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".


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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
693 Ernst Ellsworth Jackson W M M Apr 17 1906   36y, 5m engineer locomotive Indiana     apoplexy 49 hrs 1021 Edgar   D.S. Campbell Holton, Indiana Apr 17 1906  
67 Howell Jackson B M S May 6 1900     laborer       knife wound w/conrib cause of gun shot wound instant 2300 N. Railroad, 5th ward Mattoon. 2 or 3 yrs Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem May 8 1900  
930 Agnes E. Jam W F M Mar 2 1907   37y, 5m   Illinois     acute peritonitis 1 yr 1712 Champaign St   D.S. Campbell - Mar 2 1907  
149(a) Albert James       Dec 3 1902             heart disease              
1314 Ethel Ora James W F S Sep 24 1908   1y, 7mo   Bushton, IL     meningitis w/contrib cause of summer diarhea 6 days     Clifford Fry Mattoon, IL Sept 23 1908  
448(a) Infant of Zada & Oscar James       Sep 12 1903             still birth              
1007 Mrs. Lillie James W F M Jun 8 1907     housewife Illinois     exothalime of Goitre 1 yr Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jun 29 1907  
5(a) Harriett A. Jamison       Jan 3 1902             chronic bronchitis              
1520 Cleo B. Jane W F S Nov 20 1909   5   Illinois     diptheria   2712 DeWitt Ave   E.P. Thomas Cooks Mill Cem Nov 23 1909  
1038 Raymond R. Janis (Janes?) W M S Aug 7 1907   16y, 3 m farmer Illinois     accidental drowing in 7th Aug 1907 in Okaw River, Coles Co, IL 1/2 mile below Jackson Park   Okaw twp   E.P. Thomas Zion Church Aug 8 1907  
1191 Cowred H. Jann (Jaun?) W M W Feb 24 1908   48y, 4m machinist Germany     pneumonia fever 10 days M.E. Hospital   D.S. Campbell Calvary Cemetery Feb 25 1908  
1094 Harry Lee Jarrett W M M Sep 24 1907   - Railroad ticket agent Indiana     Meningitis cerebral 6 days Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Humbolt, IL Sep 27 1907  
961 Thelma Jarvis W F S May 4 1907   6y, 7d none none given     ulceration & perforation of bowel   Kalamazoo, Mich   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem -  
981 Thelma Jarvis W F S May 4 1907   6y, 0m, 7d         ? & perforation of bowels   Kalamazoo, Michigan   D.S. Campbell Mattoon My 4 1907  
1060 Fred Jeager W M M Aug 7 1907   77 merchant Germany     chronic nephritis 1 yr 5 mo 2705 Prairie   D.S. Campbell Sigel, IL Sep 3 1907  
1424 Sarah Jefferson W F W May 3 1909   89 housewife       fractured femur w/contrib cause of senility   2316 Richmond Ave   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem May 4 1909  
395 Emily Jewel - - - Nov 3 1904   74 housewife -     Mitrol Slerosis   Kansas, IL   - Dodge Grove Cem -  
957 Mrs. Mary Jhones W F W Apr 30 1907   86y, 8m, 15 d   Kentucky     heart failure w/contrib cause of old age 40 yrs, 4 mo 1821 Marion Ave, 3rd ward Mattoon C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem May 4 1907  
428(a) Infant of Mattie A. Jimmerson       Aug 21 1903             still birth              
113(a) Emory Johns       Aug 26 1902             Marasmus              
64(a) Irma Johns       May 7 1902   infant         meningitis              
1527 Joshua Johns W M - - - - engineer - - - nero cum ?   Decatur, Ill   F.S. Schlling - Nov 30 1909  
360 Robert Johns W M M Apr 16 1903     barber Illinois     small pox   2616 Charleston St, 4th ward Mattoon. In state all his life C.W. Haskell Johnstown, Cumberland Co., IL Apr 17 1903  
105 child of Jas. Johnson W F S Aug 11 1900 Aug 11 1900 11 hrs   Mattoon   Mattoon premature birth   2316 Moultrie st   Haskell - -  
524 Flora K. Johnson W f M Jun 18 1905   27   Illinois     Pulmonar Tuberculosis w/contrib cause of child birth & typhoid fever Mattoon Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jul 1 1905  
177 Henry Johnson W M not Jan 10 1901   about 73   Tennesee Tennesee Tennesee heart failure   2613 Richmond, 5th ward   J.J. Hoag Tower Hill, IL Jan 10 1900  
? Infant of M/M. J.A. Johnson W M   Jan 12 1904   10 d   Mattoon     born prematurely 10d     C.W. Haskell Mound Cem.    
1476 Irvin Johnson W M M Aug 22 1909   79y, 5 or 6 mos farmer FernanAugh Co, Ireland     Brights disease with hypertropey of prostate as contrib. Casue 2 yrs & 5 yrs 1100 Lafayett   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Aug 28 1909  
715 James H. Johnson W M - May 22 1906   37 Junk dealer       killed on big 4 RR   M.E. Hospital   D.S. Campbell   May 22 1906  
234 L. Johnson W F W Jun 15 1901   69         congestion of lungs 3 weeks 2613 Richmond   J.J. Hoag Tever (?) Hill Jun 16 1901  
936 Mrs. Mary Johnson W F W Mar 28 1907   63 housewife Illinois     uremia w/contrib cause of Acute Nephritis 3 days 1911 Wabash   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Ma 29 1907  
1113 Opal Johnson W F - Nov 1 1907   3 yrs infant Mattoon     - 2 weeks 1313 Marshall   E.P. Thomas Quaker Toledo Nov 1 1907  
475(a) Rosie Johnson B     Nov 10 1903   64         heart disease & old age              
764 Bertie S. Jones W F S Aug 9 1906   6mo infant Mattoon     brain fever w/contrib cause of cholera infantum   612 Shelby   J.D. McCarty Dodge Grove Aug 9 1906  
1394 Elizabeth P. Jones W F - Feb 9 1909   - - -     inquest pending       - Mattoon, IL Feb 9 1909  
363(a) Everett Jones B     Apr 21 1902             gun shot wound inflicted in quarrel              
461 Harry Jones W M S Feb 3 1905   4 hours   Coles     non-development at birth   2603 Cottage   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem -  
473 Infant of M/M Walter Jones - - S Mar 17 1905   15 days infant       premature birth   2508 Richmond   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 18 1905  
147(a) Mary Jane Jones       Sept 30 1902             hemiplegia              
95 Eliza Joyce W F S Jul 12 1900 Oct 18 1899 8m, 10d child Mattoon Indiana Illinois brain fever   2608 Richmond, 6th ward Mattoon C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jul 12 1900  
413(a) Eliza T. Judd       Jul 25 1903             senility              

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