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
408(a) August Leander Lacy       Jul 21 1903             cholera infantum              
990 William Lahey W M M May 31 1907   41y, 9m, 29d boiler maker & Bar Tender Mattoon     tuberculosis   1417 Pratt   D.S. Campbell Calvery Cem Jun 5 1907  
512 M. LaMar W M - May 25 1905   72 farmer Ohio     Erysipelas w/contrib cause of Exposure   2301 Champaign St   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem May 26 1905  
152 Catherine Lamphier W F W Nov 13 1900   about 90 retired housewife Ireland Ireland Ireland cancer w/contrib cause of old age   1317 Lafayette, 3rd ward Mattoon. 20 yrs Schlicher Bros. Mound Cem. Charleston, IL Nov 14 1900 Dr. Boaz. Chas Westrup
1143 Branson Lane W M W Dec 14 1907   79y, 11m, 5d retired Ireland     heart failure w/contrib cause of paralysis several years I.O.O.F. Home   D.S. Campbell - Dec 14 1907  
683 Gladys Marguerite Lane W F S Mar 28 1906   11mo   near Mattoon     intestinal obstruction 17 days 2800 Cedar   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 28 1906  
55(a) Helen M. Lane       Apr 15 1902             asthma. Enlargement of heart              
494 Infant of M/M J.C. Langford W F - Apr 11 1905       1004 Shelby Ave     still born   1004 Shelby Ave   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Apr 12 1905  
515 George Langley w M M Jun 2 1905   42y, 21d laborer Illinois     Tuberculosis of lung 2yr, 6mo 3008 Cedar St. Mattoon always C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jun 3 1905  
498(a) Sarah Isabell Lankford B     Dec 28 1903   3 days         heart disease              
114 Cordelia Lanphier W f M Sep 3 1900 Jun 14 1869 31y, 2m, 19d housewife Cooks Mill Germany Germany Tuberculosis lungs 18 mo 5 miles North mattoon   J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Sep 4 1900  
268 T.J. Larkins W M - Aug 31 1901   28 trainman       hurt by train 1 mo Cairo, IL   J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Sep 2 1901  
744 Susie Laue W F S Jul 25 1906   13 child Illinois     inanition & typhoid fever 4 1/2 m 908 North 12th   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Jul 26 1906  
1363 Julius Oswald Lauterbauch W M S Dec 24 1908   28 cashier American Ex. Co Meridian, Ill     typhoid fever 1 yr Methodist Memorial Hospital   F.S. Schilling Restland Cem, Mendota, Il Dec 24 1908  
1427 Martha Mrs Lawson W F M May 3 1909   32y, 3m, 17d   Coles Co     tuberculosis   413 so. 12th   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem May 7 1909  
95(a) Edith Laymon       Jul 25 1902             cholera infantum              
885 Mrs. Elizabeth Layton W F W Jan 8 1907   87 housewife       old age w/contrib cause of pneumonia 10 days 1421 DeWitt   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jan 8 1907  
517 Marie Ledger W F - Jun 1 1905   67 retired Germany     Septicaimaci w/contrib cause of Sythilis I.O.O.F. Home   40 yrs D.S. Campbell Calvary Cem Jun 5 1905  
658 D.B. Lee W M W Feb 1 1906   88 dentist Illinois     heart failure w/contrib cause of artero   I.O.O.F. Home   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Feb 2 1906  
1445 Edna May Lee W F S Jun 11 1909   7m, 23 d   Coles Co     Tuberclosis   916 DeWitt Ave   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Jun 11 1909  
1029 Goldie T. Lee W F S Jul 27 1907   7 mo, 7 d child Mattoon     summer complaint w/contrib cause of teething   South 26th   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jul 27 1907  
563 Stella E. Lee W F S Sep 25 1905   1y, 7d   Kentucky Ohio Co     cholera infantum 2 mo 2513 Marshall Ave Mattoon 6 mos in Illinois C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Sep 25 1905  
149 Willis Leffler W M S Nov 5 1900 Jun 5 1899 1y, 5m   Sullivan, IL     whooping cough   West Broadway   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem -  
790 Wilder J. Leith W M S Sep 8 1906   20y, 2m, 22d brakeman Mason, IL     by being struck by an I.C. train No. 8   3/4 mile north of Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Farina, IL Sep 8 1926  
227 Wm. Henry Lenox W M M 2 times May 31 1901 Apr 27 1819 82y, 1m, 4d retired iron M-nger or moulder England England England Malaria fever 8 mos 1501 Charleston, 3rd ward Mattoon Schlicher Columbus, Ohio Jun 1 1901  
654 Mary A. Lent - - - Feb 24 1906   61         apoplexy       - - -  
160 Annie E. Lents W F W Nov 20 1900 Jan 22 1814 86y, 9m, 28d housewife New York State     old age   1420 Champaign Ave, 7th ward 1420 Champaign Ave. about 20 yrs Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Nov 20 1900  
1148 Anderson Lewis W M S Dec 24 1907   40 farmer Illinois     phthesis Pulmonalis 1 year 3113 Cottage Ave   D.S. Campbell Edgewood, IL Dec 24 1907  
422(a) Rebecca Lewis       Aug 17 1903             old age              
1003 Mary E. Lidster W F M Jun 17 1907   67 housewife       heart disease w/contrib cause of rheumatism 1 day 2317 Champaign   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jun 29 1907  
565 Mrs. Anna Liesure W F - interred Mattoon, IL Sep 28 1905 Jul 22 1882 37         dropsy   Lena, Indiana   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Sep 29 1905  
309 Charles M. Linder W M M Jan 22 1903 Mar 2 1835 67y, 10m, 20d engineer Blandenville, IL     Disease of liver   2521 Charleston, 4th ward Mattoon C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jan 22 1903  
1096 James Edwin Linder W M M Oct 3 1907   53         demented paralytina   St. Louis, MO   - Dodge Grove Cem Oct 4 1907  
580 Rebeca Linder W F - Oct 11 1905   87y, 11mo, 14 d housewife Harden Co, KY     congestion of lungs w/contrib cause of heart failure 1 hr     - - Oct 30 1905  
1069 Wm. I Linder W M W Sep 4 1907   30y, 5m, 12d R.R. Brakeman Mattoon     consumption 6 mos Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Sep 4 1907  
962 DAughter of M/M P.A. Lineberry W F S May 8 1907   2 days   Mattoon     convulsions 1 day 704 Richmond st, 1st ward   E.P. Thomas Toledo, IL May 9 1907  
438 Hannah L. Lingo W F M Jan 22 1905   65y, 4m, 8d housewife Ohio     paralysis few days 2705 Richmond Mattoon. 40 yrs in IL J.J. Hoag Peoria, IL Jan 24 1905  
500(a) W.K. Lippert       Dec 20 1903   65y, 9m, 26d         pneumonia              
146(a) John Lisk       Oct 11 1902             peritonitis              
1200 Inf. Of J.A. Little W M S Mar 9 1908   4mos   Mattoon     lung fever 15 days Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 9 1908  
214 Frederick R. Litz ? (? On original) W M M Apr 5 1901 Feb 29 1824 77y, 1m, 6d not given Baden Baden Ger. Baden Baden Ger. Baden Baden Ger. apoplexy   1320 Moultrie, 7th ward Mattoon. 8 yrs Hoag Effingham -  
519 George Lofgreen W M S Jun 6 1905   18y, 6d machinist Mattoon     drowned in Okaw River   Okaw River, 8 miles N.E. Mattoon 18 yrs C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jun 16 1905  
455(a) Mrs. Josie Logan       Oct 3 1903             cancer   Clinton, Ind          
597 Silas M. Logan W M S Nov 25 1905   54 laborer Illinois     congeston of bowels 4 days 900 Lafayette   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 29 1905  
455 Tipton P. Logan W M S Feb 26 1905     hotel keeper Kentucky     heart disease   2021 West Charleston St   C.W. Haskell Bethany, IL -  
12(a) Michael Long       Jan 20 1902             Uraemia. Albuminum              
453(a) William Long       Sep 30 1903             paralysis              
1024 Jennie Lord B F W Jul 29 1907   60 laborer don't know     natural causes   Mattoon   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jul 31 1907  
761 Mrs Loug W F M Jul 22 1906   73y, 4m, 9 d   Kentucky     paralysis w/contrib cause of injury from fall about 21 days I.O.O.F. Home   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove -  
? Eliza Lourdes W F W Dec 31 1903   82y, 7d housekeeping Virginia     pleurisey w/contrib cause of malarial fever 7 days Mattoon lived in IL 60 yrs J.D. McCarty Wright Cemetery Dec 31 1903  
501(a) Eliza T. Lowder       Dec 31 1903   82         pleurisy              
? Herman Luby W M   Jan 12 1904   1y, 8m, 3d   Mattoon     spinal meningitis 1y, ?m, 8d 2421 Dewitt Ave   J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove    
361(a) Sarah Luby       Apr 23 1903             old age              
774 Waldo Luby W M S Aug 3 1906   19y, 4m, 4d painter Gays, IL     Phthisis pulmonolis 12 mo Mattoon   J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Aug 4 1906  
561 Etta D. Lucas - - - Sep 24 1905   20y, 5m, 4d   Illinois     heart failure w/contrib cause of typhoid fever 20 days 3007 Cottage Life in Illinois D.S. Campbell Brockwell Cem Sep 25 1905  
1301 Herald Lusk - - - Sep 1 1908   4 mos none Mattoon     morosmus   1004 Prairie Ave   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Aug 31 1908  
760 Ora F. Lydster W M S Jul 29 1906   8y, 1m, 8d none Illinois     percarditis w/contrib cause of rheumatism 1y, 9m, 2da 2712 Shelby   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Aug 1 1906  
11 Thos Lynch W M M Jan 12 1900   58 laborer Ireland Ireland Ireland pneumonia 1 wk 1216 Dewitt, 7th ward Mattoon. 25 yrs Schlicher Bros. Calvery Cem Jan 12 1900  
26(a) Infant child of J.W. Lyon       Mar 3 1902             paralysis of respiration              
1043 Margaret D. Lyon W F S Aug 17 1907   6m, 2d   Mattoon     pneumonia w/contrib cause of Whooping cough 10 days 1000 Shelby   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Aug 18 1907  
87 Dewitt L. Lyons w M S Jun 23 1900 May 18 1890 10y, 1m, 4d school boy Joliet, il Michigan Coles Co injuries cause by falling under moving cars 5 hrs injured at Big 4 yds (city). Died at 1000 Shelby Ave, 7th ward Mattoon. 8 yrs Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Jun 23 1900  
506(a) Mary C. Lyons       Dec 31 1903   25y, 9m         consumption              

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