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
997 Ralph Zimmerman Nay W M S Jun 20 1907   1y, 2m, 13d infant Illinois     pulmonary edema, congestion of lungs w/contrb cause of measles & whooping cough 2 days 912 Wabash Ave   D.S. Campbell Ashmore Jun 21 1907  
383 Infant Needham - - - Oct 8 1904   3 mo         Summer Diarrhoe       C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Oct 9 1904  
493 Luella Needham W F M Apr 10 1905   26 housewife Illinois     Peritonitis w/ contrib cause of Pyo Salpingitis   2213 Lafayette   Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Apr 11 1905  
1158 Abbey M. Neel W F W Jan 3 1918   84y, 4m         chronic bronchitis   Charleston, IL   - Dodge Grove Cem Jan 3 1908  
132(a) Elbert Monroe Neel       Oct 26 1902             brights disease              
299 Mary Nelis W F M Aug 29 1902   76         paralisis   1113 Moultrie Ave   McCarty Calvary Cemetery -  
1080 Robert Nelson W M S Aug 30 1907   14 farmer Illinois     wreck on Central Ill tract--? lines w/contrib cause of Criminal negligence of Motorman B.F. Mc Clair & Chas. Botts instant near Charleston, IL   E.P. Thomas Pleasant Grove Cem Sep 4 1907  
1079 William D. Nelson W M M Aug 30 1907   46 farmer Illinois     Interurban wreck on Cen. Ill Traction w. contrib cause of criminal negligence of Motormen F.B. McClar & Chas. Botts instant near Charleston, IL   E.P. Thomas Pleasant Grove Cem Sep 4 1907  
484 J.W. Newall W M - Mar 21 1905   85 inmate of I.O.O.F. Home Kentucky     heart failure s/contrib cause of Senile ??ertin & Arterio Sclerosis 3 yrs I.O.O.F. Home Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Lacon, IL Mar 22 1905  
1115 Oliver Newcomb W M M Nov 1 1907   82y, 5m, 1d carpenter Ohio     pain in chest & old age   1301 Pratt   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 2 1907  
3 Fred Newhart W M S Jan 3 1900   unknown         consumption   on train NO. 11. Big 4 Ry coming into Mattoon Indianapolis, Ind Schlicher Bros. Indianapolis Jan 3 1900  
718 Rosa E. Newkirk W F M May 18 1906   45         acute miliary tuberculosis   Illinois Eastern Hospital   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem May 18 1906  
443(a) Howard Newland       Sep 9 1903             convulsions - Marasmus              
1057 Unnamed infant of Walter Newland W M S Aug 2 1907   14 days   Mattoon     premature birth w/contrib cause of exhaustion   617 broadway   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Aug 31 1907  
1135 W.J. Newman W M M Nov 27 1907   38 painter Virginia     pulmonary tuberculosis 1 yr 1012 Marshall   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Nov 27 1907  
548 Elizabeth Jane Newport W F M Aug 26 1905   42y, 8m, 24d housekeeper Hillsboro, OH     Huasarea w/contrib cause of multiple cysts of both ovaries involving bladder 6 mo 1105 Shelby St 35 yrs in IL D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Aug 26 1905  
382 Wayne Nichol - M S Oct 2 1904   2y, 4mos child 1616 Moultrie     fell in tub of hot water 1 day 1616 Moultrie   C.W. Haskell Neoga, IL Oct 2 1904  
1308 Loxie Nichols W F S Sep 15 1908   11   Woodbury     typhoid fever 1 mo, 7 days 1616 Moultrie   J.D. McCarty Drummonds, Cumberland co Sept 15 1908  
719 Otis Edward Nichols W M S May 18 1906   3m, 4d infant Illinois     inanition   1616 Moultrie   Wm Haskell Drummond May 18 1906  
150(a) Hannah Niece (?)       Dec 5 1902             heart failure              
1203 Inf of M/M Alfred Nolen W M S Mar 14 1908             premature birth   Memorial Hospital   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Mar 15 1908  
1517 Charlie L. Noll W M S Oct 30 1909   22y, 4m, 23d farmer       internal injuries   Turlock, California   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Nov 8 1909  
397 Barney Nolte W M M Nov 2 1904   54y, 6m farmer Germany     typhoid fever 12 days near Mattoon 34 yrs J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Nov 2 1904  
398 Emma Nolte W F S Nov 2 1904   14y, 7m, 27d - near Mattoon     typhoid fever 18 days near Mattoon near Mattoon J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Nov 2 1904  
448 Z. Nimrod Nool - - - Feb 1 1905 Oct 28 1832 72y, 3m, 3d carpenter Mercer Co, KY VA KY La grippe w/contrib cause of old age   709 Marshall   J.M. Haccock, Lerna Dodge Grove Cem Feb 2 1905  
362 Riley Norton B M M Aug 3 1904   46y, 2m, 28d barber Terre haute, Ind     organic heart disease w/contrib cause of Dropsical complications don't know 1809 Champaign Mattoon Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Aug 3 1904 #361 scratched out and 502 penciled in
44 Adaline Norvell W F M Mar 22 1900     housewife Greencastle, Ind Ohio Ohio internal hemorrhage w/contrib cause of operation on breasts   at a private residence for one week in Dubuque Iowa Mattoon. 40 yrs J.D. McCarty Dodge Grove Cem Mar 22 1900  
181 Nora Opal Norvirl W F S Jan 6 1901   3   Toledo, IL Toledo, IL Neoga Diphtheria w/contrib cause of cold 4 days 721 Marshall, 2nd ward 721 Marshall Ave. 9 mos J.J. Schlicher Dodge Grove Cem Jan 6 1901 A.L. Norvirl
75(a) J.Ed. Nove       May 18 1902             Ulceration stomach & bowels              
836 Maud Noyes W F S Oct 30 1906   32         Kemire (?) convulstions   St. JoSeph Hospital, Chicago, IL   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Oct 30 1906  
1342 Thelma Leota Nutterfield W F S Nov 15 1908   3y, 3m, 19d   Mattoon     acute nephritis 10 days 2317 Shelby St   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Nov 16 1908  

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