Mattoon Death Register

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST
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
1341 Bertha Raelberer W F S Nov 19 1908   22y, 23 d none Mattoon     rupture of spleen w/contrib cause of chronic typeritrophy of spleen 1 year 2312 Richmond St   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Nov 20 1908  
121 Geo Rains W M M Sep 24 1900   about 78 blacksmith West Va     brights disease 2 yrs in Lafayette twp Lafayette tp Schlicher Bros. Bethel church yd, lafayette tp Sep 24 1900 Saml Howell, inf
931 Elizabeth Ranch W F - Mar 4 1907   4 mo   Mattoon     hemorrhage   1720 Champaign St   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 15 1907  
230 Mrs. J. Randolf W F M May 28 1901                     Schlicher - -  
16(a) A.W. Randolph       Jan 26 1902             paralises   St. louis, Mo          
425 Mildred Marie Randolph - F S Dec 27 1904   1m, 20d infant Mattoon     Pertussis & Pneumonia 14 days 2413 West Broadway   D.S. Campbell Bone Gaf, IL Dec 27 1904  
416 Vina Rapp - - M Dec 8 1904   38y, 2m, 25d housewife Germany     Congestion of lungs 9 days Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem -  
1309 David D. Rardin W M - Sep 16 1908   46 carpenter Indiana     blood poisining 12 days 321 Moultrie St   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Sep 17 1908  
477(a) Henry Rathe       Nov 13 1903             abdominal operation              
960 Ida M. Ravenscroft W F S Apr 6 1907   2y, 3m, 6c infant       spinal meningitis   Colorado Springs, CO   D.S. Campbell - Apr 8 1907  
55 Dorothy M. Reams W F S Apr 17 1900 Dec 15 1899 4m, 2d   Mattoon Bloomington, IL Elmwood, IL pneumonia 3 dys 2417 Lafayette, 4th ward Mattoon Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Apr 17 1900 Wm. Reams
460 Infant of M/M John Rector - - - Feb 2 1905   2 days infant       premature birth   812 Wabash Ave   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Feb 2 1905  
1239 Mrs. Charles Redding W F M Apr 26 1908   42y, 16d housewife Indiana     tuberculosis 1 yr 1613 Wabash   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem April 27 1908  
891 Robert Redding W M M Jan 1 1907   72         pneumonia   Indianapolis, In   D.S. Campbell - Jan 3 1907  
4 Geo. Redfern W M M -     carpenter & contractor       parilisis     Mattoon Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Jan 4 1900  
1181 Charles Redman W M M Feb 18 1908   47 farmer Illinois     pyemia w/contrib cause of Septicemia 14 days 1713 Lafayette   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Feb 18 1908  
745 Alberta Mae Reed W F S Jul 23 196   10 m infant Illinois     cholera infantum 1 day 901 Prairie   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Jul 23 1906  
1241 Edward Reed W M S May 3 1908   1y, 4m - Illinois     whooping cough 10 days 901 N. 22nd st   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem May 4 1908  
208 Grace Reed W F S Mar 6 1901 Feb 6 1886 15y, 1m school girl       consumption   800 Moultrie st, 7th ward Mattoon C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem -  
1518 John T. Reed W M W Nov 8 1909   57 carpenter Kentucky     kidney & lung trouble with gen'l debility   687 Richmond Ave   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem No 9 1909  
372 Lula Reed - - - Aug 26 1904   53y, 3m, 21d         Eterita paralysis Dementia   Eastern Ill. Hospital Insane, Kankakee Mattoon J.M. Haddock, Lerna, IL Dodge Grove Cem Aug 16 1904  
781 Mrs. Carolina Reed W F W Aug 1 1906   46 housewife Virginia     rheumatism w/contrib cause of nervous prostration       D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove -  
351 Sophy B. Reed W F - Apr 25 1903   50         pneumonia   San Antonio, Texas   Sloan & Hogy at San Antonio. Schlicher Bros, Mattoon Dodge Grove Cem -  
1319 David A. Reich W M M Sept 30 1908   71 carpenter Ohio     chronic cystitis       E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Oct 1 1908  
1251 Infant of M/M O.A. Reich W M S May 20 1908   - - Mattoon     do not know (still birth)   1224 Edgar   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem May 21 108  
604 Mrs. Lola Reich W F M Nov 3 1905   28 housewife Illinois     suppinatin typhritis 15 days 1208 Marshall   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 29 1905  
612 Clarence Nirehola (?) Reinhart W M S Nov 28 1905   9 mos   near Mattoon     heart failure 1 hr near Mattoon   - - Nov 29 1905  
502 Infant of M/M Albert Renfro W M - Apr 27 1905 Apr 29 1905 -   Mattoon Illinois Illinois not known         Plain View, IL Apr 29 1905  
1172 Mrs. Lena Revoltz W F W Feb 7 1908   61y, 7m, 21d housewife Berlin, Germany     - 1 day; 12 hour 1321 Marshall   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Feb 8 1908  
892 Alfred M. Reynolds W M M Feb 8 1907   61 y 8 mo car repairer Newton, IL     heart disease w/ contrib cause of dropsy 5yr, 3mo Mattoon   J.D. McCarty - Feb 9 1907  
38 Allie Reynolds w f S Mar 10 1900 1875 24 house keeper Shelby Co, Il     heart trouble   2500 Richmond, 5th ward city J.D. McCarty Dodge Grove Cem Mar 19 1900  
449(a) Clyde Reynolds       Sep 22 1903             run over by railroad train              
581 Hattie S. Rhinehart - - - Oct 28 1905   48 housewife Indiana     typhoid fever 1 mo, 18 da Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem -  
1286 Mrs Eliza J. Rhittenhouse W F W Aug 2 1908   74y, 5m, 25d housewife Columbus, OH     heart disease 1 yr, 6 mo Lafayette twp   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Aug 3 1908  
482 Delia Miller Rhoads W F M Mar 27 1905   53   Westchester, Ohio     carcinoma of Uterus Padimixa 2 yrs   719 S. 18th St D.S. Campbell Westchester, OH Mar 27 1905  
48(a) Gareld Rhoads       Apr 9 1902             pneumonia              
1407 Emma M. Rhodes W F - Mar 20 1909   28 housewife Illinois     tuberculosis 1 yr 908 North 12th   - Songer Cem - Rose Hill Mar 20 1909  
1039 Albres K. Rhue W M S Aug 6 1907   1y, 10m   Mattoon     convulsions w/contrib cause of whopping cough (sic) 1 mo 512 S. 21st   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Aug 14 1907  
1474 Grace Rhue W F S Aug 24 1909   3 weeks   512 S 21st St     exhaustion with contrib cause as premature birth 20 days 512 S 21 St   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Aug 27 1909  
1432 Thresa M. Rhue W F S May 19 1909   26   Illinois     abcess of lung w/ contrib cause of paralysis and tuberculosis all her life Mattoon   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem May 20 1909  
144(a) August J. Ricck       Nov 30 1902             cancer of bowels              
671 Catherin Rice W F - Mar 9 1906   40 housewife Germany     cardiac asthma 8 yrs 2012 West Charleston St   Wm. C. Haskell Calvery Mar 9 1906  
758 Lawrence Rice W M M Jul 26 1906     farmer Illinois     brain fever w/contrib cause of paralysis 12 days M.E. Hospital   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Jul 26 1906  
70(a) Salem Rice       May 18 1902             hemorrage of bowels              
90 Helen Richardson W F S Jul 8 1900 Nov 26 1899 ? (sic) 7m ? (sic) 12dy   Mattoon Mattoon Shawneetown, IL cholera infantum   1104 Charleston, 3rd ward Mattoon, 7m, 12d J.D. McCarty Dodge Grove Cem Jul 9 1900  
429 Mrs. Martha Richmond - - - Dec 7 1904   75y, 5m housewife Ohio     Pneumonia   Mattoon Mattoon. In IL 44 years D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem -  
91 Henry Rick W M M Jul 16 1900 Dec 2 1837 62y, 7m, 4d hotel keeper Germany Germany Germany softening of brain w/contrib cause of alcoholism   Dole Home, Mattoon, 1st ward Mattoon, 18 yrs Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Jul 16 1900 G.H. Rick by Dr. Bennett
313 Harriette Riddle W F M Jan 12 1903 Jan 22 1824 78y, 20d retired housewife near Rome, N.Y.     consumption   On Western Ave about 1/2 mile west city limits Mattoon   Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Feb 2 1903  
982 Hubert Rider W M S May 13 1907   8 mos         paralysis w/contrib cause of convulsions 14 days 2509 Western Ave   J.D. McCarty - May 15 1907  
897 J.A. Rightsell W M W Feb 5 1907   56 engineer Coles Co     heart failure w/contrib cause of debauch & bromo quinine   1901 Broadway   D.S. Campbell Old Camp Ground Feb 5 1907  
1438 Charles Theodore Riley W M S May 27 1909   2   Mattoon     Cerebra Sprinal Mennigitis 14 days 612 S. 14 St   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem May 31 1909  
944 Rosa May Ring W F S Mar 28 1907   21 mo child Mattoon     drowning   1400 Champaign St   D.S. Campbell Whitfield Cem. Mar 28 1907  
1204 Columbus Ritter W M M Mar 16 1908   36y, 6m farmer Shelby County     -   2521 Dewitt   D.S. Campbell Gays, IL Mar 16 1908  
112 Infant of Jane Roams W F S Jun 30 1900 Jun 6 1900 1 d   Mattoon Coles Co Coles Co still born   1512 Lafayette, 3rd ward 3 mos Schlicher Bros. Cooks Mill Cem -  
1152 Edwin T. Robb W M S Dec 3 1907   24y, 5m,3d - -     chronic nephritis   2255 Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL   - Mattoon Dec 4 1907  
1222 Peter Robb W M M Apr 1 1908   79y, 11m painter Ohio     exhaustion w/contrib cause of senility paralyticstick 2 or 3 yrs ago 3 yrs 2813 Cottage Ave   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Apr 2 1908  
1397 Harriett Mrs Robbins W F M Feb 14 1909   60 housekeeper Claramount Co., OH     appoplexy   1616 Wabash Ave   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Feb 16 1909  
1072 Baby Roberts W F S Sep 7 1907       917 N. 11th st     still born   917 N. 11th st   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Sep 7 1907  
135(a) Chas. Henry Roberts       Nov 4 1902             catarhal fever              
122(a) Timothy Roberts       Aug 20 1902             hemorrhage              
364(a) Charles A. Robertson       Apr 25 1903             consumption              
504 Emma Robertson W F M May 1 1905   38y, 10m housewife Charleston     consumption 6 mo Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem May 1 1905  
619 Homer Robertson W M S Dec 25 1905   1y, 9m   Illinois     Pneumonia Fever w/contrib cause of Hooping (sic) cough 7 days 917 Richmond   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Dec 26 1905  
52 Sophrona Robertson w F S Apr 4 1900 Mich 24 1876 24y, 11d house keeper Illsboro, Il Chesterfield, N.H. Mattoon consumption   Mattoon, 4th ward   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Apr 4 1900  

1380 Clarence Robinson W M S Dec 21 1908   10y, 4m, 29d school boy Mattoon     membranos croup w/contrib cause of tonsilitis 1 day for croup, 7 for tonsilitis 2820 (or 2120) Prairie Ave   F.S. Schilling - Dec 22 1909  
253 Edward T. Robinson W M S Jul 21 1901 Sep 9 1881 19y, 10m 12d ex- Philipine soldier & farmer Mattoon     overheating in harvest field 2 wks 3201 Marshal, 4th ward Mattoon C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jun 21 1901  
447(a) Mahale Robinson       Sep 16 1903             typhoid Fever              
67(a) Mrs. M.A. Robinson       May 23 1902             paralysis              
419 Nellie Robinson - F S Dec 11 1904   32y, 6m 19d         cardiac dropsy   Colorado Springs, CO   Walter Creek, Colorado Sprg, So Dodge Grove Cem Dec 11 1904  
400 Robert Robinson W M M Nov 24 1904 Sep 15 1828 76y, 2m, 9d farmer Cumberland Co, England England England Old age 2 yrs 3201 Marshal 24 yrs C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 14 1904  
306 Nicholas Robson w M M Jan 1 1903   57 locomotive engineer England     heart failure 1 day 900 Wabash, 2nd ward 900 Wabash Ave Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem buried Jan 3 1903  
44(a) John Rodifer       Mar 30 1902             heart failure              
1495 Albert Rogers W M S 3536   22 laborer Effingham     assault inflicted on head by unknown parties   Memorial Hospital, Mattoon   F.S. Schlling Lay Cem Sep 30 1909  
1263 Bessie Rogers W F M Jul 17 1908   25         catarrah stomach and contrib cause of chronic bronchitis   Pittsburg, Penn   C.O. Si??rh Dodge Grove Cem Jun 17 1908  
1488 Geo W. Rogers W M S Sep 12 1909   - - Mattoon     Iclemia Neonatom ?   604 Richmond   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Sep 13 1909  
1214 Martha Rogers W F M Mar 10 1908   59y, 11m, 26d housewife Illinois     heart failure w/contrib cause of goiter 6 mos 2509 Shelby St   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Mar 11 1908  
840 Mrs. Rogers W F M Oct 5 1906   57   Missouri     pulmonary Tuberculosis w/contrib cause of chronic bronchitis 20 years… 20 days 920 S. 16th   J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Oct 29 1906  
383(a) Elizabeth Rolen       Jun 2 1903             consumption. Died on train while enroute from Peoria to Olney, ILL              
1051 John Rolley W M M Aug 30 1907   57 porter Indiana     Street car accident   R_T Co. Right 8, . between Mat. & Charleston   D.S. Campbell - Aug 31 1907  
1447 Archa P. Romans - - - Jun 19 1909   25 Railroader Kentucky     tuberculosis   2721 Marshall 2721 Marshall E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Jun 21 1909  
128 Child of Thos Romine W not given not given Oct 5 1900       Lerna     scrofula   Lerna, Coles Co   Schlicher Bros. Janesville, Il none T. Romine
1136 Michael Rominger W M - Nov 27 1907   88         senile paralysis   Springfield, Missouri   - Mattoon Nov 28 1907  
904 Charles J. Root W M S Jan 30 1907   22         Result of injuries received at Sandford, Ind. Wreck   St. JoSeph Hospital   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Feb 28 1907  
544 Christina Rose W F M Aug 6 1905   37 housewife Sigle, IL     heart failure w/contrib cause of paralysis heart 7 hrs Mattoon lived in IL 37 yrs C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Aug 7 1905  
10 Arthur Ross W M S Jan 10 1900   28 ry. Switchman Iowa     brights disease   Springfield, MO Springfield, MO Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Jan 10 1900  
223 John Rothrock W - - Apr 18 1901 Aug 26 1900 7m, 5d   Mattoon West Salem, IL Brazil, Ind measles w/contrib cause of congestion of lungs 4 wks 1620 Wabash, 3rd ward Mattoon Schlicher West Salem, IL Apr 18 1901  
564 Clarence F. Rouch W M - Sep 22 1905   16         R.R. crushing Injury   Decatur, IL   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Sep 24 1905  
5 Geo. Rouch W M M Jan 3 1900   91 retired Ireland Ireland Ireland general debility w/contrib cause of pneumonia     Mattoon Jas. McCarty Dodge Grove Cem Jan 1 1900  
854 Infant of Harry Rouch W F S Nov 30 1906   -   1720 Champaign Ave     still born   1720 Champaign St   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Dec 1 1906  
286   Rourke or Rooney w M - Oct 11 1901 unknown about 40         gunshot wound 2020 Shelby, 6th ward     Schlicher Bros. Potters Field, Dodge Grove Oct 11 1901  
291 Art Rouse W M M Oct 23 1901 - 41 blacksmith New York     alcholism   2307 Western Ave, 5th ward   J.D. McCarty Shelbyville, IL -  
851 Geo. Rowe W M M Nov 28 1906             shock - accidental   Terre Haute, Ind   O.J. Ryan & Son Mattoon Nov 28 1906  
347 Angus Rude W M W Mar 30 1903 Apr 13 1832 70y, 11m, 17d laborer & farmer Clinton Co. Ohio     old age   2704 Shelby Ave, 6th wad Mattoon. About 30yrs J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Apr 1 1903  
85(a) Mary E. Rude       Jul 2 1902             heart disease              
1075 Ed Runnells W M S Aug 30 1907   22 farm laborer coles Co     Interurban wreck on Cen. Ill Traction w. contrib cause of criminal negligence of Motormen F.B. McClar & Chas. Botts instant near Charleston, IL   Farley Ross Paradise Twp Sep 4 1907  
1052 Ed Runnels W M S Aug 30 1907   22 farmer Coles co         wreck on interrurban in Charleston   Farley Ross Old Camp Ground, Paradise Tp Aug 31 1907  
375(a) Jane Russell       May 12 1903             chronic gastritis              
197 Mary Russell W F M Feb 18 1901     housewife               C.W. Haskell Bradbury, IL -  
1352 Mrs. Emma J. Russell W F M Dec 1 1908   24y, 9 mos housewife Greenup     peritonitis 6 days     F.S. Schilling Camp Ground Cem Dec 3 1908  
850 Mary JoSeph Ryan W F w Nov 23 1906   83 retired Ireland     paralysis w/contrib cause of asthma & exhaustion one day Mattoon   J.D. McCarty St. Patrick Cemetery, Trowbridge Nov 24 1906  
1246 Mrs. Jno Ryan W F M May 13 1908 - 38 housewife Cumberland Co, IL     abscess of liver & appendix   2509 Cottage Ave   D.S. Campbell Calvary Cemetery May 13 1908  
1435 Wm. H. Ryan W M - May 23 1909   40 - -     diabetic coma   Mercy Hospital in Chicago, IL   E. P Thomas   May 24 1909  

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