Mattoon Death Register

This is transcribed by your host (Kim Torp) from original microfilmed documents. These are the same documents that the IRAD used to put together the Mattoon Death Register Index on their website. However, there are some important exceptions. First, the records which I transcribed are only from 1 to 1530. The remainder are on another roll of microfilm which I have not as yet ordered. Secondly, there are over 500 extra records from 1902-1903 contained here which are
not on the IRAD's index. The extra records appeared to be strictly from Coles County's recordkeeping and were much less detailed than the official death certificates the state required. I have notated these extra records with an (a) after the certificate number to avoid duplicating numbers. If you try and write away for the certificate from the IRAD or Coles County, DO NOT include the (a) after the number. Truthfully, I'm not sure whether the IRAD has access to the extra 500 records or not.

As always with genealogical transcriptions, you are advised to check with the original document yourself. DO NOT assume that I have transcribed this with 100% accuracy. I have noted my questions with a
(?). Some of the original documents had question marks in them and I have tried to note this with a (sic) Original spellings were maintained, even when obviously wrong. Also, be aware that there is more information for "Physician/Informant" on the record which I did not start transcribing until the 1902's. Since the roll was wound backwards, I started transcribing from the latest down to the earliest and in the later years, the doctor or the undertaker was the one who signed the certificate. Trying to save myself some time and finger cramping, I did not think it was necessary to copy the doctor's/undertaker's name. Unfortunately, I realized a little more than 3/4 of the way through transcribing that they occasionally put an "informant" in the space rather than a doctor's name, and the informant was usually a family member. Being on a time schedule, there was no way I could go back through and re-enter the information. Sorry. But that just gives you a reason to obtain the microfilm and check the information for yourself, which you should do anyway.
This microfilm may be bought or rented from Heritage Quest, product # V141-81 - "Illinois County Records" or viewed at the IRAD in Charleston, IL under the name "Mattoon Death Register".


-- I -- Surnames

No. of Record Name   Color Sex Conjugal Condition Date of Death Date of Birth Age Occupation POB POB of Father POB of Mother Disease or Cause of Death Duration Place of Death Late Residence - Length of Residence (in city or town) Undertaker Place of Interment Date of Certificate Physician or Informant
358 Clarence Everett Inglars or "gals" (sic) W M S Apr 15 1903 Nov 26 1901 1y, 4m, 19d   Mattoon Virginia Illinois lung fever   601 Moultrie st, 7th ward Mattoon J.J. Hoag Charleston Apr 16 1903  
1123 Baby Ingle, child of Ed Ingle W M S Nov 13 1907       Dead Mans Grove     not known - still birth   Oak Grove   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 14 1907  
750 John W. Ingle - - - Jul 19 1906   53y, 4m, 20d         appendicitis   town of Dennison, IL   J.J. Hoag Mattoon -  
908 Minnie Helen Ingle W F - Mar 7 1907   33y, 21d         pulmonary Tuberculosis   near St. Francisville   B.T. Gillespie, St. Francisville Mattoon Mar 9 1907  
1293 Mrs. M.A. Ingle W F M Aug 21 1908   31 housewife Tennessee     carcinoma of uluus dulophing -ut in cervix 1 yr Lafayette twp   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Aug 22 1908  
1421 LeRoy Ingram W M S April 17 1909   24y, 4m, 19d Chief North Carolina     Pneumonia 10 days Mattoon   F.S. Schilling Green Lawn Apr 15 1909  
442 Anna Isgregg W - W Jan 26 1905   70 housewife Alton, IL     Hemiplegia 28 days 1517 Shelby St Mattoon. In Illinois - life D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jan 27 1905  

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