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
380(a) James Wade       May 9 1903             small pox              
601 Isac Waggoner W M M Nov 13 1905   74y, 8 mo, 13 d retired farmer Moultrie Co, IL     paralysis 4 days 713 Marshall   D.S. Campbell Gays, IL Nov 29 1905  
496 Bridget Walch W F W Apr 17 1905   75y, 2mo housewife Ireland     cardiac Asthena 8 days 908 Charleston Ave 42 yrs in IL D.S. Campbell Calvary Cem Apr 23 1905  
799 Adrial Walker W M M Sep 4 1906   75y, 8m, 23d retired Jonestown, Penn     severe gangrene 23 days 1504 Moultrie   D.S. Campbell - Sep 29 1906  
138(a) Cora Walker       Nov 16 1902             dysentery              
493(a) Elsworth Walker       Dec 18 1903   2         whooping cough & convulsions              
878 Inf. Of Richard Walker W - S Dec 11 1906   - - N. 30th St     prolapsed cord, several hours duration   N. 30th St   - - Dec 11 1906  
459 Infant of M/M Will Walker W F S Feb 20 1905             premature birth   1105 South 16th   J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem -  
14(a) Mathilda Ann Walker       Jan 23 1902             consumption              
732 Helen L. Wallace W F - Jun 4 1906             -   Dudley, IL   C.W. Haskell - Jun 30 1906  
952 Henry Frank Wallker (Walther?) W M S Mar 28 1907   25 railroader       railroad accident instant Colton, California   D.S. Campbell - -  
1335 Barbara Walsh W F ? 1908   57y, 2mos housewife Germany     typhoid fever 2 mos 1808 Richmond St   E. P Thomas Calvary Cem Nov 7 1908  
1125 Barbery M. Hess Walsh W F - Nov 14 1907   27 housewife       peritonitis 10 days 516 South 21   E.P. Thomas Calvary Cemetery Nov 14 1907  
259 Edward Walsh W M M Jun 30 1901     president of Mississippi Glass co.       heart failure   railway train near Mattoon St. Louis, Mo Schlicher St. Louis, MO June 30 1901  
316 George Walsh W M M Feb 10 1903 Aug 1828 74y, 6mo retired laborer England England England pneumonia 3 days I.O.O. F. Old folks Home - 3 months previous residence East St. Louis, IL. Schlicher Bros. East St. Louis, IL Feb 10 1903  
1141 John F. Walsh w M S Dec 6 1907   40 none Illinois     pulmonary tuberclosis w/contrib cause of chronic rheumatism 6 yrs 2216 Richmond   D.S. Campbell Calvary Cemetery Dec 6 1907  
329 Martin D. Walsh W M S Mar 7 1903 Aug 16 1873 2?y, 6?m, 21d railway brakeman conductor, I.C. Ry Mattoon Ireland Ireland killed by moving train instant In the I.C. yards, Mattoon Mattoon. All his life. Schlicher Bros. Calvary Cemetery Mar 10 1903  
1436 Mary Malone Walsh W F W May 18 1909   72y,2m, 14d housekeeper Co Kilkinney, Ireland     chronic Albuminuria 1yr, 2 m 512 Prairie Ave   J.D. McCarty Calvary Cem May 24 1909  
100 Michael Walsh W M M Aug 2 1900 Sep 29 1826 73y, 7mo, 2d retired merchant Vickerstown, Queens Co, Ireland Vickerstown, Queens Co, Ireland Vickerstown, Queens Co, Ireland apoplexy w/contrib cause of kidney disease & rheumatism 4 yrs 2404 Western Ave, 5th ward Mattoon, 38yrs Schlicher Bros. Calvery Cem - M. Walsh (son)
1525 Patrick Walsh W M M Nov 15 1909   71y, 7m, 17d City Oil Inspector Ireland     Ran over by cars on Big 4 RR in Mattoon   South 21st st Crossing Big 4 RR   F.S. Schlling Cavalry Cem Nov 30 1909  
459(a) Anna Walters       Oct 6 1903   1y, 10m         dysentary              
1058 J.T.N Walton W M M Aug 20 1907     old soldier Virginia     chronic Diaraea   821 Lafayette   D.S. Campbell Muddy Point Cem Aug 31 1907  
136(a) Lulu May Walton       Nov 12 1902             hemorage of bowels              
1189 Mrs. Adeline Walton W F W Feb 23 1908   84 housewife Ohio     valvular disease of heart   721 Lafayette   D.S. Campbell Muddy Point Feb 23 1908  
1364 Daisy Waltrip W F W Dec 26 1908   28   Mattoon     unknown   Champaign St   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Dec 28 1908  
1249 Michael Henry Waltrip W M - May 15 1908   37 carpenter Illinois     unknown to jury   Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem May 15 1908  
1027 Infant child of O.F. Warren W M - Jul 18 1907       Illinois     premature birth   800 Lincoln   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jul 31 1907  
598 J.F. Warren W M M Nov 14 1905   51 laborer Virginia     Exhaustion from g--? W/contrib cause of Tuberculosis 2 yrs 1300 Marshall 25 years in Illinois D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Nov 15 1905  
1235 J.W. Warren W M W Apr 17 1908   60 Inspector of cash registers Virginia     Pareses w/contrib cause of apoplexy   805 E. Broadway   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Apr 17 1908  
402 Bridget Warriner - - - Nov 27 1904   42y, 8m, 20d housewife California, Missouri     Pulmonary Tuberculosis 1 yr, 3m 2508 Champaign Mattoon. 37 yrs in state J.D. McCarty Dodge Grove Cem -  
153 Carl Chester Watkins W M S Nov 14 1900 Sep 28 1899 1y, 1m, 16d                        
399(a) General Rosecrands Watkins       July 1 1903             self inflicted wound with razor              
1350 Louis Watkins W M M Nov 16 1908   -         - - Kankakee, Ill   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Nov 16 1908  
1356 Hattie C. Watron (Watrow?) W F M Dec 13 1908   52   New York     heart failure w/contrib cause of typhoid fever   Memorial Hospital   E. P Thomas Conley Cem - Werdinan, Mich. Dec 14 1908  
1244 Daniel S. Watson W M W May 7 1908   54 engineer Michigan     heart disease w/contrib cause of Rheumatism 4 or 5 yrs; 8 days 1027 Marshall   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem May 7 1908  
333 Etta M. Watson W F - Mar 15 1903   31y, 11m housewife Coles Co     peuperal Septicamia - ? - w/contrib cause of la grippe 8 days Paradise Twp, south of Mattoon few miles Coles Co. In state all her life Schlicher Bros. Dodge Grove Cem Mar 16 1903  
480(a) Herman Watson       Nov 23 1903             lung fever              
972 Sarah Watson W F M May 30 1907   70 retired Ohio     valvular heart disease w/contrib cause of Goitre 4 yr Mattoon   D.S. Campbell Bombair May 30 1907  
575 Infant Watts W M - Oct 17 1905       Mattoon     dead at birth   2520 Marion     Dodge Grove Cem Oct 17 1905  
1083 Thomas Weakley W M M Aug 30 1907   68 farmer - retired Kentucky     Interurban wreck on Mattoon-Charleston line   Interurban right of way near Charleston   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Sep 10 1907  
83 Robert W. Weathers W M M Jun 16 1900 Jan 15 1845 55y, 5m 1d stationary enginer Indiana Indiana Indiana tuberculosis lungs 11 mo 508 S. 23, 4th ward mattoon. 5 yrs Schlicher Bros. Smith Cemetery, 7 mies N of Mattoon Jun 17 1900  
1484 Robert F. Webb W M S Aug 19 1909   12         tubercular mermptis   North 19th & city limits   F.S. Schlling Dodge Grove Cem Aug 31 1909  
1337 James Weber W M S Oct 29 1908   1 day         premature birth   1021 S. 17th St   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Oct 30 1908  
377 Lillian B. Weber W f M Aug 3 1904   32   Petersburg, Indiana     Phthisis Pulmonoles 12 yrs 2616 Moultrie Ave 7 yrs C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Aug 6 1904  
456(a) Ruth Webster       Oct 3 1903             infantile convulsions              
860 Walter J. Weipeck W M - Nov 30 1906   2y, 7m, 22d         lung fever   2408 Shelby Ave   D.S. Campbell Seigel Dec 1 1906  
926 Samuel E. Weiser W M - Mar 4 1907   -         disease of heart   Decatur, IL   Fred W. Perry - Mar 30 1907  
1509 Clara A. Welch W F M Oct 18 1909   62 housewife Cumberland Co     acute ills cout? With peritonits     2509 Moultrie E.P. Thomas Janesville Cem Oct 25 1909  
753 Infant of Martin Welch W M S Jul 17 1906             still born placenta pracene (?)   1909 Grant Ave   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Jul 18 1906  
400(a) Michael Welch       July 1 1903             Fenile Dementes              
736 Mrs. Josie Welch W F M Jul 10 1906   36 housewife Indiana     phthisis pulmolis 1 yr, 6mo 809 Moultrie   J.D. McCarty Calvary Cem Jul 10 1906  
1074 William A. Welch W M W Sep 8 1907   86y, 10m carpenter Lebanon, IL     dysentery w/contrib cause of old age 1 mo, 12 days Mattoon, IL   D.S. Campbell Forst Home, Chicago , IL Sep 8 1907  
468(a) James Chester Welch, Jr       Oct 25 1903   1y, 7mo         accidental administration of Bi-chloride of mercury              
608 Mary E. Wellman W F M Nov 30 1905   69   Zena, Ohio     chole Crystitis 5 mos 2509 Moultrie St   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Dec 1 1905  
438(a) Mary Wells       Sep 2 1903             paralysis              
697 Mrs. D.M. Wells W F - Apr 20 1906   -         carinoma of uterus   603 East Elin St, Urbana, IL   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Apr 23 1906  
37 Lawrence Welsh W M M Mar 16 1900 Mar 16 1840 60 farmer Ireland Ireland Ireland cancer of stomach   Macon Co, IL Macon Co, IL about 6 yrs Schlicher Bros. Calvery Cem May 16 1900  
495(a)   Weningham       Dec 20 1903   88         pneumonia   county charge          
74 Albert West W M M Mar 28 1900   29 farmer       rheumatism w/contrib cause of abcess, contracted at Cooks Mills, Il   At St. Anthony, Effingham, IL for 3 wks Cooks Mill C.W. Haskell Cooks Mills, Il none issued  
1006 Inf. Of Chas. West W F S Jun 17 1907   - none Mattoon     premature birth - 7 mo       D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jun 29 1907  
426(a) Mrs. Edith West       Aug 23 1903             tuberculosis of lungs              

1479 Harriet Weston W F S Aug 8 1909   2mos   Mattoon     Tuanition w/excessive heat as contrib. Cause   520 North 21st   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Aug 30 1909  
1297 Marguerite Elizabeth Weston W F S July 31 1908   74y, 5mo housewife Douglas County     cancer of bowels 1 yr 2509 Moultrie   C.W. Haskell - Aug 1 1908  
629 - Weymouth W M S Jan 14 1906   -   616 Charleston St.     stillborn   616 Charleston   D.S. Campbell - Jan 15 1906  
1456 John O Whitaker W M S Jul 14 1909   6 days   Mattoon     Pneumonia 2 das 1005 Pratt Ave   E. P Thomas Leroy Ills, McClain Co Jul 14 1909  
58(b) Roy Whitaker       Apr 30 1902             pneumonia              
139 Child of Mr. White W not given S Oct 2 1900   1   Mattoon         Mattoon   J.D. McCarty Mattoon Oct 2 1900  
9 George White W M unknown Jan 6 1900   38 laborer unknown     consumption   2408 Champaign, 5th ward very short time Schlicher Bros. Calvery Cem Jan 6 1900  
140(a) John White       Nov 16 1902             brights disease              
1376 Mrs Hannah White W F W Jan 9 1909   63 housewife Germany     tuberculosis pulmonary 3 yrs 2408 Champaign   F.S. Schilling Calvary Cem Jan 9 1909  
335 Infant Whitehouse W M S Mar 19 1903 Mar 13 1903 6 days   Mattoon     premature birth 6 days Mattoon   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 19 1903  
1459 Chas Theodore Whitney W M W Jul 15 1909   60 farmer Charleston, IL     cordias Asthma   Char twp   F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Jul 19 1909  
1305 Minnie Whitney W F M Sep 12 1908   39y, 6m, 4d housewife Texas     cebro sprinal meningitis 8 days North Okaw   C.A. Fry Dodge Grove Cem Sep 14 1908  
724 Chas. M. (infant) Whitson W - - May 5 1906       2809 Shelby Ave     premature birth   2809Shelby   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jun 30 1906  
1283 Howard Whitson W M S Jul 23 1908   1y, 8m   Illinois     cholera infantum   31st Ca??   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem July 23 1908  
929 Infant of Chas. Whitson W M S Mar 29 1907   4 hrs   2809 Shelby Ave     premature birth 4 hours 2809 Shelby Ave   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 29 1907  
27(a) William W. Whitson       Mar 4 1902             La Grippe              
747 Clarence Grover Whittaker w M S Jul 28 1906   1y, 9m, 17d child Mattoon     gastro-enteritis & meningitis w/contrib cause of teething 2 mo 501 S. 28th   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Jul 28 1906  
423(a) Louisa Wick       Aug 17 1903             dysentery & old age              
678 Frank Wicker W M   Mar 22 1906   infant -- 813 N. 12th     still born   813 N. 12th   Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 23 1906  
1384 Logan E. Wildman W M S Jan 24 1909   3 yrs   Indiana     pneumonia w/contrib cause of heart failure 3 days for pn. - 8 hrs for heart failure 712 Lincoln   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Jan 25 1909  
668 Sarah Catherine Wilhart W F W Mar 3 1906   86 housewife Kentucky     exhaustin with heart failure w/contrib cause of senility   1121 Charleston   D.S. Campbell Kansas, IL Mar 3 1906  
1271 Lillie M. Wilhelm W F - -   -         tuberculosis   Denver   Kelley Mattoon, IL June 15 1908  
439 Myrtle Wilkerson - - - Jan 24 1905   3 mos         pneumonia fever 7 days 1700 Dewitt   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Jan 24 1905  
332 Thos. Wilkerson W M M Mar 16 1903   46 laborer Kentucky     pneumonia 13 days 2721 Pine Ave, 5th ward in state 7 yrs C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 16 1903  
478(a) Grace Wilkinson       Nov 21 1903             membraneous croup              
1383 Henry A. William W M M Jan 24 1909   42 common laborer Illinois     acute congestion of lungs 1 day Memorial Hospital   E. P Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Jan 26 1909  
1276 Child of M/M Ira William - - - Jul 3 1908   - - -     still born       J.D. McCarty - Jul 3 1908  
1036 Askw H. Williams W M S Aug 11 1907   3mo, 5d   Mattoon     exhaustion w/contrib cause of Illio colitis 5 days 1416 Moultrie   E.P. Thomas Pleasant Grove Cem Aug 11 1907  
1114 Baby Williams W F S Nov 1 1907   6 days         premature birth - about 8 mo life 2611 Pine   E.P. Thomas Bethel Cemetery Nov 1 1907  
1279 David S. Williams W M M Jul 25 1908   75y, 5m - Indiana     supression of urine and valvular disease several yrs from chronic Brights disease 700 Charleston St   E. P Thomas Marshall, Ill Jul 26 1908  
786 James H. Williams W M M Jul 30 1906   83 farmer Virginia     senility 1yr Paradise twp   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Jul 30 1906  
557 Leo Williams W M S Sep 1 1905   21 days infant Mattoon     Inamtion w/contrib cause of premature birth   2712 Pine   Campbell & Co Dodge Grove Cem Sep 1 1905  
553 Martha E. Williams W f D Aug 23 1905   38 housewife Champaign Co, IL     Puerperal fever   2305 Lafayette   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Aug 23 1905  
1334   Williams W M S Nov 1 1908   2mos, 4d         innition one month Mattoon   Clifford Fry Dodge Grove Cem Nov 1 1908  
567 George Willie W M M Sep 15 1905             paralysis w/contrib cause of Pulmonary odema   I.O.O.F. Home   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Sep 16 1905  
496(a) Mary A. Wills       Dec 22 1903   74y, 1mo         convulsions and congestion of stomach              
863 Infant of W.H. Wilmoth w M - Dec 7 1906   -   Mattoon     strangulation w/contrib cause of traumatic from kick by horse   Mattoon   E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Dec 7 1906  
390 Geo Wilson W M M Oct 2 1904   54y, 3m, 2d laborer Indiana     Pernetious Anemis 1y, 3m 2816 DeWitt Ave   C.W. Haskell Dodge Grove Cem -  
933 Hester A. Wilson W F - Mar 12 1907   46y, 8m, 23d         influenza w/ bronchitis w/contrib cause of tuberculosis 12 days 1312 Marshall   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Mar 29 1907  
50 James Andrew Wilson W M M Mar 10 1900   59 Junk dealer Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky 1704 Marion, 3rd ward   Decatur, Il   Schlicher Bros. Decatur, IL none issued  
31 Jas. H. Wilson W M W Mar 2 1900 Sep 7 1820 79y, 5m, 23d farmer Kentucky     pneumonia w/contrib cause of apoplexy   1704 Marion, 3rd ward Coles co. 25 yrs Schlicher Bros. Dry Grove Church Cemetery Mar 4 1900 john H. Wilson
78 Mathew Wilson W M W Apr 26 1900 Jan 1827 73y, 3m farmer Ireland Ireland Ireland pneumonia   5mls s.w. of city 5 mls s.w. of Mattoon. 40 yrs Jas McCarty Dodge Grove Cem -  
748 R.C. Wilson - - - Jul 24 1906   -         accident   Decatur, IL   - - Jul 31 1906  
48 Sarah A. Wilson W F M Feb 23 1900 Apr 21 1827 72y, 10m, 28d housewife Ohio     stomach & heart trouble   1704 Marion. 3rd ward Mattoon & Coles co. 25 yrs Schlicher Bros. Dry Grove Church Cemetery none issued John H. Wilson
1020 Mrs. Margaret Winters W F - Jul 9 1907   75         dysentry   Princeton, Indiana   D.S. Campbell - Jul 10 1907  
399 Merion Wishard - - - Nov 16 1904   11 mo infant       Ileo Colitis   1021 Richmond   Frank Swingle, Neoga Neoga, IL Nov 17 1904  
99(a) ers Fuller Woodfork       Jul 26 1902             Maeasmus              
123 Lizzie Woodfork B F M Sep 24 1900   22 housewife not given     blood poison       Schlicher Bros. Tuscola, IL Sep 25 1900  
146 Robert Gordan Woodfork B M S Nov 10 1900 Sep 9 1900 2m, 1d   Mattoon Mattoon Virginia lung fever   1803 Marshall aVe, 3rd ward Mattoon J.J. Hoag Dodge Grove Cem Nov 11 1900  
917 Mrs. Louisa W. Woodman w F W Mar 13 1907   81 none Sherbonin, Mass     heart failure w/contrib cause of general senility few hours I.O.O. F. Old Folks Home   J.D. McCarty Bushnell, IL Mar 13 1907  
1284 Infant child of Arlie Woods W F S Jul 27 1908   - none Mattoon     asphyxiated w/ contrib cause of breach presentation at delivery   2221 Marvin?   F.S. Schilling Dry Grove Cem July 27 1908  
378(a) John W. Woods       Apr 24 1903             small pox              
260 Louis A. Woods W M - Aug 11 1901     Ry. Enginman       explosion of railway engine on the D. & R.G. Ry. Puelbo, Colorado       Calvary Cemetery Aug 11 1901  
534 Mrs. Eliza Ann Woods W f W Jul 1 1905   80 housewife Illinois     congestion of stomach w/contrib cause of old age 8 days 1520 Shelby St life in IL D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem Jul 25 1905  
235 Thos. Woods W M W Jun 15 1901   70 (?) section hand       killed by train   N. End I.C. yards, Mattoon 2 yrs McCarty Dodge Grove Cem Jun 15 1901  
1302 Samuel Woody W M W Sep 4 1908   42 farm laborer Davis Co, IN     internal hemmorhage w/contrib cause of tuberculosis       F.S. Schilling Dodge Grove Cem Sep 7 1908  
980 Will Wortham W M S May 22 1907   20 plumber Illinois     pyaccuria   M.E. Hospital   D.S. Campbell Dodge Grove Cem May 20 1907  
709 Alva Lewis Wright W M S May 13 1906   16 farm hand Bloomington, Ind     typhoid fever 19 days M.M. Hospital 6 months in Illinois D.S. Campbell - May 13 1906  
1497 John L. Wright W M S Sep 30 1909   58y, 9 mos grain dealer Kentucky     apoplexy   Coles Station, okaw twp Coles Station E.P. Thomas Dodge Grove Cem Oct 2 1909  
966 Pearl Wright W F S May 10 1907   4mos, 3 d infant Mattoon     peritonitis 5 days 800 Marshal St   E.P. Thomas House Valley, KY May 12 1907 May 10 1907  
207 Rachel Wright W F W Mar 5 1901 1818 83 retired housewife Penn Penn. Penn old age 4 mos Northfield Minn. Northfield, Minn. 30 yrs in Matton, 3 or 4 in Minn. - - Mar 8 1901 J.G. Wright physician or informant

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