REGISTERED DEATHS in Decatur County  

Book A  Page 3 

No. Date of Report Name Age Date of Death Marital Status Nationality How long resident in this state Place of Death Complication Place of Burial Name of Undertaker Name and Residence of Physician returning certificate
Sex Occupation Month Day Year AM or PM Where Born Cause of Death Duration of Complication Date of Burial Place of Business
Color Duration of Disease
27  Feb. 26, 1887 Struck, Mamie (?)  4 yrs. 9 mons. 6 days  Feb.   9  1887  5 PM     S  American  Abt. 10 mons.  Oberlin, Ks    Oberlin, Ks B. J. Foster Dr. Joseph Moon Oberlin, Ks
Female    Missouri  Lung Fever   Feb. 11, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White  9 days
28  Mar. 20 1887 Reichter, Robert  34 yrs. 2 mons. 14 days  Feb.  26  1887  5 PM     S German  1 yr. 6 mons. Allison Twp. Decatur Co. Ks    Allison, Ks James Leonard Dr. A. G. Daws (?) Allison, Ks
Male Farmer Germany Stone falling and striking him on head while digging in well    Feb. 27, 1887 Allison, Ks
White  Instantly
29  Apr. 27, 1887 Steiner, Laura 3 yrs. 2 mons. 5 days  Apr.  5  1887  4 PM    S  American  2 yrs.  Oberlin, Ks    Oberlin, Ks  J.C. Emahizer Dr. D. B. Bryant Oberlin, Ks
Female    Arkansas  Tubercular Meningitis    Apr. 6, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White  4 weeks
30  Apr. 10, 1887 Shirley, William B. 71 yrs 30 days  Apr.  10  1887  7 PM    M  American  3 yrs.  Norcatur, Ks   Norcatur, Ks  Not given Dr. W. B. Charles Norcatur, Ks
Male Farmer Kentucky Burned to dath by Prairie Fire    Not Given  
White  27 hrs.
31  Apr. 18, 1887 Simpson, Hettie  4 mons. 2 days  Apr.  18  1887  4 M    American  4 mons.  Olive Twp. Decatur Co.    Vallonia, Ks Speers Dr. E. A. Pauley, Oberlin, Ks
Female   Decatur Co., Ks Inflammation of bowels    Apr. 18, 1887 Vallonia
White  Since birth
32  Apr. 17, 1887 Pooler, Benjamin 63 yrs. 9 mons. 7 days  Apr.  15  1887  2 AM    M  American  2 mons.  Oberlin, Ks  Heart clot  Oberlin, Ks  B. J. Foster Dr. D. B. Bryant Oberlin, Ks
Male Farmer  Herkimer Co., NY  Primary Catarrah fever Immediate; Heart clot death from complications  18 hrs.  Apr. 16, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
white  5 days
33  May 16, 1887 Murphy, Louisa 24 yrs 1 mon. 3 days  May  5  1887  7 PM    S  American  1 mon.  Oberlin, Ks    Oberlin, Ks B. J. Foster Dr. D. B. Bryant Oberlin, Ks
Female    Illinois  Consumption    May 6, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White  7 mons.
34  June 13, 1887 Cook, William R. 34 yrs. 10 mons. 19 days June  8  1887  3:18 PM    M  American  8 yrs. 2 mons.  Hawkeye, Ks - At his residence   Hawkeye, Ks  J. C. Emahizer No Physician
Male    Illinois Killed by Lightening   June 10, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White Instantaneous
35  June 19, 1887 Ballard, Henry C.  1 yr. 4 mons. 6 days  June  18  1887  4 M    American  Since birth  Garfield Twp, Decatur Co., Ks    Kanona, Ks  J. C. Emahizer Dr. E. A. Pauley Oberlin, Ks
Male    Decatur Co., Ks Congestion of brain    June 19, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White  9 days
36  June 22, 1887 Foster, Fred  5 yrs.  June  19  1887  4 AM    American  4 mons.  Decatur Co., Ks    Shibboleth, Ks None Given Dr. W. H. Farrow Shibboleth, Ks
Male    Pawnee Co. Nebraska  Congestion of liver    June 20, 1887  
White  10 days
37  June 29, 1887 Pauley, Edith R.  1 yr. 1 day  June  24  1887  2 M    American  Since birth  Center Twp, Decatur Co., Ks    Kanona, Ks J. C. Emahizer Dr. E. A.Pauley Oberlin, Ks
Female   Decatur Co., Ks  Congestion of the lungs    June 25, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White  5 hrs.
38  July 14, 1887 Wheeler, James Samuel  8 mons. 8 days  July  8  1887  1:55 AM    American  Since birth  Oberlin, Ks    Oberlin, Ks B. J. Foster Dr. Joseph Moon Oberlin, Ks
Male    Oberlin, Ks  Scarlet Fever; second stage    July 9, 1887  Oberlin, Ks
White  9 days
39  July 13, 1887 Huffman, Joseph  2 mons. 29 days  July  12  1887  2:10 PM    American Since birth Logan Twp, Ks    Oberlin, Ks  J.C. Emahizer Dr. M. E. Michael Oberlin, Ks
Male   Logan Twp, Decatur Co., Ks Cholera Infantium    July 13, 1887  Oberlin, Ks
White  13 hrs.

Book A Page 4

No. Date of Report Name Age Date of Death Marital Status Nationality How long resident in this state Place of Death Complication Place of Burial Name of Undertaker Name and Residence of Physician returning certificate
Sex Occupation Month Day Year AM or PM Where Born Cause of Death Duration of Complication Date of Burial Place of Business
Color Duration of Disease
40  July 13, 1887 Hoffman, Tillie  7 mons. 29 days  July  12  1887  5 PM   American Since Birth Logan Twp. Decatur Co., Kan.   Oberlin, Kans J. C. Emahizer Dr. M. E. Mchirl (?) Oberlin, Ks
Female   Logan Twp. Decatur Co. Kas. Cholera Infantium   July 13, 1897 Oberlin, Ks
White 15 hours
41 Aug. 4, 1887 Daniels, Joann  1 day  Aug.  4  1887  12 M   American Since Birth Decatur Co., Ks   Hawkeye None Given Dr. W. H. Farrow Shibboleth, Ks.
Female   Decatur Co. Kan. Note Given   Not Given Not Stated
White  
42 Aug. 8, 1887 Ridgeway, Albert  23 yrs.  Aug.  7  1887  10 AM   M American Not Stated Kanona, Kas.   Kanona, Kas. Not stated Dr. J. W. Thomas Clayton, Ks
Male Farmer Not stated Typho-Malarial Fever   Aug. 8, 1897  
White  13 days
43 Aug. 17, 1887 Ridgeway, Anna  18 yrs. 1 mon.  Aug. 16  1887  6 PM   M  American Not Stated Garfield Twp, Decatur Co., Ks    Kanona, Kas. Not Given Dr. J. W. Thomas Clayton, Ks
Female   Not Stated Typho-Malarial Fever    Aug. 17, 1897  
White  15 days
44 Aug. 19, 1887 Nalley, David  66 yrs. 9 mon.  Aug.  17  1887  1 PM   M American  2 yrs. Shibboleth, Ks   Shibboleth, Ks Alva Rowen Dr. W. H. Farrow Shibboleth, Ks
Male Farmer Maryland Gangrene from injury of testicles   Aug. 18, 1887 Shibboleth, Ks
White  14 days
45 Aug. 19, 1887 Coldren, Mary Andrews  40 yrs. 7 mons. 26 days  Aug.  18  1887  6 PM   M American  Nearly 11 yrs. Oberlin Twp, Decatur Co., Ks Uterine Hemorrhage Oberlin, Ks J.C. Emahizer Dr. A.W. Bariteau Oberlin, Ks
Female   La Grange Co., Indiana Seuchorrea(?) Abt. 4 weeks Aug. 19, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White Abt. 6 mons.
46 Sept.  30, 1887 New, Wm. E. 6 yrs. 11 mons. Aug.  26  1887  9 PM   S American  3 yrs. 5 mons. Norcatur, Ks None Given Shirley Graveyard Owen Moon Dr. W. B. Charles Norcatur, Ks
Male   Iowa Acute Inflammation bowels   Aug. 27, 1887 Norcatur, Ks
White  48 hours
47  Aug. 29, 1887 Brooks, Catharine  1 yr. 2 mon. Aug.  28  1887   1 AM   American Since Birth Garfield Twp. Decatur Co., Ks  None Given  Clayton, Kas. None Given Dr. J. W. Thomas Clayton, Ks
Female   Garfield Twp. Decatur Co., Ks Cholera Infantium   Aug. 29, 1887  
White 18 days
48  Aug. 28, 1887 Dew, Flora  52 yrs.  Aug.  28  1887  10 PM   S American  3 yrs. 4 mons.  Near Decatur  None Given  Edward's Graveyard  Pres. Neal Dr. W. B. Charles Norcatur, Ks
Female Farmer  Ohio  Phthisis    Aug. 30, 1887 Norcatur, Ks
White 3 yrs. an invalid
49  Oct. 14, 1887 Eakins, John  21 yrs. 5 mons. 5 days  Oct.  13  1887  9 PM    S American  1 yr. Grant Twp. Decatur Co., Ks    Vallonia Cemetery  J. C. Emahizer Dr. E. A. Pauley Oberlin, Ks
Male Farmer Wapello Co., Iowa Typhoid Fever   Oct. 14, 1887 Oberlin, Ks
White  21 days
50  Nov. 30 Smellinberger (?), Chas. R.  5 yrs. 4 mons. 6 days  Sept.  18  1887  12 M    American  2 yrs. Decatur Co., Ks    Jackson, Decatur Co. Not Given Dr. W. H. Farris (?) Allison Co., Ks
Male   Hagartown, Maryland Diptheria      
White  10 days
51  Dec. 30 Harrington, John  24 yrs.  Dec.  25  1887  4 AM   S American   8 yrs.  Norcatur, Ks    Shirley, Ks Chris Jorn Dr. W. B. Charles Norcatur, Ks
Male  Farmer Indiana Cerebora - Spinal Meningitis   Dec. 27, 1887  Norcatur, Ks
White  5 days
52  Feb.20 Curtis, Barr  3 yrs  Feb.  8  1888  4 PM   S  American  6 mons. Abt. 4 miles east of Oberlin, Ks   Griswool, Iowa B. S. Foster Dr. Joseph Moon Oberlin, Ks
Male   Griswool, Iowa Cerebora- Spinal Meningitis     Oberlin, Ks
White  4 weeks

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