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".


-- O -- 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
670 Lusidney O;Brien w f - Mar 8 1906   32 days   Mattoon     cause unknown to the jury   3119 Cottage   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 10 1906  
653 Infant Oakes - - - Feb 24 1906             not known   2313 lafayette Ave   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Feb 24 1906  
974 Ralph Oateman W M S May 22 1907   8mo, 28 d   920 Charleston St.     astehma w/contrib cause of illeo colitis   920 Charleston   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem May 22 1907  
106(a) Charles O'Brien       Aug 13 1902             asthma              
645 Bridget O'Conner - - - Jan 24 1906   75 housewife Ireland     accident - asphyxiated & burned few minutes Mattoon   J.D. McCarty Calvery Cemetery Feb 2 1906  
261 Mary Lucile O'Dea - - - Aug 10 1901 Jul 17 1900 1y, 23d   Mattoon White Sulphur Sprgins, VA Olney, IL stomach & bowel trouble 1 mo 1316 Lafayette Ave, 3 ward mattoon. 1 yr 23 dys Schlicher Dodge Grove Cem Aug 10 1901  
264 Clarence W. O'Donnell - - - Aug 17 1901   2y   Moultrie Co, IL     brain trouble   Moultrie Co, IL Moultrie Co, IL C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem -  
245 JoSeph Ogee W M M Jun 28 1901   84 retired farmer Kentucky     stomach trouble   2620 Richmond, 5th ward Mattoon. 30 yrs J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Jun 28 1901  
457(a) Helen Ohm       Oct 5 1903   infant         abscess of throat              
1177 Little Son of JoSeph Ohm W M S Feb 18 1908   -   Illinois     still born   1800 Piatt   E. P Thomas Calvary Cemetery Feb 18 1908  
221 Chas. O'Neill W M S Apr 11 1901 1863 38 engineer Illinois Ireland Ireland Niama a potir (?) 6 weeks City Hospital in Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 11 yrs Adam & Krieger o Indianapolis, Schlicher of Matton Calvary Cemetery Apr 13 1901  
977 Carl Orndorff W M S May 8 1907   6 none Illinois     endocarititis w/contrib cause of pneumonia 15 days 3300 Pratt   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem May 31 1907  
1219 Eliza C Orndorff W F M Mar 20 1908   55 housewife Illinois     consumption 2 yrs 6mos 504 N 21st St   E. P Thomas - Mar 21 1908  
711 Emma Orr W F - May 14 1906   40         congestion of stomach   Decatur, IL   Albert Leach, Health Officer - May 19 1906  
705 Ila M. Orr W F S May 3 1906   4y, 2m, 20d - Illinois     chronic nephritis   1205 North 10th   D.S. Campbell Hidalgo, IL May 5 1906  
1387 William H. Osbern W M S Jan 21 1909   49 farmer Mattoon     diabetes 15 yrs Western Avenue   F.S. Schilling - Jan 21 1909  
356 Clio A. Osborn W M S Apr 7 1903 Apr 7 1902 1 infant Mattoon     congestion of lungs 2 days 2212 Charleston, 4th ward 2212 Charleston st. One yr Wm. Or C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Apr 8 1903  
1030 Infant of John Osborn W - S Jul 10 1907   5mos   Mattoon     pulmonary tuberculosis 2 mon 2405 Lafayette   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jul 26 1907  
606 Israil Osborn W M S Nov 1 1905   59 retired farmer       heart failure 5 yrs near Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 29 1905  
605 Mrs. Vera Osborn W F M (wife of D.W.O.) Nov 22 1905   24 housewife Illinois     Phthsis Pulmana ? 6mos 2820 Pine   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 29 1905  
983 Dorothy Osborne W F M May 20 1907   26 housewife Illinois     consumption 3 mo 2400 Lafayette Ave   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem May 31 1907  
331 Deborah Owens W F M Mar 12 1903   69 retired housewife harden Co, KY     tectal abscess w/contrib cause of Disease of womb 2 mo, 24 dys 2221 Richmond, 5th ward Mattoon. In state 45 yrs J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Mar 14 1903  
1368 Inf dau of M/M Jas. Owens W F S Dec 27 1908       Coles Co     exhaustion from prolonged labor   621 Lafayette   E. P Thomas Mount Caramel Cem Dec 29 1908  
61 Margaret Owings W F W Apr 13 1900 Jul 1 1824 75y, 9m, 13d housewife Mt. Sterling, Ky Lexington, Ky   pneumonia 4 dys 521 S. 17th St, 3 ward Mattoon. 39 yrs Schlicher Bros. - Apr 13 1900 S.M. Ownings, inf
311 Elizabeth Ozee W F W Jan 26 1903 Feb 6 1818 84y, 11m, 20d retired housewife Murfreesboro, Tenn unknown unknown old age   2620 Richmond Ave, 5th ward 2620 Richmond, 12 yrs Schlicher Bros. Sullivan, IL Jan 27 1903  
1425 John F. Ozee W M S May 3 1909   - - Mattoon     stillborn   2620 Richmond Ave   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem May 4 1909  
449 Laurena Ozee - - S Feb 6 1905   24 - Illinois     Pulmonary Tuberculosis w/contrib cause of heart failure 3 mos 516 N. 21st Mattoon C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Feb 7 1905  

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