the additional questions indicated in the headings of the several columns. Care must be taken not to enumerate persons who are deaf only (hard of hearing) or dumb only (tongue-tied) as deaf-mutes. A deaf-mute is one who cannot speak, because he cannot hear sufficiently well to learn to speak. Enumerators may obtain valuable hints as to the number of deaf-mutes, and their residence, from physicians who practice medicine in their respective districts, also from school-teachers. Great assistance may be derived from questions addressed to deaf-mutes themselves: Do you know any deaf-mutes in this neighborhood? The class feeling of the deaf and dumb, arising from their isolated state is so great that they seek each other out for the sake of companionship and ordinarily know every deaf-mute for miles around."

Name

Residence when at home

(Note A)

Is he self- supporting, or partly so

(Note B)

Age at which deafness occurred

(Note C)

Supposed cause of deafness, if known

Is this person semi- mute/ semi-deaf

(Note D)

Has this person ever been an inmate of an institution for deaf-mutes

Is this person also insane, idiotic or blind

Butler, Margret

Pleasant Grove

           

Meyres, Notley

Morgan

           

Waltrip, William

Hutton

yes

0

hereditary

     

Snyder, Owen

Hutton

yes

1

sickness

semi-mute semi-deaf

   

Beau, Ellen

Humboldt twp

           

Coneless (?), William

East Oakland twp

   

deaf

     

Matheman, Grace

(Watheman?)

Charleston

partly

B

 

semi-mute

   

Huntington, Josephus

Charleston twp

           

Walters, John M.

S. Hickory twp

yes

4

typhoid fever

semi-mute semi-deaf

Columbus, OH/ 4 yrs, disch 1875

 

Brady, Bernard

S. Hickory twp

           

Fitzgerald, Mary A.

Mattoon

no

B

unknown

totally

Jacksonville D&D Inst 7 yrs-disch 1869

 

Chapin, Sylva Lee

Mattoon

no

7

spinal meningitis

semi-mute

Jacksonville D&D Inst 5 yrs-disch 1880 today

 

Wright, Daniel L

Mattoon

yes

 

whooping cough & rash canker

semi-deaf

Columbus, OH D&D Inst - 7 yrs, disch 1847

 

Walsh, Eddy

Mattoon

no

10/12

from fever

no-no

Jacksonville D&D Inst 5 yrs

blind

Apenre (Apidre or Andre)?, Marcell

Paradise

yes

B

   

Columbus, OH-10 yrs, disch 1860

 

Andre, Margaret (Note: this person and person above can be found on page 2, lines 7 & 8 of the regular census)

Paradise

yes

B

   

Scotland - 10 yrs, disch 1864

 

Larne Adkins (Larue?)

Paradise

yes

B

   

no

 

Fleenor, H.D.

mattoon

no

infant

   

no

 

Green, Osea W.

Mattoon

partly

4

spotted fever

 

Jacksonville D&D Asylum - 8 yrs

 

Miller, W.R.

Mattoon

yes

B

Hooping cough

 

Jacksonville D&D Asylum - 6 yrs. disch 1869

 

Miller, Lizzie A.

Mattoon

partly

B

   

Jacksonville D&D Asylum - 6 yrs. disch 1869

 

Jackson, Franklin

Ashmore twp

no

B

 

no-no

no

 

Gwin, Rhoda

Ashmore twp

no

B

 

no-no

no

 

Rennels, James

Ashmore twp

           
Notes:

Note A: A deaf-mute may be found either at his own home or away from it in some educational institution, asylum or poor-house. In the latter case, his residence when at home must be stated, in order that he may be accredited to the State or county to which he properly belongs so that the county in which the institution is situated may not be charged with more than its due proportion of deaf-mutes.

Note B: If self-supporting, say "yes" if partly self-supporting, say "partly: if not, say "no". Indicate all inmates of institutions who are maintained or treated at their personal expense (not at the expense of any town, county or State, nor of the institution) by the word "Pay"

Note C: If a deaf-mute from birth, say "b"; if not, state the age at which deafness occurred. Special pains should be taken to indicate all deaf-mutes from birth.

Note D: The word "semi-mute" has a technical meaning, and denotes a deaf-mute who lost his or her hearing after having acquired at least a partial knowledge of spoken language. Some semi-mutes retain the ability to speak imperfectly, others lose it entirely. If a deaf-mute has ever learned to speak, he is a semi-mute (unless he was artificially taught to speak in an institution for deaf-mutes) By a semi-deaf person is meant one who cannot hear sufficiently well to comprehend what is said to him, but who hears very loud sounds, such as thunder, &c


Idiots

[Original terminology and spelling used]

The following note to the enumerators is at the top of the schedule:

"The object of this Supplemental Schedule is to furnish material not only for a complete enumeration of the idiots, but for an account of their condition. It is important that every inquiry respecting each case be answered as fully as possible. Enumerators will, therefore, after making the proper entries upon the Population Schedule (No. 1) transfer the name (with Schedule page and number) of every idiot found. The word "idiot" has a special meaning which it is essential for every enumerator to know. An idiot is a person the development of whose mental faculties was arrested in infancy or childhood before coming to maturity. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the stupidity which results from idiocy and that which is due to the loss or deterioration of mental power in consequence of insanity. The latter is not true idiocy, but dementia or imbecility. The enumeration desired for the census is of true idiots only. Demented persons should be classed with the insane. Enumerators may obtain valuable hints as to the number of idiots, and their residences, from physicians who practice medicine in their respective districts."

Name

Residence when at home

(Note A)

Is he self- supporting or partly so

(Note B)

Age at which idiocy occurred

(Note C)

Supposed Cause of idiocy (if acquired)

(Note D)

Size of Head (Large, small or natural)

Has this person ever been an inmate of a training school for idiots/Year discharged

Is this person also insane, blind, deaf, epileptic, paralyzed (right/left)

Woodrum, Sarah E.

Ashmore twp

no

B

 

large

no

 

Gilman, Edwd (Gelman?)

Charleston

     

[he is originally noted on the deaf-mute schedule as "dumb only" and then drawn through with a line.

Whorrill, Matilda

Ashmore

           

Embuff, Leroy

(Emhuff?)

S. Hickory

no

2 m

fever scarlet

small

always at home

 

Crane, Hugh

North Okaw

no

2

scarlet fever

natural

no

 

Wagoner, Charles

North Okaw

no

Born an idiot

 

large

 

blind

Smith, James

Mattoon

partly

sickness

 

natural

no

 

Roach, Cordelia

Mattoon twp

no

2

 

small

   

Morris, Esau

Charleston

yes

B

 

natural

   

Coon, William

Charleston

no

B

 

small

   
Notes:

Note A: An idiot may be found either at his own home or away from it in some institution, such as a training school, asylum or poor-house. In the latter case, his residence when at home must be stated, in order that he may be accredited to the State or county to which he properly belongs so that the county in which the institution is situated may not be charged with more than its due proportion of the blind.

Note B: If self-supporting, say "yes" if partly self-supporting, say "partly: if not, say "no". Indicate all inmates of institutions who are maintained or treated at their personal expense (not at the expense of any town, county or State, nor of the institution) by the word "Pay"

Note C: If an idiot from birth, say "b"; if idiocy occurred after birth, state the age at which it occurred. Special pains should be taken to indicate all blindness from birth.

Note D: The causes of idiocy are such as the following: scarlet fever, measles, meningitis,&c. blow on head, fall, &c, fright, &c.



Pauper & Indigent Inhabitants in Institutions, Poor Houses or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses - 1880
©2000, Transcribed by Kim Torp

"Coles County Alms House"

Daniels, Joseph: LaFayette, not able-bodied (crippled), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with him in the institution.

Labor, Mary A.: Charleston, not able-bodied (paralysis), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with her in the institution.

Thrasher, Anna.: Charleston, not able-bodied (demented), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with her in the institution. Is insane.

Evesdauter, Caroline: Charleston, not able-bodied (demented), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with her in the institution. Is insane.

Millage, Virginia.: Charleston, not able-bodied (demented), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. 1 brother, 1 sister living with her in the institution. Is insane.

Cackley, Mahala.: Charleston, not able-bodied (crippled), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with her in the institution.

Gilman, Edward.: Charleston, not able-bodied (natural fool), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with him in the institution. Is idiotic.

Belfast, Rachel: Mattoon, not able-bodied (siphilis), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. 1 brother living with her in the institution.

Williams, Nancy: Mattoon, not able-bodied (old age), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with her in the institution.

Whorrill, Lucinda: Ashmore twp, able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Nov 12, 1879. 1 daughter living with her in the institution.

Whorrill, Matilda: Ashmore twp, not able-bodied (natural fool), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. Mother is living with her in the institution. Is idiotic.

Arbor, Dora A.: Mattoon, not able-bodied (weak-minded), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 1, 1879. No other relatives living with her in the institution.

Millage, George: Mattoon, able-bodied (demented), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted May 2, 1879. 2 sisters, living with him in the institution. Is insane.

DeLarue, Nancy: Ashmore, not able-bodied (has fits), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted June 8, 1879. No other relatives living with her in the institution.

Millage, Mary: Charleston, not able-bodied (demented), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Nov. 7, 1879. 1 brother, 1 sister living with her in the institution. Is insane.

Dewitt, Charles: Humboldt twp, able-bodied (rascal), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Apr 13, 1879. No other relatives living with him in the institution.

Belfast, William: Mattoon, able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Apr 24, 1879. 1 sister living with him in the institution.

Baxter, John.: Charleston, not able-bodied (consumption), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted May 14, 1879. No other relatives living with him in the institution.

Walker, James: Mattoon, not able-bodied (crippled), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Sept 12, 1879. No other relatives living with him in the institution.

Smith, Harry: able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution. No other relatives living with him in the institution.

Fox, Sylvester: Mattoon, able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Jan. 9, 1880. He is the husband, his wife, 2 sons and 4 daughters live with him in the institution.

Fox, Axey: Mattoon, not able-bodied (poor health), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Jan. 9, 1880. She is the wife, her husband, 2 sons and 4 daughters live with her in the institution.

Fox, Cares: Mattoon, able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Jan. 9, 1880. Mother, father, 1 brother and 4 sisters live with him in the institution.

Fox, Lydia C.: Mattoon, not able-bodied (poor health), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Jan. 9, 1880. Mother, father, 2 brothers and 3 sisters live with her in the institution.

Fox, Silsby S.: Mattoon, not able-bodied (poor health), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Jan. 9, 1880. Mother, father, 2 brothers and 3 sisters live with her in the institution.

Fox, James A.: Mattoon, able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Jan. 9, 1880. Mother, father, 1 brother and 4 sisters live with him in the institution.

Fox, Bessie: Mattoon, not able-bodied (poor health), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, was born in the institution. Mother, father, 2 brothers and 3 sisters live with her in the institution.

Woodrum, Martha J.: Mattoon, not able-bodied (poor health), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Jan 9, 1880. 1 brother, 1 sister living with her in the institution. Enumerator's Note: Martha J. Woodrum is a daughter of Sylvester Fox.

Campbell, Isaac: Ashmore, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted March 3, 1880 No other relatives living with him in the institution.

Rennels, James: Ashmore, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, not born in the institution, admitted Apr 9, 1880. No other relatives living with him in the institution. Is deaf and dumb

Stretch, Theressa: Ashmore, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, was born in the institution, admitted Apr. 9, 1880 No other relatives living with her in the institution.

Maples, J.J.: Ashmore, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, was not born in the institution, admitted May 3, 1880 No other relatives living in the institution.

Kinzell, Henry: Ashmore, able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, was not born in the institution, admitted May 27, 1880 No other relatives living in the institution.

Fuqua, Mary L.: Hutton, not able-bodied, not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, was not born in the institution, admitted Sep 15, 1879 No other relatives living in the institution.

Corey, Jerry: Charleston, able-bodied (insane), not intemperate, not epileptic, never convicted of a crime, was not born in the institution, admitted Jan 16, 1878 No other relatives living in the institution.

Somers, Minnie M.: Farmington, Ill., - no other info checked. She is on a separate page of the schedule and has a line through her entry. She then shows up on the Inhabitants in Prison schedule.


Inhabitants in Prison

Somers, Minnie M.

Residence: Campbell, Coles Co., ILL

Place of imprisonment: county jail

Date of imprisonment: June 9, 1880

Alleged offense: vagabond


Winters, William

Residence: Mattoon, Coles Co., ILL

Place of imprisonment: county jail

Date of imprisonment: June 15, 1880

Alleged offense: Burglary

Number of days in jail or work-house: 90

Is the prisoner at hard labor: On street


Homeless Children

(Very hard to read these names)

Casly (?), Mahala - Charleston

Harber (?), Dora - Mattoon

Belfast, William - Mattoon

Walker, James - Mattoon

Smith, Isaac - Mattoon

Fox, Cares - Mattoon

Fox, Lydia C. - Mattoon

Fox, James A. - Mattoon

Fox, Bessie - Mattoon

Campbell, Isaac - Mattoon

Stretch, Theresa - Ashmore

--- (?), Mary


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