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".


-- V -- 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
25(a) Hubart F. Van Deren       Feb 22 1902             drug narcosis              
233 Bethany Van Gundy W F - Apr 12 1901   66         dropsy   2308 Moultrie     Dodge Grove Cem -  
417(a) Ely A Van Gundy       Aug 4 1903             killed by train              
1205 John R. Van Meter W M M Mar 19 1908   65y, 5m, 25d farming Virginia     carcinoma of stomach 1 yr 2101 Marshall   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Mar 19 1908  
1179 Mary P. Van Meter W F W Feb 18 1908   85 housewife Washington, D.C.     valvular heart disease w/contrib cause of chronic nephritis 2 yrs Memorial Hospital   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Feb 20 1908  
1346 Henry H. Van Nest W M M Nov 21 908   72 Leyst waterworks on J.C. R.R. New Jersey     carcinoma of stomach w/contrib cause of senility   2609 W. Broadway   W.J. Carter Dodge Grove Cem Nov 23 1908  
480 Infant of M/M Clarence Van Note               720 Lincoln                   rest of certificate is blank
467 Infant of M/M Clarence Van Note - - - Mar 8 1905 - - infant       still birth       D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 9 1905  
1053 Zack Vanderventer W M S Aug 30 1907   19y, 8 mo farmer Coles co     Charleston interurban wreck   Charleston interurban wreck   Farley Ross Camp Ground Paradise Aug 31 1907  
381(a) James Vandeventer       May 25 1903             malarial fever              
379(a) Jasper Vandeventer       Apr 23 1903             small pox              
1076 Zack Vandveventer W M S Aug 30 1907   19y, 8m farmer Coles co     Interurban wreck on Cen. Ill Track w./contrib cause of criminal negligence of Motormen F.B. McClar & Chas. Botts instant wreck on interurban near Charleston   Farley Ross Old Campb Ground, Paradise Tp Sep 4 1907  
126(a) Ler Vanlandingham       Oct 17 1902             asthenia              
394 Frank Vanlaningham - - - Nov 2 1904   18y, 10m, 22d laborer       tuberculosis of lungs 1 yr 2221 Marion Ave, 4 ward   C.W. Haskell - Nov 2 1904  
402(a) Samuel Vanmeter       Jul 4 1903             general exhaustion brough on by bowel trouble              
1299 Dane Vasseloff W M M Aug 28 1908   35y, 2mos laborer Masedonia, Turkey     railway accident w/contrib cause of contusion of abdomen 3 days Memorial Hospital   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Aug 31 1908  
1358 Edward W. Vause W M W Dec 14 1908   78 retired Ross County, Ohio     -   1012 Wabash Ave   F.S. Schilling Charleston, Ill Dec 14 1908  
51(a) Infant child of Jno. & Bessie Vensley       Apr 14 1902             still birth              
1093 Wm. E. Vice W M S Sep 25 1907   20y, 6m, 8d Fireman Kentucky     peritonnitis w/contrib cause of typhoid fever   M.E. Hospital   D.S. Campbell Springfield, IL Sept 26 1907  
488 Martha Alice Victory W F S Mar 5 1905   35y, 2mo housework St. Elmo, IL     mitral regurgitation w/contrib cause of La Grippe 30 days 2412 Shelby Ave   J.J. Hoag St. Elmo Mar 6 1905  
1137 John F. Voigt W M M Dec 1 1907   75y, 5m, 14d retired Germany     Uremic coma w/contributing cause of chronic prosbatitis & Nephritis 2 yrs 1701 Lafayette   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Dec 3 1907  
14 Jas. H. Vonnnt ? (sic) W M unknown Jan 21 1900     laborer       consumption   Mattoon, 4th ward Mattoon J.D. McCarty Bethel Cemetery south of Mattoon Jan 21 1900  

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