Mattoon Death Register
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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".
-- Y & Z -- 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|
|1267||Sarah C.||Yeager||W||-||M||Jul 9 1908||51||housewife||Coles co||Inanition||1 mo, 7 days||1100 Shelby||D.S. Campbell||Newman, IL||Jul 20 1908|
|434||Marvin||Yeast||W||M||-||Jan 5 1905||1m, 17d||infant||Illinois||double pneumonia||6 days||708 Edgar Ave||D.S. Campbell||Dodge Grove Cem||Jan 5 1905|
|131||Mary Ann||Young||W||F||W||Oct 11 1900||Jun 2 1857||43y, 8m, 14d||Clerk (dry goods)||Ohio||Ireland||Scotland||heart failure w/contrib cause of overwork||1420 Richmond, 7th ward||1420 Richmond||Schlicher Bros.||Mattoon||Oct 11 1900|
|376||Mrs. Sarah||Young||-||-||Aug 6 1904||housewife||congestion of stomach||15 days||Mattoon||Schlecter Bros||Dodge Grove Cem||Sep 2 1904|
|468||Faris||Yount||-||-||-||Mar 9 1905||Feb 10 1903||2y, 1m||Charleston||consumption w/contrib cause of measles||621 Piatt, 7th ward||621 Piatt||J.D. McCarty||Grant Grave yard - East of Charleston||Mar 10 1903|
|393(a)||Arthur||Zimmer||June 21 1903||Meningitis|
|1047||Edward||Zimmer||W||M||S||Aug 27 1907||1y, 6 mo||Mattoon||inition w/contrib cause of gastro-internal indigestion||life||316 Shelby||Farley Ross||Zion Chapel Cem||Aug 29 1907|
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