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					                             Coroner's reports 1896-1935 Monroe County, Indiana
     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/04/1925    ABRAM, Richard E               4 mths       30"/10   Enterocarditis?//Nothing of value.
    08/25/1918    ADAMS, Alta                      31       5'4"/135   Accidentally crushed, auto accident, injury to abdomen and chest.//Nothing of value.
    06/30/1925    ADAMS, Barbara Jean            9 days        26'/6   Enterocalitis.//Nothing of value
    07/23/1931    ADAMS, Charles E                 67      5'10"/160   Hemorrhage and shock following a crushing injury to his left leg. While deceased was
                                                                       work-ing on the Griffy Creek hill an automobile skidded and caught him between it and a
                                                                       guard rail at about 2 p.m., July 22. He was taken to the Bloomington Hospital and his leg
                                                                       was amputated just above the knee at 9 p.m. He died at 6 a.m. July 23, 1931.//Nothing of
                                                                       value.
    01/14/1934    ADAMS, Chester W                 52       6'4"/210 Accidental traumatism; automobile accident. Deceased was rounding a left hand curve
                                                                     about 1 mi. west of Bloomington on the Bloomfield Road and his car skidded on ice,
                                                                     head-ed north, ran up an embankment and turned over on its top. He was thrown out to
                                                                     the ce-ment road. He was unconscious when picked up, never regained consciousness,
                                                                     and died at 4:25 a.m. Accident happened at 6:30 p.m.//Nothing of value. Lacerated scalp
                                                                     over occipit.
    07/05/1921    ADAMS, Denzil                     4         3'1"/70 Fall from top of Leonard's Mill dam into water 25' deep.//Nothing of value.
    11/27/1911    ADAMS, George                    72      5'10"/160 Alcoholism.//Pocket knife, a pocket book, cash $20.
    11/07/1931    ADAMS, George H                  55       5'8"/165 Cerebral hemorrhage following gunshot wound through middle of forehead, self inflicted
                                                                      (suicide). Deceased left note giving reason for his act as despondency over his inability to
                                                                      handle his job as a cashier for the Rwy Express Co. adequately. No shortages were
                                                                      found in his accounts.//The sum of $1.91 and 1 gold Elgin watch, a receipt for which is
                                                                      attached to this record.
    12/17/1915    ADAMS, George W.                 51      5'11"/190 Accidental electrocution: accident happened at George W Adams' barn while attempting
                                                                     to turn on an incandescent light, said light being attached to a secondary light wire, which
                                                                     had in some way been connected to a primary wire of 2300 volts or more. Said
                                                                     connection was made by a piece of lamp cord.//1 gold watch, 1 knife, 1 rule and $67.83.
                                                                     The same was turned over to his widow, Mrs. George W. Adams, and receipt taken for
                                                                     same.
    06/29/1934    ADAMS, Henry Sherman             56      5'11"/150 Apoplexy. Deceased had had two strokes previously. His daughter had left him sitting in a
                                                                     chair in the front yard and when she came back five minutes later she found him dead,
                                                                     lying on his face on the ground. He died at 3 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    01/07/1907    ADAMS, John Wilson               54      5'10"/160 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.



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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    06/27/1932    ADAMS. Len                       38      5'11"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage due to basal skull fracture on left due to automobile accident on
                                                                     June 25, 1932. His car turned over and hit a fence post, throwing him into the post and
                                                                     pinning him under its left running board. His face & head hit post. He died in the
                                                                     Bloomington Hos-pital at 12:30 a.m. June 27, 1932, following an operation for setting his
                                                                     broken arms.// Nothing of value.
    12/25/1927    ADKINS, John Roland              69       6'1"/150 Chronic myocarditis complicated with a chronic sore leg with which he had suffered for 15
                                                                     years.//Nothing of value.
      05/05/1899 AITKEN, James                     52       5'6"/165 Struck by local freight #44 - being asleep on the track at time of accident, Railway
                                                                     employ-ees having used all precautions to prevent the accident. Evidence shows that he
                                                                     had been drinking.//Eye glasses, pipe and tobacco, watch and chain, pocket book
                                                                     containing 8 cts, private papers - all of which were given to his wife Agnes Aitken.
    12/21/1923    ALBERTSON, Donald H             5 wks       26"/12 Icterus Gravis.//Nothing of value
    10/31/1933    ALENBAUGH, Carl                   56     5'10"/150 Cerebral hemorrhage. Deceased was found lying in the basement of his place of
                                                                     business in a semiparalyzed condition on the afternoon of October 31. He died at 8:20
                                                                     p.m.// Nothing of value.
    03/06/1928    ALEXANDER, Charles               61       5'1"/150 Chronic nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    01/04/1928    ALEXANDER, James A               68       5'8"/135 Frozen while siting in a chair in his one room house which was very scantily furnished,
                                                                     and indications were he had little or no fire. He had probably been drinking, according to
                                                                     bottles found; he was about half dressed.//Nothing of value.
    12/19/1928    ALLEN, John M.                   72       5'5"/125 Murdered: struck on the head with some blunt instrument in the hands of Charles
                                                                     Houston, with homicidal intent, causing fractures of the left and right orbital bones in
                                                                     conjunction with the frontal bone; also developed a meningitis from the effect of injury. He
                                                                     died on Dec 19, the attack was Dec. 16, 1928.// Nothing of value.
    08/12/1915    ALLEN, Samuel David              64      5'11"/160 Myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    10/08/1929    ALLISON, Raleigh Baker           19       5'4"/130 Fractures of skull with shock and hemorrhage. This man was driving south on state road
                                                                     from Ellettsville to Bloomington and collided with an automobile driven by Archie Coan,
                                                                     approx. 1 mile south of Ellettsville, the collision causing the death of both parties.//Nothing
                                                                     of value.
    02/18/1926    ANDERSON, Glenn Reed           11 mths       29"/5 Lack of care, extreme malnutrition.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    09/13/1930    ANDERSON, Marion                 43       6'1"/175 Suicide. Despondent because of ill health and nervous disease, this man cut his throat
                                                                     several times with a pocket knife. Death was due to shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    11/15/1906    ARCHER, Rose Mary              20 days         2'/7 Accidental suffocation, she having vomited a curd of milk which was lodged in trachea.//
                                                                      Nothing.
    12/29/1927    ARNOLD, Pattie                   69       5'4"/200 Apoplexy. Deceased was visiting in Bloomington - her home was in Kentucky. Ate a very
                                                                      hearty supper and went to bed when this attack came and she died in a few minutes.//
                                                                      Nothing of value.
    03/24/1922    ARNOT, Leroy                     46       5'8"/155 Struck by railway train while riding in automobile; death due to shock and hemorrhage
                                                                     and crushing of bones in head & body.//Watch & chain, glass case, pencils, Masonic ring,
                                                                     cuff buttons, Mason pin, note book, 61 cents cash, pocket book with $27, keys,
                                                                     handkerchief, receipted for by Wm. Jett.
    04/15/1909    ARTHUR, Leitha                   78       5'5"/150 Heart disease.//Nothing of value.
    12/16/1928    ATKINS, R. L.                    25      5'10"/180 Struck by the engine of train No. 3 at 5:00 a.m. Dec. 16 at 2nd and Morton Sts.,
                                                                     Blooming-ton, causing a fractured skull, right femur crushed, both hips fractured, and a
                                                                     broken spine from which he died instantly.//Nothing of value.
    11/19/1926    ATKINSON, Hugh                   76        6' /160 Septic endocarditis complicated by a chronic ulceration on leg of 10 years duration.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    01/28/1915    AULD, Cyrus N.S.                 71         6'/175 Arterio sclerosis and organic disease of heart; natural, without physician in
                                                                     attendance.//Nothing of value.
    03/06/1912    AXSOM, Dora                    3 wks               No notations made.
    02/05/1924    AXSOM, Ira                     6 mths        24"/8 Lobar pneumonia.//Nothing of value
    10/09/1912    AXSOM, Nora Agnes                14        5'4"/75 Nothing noted.//Nothing noted.
    07/31/1935    AYERS, Jerry                     47       5'8"/145 Was found dead in a sand pit on South Morton St., next to the Monon railway tracks. He
                                                                     had been drinking heavily for several weeks and when last seen was intoxicated. He evi-
                                                                     dently died of myocardial insufficiency due to alcoholism.//Nothing of value.
    07/08/1925    BACON, Robert E                  20         6'/210 Fracture of cervical vertebrae, sustained when diving into pool at Cascade Gardens, 1-1/2
                                                                     mi. north of Bloomington. Deceased struck another swimmer with his head before
                                                                     reaching water, causing fracture of vertebrae.//A bathing suit only.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    04/08/1935    BAIN, Charles D                  46       5'9"/155 Internal hemorrhage caused by crushing injury in an automobile collision, as stated in the
                                                                     testimony of the witnesses. Deceased died at 7:50 p.m. in the Bloomington Hospital.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    04/15/1907    BAKER, Joseph                    68       5'5"/160 Run down by a Monon Switch Engine, fracturing skull and also his left arm. Death was
                                                                     due to shock and hemorrhage.//$3.16 which was turned over to Dr. C. E. Harris and his
                                                                     receipt for same taken.
    06/26/1932    BAKER, Leonard                   20       5'8"/145 Murdered by his father John Baker, with 2 shots from a double barreled shotgun. Both
                                                                     father & son had been drinking and were fighting. The father got the shotgun, after neigh-
                                                                     bors had reported the two, and shot the boy first in the back and then shot through the
                                                                     right elbow, severing the brachial artery and its branches. The deceased bled to death
                                                                     before aid could be rendered.//Nothing of value.
    05/05/1933    BAKER, Paul                      49       5'8"/180 Accidental traumation by railway train. Deceased was run over by a passing train about 1
                                                                     mi. n.w. of Bloomington at about 11:25 a.m. May 5, 1933. The engineer and the train
                                                                     crew saw nothing of him. He was seen first by the train crew on a freight which came
                                                                     about an hour later. This train was stopped before it reached the body.//Nothing of value.
    06/21/1912    BAKER, Robert                    55       5'9"/187 Gun shot wound penetrating heart.//Nothing.
    06/26/1929    BAKER, Willard                   32       6'0"/180 Fracture of 2 & 3 lumbar vertebrae, right femur, left tibia and bones of left foot, shock and
                                                                     hemorrhage. This man discharging his duties as a second drag saw operator at the
                                                                     Shawnee Shoals was caught beneath a "rough bart", which fell from a truck and
                                                                     sustained the above injuries. He died in ambulance en route to the hospital.//Nothing of
                                                                     value other than usual working man's clothing.
    08/21/1927    BALDWIN, Michael Julian        4 days              Hemorrhage following circumcision; was circumcised on August 20 afternoon and died
                                                                     dur-ing the early morning of August 21.
    06/09/1919    BANK, Andrew J.                  65       5'6"/115 Homicide: injury to skull crushing same, inflicted by blunt instrument, also gunshot wound
                                                                     to head and chest. The body recovered after about ten days in abandoned quarry water
                                                                     hole near Sanders, Ind., wrapped in an old comfort, feet and body bound together with
                                                                     wire.// Nothing of value.
    09/18/1912    BANKS, Ralph                     16       5'6"/135 Killed by Monon freight Leg amputated at hip, arm at wrist. Fractured knee. Accidental.//
                                                                     Nothing




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/29/1928    BARBER, Lucy                     86          5'/85 Gunshot wound, caused by a gun in the hands of Jefferson P. Kemp - done with
                                                                     homicidal intent; the bullet, a .45 calibre, passing through the heart near the apex,
                                                                     causing instant death.//Nothing of value.
      09/02/1899 BARNES, John Henry                not     not given Pistol ball wound in the forehead, said pistol ball being fired from a pistol in the hands of
                                                  given              Fannie Enochs//Nothing listed
    06/26/1929    BARNES, Stella                   54       5'4"/200 Myorcarditis and pulmonary edema.//Nothing of value.
    01/22/1929    BARRETT, Byron                   26       6'0"/170 Drowning.//Nothing of value.
    10/11/1930    BARRETT, Ishuel O.               37       6'3"/190 Crushed right leg and thigh. Hemorrhage and shock. This man working at the Victor
                                                                     Oolitic Stone Co., as a hooker, was caught beneath a stone which accidentally fell,
                                                                     crushing his right leg and thigh. He had been warned of the dangerous position of the
                                                                     stone and proba-bly thoughtlessly walked into danger.//Nothing of value.
    05/09/1930    BARRICK, Samuel Marvin or         1       1'10"/16 Whooping cough followed by bronchial pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
                  Marion
    04/30/1933    BARROW, David P                  74      5'11"/145 Apoplexy. Deceased had an attack of apoplexy while in church. He died before he could
                                                                     be gotten home.//Nothing of value.
    08/22/1910    BARROW, James L                3 mos.              Cholera infection.//Nothing noted.
    01/22/1931    BATES, Arthur Mann               50       6'1"/155 Cerebral hemorrhage due to self-inflicted bullet wound of the frontal area of head. Bullet
                                                                     entered right temple and came out left temple. The bullet was of .22 calibre, fired from a
                                                                     Colt's target revolver.//Nothing of value.
    01/23/1924    BAUGH, Robert                  3 wks         26"/8 Acute mastoiditis.//Nothing of value.
    06/17/1928    BAUGH, Ula R.                  7 mths       25"/25 Skull fractured by a post falling from under a porch roof, which it was helping to hold up,
                                                                     causing death to follow in a few minutes.//Nothing listed
    02/05/1910    BAYNE, Infant                  4 mos.              Bronchitis.//Nothing of value.
    06/26/1930    BAYNE, Robert Ellis            8 mths       26"/14 Bronchial pneumonia following measles.//Nothing of value.
    04/29/1927    BEAM, Raymond                    23       6'1"/180 Having a fractured skull and lower jaw bone, said accident the result of two automobiles
                                                                     coming together, the cars driven by Raymond Beam and Henry Gregg and I find that
                                                                     Beam's car was being driven on the wrong side of the road toward the left side and that
                                                                     Beam's death was accidental. Three teeth were knocked out in the collision. The man's
                                                                     right hand had previously been amputated.//Nothing of value.
    07/03/1907    BEARD, John                      27      5'10"/170 Drowning in the Monon Lake near Bloomington, IN.//Nothing of any value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    09/05/1933    BECK, Mrs. John (Laura)          24       5'7"/128 Accidental traumatism, automobile accident. Deceased was driving a Chev. Sedan from
                                                                     Indpls to Bloomington, Ind. About 1/2 way between Martinsville & Bloomington, rounding
                                                                     a curve at a high speed, she lost control of the car, hit the rt. hand bank, and turned the
                                                                     car over several times. She was thrown about 30 ft. into a ditch on the left side of road,
                                                                     suffer-ing a fractured skull from which she died soon after. The accident happened at
                                                                     about 3:20 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    07/24/1932    BEDENHAMMER, John                76       5'7"/130 Acute myocarditis, secondary to chronic myocarditis. Deceased complained of shortness
                                                                     of breath shortly after eating supper and at about 7:45 p.m. he was taken to his bed by
                                                                     his son-in-law. He became unconscious and at 8 p.m. ceased to breathe.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    11/20/1919    BEEDE, Edward                    55      5'11"/175 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
    03/19/1933    BELL, Delia                      51       5'7"/190 Fracture of the skull done by fall on head down the cellar stairs at the home of her son-in-
                                                                     law, Leonard Patterson. Deceased slipped on the top step and fell headlong to the
                                                                     concrete floor beneath, landing on the right side of the head.//Nothing of value.
    04/13/1909    BELL, Earl                     3 mos.              Bronchitis.//Nothing.
    07/08/1923    BELL, Noan L                   12 days       23"/4 Premature birth.//Nothing of value.
    10/08/1925    BENDER, John                     65       5'7"/145 Struck by an automobile driven by one Foster Pepper, causing a compound fracture of
                                                                     the ankle resulting in gangrene, septicaemia, and death on Tuesday night following
                                                                     accident on Thursday, Oct. 1.//Nothing of value.
    07/05/1921    BENDER, Peter F                  24       5'6"/165 Accidental drowning; entered Leonard's Mill Lake in effort to save Denzil Adams who fell
                                                                     into water 25' deep.//Nothing of value.
    10/03/1934    BENDER, Robert Earl              25         6'/150 Suicide by hanging himself. Deceased's father found him hanging from a rafter in the hay
                                                                     loft of the barn at about 6 a.m. Oct. 3, 1934. The family could give no explanation for this
                                                                     act and no evidence could be found to furnish a reason for it.//Nothing of value.
    12/09/1910    BENJAMIN, Jacob                  36           5'6"/ Gun shot wound of right temple. Suicide.//$3.00 cash, gold watch, small diamond stick pin
                                                                      (given to Mrs.(?) Becovitz.
    07/17/1930    BENNETT, John                    35      5'11"/180 While driving a truck on N. Walnut St., it overturned causing a fracture of 6th & 7th
                                                                      cervical vertebrae.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    12/20/1933    BENSON, Samuel Leonard           20      5'10"/165 Accidental traumatism. Deceased was hit by a railroad en-gine, as he was sitting on the
                                                                     track, apparently unconscious to its approach at about 3 p.m. Dec. 19, 1933. He died of
                                                                     a fractured skull at about 12:15 a.m. Dec. 20, 1933.//Nothing of value.
    02/20/1935    BENSON, Tyson                    66      5'10"/170 Coronary occlusion. Complained earlier in evening of a pain in his chest and shortness of
                                                                     breath. Deceased retired at 8 p.m.; about 12 a.m., deceased's wife heard him breathing
                                                                     with difficulty and he died as she entered his room.//Nothing of value.
    10/28/1924    BERNS, Mary Etta                3 wks        22"/7 Accidental suffocation complicated by malnutrition.//Nothing of value.
    11/30/1926    BERRY, Casey S                    18     5'11"/165 Fell 40 feet from new Hoadley-Klein stone mill, injuring back and internal organs; death
                                                                     oc-curring several hours afterward at the Bloomington Hospital.//Nothing of value.
    08/07/1924    BINKLEY, Adam                    69      5'10"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    11/17/1918    BISHOP, Mary Elizabeth           76       5'3"/140 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of value.
    10/22/1923    BLACK, Floyd                     15       5'6"/144 Accidental electrocution by playing with electric light bulb and cord which he attached to
                                                                     high tension wire and completed circuit by turning on socket while holding same in his
                                                                     hand.//Nothing of value.
    03/19/1919    BLACK, J. W.                     81       5'8"/148 Accidental; falling from a southbound train at the 8th Street crossing, Bloomington, Ind.,
                                                                     breaking left leg above the knee, breaking his (back), injuring the face and fracturing skull
                                                                     at base of brain.//A pocket book, eye glasses, pair of gloves, and cash to the amount of
                                                                     $1.45 which was turned over to the undertaker to be applied on funeral expenses.
    04/26/1925    BLAKE, Aaron J.                  50       5'4"/165 Erysiplas (facial).//Nothing of value.
    11/30/1906    BLAKE, infant                   4 mths       14"/5 Infantile inanition.//Nothing
    03/29/1931    BLAND, Elizabeth Jane            39       5'6"/100 Acute nephritis. Autopsy was done on this body due to the fact that her physician, Dr.
                  Shields                                            Rodney Smith, suspected that she may have taken poison.//Nothing of value. Deceased
                                                                     died at 1:30 p.m. 27 March 1931. Autopsy showed pathology in both kidneys.
                                                                     Examination of stomach contents by Dr. H. T. Briscoe showed no evidence of poisoning.
    01/24/1925    BOCK, John                       18      5'11"/160 Strychnine poisoning - motive undeterminedl//Nothing of value nor of service in
                                                                     establishing a motive for the poison.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/19/1924    BODEN, Charles                   65         6'/165 Gunshot wound of right orbit, entering brain cavity with attendent hemorrhage, inflicted by
                                                                     a single barrel shotgun in the hand of James Galyan.//One common Barlow knife,
                                                                     handker-chief, portion of plug of Star tobacco, pocket book containing $23.11 which was
                                                                     deposited to his credit at the Monroe County State Bank, receipt of which is attached to
                                                                     papers filed with County Clerk.
    12/16/1928    BODENHAMER, Lafayette            47       5'8"/155 Acute myocarditis.//$1.53 which was turned over to his sister.
    07/15/1917    BODENHAMER, Mary M               60       5'5"/225 Accident.//Nothing of value.
    11/05/1932    BOLIN, William H.                82       5'8"/140 Accidental traumatence, automobile accident. Deceased tried to cross the Dixie Highway
                                                                     1 mile north of town and was hit by a car which knocked him to the pavement causing a
                                                                     fracture of the skull and of the left clavical. He died almost immediately. Driver of the car
                                                                     was not to blame for the accident. The deceased was about totally deaf and apparently
                                                                     didn't see the car until too late.//Nothing of value.
    03/30/1927    BOOKER, Robert William         5 mths       25"/15 Suffocated while sleeping between his mother and Ortha Booker.//Nothing of value.
    04/23/1929    BOONE, Brady                     56       5'9"/170 Coronary thrombosis, arteriosclerosis.//Usual working man's clothing, 1 Studebaker watch
                                                                     & chain, 2 pocket knives, 2 rings of keys, screw driver, 1 pair of pliers, 2 pocketbooks
                                                                     con-taining $9.00 and $8.24 respectively. These were given to Walter Allen, receipt taken
                                                                     therefore.
    12/28/1920    BORLAND, Minnie                   48      5'6"/160 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    01/15/1924    BORUFF, Carrie Catherine        1 mth        26"/6 Suffocation by being too tightly wrapped up in blankets and held while riding in an
                                                                     automo-bile.//Nothing of value.
    01/16/1927    BOUGH, Ida Venora                52       5'4"/100 Accidental; burned about the head, body, and limbs, having caught fire from a drum
                                                                     stove, she being alone at the time this happened.//Nothing of value.
    07/18/1935    BOWERS, Chas.                    62       5'6"/125 Suicide. Deceased hanged himself in the barn at his home west of South Union, Ind at
                                                                     about 5 a.m. Ill health and financial distress were given as the probable reasons by his
                                                                     wife.// Nothing of value.
    11/08/1925    BOWERS, Eli                      84      5'10"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage and senility.//Nothing of value.
    01/24/1931    BOWERS, Samuel E                 78      5'11"/130 Strangulation. Samuel E Bowers hanged himself with a rope strung from a beam over a
                                                                     horse stall in his barn, and was found by his son and his wife at about 7 a.m., after he had
                                                                     been absent from his house since 6 a.m.//The sum of $18.00 which was turned over to
                                                                     his wife by W. W. Allen, funeral director.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    05/30/1933    BOWLES, Harry                    53           /140 Suicide by shooting himself in the right temple with a .38 cal. revolver. Deceased shot
                                                                     him-self on the park road off the Dixie Highway at about 1:15 p.m. May 30, 1333. He left a
                                                                     note stating the disposition of his body but gave no reason for his act.//Nothing of value.
    06/11/1903    BOYNTON, Frank                   53       5'9"/160 Hit by a falling stone which at the time was being lifted by the derrick. The accident hap-
                                                                     pened at the Diamond Stone Company's quarry situated in the branch of the CL&L Ry,
                                                                     about 3 miles southwest of Clear Creek, the deceased being at the time employed at said
                                                                     quarry.//One pocket knife and a plug of tobacco, both of which were given to his wife.
    12/24/1934    BRADSHAW, Roy                    20       5'7"/145 Homicide, justifiable. Deceased was trying to escape from officers of the law in a stolen
                                                                     car. He refused to stop his car and was shot thru the left temple and thru the left shoulder
                                                                     blade, the latter bullet emerging just below the left scapula. He died almost immediately,
                                                                     saying before he died that the officers had gotten the right man. He died at 10 p.m. in the
                                                                     300 block of E. 2nd St.//$24.66 which he had stolen from a slot machine; this sum was
                                                                     turned over to Walter Allen, funeral director.
    11/29/1928    BRANAM, (William) Thomas         63                While dragging logs down a hillside to a mill about 300 yards distant, a log behind him
                                                                     became detached and, rolling down the hill, struck him in such a way as to break his
                                                                     neck, knocking him to the ground on his face and the log rolling on top of him; was found
                                                                     in that position about 10 a.m. on Nov. 29, 1928. This accident happened on the Joshua
                                                                     Hendrick-son farm in Washington twp. about 12 miles from Bloomington. No one saw the
                                                                     accident but these conclusons were drawn from position of body, the team of horses and
                                                                     the way the logs lay. Witness Ambros Gorman, for whom Branam was working, Newton
                                                                     Fulford, Russell Fulford, and H. J. Gorman.//Nothing listed.

    12/04/1930    BRANAM, James Buchanon           74       5'9"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage, terminal result of cardiovascular renal disease. This man has been
                                                                     ill since a stroke of paralysis several months prior to this time. Had seemed as well as
                                                                     usual and fell from his chair, dying in a few minutes. //Nothing of value.
    12/29/1934    BRANNON, Edith Pearl             16       5'5"/135 Broken back and reptured spleen sustained in an auto accident. The car in which she
                                                                     was riding turned over and she fell under it, the running board and00 door crushing her
                                                                     body. She died at about 12:30 a.m., about 15 minutes after the accident.// Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    06/24/1920    BRANUM, Paul I                   10        4'6"/65 Drowning.//Nothing listed on form.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    06/06/1933    BRASHABER, Druie A.              35       5'4"/125 Pulmonary arterial thrombosis, secondary to injuries in an automobile accident May 14,
                                                                     1933. Mrs. Brashaber died suddenly June 6th from the above cause, as was determined
                                                                     by an autopsy, a report of which is attached. Verdict of coroner was unavoidable
                                                                     accident.// Nothing of value.
    09/12/1930    BREEDLOVE, Carl Clifford         18       6'0"/170 Secondary hemorrhage following a gunshot wound of the right chest and arm, wound in-
                                                                     flicted Sept. 2, 1930, by a 20 gauge shotgun in the hands of George Isaac Hays (colored)
                                                                     with homicidal intent.//Nothing of value.
    06/08/1906    BRIDWELL, Charley                21       5'9"/160 Bullet wound in head, self inflicted. One bullet entering forehead and glancing out without
                                                                     crushing skull and one bullet wound to left hand and the fatal bullet entered posterior part
                                                                     of skull behind the left eye. Death was suicide and due to pressure on brain. He lived
                                                                     from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. The wound was produced by a .32 calibre revolver of the Ivy
                                                                     Johnson make.// (some kind of) scarf, gold watch and chain, cuff button, knife and $5.49
                                                                     which was all given over to his uncle William Graham of Bloomington, Ind. and his receipt
                                                                     for same taken and filed.

    07/01/1906    BRIGHTON, Thad C                 23       5'9"/160 Run down by a Monon express train No. 3 at 12 o'clock at night, breaking right (?) at neck
                                                                     of femur and also middle lower leg, left leg at middle of thigh and at ankle, right arm
                                                                     broken at elbow joint, all the fractures were compound. Body bruised and contused and
                                                                     head badly bruised.//Nothing of any value, 25 cents and 2 keys that were turned over to
                                                                     his brother Michael Brighton, and his receipt taken..
    09/10/1903    BRINSON, Charles                 48                Run over by train No. 9 on the C.I & L railroad, one mile south of the depot in Stinesville
                                                                     about 7:15 p.m., at which time the deceased was upon the track and right of way.
                                                                     Evidence shows that said Charles Brinson had been drinking beer during the afternoon of
                                                                     said day//Nothing of any value.
      04/24/1906 BROCKMAN, David                   53       5'8"/155 Accidental means, by being in the burning building owned by John Buffo as a laborer
                                                                     while it was burning and was suffocated by smoke.//Nothing
    04/02/1928    BROSMAN, Dorothy Lucile        10 mths      24"/16 Broncho pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    04/14/1919    BROWN, Anna Jane                 91       5'4"/112 Chronic nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    08/17/1928    BROWN, Ethan                     25       5'6"/140 Taking carbolic acid with suicidal intent, causing his death a half hour later at the Bloom-
                                                                     ington Hospital, about 4 p.m. August 17, 1928.//Two finger rings which have been turned
                                                                     over to his father.




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     Death Date    Name                           Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    03/16/1912     BROWN, Hal                      25      5'10"/175   Accidental, railroad.//Nothing noted.
    12/04/1922     BROWN, Henry A                  65        5'7'150   Kicked in head by horse, crushing skull; shock & hemorrhage.//Nothing of any value.
    03/29/1919     BROWN, John S.                  87         6'/160   Poisoning, the result of (?) gangrene.//Nothing of any value.
      03/04/1896   BROWN, Sanford                   3       5'8"/155   Crushed under a railroad car loaded with stone, on Smith track extending from the main
                                                                       line of L, N, A.& C Ry to the stone quarries in Hunter Valley, Bloomington Twp, while said
                                                                       car was being moved by the hands of the Consolidated Stone Quarry, said death was so
                                                                       far as I am able to ascertain, purely accidental and without negligence upon the part of
                                                                       anyone.//One open face nickel plate watch which was given to his oldest son Richard
                                                                       Brown.
    11/18/1927     BROWN, Stephen Douglas          60       6'2"/140 Apoplexy while riding horseback near his home about 9 a.m.//Certificate of deposit for
                                                                     $3.50 drawn by the Paragon State Bank, Paragon, Ind., which was turned over to his
                                                                     sister, Mrs. Emma Wampler, and his brother, P. B. Brown, the said Brown having no
                                                                     family.
    03/17/1915     BRUCE, John Wm,                  55      5'9"/175 Fell off a wagon and broke his neck. Accidental. //Nothing of value.
    11/04/1926     BRUMMETT, Fredrick Merle       6 wks        21"/6 Broncho-pneumonia.//Nothing of value
    05/23/1927     BRUMMETT, William Everett        36      5'9"/175 Suicide; shot himself, tearing away the entire back part of his head with a no. 12
                                                                     cartridge; dying instantly.//Nothing of any value.
    01/10/1924     BUCKLEY, Mrs. L.J.              63       5'5"/150 Suffocation by smoke from burning building in which she was trapped.//Nothing of value.
    09/11/1910     BULLOCK, James E                35       5'5"/170 Killed by Monon RR Louisville Express train at 3:30 p.m. Accidental.//Nothing
    03/12/1912     BUNGER, W. F.                   77       5'8"/175 Accidentally thrown from buggy; fractured skull.//Nothing
    06/28/1924     BURCH, Asbury                   59       5'7"/120 Cerebral hemorrhage, arterio sclerosis.//Nothing of value.
    06/22/1929     BURCH, Mrs. Ella                40       5'6"/110 Fractures of 3, 4, & 5 cervical vertebrae. This woman was struck by an automobile driven
                                                                     by Al Dobson. Taken to the home of her sister by him, and died approximately 80 hours
                                                                     later of general paralysis.//Nothing of value.
    05/17/1923     BURCH, Susan Matilda            69       5'7"/190   Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    09/20/1926     BURKS, Walter                   57      5'10"/135   Cerebral hemorrhage.//$347, pocket knife, 1 pocket book, tobacco, handkerchief, etc.
    05/26/1911     BUSH, Ross                      20       5'8"/135   Accidental, railroad.//Nothing
    07/13/1896     BUSKIRK, Morton                 27       5'7"/150   Struck by lightning.//Nothing of any value.
    12/11/1909     BUTCHER, Etta                   24       5'6"/180   Syncope - Gall stone colin.//Nothing of value.
    05/29/1906     BUTCHER, John O                 24       5'8"/150   Was examining stone for dogs when the stone came together catching his head and
                                                                       accidentally fracturing base of skull; death resulting immediately.//Nothing of any value



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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/25/1934    BUTCHER, Lawrence                27      5'10"/200 Coronary occlusion (thrombosis). The deceased became ill while returning from
                                                                     Blooming-ton, went to bed immediately when he reached home, and died within a few
                                                                     minutes.// Nothing of value.
    02/23/1922    BUTCHER, Maud Ellen            53 days      17"/12 Influenza & pneumonia fever?, duration of 4 days.//Nothing of value
    04/26/1930    BUTCHER, Paris A                 66      5'10"/200 Chronic cardiovascular renal disease with anginal failure terminating. This man feeling as
                                                                     well as usual was taken suddenly with precardial and abdominal pain and died before
                                                                     medi-cal aid cold be summoned.//Nothing of value.
    05/19/1933    BUTLER, William Clements         76         6'/250 Myocarditis, acute. Deceased ate breakfast as usual of the morning of his death, but had
                                                                      been complaining all week of pains over his heart and of "rheumatism." His daughter,
                                                                      Mrs. Nell Weaver, found him dead in bed at about 11 a.m. May 19, 1933.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    03/09/1919    CAIN, Isadoro                  6 days        1'2"/6 Failure of the closure of the Foramen Ovale of the heart to close at birth.
    12/13/1924    CAIN, John E                     46       5'7"/140 Gunshot wound of left chest, not involving heart, but destroying a large area of lung
                                                                      tissue. Point of entrance of charge was above point of exit and other circumstances &
                                                                      testimony show that the deceased was a suicide.//Nothing of value except $4.15 in
                                                                      change and a single barrel shotgun.
    07/17/1923    CAIN, Malinda                    83       5'6"/100 Senility and chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    04/25/1935    CAIN, Myrtle                     24       5'8"/140 Gunshot wound in the left side of the thorax, inflicted by her 5 year old son, Clifford Cain.
                                                                     The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    07/07/1924    CAIN, William Henry            7 days        22"/7 Convulsions complicated by gastrointestinal stacis.//Nothing of value.
    08/28/1933    CALABRIA, Violet                 30       5'6"/135 Asphyxiation by breathing illuminating gas with suicidal intent.//Two diamond rings and
                                                                     one wedding ring, which I have delivered to Primo Calabria her husband
    07/02/1934    CAMPBELL, Jane                   83       5'5"/130 Apoplexy. Deceased was called for breakfast and when she didn't answer, Sherman
                                                                     Kristler, with whom she was living, opened the door to her room and found her dead, lying
                                                                     on the floor.//Nothing of value.
    04/12/1925    CAMPBELL, John Glanton           21      5'11"/160 Murdered by an unknown hand, cause of death being internal hemorrhage and surgical
                                                                     shock. Wound was inflicted by a .38 calibre revolver, the bullet entering the left side be-
                                                                     tween the seventh and eighth costal cartilage and ranged to the right tearing through right
                                                                     lobe of liver and stopping just under skin of right side between 8th & 9th ribs.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    04/02/1924    CAMPBELL, Nelson                 69       5'6"/140 Body severed in twain and otherwise badly mangled by being struck and run over by a
                                                                     fast Monon passenger train north of Harrodsburg, Ind. Deceased was trespassing on
                                                                     right-of-way picking up coal at the time.//Nothing of value.
    06/16/1911    CAMPBELL, Robert                 82        6' /160 Apoplexy.//Pocket knife, pocket book, $4.16 cash.
    09/26/1903    CANADA, Roy E                    15       5'9"/155 Accidental discharge of a .32 calibre revolver, said revolver being at the time in the hands
                                                                     of Bridge J. Nichols. The bullet from said revolver entered the left side of his forehead
                                                                     and penetrating the brain making its exit on the right side of the back of the
                                                                     head.//Nothing of any value
    07/31/1917    CANTRELL, Cecil                21 Mos.       3"/30 Accidental drowning caused by falling into a 12 gallon jar which was about 5 inches deep
                                                                     with water.//Nothing of value.
    03/23/1927    CARLISLE, John                   26       5'6"/145 Accidental; shot by a bullet of .38 calibre by Elmer Webb, a deputy sheriff, while said
                                                                     John Carlisle was being taken from Bedford to Bloomington under arrest, he made an
                                                                     attack on Elmer Webb with a piece of iron, striking him from behind and sending him
                                                                     temporarily un-conscious; then Webb on regaining consciousness fired at Carlisle striking
                                                                     him with the bullet just over the heart, through the aorta. The shooting was justified
                                                                     homicide and done by Elmer Webb in self defence.//Nothing of any value.
    09/13/1909    CARNAHAN, William Verne          21        5'8"/160 Dynamite explosion, Kinser Pike; accidental.//Nothing
    03/14/1907    CARR, Charles                    15        5'3"/110 Shock and internal hemorrhaging due to a .41 calibre bullet wound of abdomen from a
                                                                      revolver in the hands of Policeman Willaim Shinn.//Nothing of any value
    04/11/1931    CARTER, George Thomas            69      5' 10"/150 Chronic myocarditis. Deceased had been suffering with heart trouble for several years.
                                                                      On the morning of his death, he was fighting a brush fire near his home. While exerting
                                                                      himself, he fell dead.//Nothing of value.
    12/14/1916    CARTER, Morton                   41       5'9"/160 Accidentally crushed and mangled beneath a railroad train near stone mill at Clear
                                                                     Creek.// Bank book, papers belonging to Stone Co., and 2 checks payable to men
                                                                     working at stone mill, all of which was turned over to secretary of stone company and
                                                                     receipt taken for same.
    04/02/1926    CARTER, Oscar                    62       5'2"/140 Apoplexy.//Checks: $18.33, $25; Cash $5.04; books & glasses.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age       Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/21/1933    CAVENESS, Leota Mae              54        5'6"/120 Acute myocarditis, secondary to chronic myocarditis. Deceased died suddenly at 9:40
                                                                      p.m. Her husband heard her groaning in bed and she ceased to breathe shortly after he
                                                                      found her. She had been ill for 3 or 4 months.//Nothing of value. No scars except stria
                                                                      gravidarium.
    01/27/1904    CAZEE, Mary Ann                   55       5'4"/180    Disease of heart complicated by some kidney trouble// Nothing of any value
    11/28/1917    CHALDERS, Wm. R                   75       5'8"/165    No cause given.//Nothing of value.
    11/03/1909    CHAMBERS, A J                     47      5'11"/160    Typhoid fever. No physician.//Nothing of value.
    09/04/1931    CHAMBERS, Anne                 2.75 hrs       1'8"/6   Premature birth, 8 months. Baby born at 3:45 a.m. and died at 6:30 a.m. on the same
                                                                         day. //No doctor was present at the delivery nor was one called after the
                                                                         delivery.//Nothing of value.
    06/24/1929    CHAMBERS, Charley                61       6/1"/200 Struck by lightning. This man was plowing corn near Harrodsburg; had taken shelter
                                                                      under a tree. Lightning struck the tree, killing him and one of his mules.//Nothing of value.
    08/21/1932    CHAMBERS, Julia Anne             66       5'6"/ 140 Suicide. Deceased shot herself through the left hypochondria region and the shot came
                                                                      out just above the (?) chest posterior laterally. She shot herself at 6:30 p.m., was
                                                                      conscious until 8 a.m., and died at 8:20 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    05/12/1912    CHAMBERS, Lewis                  26        5'9"/152 Falling timber.//One gold watch
    02/17/1922    CHAMBERS, Luther                 58        5'9"/145 Suicide; rifle shot from .22 calibre Remington automatic rifle in head just above the right
                                                                      eye.//Nothing of value.
    01/19/1929    CHAMBERS, Roy                    43        5'8"/160 Chronic mitral insufficiency.//Nothing of value.
    12/09/1929    CHANDLER, Isaac M,.              60        5'7"/170 Myocarditis, arteriosclerosis with cerebral hemorrhage. //Nothing of value.
    07/16/1929    CHANDLER, William Clifford       58          6'/160 While working at his trade, painter, at 112 Cottage Grove Ave., a round broke from a
                                                                      ladder allowing a scaffolding to fall. Mr. Chandler fell with it striking his head upon the
                                                                      sidewalk, sustaining a basilar fracture of the skull with subsequent intracranial
                                                                      hemorrhage. Accident happened at approx. 10:07 a.m., death occurred at 2 p.m.//Nothing
                                                                      of value.
    12/17/1925    CHENOWITH, Joseph                44        5'9"/150 Chronic myocarditis complicated and aggravated by a recent attack of influenza.//Pocket
                                                                      book, knife, tobacco, etc., which was turned over to the widow.
    09/06/1934    CHESTNUT, Ben                    83        5'8"/155 Accidental traumatism - automobile struck him causing fractured skull, fractures of right
                                                                      humerous, and right tibia.// Nothing of value.
    03/16/1934    CHITWOOD, Beatrice Joyce        1 mo          20"/5 Prematurity. Deceased was a premature baby and died suddenly at about 10
                                                                      p.m.//Nothing of value.



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     Death Date   Name                             Age     Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    03/04/1929    CHORD, Rev. Spencer              72       5'8"/170 Struck by a moving automobile, causing a fracture of the cervical vertebrae, right frontal
                  Howard                                             bone, right ulna, both tibia and fibula.//Nothing of value.
    11/22/1933    CHRISTIE, Alva Preston           61      5'10"/190 Coronary occlusion. Deceased had attended a basketball game at Ellettsville with his
                                                                     son-in-law, Ray Porter. After the game the two walked to the Lucas filling station.
                                                                     Deceased dropped to the ground and died almost immediately, 9:30 p.m.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    02/03/1929    CHRISTIE, John                   33       5'6"/165 Gunshot wound of chest wall and abdominal viscera, viz. Sigmoid colon and bladder,
                                                                     which gunshot wounds were caused by a .38 calibre lead bullet fired by a party as yet
                                                                     unde-termined, with homicidal intent. Contributory causes, shock & hemorrhage.//Nothing
                                                                     of value.
    04/20/1918    CHRISTY, James F                 78       5'4"/195 Organic disease of heart.//Nothing of value
    07/07/1932    CHRISTY, John E.                 55       5'8"/195 Myrcarditis, acute, secondary to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis. Deceased sat
                                                                     down in chair at Tourner Hotel at about 3:25 p.m. July 7, 1932. At about 3:28 p.m. he
                                                                     gasped for breath several times and then ceased to breathe.//1 gold watch and 7 cents in
                                                                     money which were turned over to Tom Weir, funeral director.
    05/20/1921    Cl … infant of Zachariah Cain                  14'/Premature birth.//Nothing of value.
    07/23/1922    CLARK, Alfred                     61     5'10"/160 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of value.
    05/08/1926    CLARK, Ella M                     66      5'6"/140 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    09/28/1911    CLARK, Frank                      20     5'10"/165 Drowning (Bean Blossom) Accidental.//Purse, knife, watch.
    10/11/1920    CLARK, James Thomas               72      5'7"/150 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
    08/13/1925    CLARKE, Eugene Edward           6 mths      26"/16 Entero colitis.//Nothing of value.
    06/08/1925    CLARKE, William                   67      5'8"/175 Shot through the upper abdominal region with a 12 gauge shotgun, either accidentally or
                                                                     with suicidal intent. Unable to determine accurately.//Nothing of value.
    02/19/1932    CLEMENS, Edith Julia              5         41"/39 Accidental burns over whole body. Deceased caught her clothing on fire from a heating
                                                                     stove and her whole body was burned. She died in about one hour and a half.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    04/17/1929    CLENDENING, James Frank          76       5'9"/140 Chronic myocarditis and chronic nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    08/15/1929    CLENDENNING, William             72       5'7"/160 Arteriosclerosis with cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
                  Thomas




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    01/00/1900    COAN, Archie M                   29       5'7"/130 Fracture of skull with shock and hemorrhage. This man driving north on State Road from
                                                                     Bloomington to Ellettsville collided with an automobile driven by Raleigh Allison approx. a
                                                                     mile south of Ellettsville. The collision causing immediate death of both parties.//Valuables
                                                                     as receipted for by W. Wallen.
        12/?/1908 COAN, Stephen A                  57       6'1"/168 Struck by a northbound passenger train while crossing the tracks at Stephenson
                                                                      Crossing, crushing skull and producing death from shock and hemorrhage./Nothing of any
                                                                      value.
    11/15/1928    COCHRAN, Sarah Malinda           54       5/7"/155 Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    01/08/1932    COEN, Eliza                      75       5'0"/125 Hypostatic pneumonia due to being confined in bed for a long period of time.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    01/06/1909    COFFEY, John Davidson            87        5'8'/125 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    01/31/1935    COFFEY, Opal                     52      5'10"/150 Accidental burns. Deceased made a statement to his physician before he died that some
                                                                      gasoline caught fire on the floor of the cement house at the Rogers Stone Crusher where
                                                                      he worked as night watchman. In attempting to put the fire out with an old sack his
                                                                      clothing became ignited and he was badly burned (over) his whole body surface except
                                                                      the feet and the face. He died in the Bloomington Hospital at 11:20 p.m.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    12/31/1911    COFFMAN, Orville Lee             22       5'6"/135 Shock, fractured skull, smashed shoulder & chest.//One pocket knife and $2.00.
    05/27/1916    COLE, Roger A                                       Accident; in attempting to step from caboose to flat car, he fell between the caboose and
                                                                      flat car and his body was cut almost in two by moving train.//Nothing of value.
    07/07/1924    COLEMAN, Charles                 39      5'11"/155 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value. However, valuables were gathered up about the
                                                                      house and turned over to Ben Coleman, his authorized administrator.
    02/14/1925    COLEMAN, Johnson A               74      5'11"/200 Fracture of cervical vertebrae, fracture of left forearm and minor cuts and bruises
                                                                      sustained by being hit by train while attempting to cross tracks in closed car.//Watch,
                                                                      pocket book and small amount of change, which was turned over to Johnson Coleman.
    04/02/1934    COLEMAN, Ruth                    23       5'8"/185 Suicide. Deceased took K.C.N. late the night of April 2nd. Her mother found her dead at
                                                                     about 7 a.m. the morning of the 3rd. She left a note saying that she thought she would be
                                                                     better off dead. Her mother said deceased had threatened to commit suicide previously
                                                                     several times.//Nothing of value.
    02/10/1912    COLLINS, Henry Martin            32       5'7"/155 Nothing noted.//Nothing




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/20/1919    COLLINS, Joseph                  33      5'11"/210 Electrocuted by coming in contact with a live wire while working as lineman for the
                                                                      Southern Indiana Power Co., Bloomington Ind.//Nothing of any value.
    09/19/1930    CONNER, Hays Eugene              1          2'7"/23 Acute illeocolitis.//Nothing of value.
    01/29/1910    COONS, Stanley H                  9         4'4"/80 Accidental drowning, Central Stone Mill.//Nothong of value.
    12/14/1923    CORDELL, Ed.                     48       5'9"/145 While hooking at the Bert Hoadley Stone Mill, Bloomington, Ind., deceased was accident-
                                                                      ally caught between a large block of stone being swung from the tramline and a pile of
                                                                      blocks, crushing him about the head and body.//Cash amounting to $11.00, check book,
                                                                      bank book and signal whistle.
    05/10/1926    CORDER, Frank                    55         6'/160 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    12/20/1906    CORLETT, infant                 birth           15/ When the baby was born it was dropped to the floor, severing the umbilical cord, allowing
                                                                      the baby to die from hemorrhage.//Nothing
    03/28/1931    COURTER, Rolla                   57       5'7"/180 Septicemia due to an infection in the right great toe which was injured March 3rd at the
                                                                      University Quarry, property of the Ind. Limestone Co.//Nothing of value.
    08/03/1930    COVEY, William                   21       5'9"/170 Shock and hemorrhage following a compound comminuted fracture of left femur, tibia,
                                                                      and fibula. This man, while riding a motorcycle, collided with a car driven by G. S. Nichols
                                                                      of Bloomington, on State Road 37 about 2 mi. north of Harrodsburg.//Nothing of value.
    11/24/1906    COX, Marrit "Tude"               23      5'11"/170 A boom on derrick at National Quarry 6 miles south of Bloomington, broke under load,
                                                                     fall-ing on Cox, crushing skull the size of 1 1/2" x 1" above left eye, breaking left leg
                                                                     above knee, lacerating perineum and tearing both testicles from his scrotum and crushing
                                                                     left elbow. Death resulted almost instantly from the shock and hemorrhage.//A gold filled
                                                                     watch which was turned over to his brother, Chester Cox, and his receipt taken for same.
    12/28/1933    COX, Newton R                    18      5'10"/136 Hemorrhage from a gunshot wound accidentally sustained while hunting with a 12 gauge
                                                                     single barrel shotgun. Deceased put the butt of the gun into a culvert after a rabbit and
                                                                     on pulling it out snapped the hammer accidentally shooting himself in the left upper thigh.
                                                                     He died from hemorrhage at the Bloomington hospital at 1:00 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    08/15/1932    COX, Willis H.                   83      5'11"/200 Suicide by drinking carboric acid. He became furious with his daughter-in-law Arizona
                                                                     Cox, and they had a quarrel. After the quarrel, he went to his room and swallowed the
                                                                     poison.// Nothing of value.




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     Death Date    Name                           Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    11/07/1925     COX. Mary C                     63       5'6"/210 Rupture of abdominal viscus with hemorrhage into abdominal cavity, complicated by
                                                                     surgi-cal shock. Injuries were sustained when deceased was struck and run over by an
                                                                     Overland Touring Car, driven by one Orbie Bennett.
    01/05/1909     CRAFTON, Alonso B               15       5'7"/140 Asphyxiation due to aspiration of vomit.//Nothing of value.
    07/11/1928     CRANE, Doris Hope             13 days       16"/3 Inanition.//Nothing of value.
    06/15/1935     CRIDER, Howard                  75       5'9"/150 Acute myocarditis secondary to chronic myocarditis. Deceased was found dead in bed at
                                                                      the county poor farm at about 5:30 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    05/30/1922     CRITES, Sam                     47       5'8"/175 Accidental gunshot from .12 gauge shotgun in heart.// Nothing.
    12/05/1905     CROCKETT, infant               1 hr.        1'4"/7 Asphyxiation//Nothing of any value
      09/08/1899   CROUCH, Joseph                  50       5'5"/170 Morphine poisoning taken with suicidal intent.//Nothing of value
    02/22/1906     CROUCH, Lizzie                   9       2'10"/50 Pneumonia following whooping cough.//Nothing of any value.
    12/11/1920     CROUCH, William                 57       5'8"/135 Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of any value.
    07/28/1923     CROWE, Lou                      72        5/4"/95 Shock, fracture of cervical vertebra; compound fractures of both wrists and numerous
                                                                      con-tusions of extremities as result of being struck by an automobile driven by one Walter
                                                                      A. Tapp. Accident occurring about 2 mi. north of Bloomington on State Road #22 at 6:00
                                                                      p.m.//Nothing of value.
    02/19/1918     CROY, C(ristopher) C.           54       5'9"/190 Organic disease of heart.//One pocket book, one knife, one time (?) book and seven
                                                                     dollars and fifty-one cents which were turned over to Elmer Croy and receipt for same
                                                                     taken.
    03/24/1923     CRUM, Melkerd                   73         6' /185 Lobar pneumonia, complicated by chronic interstitial nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    01/27/1935     CRUM, Mrs. Jacob (Celia?)       63      5'10"/130 While milking she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. The left side of her body became
                                                                      paralyzed. This happened about 9:30 a.m. She was carried to the house by her husband,
                                                                      Jacob S. Crum, and Mr. Cyrus Cunninghamn and died about 11 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    03/16/1904     CRUTCHFIELD, Luke               67       5'8"/170 Apoplexy caused by excessive drinking and hardening of the arteries.//Nothing of any
                                                                     value.
    10/01/1932     CUMMINGS, Louis F               14        5'0"/96 Traumation, automobile accident. While trying to hop on the running board of a school
                                                                     bus in which he had carried (ridden?) from Kokomo, Indiana, he fell under the rear left
                                                                     wheel of the bus. It crushed his pelvis, chest and fractured his skull. He died at 3:59 a.m.
                                                                     at the Bloomington Hospital.//Nothing of value.
    08/15/1927     CUNNINGHAM, Amos Marcus         57       5'9"/170 Acute myocarditis.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    10/19/1924    CUNNINGHAM, Thomas               72      5'10"/175 Chronic myocarditis. Death occurred about 2 a.m. October 19, 1924, at his residence,
                  Alfred                                             503 W. 11th St., Bloomington IN. //Nothing of value.
    11/02/1924    CUSIC, John B                    65       5'7"/155 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    10/18/1927    DALTON, Nora                     58       5'4"/165 Chronic endocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    07/26/1911    DANIELS, Joseph Ernest                    5'5"/140 Accidental, railroad, self (?) [Obit indicates he fell through railroad bridge and
                                                                     drowned].//Gold watch and chain, 2 gold rings, one with key, cash 40 cts.
    02/13/1931    DANIELS, Nancy                   72       5'6"/130 Heart failure due to post influenzal myocarditis.//Nothing of value. Deceased was found
                                                                     dead in her bed at about 10:30 a.m. by her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Jones, at whose home
                                                                     deceased was living.
    08/10/1928    DANNER, Malcolm Theodore         23       5'9"/150 Fracture of skull compound - comprising orbital process of frontal bone and parietal bone,
                                                                     destroying right eye, the fracture was caused by a stone thrown by a blast at a rock
                                                                     quarry a mile north of Bloomington.//Nothing of value except a cheap watch.
    11/23/1903    DAVID, Olive Lillian           18days           /6 Intracranial hemorrhages.//Nothing of any value.
    04/17/1933    DAVIDSON, Robert                 7         4'2"/60 Alcoholic poisoning, acute. Deceased's father gave him liquor to drink the afternoon and
                                                                     night before he died. Autopsy reveals congested stomach full of alcoholic smelling con-
                                                                     tents. Chemical analysis of the stomach and bladder contents revealed it strongly positive
                                                                     for alcohol. Deceased died in coma at about 2:30 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    06/17/1934    DAVIS, Elmer                     22         6'/165 Cerebral hemorrhage following fracture of the bones of the skull, broken nose, broken
                                                                     mandible and maxillae in auto wreck. Deceased was riding in rumble steat of DeSoto car
                                                                     driven by Raymond Conner. Two other people, Connor's wife and Fred Snoddy were
                                                                     also in car. Connor and Snoddy had been drinking but hospital attendants and police
                                                                     officer in-vestigating case swear they were not intoxicated. Deceased died at about 3:30
                                                                     a.m. June 17, 1934, immediately after accident.//Nothing of value.
    12/22/1932    DAVIS, Mary                    2 mths      1'10"/6 Influenza pneumonia. Deceased contracted influenza 15th December and died at 3 p.m.
                                                                     22nd December, 1932.// Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    02/16/1935    DEAN, George                     42      5'10"/150 Traumatism. Deceased was driving his car south across a preferential street, E. 5th
                                                                     Street, at the corner of Lincoln St., and hit a taxi going west on 5th. In the collision he was
                                                                     thrown from his car and in some manner sustained a wound in the right side just below
                                                                     the ribs. His liver was cut in two and his right kidney was torn loose. He bled to death
                                                                     without re-gaining consciousness and died at about 10 a.m., about 15 minutes after the
                                                                     accident. //Nothing of value.
    08/13/1925    DEARMIN, Morris                  65       5'8"/155 Suicide, having taken approximately 15 gms powdered strychnine sulphate.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    09/09/1928    DECKARD, Annie S                 61       5'3"/200 Chronic endocarditis, contributing cause malaria.//Nothing of value.
    07/09/1907    DECKARD, Charles Franklin        21      5'11"/168 Drowning in the Oolitic Stone Quarry, 6 miles south of Bloomington.//Nothing of any
                                                                     value.
    02/21/1925    DECKARD, Clara R                 63       5'6"/185 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    11/14/1927    DECKARD, Clarence M              21         6'/150 Accident; having his neck broken, also lower jaw and skull fractured at the base while
                                                                     riding in a Ford roadster crossing the Monon R.R. at Clear Creek, the automobile was
                                                                     struck by the engine drawing train No. 331 southbound at 2:18 p.m., causing instant
                                                                     death from these injuries.//Nothing except a New Haven watch which was turned over to
                                                                     his father.
    10/19/1934    DECKARD, Clifford Raymond       5 wks       `1'6"/5 Prematurity. Mother of deceased had been ill since its birth 5 weeks ago and the baby
                                                                      had not nursed well. It was a pre-mature baby weighing 5.5 pounds at death, 3:30 a.m.//
                                                                      Nothing of value.
    06/13/1933    DECKARD, David                   63      5'10"/150 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to arteriosclerosis & cardiorenal disease. Deceased died in
                                                                     bed and was found at about 5:00 a.m. by his sister with whom he lived. He had
                                                                     complained of heart pain, shortness of breath, and swelling of his legs for several months.
                                                                     Died some-time between 8 p.m. June 12 and 5 a.m. June 13, 1933.//Nothing of value.
    04/29/1930    DECKARD, Edward                   5        3'6"/50 Empyemia and pericarditis.//Nothing of value.
    01/11/1930    DECKARD, George M                 5       5'6"/170 Acute dilatation of heart with a chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    08/07/1930    DECKARD, infant of Mrs.         2 hrs        16"/5 Prematurity.//Nothing of value.
                  Walter
    03/04/1922    DECKARD, John W                  73       5'10/160 Cancer of face and head, five years duration.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    06/19/1928    DECKARD, Kenneth                 26       5'8"/160 Struck by ligntning which caused instant death near Bloomington, Ind., about 4 p.m. June
                                                                     19, 1928.//One pocket knife, one finger ring which was delivered to Herbert C. Pigg,
                                                                     under-taker at Dugger, Ind.
    03/15/1920    DECKARD, King A                  75      5/10"/160 Organic heart failure following 3 weeks sickness of influenza.//$230 in currency, $2.42 in
                                                                     silver, receipt for this is attached.
    02/16/1923    DECKARD, Nancy Elizabeth         82       5'8"/135 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    05/11/1921    DECKARD, Perry                 8 days        16"/7 Failure to close of foramen ovale.//Nothing
    09/23/1909    DECKARD, Rosanna                 78       5'2"/145 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing.
    01/11/1933    DECKARD, William F.              74       6'1"/185 Myocarditis, acute. Deceased had been sick for several months with shortness of breath
                                                                     and pain in the cardiac region. He was alone at the time of his death, but had apparently
                                                                     felt better at noon. His niece left him at 2:30 p.m. and his nephew found him dead at 2:45
                                                                     p.m.//Nothing of value.
    11/01/1912    DECKER, Amelia                   50       5'7"/200 Apoplexy.//Nothing.
    03/24/1916    DEEM, Etta                       14       5'9"/150 Carbolic acid poisoning with suicidal intent.//Nothing of value.
    10/28/1920    DENTON, William O                74       5'3"/138 Accidentally falling from ladder, fracturing skull and breaking neck.//$5.30 in money in
                                                                     pocket book which was turned over to his sister, Mrs. F. M. Johnson.
    12/30/1934    DEPUTY, George Mitchell          87       5'8"/180 Pneumonia. Deceased had been sick about 24 hours. When the family called me, he was
                                                                     dead.//Nothing of value.
    11/06/1912    DEVINE, Fred                     28       6'1"/150 Apoplexy.//Nothing.
    12/10/1929    DEWAR, James T                   21       5'9"/170 Electric burns and shock. This man, while working at the B. G. Hoadley Quarries, came in
                                                                     contact with a high tension wire causing a burn of scalp and left hand, and instant death.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    12/03/1931    DILLARD, Charles Edward           4         38"/36 Cerebral hemorrhage due to fracture of the skull, sustained in an automobile accident.
                                                                     Deceased backed off pavement at corner of South Rogers and Dodds streets in front of
                                                                     the truck of B.F. Mason and was run over.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    11/21/1930    DINSMORE, Wylie Henderson        56       5'8"/150 Mr. Dinsmore was last seen walking east on State Road 46 approx 1/2 mile west of his
                                                                     farmhouse, following a corn shredder which was being moved by a tractor driven by Mr.
                                                                     Sam Binkley. It was fast becoming dark, there was no light on the rear of the shredder,
                                                                     and a Ford driven by Mr. M. W. Hatfield overtook the shredder and collided with it. Mr.
                                                                     Dinsmore was crushed between the two, suffering a fractured skull and both legs, also
                                                                     numerous flesh wounds.//Usual working man's clothing, one gold watch, very badly
                                                                     damaged.

    07/04/1911    DiROCCO, Terry                   33      5'10"/175 Accidental drowning in Consolidated Quarry Monroe Co.//$51 cash, one revolver.
    02/03/1933    DOBBINS, Nora                    65       5'5"/210 Acute myocarditis. Deceased was found dead in her bed at about 12:30 p.m. by a roomer
                                                                     in her home. He had not seen her during the morning and when he could not arouse her,
                                                                     he opened her window and entered her room. Rigor mortis had set in but the body was
                                                                     slightly warm. Apparently she must have died at about 6 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    01/02/1921    DORUFF, John                      59     5'11"/290 Cerebral apoplexy.//$34.47
    09/07/1916    DOUTHETT, Robert Earl           3 wks       1'11"/7 Failure of closure of the Foramen ovale between the auricles of heart; child being
                                                                      delivered prematurely; natural.//Nothing.
    07/07/1905   DOVER, Chester                  16 days        20"/7 Asphyxiation from being covered with a bed comfort in the night.//Nothing of any value
      03/30/1899 DOWELL, Chas                      35       5''7"/150 Exposure//Nothing
    08/19/1903   DRAKE, Nathanial P                60       5'6"/160 Natural causes, namely some heart disease. Probably fatty degeneration.//One nickel
                                                                      case watch, one pocket knife, 2 small pocket memorandum books and some papers, all
                                                                      of which were given to his son, Fay E. Drake.
    05/23/1933    DROLL, Walter                    24      5'10"/145 Accidental drowning. Deceased, while swimming with Dorothea McHenry in Weimer's
                                                                     Lake, suddenly became unable to swim and sank before help could be gotten. He had
                                                                     been under water about 1/2 hour and could not be resuscitated.//Nothing of value except
                                                                     $1 which was turned over to Weirs' Fundral Home.
    04/28/1924    DUGAN, Justina                   24       5'2"/120 Result of an illigally performed operation to produce an abortion, at the hands of one Dr.
                                                                     Cecil Harrod of Columbus, Indiana. The immediate cause of death was septicemia and
                                                                     general peritonitis.//Nothing of value.
       07/161908 DUNCAN, James Elbert              84      5'11"/125 General senility.//Nothing of value.
    10/02/1909   DUNHAM, Rosa                      29       5'6"/125 Chloroform poisoning, accidental, self-administered.//$1.35 given to relatives.
    12/22/1915   DUNN, Ray A                       38      5'10"/140 Organic disease of heart which was contributed by acute alcoholism.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date    Name                           Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    04/29/1917     DUPREE, Arthur                  29       5'7"/165 Hemorrhage and shock caused by being accidentally crushed and mangled under a
                                                                       Monon switch engine on main track at upper end of McDoel's yards.//Nothing of value.
    03/11/1925     DURNAL, John                     79     5'10"/125 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    04/03/1931     DURNAL, Mary Jane                85      5'1"/135 Influenza.//Nothing of value.
    11/12/1910     DURNAL, Silas C                  61      5'6"/110 Organic heart disease. Natural.//Nothing of value.
    06/05/1923     DUZAN, John                      72        6' /170 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
       01/181920   EADS infant                   1 month          20"/ Congenital heart trouble, failure of closure of Foramen Ovale.//Nothing of any value.
    01/06/1925     EADS, Henry                      80      5'9"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Cash amounting to $252.25, same being turned over to widow,
                                                                       receipt being taken.
    10/04/1924     EADS, Mary E                   3 wks         24"/8 Suffocation due to sleeping between parents.//Nothing of value.
    07/08/1912     EADS, Mary Margaret              18      5'6"/130 Gunshot wound penetrating heart.//Nothing
    10/07/1915     EADS, Perry                      47     5'10"/165 Struck on the head at the left temple with a blunt instrument in the hands of some party,
                                                                       as yet unknown, with murderous intent. The blow causing concussion of the brain which
                                                                       caused death.//Nothing of value.
    10/12/1929     EAST, James Rufus               17         6'/150 Fracture of 3rd & 4th cervical vertebrae with respiratory paralysis. While riding in an auto-
                                                                     mobile on State Road 37, approx. 1-1/2 miles north of Dolen, the car left the road, over-
                                                                     turning, causing the above injury. The accident was caused by slick roads and fast
                                                                     driving.//Working man's clothing, purse containing $10.84, 1 wrist watch and other
                                                                     articles, and receipts of no especial value. These were left in custody of Mr. Arthur Day
                                                                     and receipt taken therefore.
    03/10/1909     EASTON, Delila V                72       5'7"/190 Acute cardiac dilatation.//Nothing of value.
    06/07/1910     EATON, Henry L                  49      5'10"/160 Hanging; suicide.//Nothing of value.
    08/29/1908     EATON, Hugh Martin              71       5'9"/160 Cerebral apoplexy.//$3.06 which was turned over to Elmer Nixon(?) and his receipt for
                                                                     same taken.
    05/18/1919     EATON, Nellie                   53       5'8"/125 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
    11/02/1922     EDWARDS, John B.                74       5'6"/160 Hanged himself with a wire from the limb of a tree.//No valuables.
    12/22/1932     ELGAR, Mary L                   85       5'2"/100 Influenza and pneumonia. Deceased became ill with influenza a week ago, contracted
                                                                     pneumonia and died at 2:45 a.m. 22 December, 1932. Deceased was a believer in faith
                                                                     healing and did not call a doctor.// Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    11/19/1903    ELKINS, David Oscar              20         6' /140 Accidental discharge of a shotgun while he was hunting, said gun being in his own hands.
                                                                      The entire load of shot entered the front of his right thigh at the junction with the body and
                                                                      severed the right iliac artery. The hemorrhage causing death in about 15
                                                                      minutes.//Nothing of any value
    07/22/1923    ELKINS, Rebecca                  17       5'6"/135 Drowning in Adams Bros. quarry hole near Bloomington.// Nothing of value.
    03/02/1929    ELLIOTT, Jennie                  62       5'4"/100 Chronic myocarditis and chronic nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    01/06/1922    ENGLEDOW, Stella                 45       5'7"/120 Accidental, revolver wound to left breast, .32 calibre revolver, death instantaneous due to
                                                                     shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of any value.
    07/22/1934    EPPERSON, Charles                17       5'9"/145 Drowning. At 1:30 p.m.deceased went to Johnson's quarry west of S. Rogers St. and
                                                                     north of Rockport Road, to bathe. He couldn't swim and went in alone. Several small boys
                                                                     heard him cry out and saw him sink. He was found in 20' of water about an hour after he
                                                                     sank.//Nothing of value.
    01/29/1926    ERTON, William H                 60      5'11"/195 Influenza complicated by myocardial degeneration.//Nothing of value.
    01/12/1935    EVANS, Homer                     27         6'/175 Skull fracture sustained when deceased was hit by auto driven by D. H. Waggener, 12
                                                                     Jan 1935, 10:30 p.m. Deceased was going along the Ellettsville road toward his home
                                                                     and was run into by Waggener and his body was carried about 100 yds. down the road.
                                                                     He had both legs broken and crushed, the left thorax (?) crushed, the left arm broken and
                                                                     the right side of his skull fractured. He was taken to the Bloomington Hospital where he
                                                                     died at 11 p.m.// The sum of $7.06 in cash and one gold watch, a receipt for these articles
                                                                     being attached hereto.

      03/14/1899 FARIS, Eugene M                   37       5''7"/135 Pistol wound of the head which was inflicted by himself.//Was dressed only in night
                                                                      clothing, consequently nothing found on his person.
    03/16/1912    FARMER, Arthur                   25       5'8"/140 Accidental, railroad.//Nothing listed.
    08/09/1928    FARMER, John W                   64       5'9"/165 Chronic interstitial nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    09/20/1907    FARMER, Ware                     19       5/4"/120 Suicide; .32 calibre revolver wound to head, bullet entering in medium line of frontal bone
                                                                      ranging backward, (gun) in own hand.//Nothing of any value.
    08/02/1930    FARR, Adaline McNeely            79       5'2"/170 Angina pectoris associated with chronic cardiovascular renal disease.//Nothing of value.
    11/09/1932    FARR, Sarah                      49       5'4"/150 Acute myocarditis, secondary to chronic myocarditis. Deceased had not complained
                                                                      during the day. She collapsed at about 8 p.m. and ceased to breathe almost
                                                                      immediately.// Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                   Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    09/22/1905    FARRAR, Rocco                    23       5'5"/160 Bullet wound of the head from a .38 cal. revolver in the hands of Giuseppe Dominicus//A
                                                                     pocket book containing a check to Italian No. 239 from Spencer camp, 4 copper cents, a
                                                                     pipe, one pocket knife and an Italian dirk or stilletto. The pocket book with the copper and
                                                                     check turned over to Jas. M. Hunt, the undertaker, together with a bunch of keys found
                                                                     and his receipt of same, the knife and stilletto I still have.
    02/23/1925    FAULKNER, John                   27        5'9'/120   Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of value.
    05/31/1924    FEDERMANN, Dr. C. A.             54      5'11"/160    Cerebral hemorrhage and acute bronchitis.//Nothing of value.
    09/27/1912    FELL, Rolla Dean                 34       5/7"/220    Apoplexy.//Nothing.
    9/4/1929      FELTON, Wilbur                   46      5'10"/170    While at his usual occupation, was accidentally struck by a lifting bar, causing him to fall
                                                                        from a car striking his head upon a rail, thus causing a fracture of the 3rd, 4th, & 5th
                                                                        cervical vertebrae, from which he died some 18 hours later. Accident occurred approx. 1
                                                                        mile from Ellettsville on the Monon R.R.//Nothing of value.
    12/08/1905    FENDER, Jesse Norwood            24       5'8"/150 An arm pin through the collar at the end of derrick boom broke, allowing the derrick boom
                                                                     to fall on said Fender while lifting a stone at the Johnson Quarry, breaking his neck,
                                                                     crushing posterior part of skull, breaking his nose, --- his left eye and superior lip,
                                                                     breaking his left leg above the knee and crushing and breaking the bones of his right foot.
    06/06/1935    FENDER, Ora                      46       5'7"/127 Acute myocarditis. Deceased went to bed about 9 p.m. 6 June 1935. He became short of
                                                                     breath and then unconscious. He died at 9:30 p.m. In the last four or five weeks he has
                                                                     had several such attacks.//Nothing of value
    10/19/1919   FENDER, Wm. Henry                 63       5'4"/145 Chronic nephritis.//Nothing of any value
      02/29/1922 FERGUSON, Carl                    37       5'9"/180 Struck by automobile crushing bones of head, face & limbs, neck broken & body
                                                                     mangled; death due to shock & hemorrhage.//$75 and a bunch of keys on ring which was
                                                                     turned over Mrs. Jessie Brubaker for Mrs. S. W. Ferguson and her receipt for same taken.
    09/28/1930    FIA, Atellio                     49       5'8"/180 This man stepped in front of a moving automobile driven by Guy Mitchell. He suffered a
                                                                     compound fracture of the skull. Accident occurred at Sanders, Ind.//Nothing of value.
    08/18/1931    FIELDS, John Wm.                 50         6"/160 Fracture of right clavicle and 3 ribs on the left side with puncture of the left lung. This
                                                                     injury occurred when the automobile in which he was driving, turned over after hitting a
                                                                     car driven by Earl J. McWilliams. Deceased was crushed by his own car and pinned
                                                                     under it at about 8 p.m., August 16, 1931.// Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    01/07/1931    FIGG, Franklyn Pierce            71      5'10"/140 Fire. Franklyn Pierce Figg was last seen alive at about 2 p.m. by Mrs. Oscar Stevens who
                                                                     states that he appeared to be in his normal state mentally. At about 10:00 p.m. 7 Jan.
                                                                     1931, Mr. Figg's neighbors discovered that his home was on fire. When they reached the
                                                                     house it had fallen in. Mr. Figg's charred remains were removed with a long fork.//All
                                                                     cloth-ing completely burned. All that remained of body was skeleton of trunk, intestines,
                                                                     and buttocks.
    06/29/1918   FILLION, Mike                     60       5'6"/174 Apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
      07/03/1899 FINLEY, George P                  54       6'2"/165 Paralysis of the heart//Nothing
    10/03/1915   FINLEY, Joseph                    49      5'11"/180 Accidentally crushed and mangled under a switch engine and caboose on Monon track in
                                                                      north end of McDoel yards.//Nothing of value
    08/22/1908    FINLEY, Mitchell                 66      5'11"/165 Organic heart disease, result of rheumatism.//$28 in cash which was turned over to his
                                                                      wife, Lorie Finley, and her receipt for same taken.
    06/28/1924    FLEENER, Harry                   26      5'11"/165 Accidental drowning in the victim's lake, cramps being the cause.//Nothing of value.
    05/14/1918    FLEENER, Nicholas                50       6'2"/175 Organic disease of heart.//Nothing of value
    01/11/1933    FLEENER, Ruth Alverta          4 days        1'8"/6 Inanition, Inability to nurse. Baby girl died at 3:45 a.m.// Nothing of value.
    02/02/1917    FLEETWOOD, Lewis                 63       5'6"/150 No cause given.//Nothing of value.
    06/25/1929    FLEETWOOD, Martha                75         5'4"/80 Carcinoma of stomach, chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value
    05/06/1931    FLEETWOOD, William Henry         44       6'2"/185 Suicide by drinking 1 ounce of carbolic acid.//Nothing of value.
    12/20/1933    FLOYD, James Hershel             47       5'9"/155 Hanged himself (suicide) in his barn loft by using a horse halter tied to a rafter. He had
                                                                      been having financial trouble and was despondent.//Nothing of value.
    10/29/1916    FLOYD, Russel Hubert           2 mos.         2'/18 Abscess of brain, following otitis media.//Nothing of value.
    06/28/1927    FORESTER, Samuel                 73       5'6"/160 Suicide; shot himself in the head with a .32 calibre revolver.//$4.47 which was turned over
                                                                      to Walter Allen, administrator.
    12/29/1907    FOULFORD, Ollie B                28       5'4"/135 Thoracic appoplexy.//Nothing of any value.
    04/30/1915    FOWLER, (Everett) Leon           5          3'8"/65 Accidental shooting in neck and upper thorax with .38 calibre revolver in his own
                                                                      hands.//Nothing of value.
    09/05/1917    FOWLER, Forest Granger           41         6'/ 170 Accident.//Nothing of value.
    12/29/1924    FOWLER, Robert                   76          6'/180 Chronic myocarditis.//Illinois Central R.R. checks, properly endorsed as follows: To Renza
                                                                      (?) Kelly, $32.69; to Chas. Adkins for $30.03; Currency $27.00, Silver $4.05, total $93.77.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/08/1908    FOX, Isaac                       61         6'/160 Accidentally thrown from buggy attached to a run-away horse, fracturing the base of the
                                                                     skull causing death from shock and cerebral conpression.//$1.38 which was turned over
                                                                     to R. A. Pauley, and his receipt for same taken.
    01/21/1927    FOX, Richard L                   59       6'1"/190 Myocarditis, contributing - chronic nephritis.//A purse containing $6.42, 2 knives, watch,
                                                                     and in his clothes, two revolvers. These articles and money were turned over to his
                                                                     widow, Mrs. Richard L. Fox, of Bedford, Ind.
    01/26/1908    FRANKLIN, Freddie H            5 wks        1'2"/14   Congenital heart deficiency//Nothing.
    09/25/1919    FREEMAN, Fletcher                63       5'8"/165    Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    07/16/1907    FRITZ, Herschel                8 days         14"/8   Congenital heart disease./Nothing of value.
    07/25/1908    FRY, infant                    3 mths       20"/11    Choleric infection./Nothing
    05/12/1921    FULFORD, Jefferson               14      4'10"/100    Accidental drowning.//Nothing of value
    10/02/1931    FULFORD, Lorene Cowden           21       5'7"/145    Cerebral hemorrhage from fractured skull sustained in an automobile accident on the 2nd
                                                                        day of October at about 10 p.m., 1.5 miles from Ellettsville on State Road 46.//Nothing of
                                                                        value.
    03/07/1909    FULFORD, Susan Alice           11 mos.             Spinal meningitis.//Nothing of value.
    11/10/1919    FULKERSON, Joseph                80       5/9"/145 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of any value.
    09/17/1933    FULTON, Alva (Whitie)            47       5'8"/170 Homicide. Shot in right occipital region and neck with 12 gauge shotgun, death being in-
                                                                     tananeous. He was shot by James McDonald about 2 a.m. on Sept. 17, 1933, at the
                                                                     home of said James McDonald who says he thought deceased came to his home to do
                                                                     McDonald and his family bodily harm.//One empty purse and can partly filled with
                                                                     smoking tobacco.
    01/29/1916    GAIL, Pauline R                  20       4'3"/100 Accidentally run over by a Monon switch engine which cut her body in twain and
                                                                     otherwise mangling her body.//Nothing of value.
    02/28/1934    GALYAN, Lester                   14      5'11"/160 Crushing chest injuries sustained when an auto ran over him as he was sledding across
                                                                     S. Walnut St. from E. Hillside Drive. His chest was crushed, chin cut, jaw broken, and
                                                                     prob-ably had a fractured skull. He was hurt Feb. 27 and died at about 2 a.m. Feb. 28 at
                                                                     the Bloomington Hospital. Robert Northcott, driver of the car, was not to blame for the
                                                                     acci-dent.//Nothing of value.
    12/10/1911    GANG, Fred                       24       5/8"/145 Gunshot wound (accidental).//Nothing.
    08/01/1922    GANGLE, Marie S                  45       5'6"/145 Suicide: swallowed carbolic acid.//Nothing of value




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/10/1922    GANGLE, Stephen                  63       5'6"/155 Suicide; .38 calibre revolver shot through head.//Nothing of value.
    10/17/1905    GARRISON, William S.           3 mths       26"/20 Ordenna Glottides//Nothing of any value
    01/26/1912    GENOLIN, John F.                 57       5'8"/135 Acute alcoholism. (Newspaper story indicates possible drug overdose)//Nothing.
    07/26/1909    GENTRY, Eliza                    75           5'7"/Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value
    05/24/1904    GENTRY, Thomas H.                41      5'11"/180 Struck by a stroke of lightning//Nothing of any value.
    03/05/1927    GILBERT, William                 55       5'8"/160 Chronic myocarditis.//Two dollars and 10 cents in money and the key to a Chevrolet auto-
                                                                     mobile which were turned over to …(no name given).
    07/18/1935    GILLESPIE, Otto                  61       5/7"/165 Suicide. Hanged himself in the garage of his home 524 So. Walnut at about 8:30 p.m. Ill
                                                                     health was the probable cause of this act.//Nothing of value.
      07/01/1899 GILMAN, Henry L                   62       5'7"/160 Heart failure//Nothing of value
    01/23/1933   GOENS, Robert Gerald              10        4'3"/67 Accidental traumation, automobile accident. While playing in the street, deceased was hit
                                                                     by a passing car. His spleen was ruptured, several ribs fractured on the left side,
                                                                     puncturing his left lung and his left femur was broken in the lower third, the left tibia just at
                                                                     the epiphyr-eal line//Nothing of value.
    03/03/1927    GOODE, Charles                   31       5'8"/160 Suicide, having taken about two ounces of Carbolic acid.// One dollar in money and a pair
                                                                     of cuff buttons which were turned over to his wife, Irene Goode.
    11/01/1921    GOODMAN, John P                  71       5'9"/168 Cerebral apoplexy following organic heart trouble of several years standing.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    11/19/1927    GOODWIN, John Charles            59         6'/185 Angina pectoris. The deceased, a resident of Frankfort, Ind., was visiting in Bloomington,
                                                                     he was taken suddenly ill late in the afternoon, was taken to the hospital by Dr. Melvin F.
                                                                     Boulden, together with his son, J. W. Goodwin, where he died in a few minutes after ar-
                                                                     rival.// Nothing of value. The deceased was taken to his house at Frankfort, Ind. for burial.
    12/01/1917    GOOLDY, Rachel                   84       5'2"/115 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of value.
    07/30/1933    GORMAN, Hugh J.                  51       6'0"/155 Suicide by shooting himself through the right temple with a .38 calibre revolver at 8:45
                                                                     p.m. The family knew of no reason for this act as deceased had been in apparently good
                                                                     health. //The sum of $33.43 and one gold Hamilton watch. This was turned over to
                                                                     Herbert Z. Gorman in the presence of witnesses.
    03/10/1933    GRAY, Bertha                     25       5'4"/120 Acute dilatation of the heart. Deceased had been complaining for several days of pain in
                                                                     the stomach and unnatural feeling around the heart. She died suddenly at about 4 p.m..//
                                                                     Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/26/1911    GREEN, Jerry Randell             57        5'3'/120 Apoplexy.//Nothing
    03/21/1924    GREEN, Joseph A                  73      5'11"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Pocketbook containing a small amount of change which was
                                                                      turned over to his daughter in the presence of witnesses.
    10/08/1930    GREEN, Logan Oren                16       5'7"/170 Green, with Philip Royer, was driving a motorcyhcle east on state road and collided with
                                                                      a Chevrolet sedan driven by Clyde Skirvin. Green suffered a compound fracture of skull
                                                                      and superior mitral, numerous lacerations about the face, left knee and leg, a fracture of
                                                                      right femur. His death was almost instantaneous. From evidence, Skirvin was in an
                                                                      intoxicated condition and probably on the left side of the roadl//Usual clothing, a few
                                                                      valuables, trinkets, and sixty-five cents in change.
    11/06/1931    GREENE, John B                   78         6'/150 Coronary thrombosis with arteriosclerosis. Deceased became ill the night of 5 November
                                                                     after his marriage and died at about 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 6.//The sum of $67.50, one gold
                                                                     watch, a receipt for which is attached to the record.
    03/16/1918    GREENE, William                  64       5'8"/175 Organic disease of heart.//Nothing of value
    02/20/1922    GREY, Jerome                     67       5'8"/165 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    06/20/1928    GRIFFIN, Timothy                 72       5'3"/140 Apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    06/07/1908    GRIFFY, Marion Daniel            68       5'7"/165 Cerebral compression from cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
      Not given   GRIMES, Rupert Darral           10m                Cerebrospinal meningitis, probably tubercular origin.// Nothing of any value
    08/12/1920    GRIMSLEY, Emma                   58       5'4"/130 Struck by lightning while walking on the CI&L railway.//$78 in money applied by request of
                                                                     daughter on funeral account.
    01/09/1934    GROUNDS, Theodore I            2 mths      22.5"/9 Broncho-pneumonia. Baby was sick about 2 days with a cold and was found dead in bed
                                                                     by mother at about 8:30 a.m. Body was still warm.//Nothing of value.
    05/01/1915    GRUBB, Isaac                     59       5'9"/160 Wound in his left breast with a double barreled breech loading No. 12 shot gun, with sui-
                                                                     cidal intent; said wound being as follows: The charge entered left breast 1 inch below and
                                                                     1 inch to the left of left nipple passing through sixth rib and left lung, making its exit at
                                                                     lower angle of scapula on back. (The gentleman was also blind in left eye.)//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    01/09/1935    GRUBB, Maude                     42       5'8"/170 Coronary occlusion. Deceased suddenly became ill while in bed at about 11:50 p.m. and
                                                                     died before aid could be had. //Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    06/19/1928    HACKER, Otto                     47       5'8"/200 Struck by lightning which caused instant death near Bloomington Ind. about 4 p.m. June
                                                                     19, 1928.//Two dollars and sixty-five cents, one bunch of keys and one package of Moose
                                                                     receipts, one pipe.
    06/19/1928    HACKER, Thomas                   49       5'8"/190 Struck by lightning which caused instant death near Bloomigton, Ind. About 4 p.m. June
                                                                     19, 1928.//One watch & chain, one knife, one bunch of keys, three finger rings, four
                                                                     dollars in money, one package of receipts and papers.
    07/06/1930    HACKER, Walter                   25      5'10"/160 Electric shock; struck by lightning while repairing a leak in his roof.//Working man's cloth-
                                                                     ing and valuables given to his wife and receipt taken by Mr. A. Day.
    09/10/1907    HALL, Barton                     70       5'8"/160 Suicide. Asphyxiation from being hanged by a rope around neck from a rafter in chicken
                                                                     house.//Nothing of any value.
    10/22/1934    HALL, Luther Dale                17      5'10"/150 Shock and hemorrhage following an automobile accident. His abdomen was ruptured on
                                                                     the left side from the rib margin to the pelvic bone allowing his intestines to protrude. The
                                                                     motorcycle he was riding collided with an automobile driven by Cloyd Anthony. Anthony
                                                                     made left turn directly in front of the motorcycle which was on the right side of the street.
                                                                     Deceased died at Hospital at about 1:30 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    04/30/1907    HALL, William N                  55         5/1"/90 Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of any value.
    12/07/1918    HAM, Catherine                   87       5'4"/110 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    05/08/1930    HAM, Delmer Ray                2 mths        1'8"/8 Marasmus. This infant had never been well and was unable to assimilate its
                                                                       food.//Nothing of value.
    03/23/1917    HAM, Etta May                 1.5 Mos.      2'4"/12 Laryngesmus stryipulus.//Nothing of value.
    09/28/1917    HAM, Herbert A                 2 mos.         2' /16 Accidental suffocation caused by being overlaid by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Alva Ham.//
                                                                       Nothing of value
    03/31/1931    HAMPTON, Adam                    57      5'11"/120 Acute myocarditis and broncho pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    11/09/1909    HANSEN, Charles                  40       5'8"/160 Suicide by hanging.//Nothing of value.
    08/09/1921    HARDEN, William                  36       5'5"/140 Cerebral apoplexy following two years sickness of influenza.//Nothing of value.
    03/24/1922    HARDIN, Ruby J                    1         2'2"/15 Lobular pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    03/24/1906    HARDIN, William Arthur           13         4'2"/93 Accidental discharge of a No. 16 single barreled shotgun, the load entering the right
                                                                       shoulder and neck, severing the sub-clavian artery and jugular vein, ranging downward
                                                                       and to the left, and causing death within a few seconds from shock and
                                                                       hemorrhage.//Nothing
    02/20/1925    HARDING, Helen Louisa          4 mths       24"/10 Pneumonia and malnutrition.//Nothing of value.



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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                   Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    01/31/1919    HARDY, Arlise M                  15       5'2"/128    Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of any value.
    06/27/1925    HARLEY, Maxine                   5          3'2"/35   Pharyngial diphtheria (untreated).//Nothing of value.
    11/10/1919    HARREL, Lewis Edgar              49      5'11"/180    Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    10/11/1929    HARRELL, Allison VanBuren        6        3'11"/50    Fracture of skull with crushing injury to chest. While crossing road approx. 1 mile south of
                                                                        Bloomington on Walnut St., this child was struck by a car driven by Mr. G. O. Ross, and
                                                                        sustained the above injuries. Mr. Ross being in no way at fault.//Nothing of value.
    04/23/1919    HARRIS, Alfred Edward            51       5'7"/150 Suicidal: Carbolic acid poisoning.//The following which was turned over to his brother
                                                                     Elizah Harris and his receipt for same taken: Cash $31.73, gold watch and chain; one S
                                                                     & W .38 calibre revolver, 1 pr. Glasses, 1 pocket knife, 1 pipe, Odd Fellows pin, 1 note on
                                                                     Arizona and Elija Harris for $75, given Dec 11, 1916, due in 6 mos. at 7% interest.
    05/11/1932    HARRIS, Mary                  newborn        20"/4 Asphyxia neotnatorium. Infant was 1 month premature, took several gasps and then
                                                                     ceased to breathe.//Nothing of value.
    10/26/1919    HART, Mary J.                    55       5'8"/145 Shock from being struck by automobile; scalp wound, and crushed rushed left chest.
                                                                     Statement filed with report of Felix J Brown, Raymond Lipsich, Ernest Thrasher and
                                                                     Thomas P Jacobs.//Nothing of any value
    10/16/1932    HARTFIELD, Franklin P            39      5'10"/160 Murder. Deceased was shot through the left hypochondriac region with a .32 caliber
                                                                     bullet, which ranged upward through the left lung, finally lodging in the upper lobe at the
                                                                     level of the 2nd rib posterially. His common law wife Bernice Adams shot him after they
                                                                     had had a quarrel over another woman.//Nothing of value.
    04/13/1933    HARTLINE, Clyde E., Jr.           3          3'/32 Accidental burns. Deceased took a match from the house, went behind the barn, and in
                                                                     some manner caught his clothing on fire. Before the flames could be extinguished, his
                                                                     abdomen, legs and arms were pretty badly burned. Medical attention was had but
                                                                     deceased died at 6:05 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    06/14/1917    HASTINGS, Clara                  41       5'5"/140 Drowning, suicidal.//Nothing of value.
    09/12/1934    HATCHETT, William J              32      5'11"/160 Fracture of skull, broken right arm and clavicle. Deceased was working in a valve pit at
                                                                     the sewage disposal plant, digging when the north side of the pit caved in and covered
                                                                     him with dirt. His head evidently was crushed against the stone on the floor of the pit. The
                                                                     accident happened at 4 p.m. and he died at 6 p.m. the same day at the Bloomington
                                                                     Hospital.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age       Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    12/11/1933    HATTON, Rosetta                  45        5'5"/150 Myocarditis, acute. Deceased was sweeping in the front room of her home and fell dead.
                                                                      Her husband was present and said that she had complained of shortness of breath and
                                                                      pain over her left chest. She had been ill for several years. Death occurred at 3:15 p.m.//
                                                                      Nothing of value.
    12/04/1925    HAWKENS, Mary Kathryn          15 mths       32"/20 Broncho-pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    12/10/1925    HAWKINS, Bernice                  4          3/5"/40 Second and third degree burns sustained from spilling coal oil on clothing and catching
                                                                       fire from stove.//Nothing of value.
    02/09/1905    HAWKINS, Jackson's infant      at birth           /8 From a protracted and tedious labor/Nothing
    03/21/1926    HAWKINS, Mary C                  70        5'6"/145 Chronic endocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    03/21/1927    HAWKINS, Perry                   23        5'8"/145 Fell from a ledge at McMillan Quarry, a stone fell on his right shoulder almost severing his
                                                                       right arm from his body, and he died from shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of any value.
    07/06/1933    HAY, Everett                     56       5'10"/150 Accidental traumatism. Railroad accident. Deceased was walking west on the Monon
                                                                       tracks, under the I.C.C. overhead just off N. Fairiew St. A passenger train hit him and he
                                                                       sustained a basal fracture of the skull. The accident happened shortly before 12 noon
                                                                       July 6th, and he died at 2:30 p.m. the same afternoon. A curve in the track kept the crew
                                                                       from seeing the man until too late to stop.//Nothing of value.
    07/02/1930    HAYES, William                   74       5'11"/160 Chronic cardiovascular renal disease, acute myocardial failure.//Nothing of value.
    06/28/1917    HAYNES, Anderson, alias          26        5'5"/165 Accidentally crushed by wheel of engine.//Nothing of value
                  T.Cherry
    06/24/1932    HAYS, Amanda Ellen               77        5'7"/150  Acute myocarditis, secondary to chronic myocarditis & arteriosclerosis..//Nothing of value.
    05/13/1919    HAYS, George Goodman             43        5'8"/132  Lobular pneumona following influenza. // Nothing of value.
    05/31/1925    HAYS, Henry S                    71        5'6"/120  Cancer of larynx.//Nothing of value.
    01/28/1934    HAYS, Robert                     58       5'10"/160  Diagnosis of heart disease made of history of the case.//1 hushing (?) peg and one twist
                                                                       of tobacco.
    02/21/1904    HEAD, Mary C.                    64          5' /100 Disease of heart.//Nothing of any value.
    01/12/1912    HEADY, Herman                    27       5'10"/180 None given.//Nothing.
    03/30/1935    HEARTH, Alfred                   25        5'8"/175 Broken neck sustained in automobile accident. He was driving his automobile down the
                                                                       hill at about 25 miles per hour when the car slid off the road, turning over and pinning the
                                                                       victim under the wreckage. This accident occurred at about 7:30 p.m., about one mile
                                                                       south of Mt. Ebal.//$1.25 which was turned over to his sister, Mrs. Grant Stewart.
    08/27/1925    HECKEL, Earl Eugene               2        2'11"/25 Accidental strychnine poisoning.//Nothing of value.



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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    01/08/1927    HEDGEWOOD, William C              59      5'8"/175 Apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    05/18/1912    HELMS, Chas. Edward             4 wks              Gastroenteritis.//Nothing.
                  Christian
    12/05/1934    HELTENBURG, David                83       5'5"/120 Cerebral hemorrhage sustained in an automobile accident 4 Nov. 1934. Deceased lived
                                                                     until 6 p.m. 5 Dec.//Nothing of value.
    09/11/1932    HELTON, Abraham K.               62         6'/175 Coronary occlusion, secondary to arteriosclerosis. Deceased became ill while riding
                                                                     Sunday afternoon, 11 Sept.'32. When he got home at about 5:15 p.m. he vomited. He
                                                                     ceased to breathe at about 5:30 p.m.// Nothing of value.
    03/15/1930    HEMPHILL, Wm.                    90      5'10"/130 Angina pectoris complicating a chronic myocarditis.// Nothing of value.
    05/17/1919    HENDERSON, Margaret            49 days       2'/12 Failure of closure of Foramen Ovale.// Nothing of value.
                  Louise
    10/19/1925    HENDERSON, Mary F              2 mths        28"/4 Malnutrition and lack of care.//Nothing of value.
    05/25/1935    HENDRICKS, Louise                18        5'5"/90 Auto accident. Deceased was riding in a Chev. coupe with Winfred and Robert Bales, and
                                                                     it collided with a hay rack full of children. She died on the way to the hospital, about 8:25
                                                                     p.m.//Nothing of value.
    07/26/1935    HENDRICKS, Mary                  64       5'7"/125 Hanged herself. Deceased had been in ill health for several years and had been mentally
                                                                     infirm. She had threatened sui-cide several times previously. She died between 4 and 5
                                                                     a.m. by hanging herself from the limb of a peach tree in the back yard of her home.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    5/7/1930      HENDRICKSON, Harvey              36      5'10"/100 Suicide: gunshot wound of heart. This man who had been ill with tuberculosis for over
                                                                     one year apparently became despondent and shot himself with a .35 caliber pistol thru
                                                                     the heart.//Nothing of value.
    04/24/1935    HENDRICKSON, Lettie Myrtle       51       5'8"/135 Cerebral hemorrhage following an automobile accident Sunday April 21. Deceased was
                                                                     riding in a C.C.C. truck with Aloys Roseninsky, one of the C.C.C. men and the truck hit
                                                                     two trees injuring deceased. The truck driver did not have permission to use the truck and
                                                                     was apparently drunk at the time. Deceased died at 5:40 a.m., April 24. The accident
                                                                     occurred in the Brown County State Park.//Nothing of value.
    09/22/1923    HENLEY, Fannie Rhodes            51       5'7"/200 External injury to chest and abdoman as result of an automobile accident occurring at 6th
                                                                     & Wash. Sts., Bloomington IN.//Nothing of value.
    01/02/1919    HENTHORNE, Margaret              90       5'5"/100 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


      03/19/1899 HERBEN, Effie                     14       5'5"/135 Morphine poisoning, said morphine being administered by her own hand//Body was
                                                                     dressed only in underclothing - found nothing in cloak pockets but some notes.
    07/05/1911   HIGGINS, John                     39      5'10"/154 Fractured skull caused by stone thrown by Vernon Sanders.//cash 10 cents
      07/07/1899 HIGHT, Wallace Sr.                67       5'8"/160 Paralysis of heart//Nothing of value
    05/31/1927   HILL, Floyd                       25       5'9"/165 Suicide, having severed his esophagus and trachea, also right common carotid and
                                                                     internal and external jugular veins with a razor and bled to death in a very few
                                                                     minutes.//$2.69 which was turned over to his uncle, Levi Hill.
      07/03/1899 HILL, Mary                        60       5'2"/145 Exhaustion from hemorrhage//Nothing
    03/16/1912   HILLERMAN, Morris (?)             20       5'7"/147 Accidental, railroad.//Cash - 32 cents, watch.
    12/03/1931   HINKLE, Helen Irene               39       5'6"/150 Hemorrhage from severed brachial artery 2" above elbow in right arm. Deceased was
                                                                     hurt about 2:30 p.m. December 3 and did not receive medical attention until about 4:30
                                                                     p.m.// Nothing of value.
    08/01/1926    HINKLE, Homer                    43       6'2"/225 Internal abdominal injuries with free blood in peritonial cavity - due to automobile accident
                                                                       near Spencer, Indiana.//Nothing of value.
      02/10/1899 HINKLE, J.M.                      48      5'10"/180 Being frozen//$3.46 in silver, knife, pocket book, memorandum book, keys, all of which
                                                                       were given to Hillary Headley and receipted for by him.
    01/20/1935    HINKLE, John H                   80       5'8"/165 Acute myocarditis secondary to chronic myocarditis. Deceased had been out on his front
                                                                       porch, walked back into the house, and collapsed at 4:30 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    05/19/1926    HINKLE, Walter                   34         4'0"/65 Chronic nephritis complicated by deformity from birth and imbicilic by
                                                                       inheritance.//Nothing of value.
    10/25/1934    HIPPENSTEEL, Vincent             20            5'9"/ Accidental shooting with .33 cal. rifle. Deceased in climbing a fence accidentally fired his
                                                                       rifle into his heart, killing himself instantly. He was found lying near Sheets Hill road by
                                                                       Mrs. James Matlock at 5 p.m. He had evidently been dead about l/2 hour.//Nothing of
                                                                       value.
    02/21/1907    HOADLEY, Bert                     4        3'6"/40 Falling into Jack's Defeat Creek near Hoadley's Mill at Stinesville, and drowning.//Nothing
                                                                     of any value.
      12/26/'1911 HOADLEY, Paul Bertrand           11        4/9"/80 Drowning, accidental.//Nothing,
    02/14/1926    HOARD, Winnie C                  55       5'5"/140 2nd & 3rd degree burns sustained when clothing caught fire while dressing near stove -
                                                                     accident occurred Jan 29 and death Feb. 14 at city hospital.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    02/04/1933    HOBERT, Francis E                62       5'4"/225 Acute dilatation of the heart. Deceased had just finished eating her dinner, and had
                                                                     gotten up from the table. She took one step to empty her dishes and fell to the floor. She
                                                                     breathed several times and then died. She had been suffering from heart ailments for the
                                                                     past 15 or 20 years.//Nothing of value.
    07/30/1934    HODGES, Noah B                   52      5'10"/155 Alcoholism. Deceased became intoxicated on bootleg whisky about two weeks ago and
                                                                     became violently ill. He died at 9:50 p.m. July 30.//Nothing of value.
    11/24/1921    HOGATE, Ann C                    71       5'1"/168 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    10/13/1930    HOGATE, Jessie M                 55       5'3"/120 Suicide; phenol poisoning. This woman for some time has been mentally depressed.
                                                                     She was urged to go to a sani-torium for rest but refused. She probably feared that she
                                                                     would be forcibly taken and to prevent such, drank approximately two ounces of carbolic
                                                                     acid.// Nothing of value.
    07/02/1925    HOLDER, Henrietta                63       5'3"/210 Chronic interstitial nephritis and post-operative ventral hernia, long standing.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    06/19/1928    HOLT, James                      27      5'10"/140 Struck by lightning causing instant death near Bloomington, Ind. about 4 p.m. June 19,
                                                                     1928.//One pocket knife, one watch, one letter from his father and mother.
    05/21/1925    HONEYCUTT, Daniel Arwine         34        61"/185 Murdered at the hands of one Mrs. William (Gladys) Holder. The steel jacket bullet from a
                                                                     .22 German Luger automatic revolver passed through the thorax, entering on the left side,
                                                                     two inches lateral to inferior angle of scapula, ranging upward and the bullet was found ly-
                                                                     ing just under the skin of the right arm, on anterior surface, at the level of the upper
                                                                     border of the axiela.//The following articles, a receipt for which was taken when turned
                                                                     over to widow: empty pocket book, $9.75 in bills and silver, 1 watch, 1 stick pin.
    05/30/1932    HOOD, Artemesia Jane             68           5'6"/ Cancer of the left breast and cervix uterus, after a long illness. Deceased was Christian
                                                                      Scientist and had had no medical treatment.//Nothing of value.
    01/15/1919    HOOD, George                     43       5'7"/145 Organic heart disease with asthma.//Nothing of any value.
    04/10/1922    HOPPER, Joseph                   65       5'9"/180 Cerebral apoplexy.//Elks charm with diamond set, gold hunting case Waltham watch,
                                                                      gold ring with diamond set, fountain pen, pair glasses in case, leather cigar case, white
                                                                      hand-kerchief, pocket knife, 2 keys for safety deposit box, 92 cents in silver, $152 in
                                                                      currency in pocket book, key to room at Hotel Bowles; receipted for by administrator.
    01/04/1929    HOPSON, Lawrence Perry         11 days       20"/6 Suffocation due to being in bed with adults and bedclothing preventing him from receiving
                                                                     sufficient air to maintain life.// Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                             Age       Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    02/08/1912   HOUGH, George Louis                28        6'4"/183 Organic heart disease.//Nothing.
      11/38/1934 HOUGHTELING, Ernest                54       5'10"/160 Acute heart disease. Deceased collapsed while working at home. He had not been ill
                                                                       previously.//Nothing of value.
    12/21/1919    HOUSHAM or HOUSHOUR            Stillborn             Inanition.
                  infant
    04/07/1916    HOUSHOUR, infant                8 Mos          1'4"/6 Accidental injury before birth, said injury was caused by a fall of the mother (purely acci-
                                                                        dental).//Nothing of value
    4/13/1921     HOUSHOUR, Lillian               2 days          1'6"/ Malnutrition due to deformity.//Nothing.
    02/17/1915    HOUSHOUR, Olan                 stillborn       1'6"/9 Premature separation of placenta (natural). No physician in attendance.//Nothing of value.
    07/03/1918    HOWARD, Clarence                   52       5'6"/155 Organic disease of heart.//Nothing of value
    09/09/1909    HOYT, William                      63       5'8"/165 Organic heart disease.//Notes and cash turned over to brother.
    02/23/1935    HUBBLE, Harvey                     79       5'7"/145 Found dead in bed on Feb. 23, 1935 by one of his neighbors. I found the corpse lying in
                                                                        bed on right side with both knees flexed on the abdomen. He had been vomiting. He had
                                                                        taken the mail from his box on Wednesday but mail that was deposited on Saturday was
                                                                        still in the box. He had been dead for several hours, possibly since Wed. Feb. 20, 1935,
                                                                        or Thurs, the 21st, 1935.//Nothing of value.
    02/24/1921    HUBER, Hulda                     76         5'7"/168 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of any value.
    01/15/1926    HUDOFF, Anna                     39         5'6"/125 Epileptic convulsions resulting in myocardial failure.//Nothing of value.
    11/22/1925    HUDOFF, Hervy                  9 mths         26"/10 Accidental suffocation caused by sleeping between parents (also a marked degree of
                                                                       malnutrition).//Nothing of value.
    08/28/1916    HUDSON, William                   44        5'6"/140 Strangulation caused by hanging to a rope with suicidal in-tent.//Ten dollars and ninety
                                                                       cents, one gold watch which were turned over to family and receipt taken for same.
    11/20/1932    HUFFMAN, Horace Wayne             8         3'11"/55 Accidental traumation by .32 cal. pistol bullet. Deceased was shot accidentally through
                                                                       the head by his brother, who was putting the gun away after taking cartridges from the
                                                                       clip.// Nothing of value.
    09/10/1926    HUFFMAN, Ruby Hazel                8         4'6"/80 Chronic endocarditis and chronic interstitial nephritisl// Nothing of value.
    08/12/1925    HUGHES, Dessie Mae                19        5'8"/185 Accidental and violent means: Being struck and run down by an automobile driven by one
                                                                       James Edwards, causing a fractured skull, broken right ankle, broken left tibia, and
                                                                       extensive lacerations and contusions of the scalp.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/11/1928    HUGHES, Mary M                   72       5'6"/100 Chronic myocarditis, on the 11 day of August 1928 at her house a mile northeast of
                                                                     Stinesville, Ind.//Nothing of value.
    02/03/1910    HUMPHREY, David Bryan           3 mos              Bronchitis; natural.//Nothing of value
    07/11/1906    HUNTER, Idrell                    12       5'2"/85 Accidental discharge of a .22 calibre rifle in his own hands, the bullet entering his mouth,
                                                                     passing out at back of neck a little to the right of the medium line.//Nothing of any value
    12/28/1929    HUNTER, V. Thomas                15        5'3"/95 Accidental gunshot wound of abdomen followed by hemorrhage. This boy, while hunting
                                                                     on the farm of Wm. Harmon, Perry twp., accidentally discharged a 12 gauge shotgun, the
                                                                     shot striking the right illium and passed into the lower abdomen.//Nothing of value.
    12/02/1932    HUTCHINS, Hazel Fern             25       5'7"/118 Acute dilatation of the heart secondary to an attack of epilepsy. Autopsy revealed the
                                                                     cause of her death.//Nothing of value.
    05/21/1922    HYDE, Carl L                   6 mths       19"/18 Diarrhea.//Nothing of value.
    03/19/1922    IRELAND, Robert K infant       6 days       14"/10 Accidental asphyxiation.//Nothing of value.
    04/04/1921    IRVIN, George                    70      5'8"/155` Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    06/25/1932    ISOM, Louisa                     75       5'6"/130 Burns sustained when her clothing caught fire from a coal oil lamp she was lighting. Her
                                                                     face and her arms and the anterior aspect of her body were burned very deeply. She had
                                                                     this accident at about 8:30 p.m. June 24, 1932, and died at 8:30 p.m. June 25, 1932.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    05/13/1921    JACKSON, Evelyn Dee            10 days        2'1"/ Tubercular pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    12/19/1919    JACKSON, Jennie                  68       5'6"/140 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    08/17/1915    JACKSON, Lee                     46       5'6"/145 Accidentally crushed and mangled beneath a train of moving cars on Monon track at
                                                                      south end of McDoel yards.//Nothing of value.
    02/20/1934    JACKSON, Nancy Oma               77       5'7"/130 Death a result of burns. At about 7 a.m., 20 Feb. 1934, deceased was standing in front of
                                                                      her kitchen stove and her dress caught fire. By the time the fire was put out her lower ex-
                                                                      tremeties were severely burned. She died at 2 p.m. in the Bloomington Hosp.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    5/5/1930      JACKSON, Raymond Donald        2 mths        18"/8 Measles following an upper respiratory infection.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/14/1903    JACKSON, William Jerome          60       5'4"/160 Apoplexy following heart disease.//Twelve dollars in money and 2 checks: one a
                                                                     certificate of deposit No. 38421, First National Bank of Bloomington, Ind., dated July 3rd
                                                                     1903, of the amount of $20 to Dora Brown and endorsed by Dora Brown and
                                                                     H.E.Marshall, the other a payroll check on the Consolidated Stone Company, No. 14782,
                                                                     of the amount of $36.90, to Mat Kale and endorsed by Mat Kale and H.E.Marshall. This
                                                                     was dated July 1st 1903. The above checks and money were turned over to J.E.Henley
                                                                     by order of Jackson's widow and upon his receipt for same.

    09/12/1933    JEFFERS, Homer                   10       5'2"/100 Accidental burns and electric shock. Deceased was climbing a high electric tower near his
                                                                     home when his brother, who was above him, came in contact with the wires. This charged
                                                                     the tower, throwing deceased to the ground, shocking him and igniting his clothing. He
                                                                     was badly burned over his entire body and died at about 1:50 p.m. at the Bloomington
                                                                     Hospital. The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    09/12/1933    JEFFERS, James                   14       5'8"/130 Accidental electric shock. Deceased with two of his brothers, climbed a high tension elec-
                                                                     tric tower near their home at Harrodsburg and deceased touched one of the wires
                                                                     carrying 33,000 volts. He was immediately killed. This happened at about 7:30 a.m. The
                                                                     body was badly burned about the face, torso, and arms.//Nothing of value.
    06/10/1919    JEFFRIES, Arch                   42       5'8"/210 Accidentally struck by train No. 4 at the Strain Railroad crossing, 1-1/2 miles north of Har-
                                                                     rodsburg and crushing his head, chest, limbs and arms.//Nothing of any value.
    03/10/1911    JOHNSON, Albert Edward         1 mo.               No information given.
    12/06/1904    JOHNSON, Alfred M.             3 mths          /10 Gastric and intestinal indigestion.//Nothing of any value.
    06/06/1932    JOHNSON, Collett                 35       5'7"/160 Accidental traumation due to railroad accident. Deceased in some way fell under freight
                                                                     car as it came into I.C. station at Bloomington. Both legs were crushed and amputation
                                                                     above knee on right and just below knee on left was necessary. Deceased died at 9 a.m.,
                                                                     June 6, 1932. According to report he had bummed his way from Indpls. Ind.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    12/30/1933    JOHNSON, Conny Lee             17 days       19"/5 Premature birth. Deceased lived 17 days after birth - 7 months baby.//Nothing of value.
    04/08/1929    JOHNSON, Hubert                  18       5'6"/160 Hydrophobia. Examination of brain by Indiana State Board of Health Laboratories
                                                                     reported positive for negri bodies (rabies).// Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    11/04/1928    JOHNSON, James W                 58       5'8"/200 His right femur fractured, right knee crushed, ribs on right side fractured, and hip bone on
                                                                     left side crushed, all done by a slab of stone falling on him while at work at the McMullen
                                                                     Mill of the Indiana Limestone Co.//A check from Indiana Limestone Co. for $26.40 and
                                                                     $5.83 in money which were turned over to his widow.
    04/17/1932    JOHNSON, Nancy J                 54       5'8"/150 Fracture of the skull and broken neck due to accidental traumatism in an automobile acci-
                                                                     dent at the corner of S. Rogers & W. 2nd St., Bloomington, at about 8:45 p.m. 17th April.
                                                                     She died at about 9:00 p.m. of the same date.//Nothing of value.
    08/25/1926    JOHNSON, Oliver E              3 mths       2'6"/13 Acute colitis//Nothing of value
    08/01/1912    JOHNSON, Robert Wm               12       4'10"/80  Nothing given.//Nothing.
    04/10/1926    JOHNSON, William                 43       5'8"/175  Murdered by one Charles Anderson with a .38 calibre revolver.//Nothing of value.
    12/08/1934    JOHNSON, William E               33      5'10"/120  Hodgkins Disease. Deceased had been ill for 3 years, dying 8 Dec. 1934.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    08/20/1908    JOHNSTON, Emma A                 35      5'10"/160 Suicide: drowning.//Nothing of value.
    06/11/1920    JOHNSTON, James Leslie           30           5'8"/ Cerebral apoplexy following epileptic convulsions.//Nothing of any value.
    11/20/1933    JONES, John W.                   87      5'11"/190 Cardiovascular renal disease. Deceased was found dead kneeling on the floor with his
                                                                      face on his bed at about 1 p.m. He had been ill for several years, but hadn't apparently
                                                                      been feeling any worse when he was seen last by his daughter-in-law at about 10
                                                                      a.m.//Nothing of value.
    12/27/1931    JONES, Rosemary                  68       5'9"/195 Acute dilatation of the heart.//Nothing of value.
    10/13/1928    JONES, Samuel A.                 57         6'/175 Skull fractured at the junction of the temporal parietal and accipital bones on left side of
                                                                     skull, caused by falling 30 feet from a ladder at the power house of Indiana University, on
                                                                     which he was working.//Nothing of value.
    09/03/1909    JONES, Wallace                   23         5'11"/ Neck broken on Monon RR., 3:45 a.m., southbound passenger train.//Nothing of value.
    04/21/1931    JORDAN, Grant                    62         6'/200 Coronary occlusion, secondary to arteriosclerosos.//One copper cent in money and
                                                                     nothing else of value.
    09/16/1912    JUDAH, Alberta Mildred         4 mths              Strangulation, accidental.//Nothing noted




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/27/1931    KARSELL, William                 54      5'10"/130 Suicide by means of shooting himself through the right temple with a .32 calibre revolver.
                                                                     The bullet penetrated the brain and fractured the left parietal and left side of frontal
                                                                     bones. The shooting occurred at about 12 noon and deceased died at 6 p.m. the same
                                                                     day. Karsell was found lying in a field east of the Fee Lane I.C. Railway bridge.//Nothing
                                                                     of value.
      09/12/1896 KAY, Adolphus (Owen Co)           17       5'9"/140 Struck by an engine of the L.N.A.&C. railroad company which was in motion at 6th & R.R.
                                                                     St. crossing in the City of Bloomington, while driving a team & wagon, and attempting to
                                                                     cross railroad track.//One twenty-five cent piece, 1 gold ring, a comb & hanky which was
                                                                     given to his father October 10, 1896.
    09/16/1916    KAYS, Maude                      31       5'1"/105   Suicide by taking concentrated lye.//Nothing of value.
    03/02/1911    KEIL, George                     52      5'10"/145   Rheumatism & resulting heart disease.//Cash $2.07, Prudential policy.
    05/09/1924    KELLEY, Daniel Webster           75         6'/125   Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    12/15/1925    KELLEY, Doyle Edward           2 days        24"/4   Atelectosis.//Nothing of value.
    11/08/1929    KELLEY, Edward Forest            71       5'6"/160   Toxic myocarditis complicated by arteriosclerosis. This man was found dead in his bed.
                                                                       He was apparently as well as usual the day before. It was commonly known that he
                                                                       consumed large quantities of questionable "mule".//Nothing of value.
    07/25/1934    KELLY, Mary                      76        5'6"/90 Myocardial degeneration. Deceased lived alone and when her neighbors had not seen
                                                                     her for a day, they looked in the door and saw her sitting in a chair. When she didn't
                                                                     answer their calls, they notified Dr. Robert Rogers, who broke in the door and found her
                                                                     dead. She had apparently died the day before while asleep in her chair (the 25th of
                                                                     July).//Nothing of value.
    08/29/1928    KEMP, Jefferson P                69      5'10"/235 Gunshot wound inflicted with suicidal intent; the ball, a .45 calibre, entered the left parietal
                                                                     bone passing through the posterior brain and through the right parietal bone making a
                                                                     large wound from which he died at 6:05 p.m., the shot having been fired at 3:20
                                                                     p.m.//$1.12 which were given to his widow.
    07/20/1908    KENNEDY, John Logan              77         6'/200 Cerebral apoplexy.//$4.06 which was turned over to Mr. Perry McComber and his receipt
                                                                     for same taken.
    2/6/1930      KENT, John William               53       5/7"/175 Second and third degree burns on entire body. This man received his injuries in an explo-
                                                                     sion and fire of unknown origin at Showers Bros. Co.//Nothing of value.
    10/25/1925    KENT, Kenneth B                 1 mth        26"/6 Suffocation due to sleeping in same bed with parents.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date    Name                           Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/14/1925     KENT, William M                  2         28"/20 Entero colitis.//Nothing of value.
    01/04/1915     KERLIN, Lewis J                 17       5'4"/120 Strychnine poisoning; suicide.//Nothing of value.
    11/08/1919     KERR, Joseph Kelley             29      5'10"/145 Accident; shock from being crushed in chest between two railroad cars on Monon
                                                                     Railroad. //Nothing of any value.
    08/15/1925     KERR, Samuel                    59       6'1"/175 Cerebral hemorrhage./Nothing of value.
      03/25/1899   KING, James                     38      5'11"/175 Exposure//Knife, handkerchief, pipe and tobacco.
    02/07/1920     KING, Leora May                 16       5'2"/102 Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing
    11/24/1933     KING, Peter C                   51       5'8"/135 Accidental burns, alcoholism, and exposure. Deceased was found at about 8:30 a.m.
                                                                     Nov. 15, lying dead in a creek east of the Bloomington Reservoir. His face was out of the
                                                                     water, his legs, thighs, and abdomen burned. About 10 yards from this spot were found
                                                                     two bot-tles which had contained rubbing alcohol, one of which was empty and one 1/2
                                                                     full. Burned pieces of deceased's clothing were also found here. He had evidently gotten
                                                                     drunk and caught himself on fire Nov. 24, 1933.//Nothing of value.
    03/04/1910     KINSER, Clonia                  16         5'/100 Influenza which caused premature childbirth followed by puerperal fever.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    05/18/1931     KINSER, Ollie Richard           60         6'/175 Acute dilatation of heart secondary to chronic cardiovascular renal disease.//One pocket
                                                                     knife and $1.45 in money which was turned over to relatives.
    06/01/1931     KIPHART, Guy A                  37         6'/207 Hemothorax of right thorax due to crushing injury. A limb of a tree fell on him while he was
                                                                     felling another tree.//Nothing of value.
    08/15/1934     KIRBY, Opal                     27       5'5"/150 Coronary occlusion. Deceased was on a visit with her mother. Suddenly felt a pain over
                                                                     her heart and died within a few minutes, at 11:30 a.m., at her mother's residence, 333 S.
                                                                     Lincoln St.//Nothing of value.
    10/23/1927     KIRK, Mary Frances             42        5'4"/200   Chronic interstitial nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    12/1/1921      KLEINDORFER, Rosaline O     19 days        18"/ 7   Congenital heart malfunction.//Nothing of value.
    11/05/1927     KLINDOFFER, Robert Franklin 3.5 mths       23"/17   Broncho pheumonia following influenza.//Nothing of value
    12/05/1932     KNIGHT, Florence               63        5'5"/200   Acute dilatation of the heart, secondary to acute cardiovascular renal disease. Deceased
                                                                       had this attack shortly after going to work at Junior High School building. She died at 4:05
                                                                       p.m.//Nothing of value.
    06/18/1923     KNIGHT, Irene                   40      5'10'/140 Edema of the lungs complicated by interstitial nephritis & pregnancy.//Nothing of value.
    02/15/1919     KOMYATHY, Elizabeth             55       5'4"/100 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/07/1933    KOONTZ, Alva D                   55       6'1"/215 Coronary thrombosis acute. While visiting at the home of a neighbor, was stricken
                                                                      sudden-ly with extreme pains in chest and died immediately.//Nothing of value.
    01/19/1924    KOONTZ, Ellen Ruth                79      5'7"/150 Chronic myocarditis, complicated by senility.//Nothing of value.
    08/30/1928    KOONTZ, Evaline Louise          6 wks        20"/5 Acute indigestion.//Nothing of value.
    02/24/1934    KOONTZ, James Wm.              25 days       2'/'10 Pneumonia. Deceased had had a cold for several days and at 4 a.m. awakened its
                                                                      mother with its crying. She rocked it to sleep and went to sleep herself. At 6:30 a.m. when
                                                                      she awakened she found it dead.//Nothing of value.
    05/25/1929    KOONTZ, Mary Katherine           65       5'6"/150 Chronic myocarditis and pulmonary edema.//Nothing of value.
    01/29/1925    KREBS, Frederick Charles         57      5'10"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    05/27/1931    KRUTSINGER, Harry H.             49       5'6"/150 Acute alcoholic poisoning, secondary to chronic alcoholic poisoning. Deceased had been
                                                                     drunk for over 10 days.// Nothing of value.
    08/01/1924    LaHUE, Cortenz                   55       5'7"/140 Carcinoma of face.//Nothing of value.
    07/22/1931    LANE, Earl                       19       5'6"/135 Fracture of cervical vertebrae and spinal cord injury due to the overturning of his auto-
                                                                     mobile. //Nothing of value.
    07/13/1906    LANE, Green Berry                68      5'11"/190 Was cutting down a tree, the tree lodged on another, and in dislodging, it pushed back
                                                                     and cut a limb, struck his head, crushing head and fracturing his neck.
    08/03/1933    LANGLEY, Edna Elizabeth          26       5'7"/105 Myocarditis acute. Probably secondary to toxic thyroid disease. Deceased became
                                                                     uncon-scious suddenly and died within about 10 min.//Nothing of value.
    11/03/1910    LANGLEY, Isaac                   0                 Stillborn, natural.//Nothing of value.
    09/23/1931    LANGLEY, Lillie V                53       5'6"/165 Hemorrhage from esophageal veins, caused by accidental traumatism during chiropractic
                                                                     adjustment.//Nothing of value.
    3/15/1930     LANGLEY, Milton Edgar            71       5'9"/150 While walking on state road 3 miles west of Bloomington, was struck by an automobile
                                                                     driven by J. W. Sappenfield of Lyons, Ind. The deceased suffered a fracture of both tibiae
                                                                     and fibulae, and right humerus. He died seven days after the accident in uremic coma.
                                                                     Mr. Sappenfield was in no way to blame for accident.//Nothing of value.
    04/06/1921    LANGLEY, Winfred Scott           69      5'10"/155 Suicide by taking arsenic.//Nothing of any value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/04/1934    LANGUELL, Charles                59         6' /170 Homicide. Deceased fired a shotgun at some negroes who were stealing his watermelons
                                                                      and one of the negroes, Hartwell of Bloomington, fired back shooting deceased in the
                                                                      abdomen, chest, and thighs. Deceased was operated on by Dr. J. E. Moser 3 Aug. 1934,
                                                                      and died at about 8:30 a.m. 4 Aug. due to hemorrhage (finding at autopsy). The accident
                                                                      occurring in Owen County.//Nothing of value.
    04/11/1910    LANUM, Alex                      50      5'11"/175 Organic heart disease; natural.//Nothing of value.
    06/04/1929    LARKINS, William Wesley          63       5'6"/140 Fracture of sternum, 3-4-5-6-7-8 & 9th ribs on both sides, shock and hemorrhage. This
                                                                     man, while working at his trade, was caught between a stone on a planer bed and the
                                                                     planer bit, and received a severe crushing wound of the chest. Accident happened at the
                                                                     Indiana Hill Mill (Hogan) near Clear Creek.//Working man's clothing, 1 watch, 1 knife, 1
                                                                     purse and 94 cents in change. These were turned over to the undertaker and receipt
                                                                     taken therefor.
    05/04/1920    LATE, James Wilford               4         18"/12 Whooping cough and cold.//Nothing.
    03/13/1924    LAWDER, L. Clarence              44       5'5"/155 Alcoholic poisoning - drinking quantities of "canned heat", a compound of wood alcohol,
                                                                     soap, & potassium acetate - complicated by myocarditis.//Nothing of value
    05/01/1924    LAYMAN, Wm.. A                   69       5'8"/135 Drinking a product known as "Alconel", containing wood alcohol & other poisons and ex-
                                                                     pressly stated to be for external use only. Immediate cause of death was poisoning &
                                                                     hemorrhage of cerebral vessels.//Nothing of value.
    12/16/1915    LEAR, Charles                    65       5'5"/135 Shotgun wound through chest from right to left side, said gun was accidentally discharged
                                                                     by Willis Gentry (colored) and was a S and W .38 calibre.//1 dollar watch, two knives, two
                                                                     pocket books and $7.90 which was turned over to County Auditor and receipt taken for
                                                                     same.
    08/14/1923    LEMING, Wm.                      64       5'8"/135 Carcinoma of stomach.//Nothing of value.
    08/15/1923    LENTZ, Mary                      26       5'6"/160 Shock; internal injuries and fracture of base of skull as result of being thrown from an auto
                                                                     in which she was riding, which turned over down an embankment near Mitchell School
                                                                     house, south of Bloomington. Driver Vincent Drehold of Bedford. (Mrs. Lentz) died in
                                                                     ambu-lance on way to hospital at about 8 a.m.//Nothing of value




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    06/10/1932    LENTZ, Rex Forsythe              21       6'1"/150 Rupture of bladder (urinary) and traumation to intestines due to crushing by an
                                                                     automobile, June 4, 1932. Deceased went to his garage and cranked his car. It was in
                                                                     gear, and crushed him against the rear of the garage when it started up, tearing out rear
                                                                     wall of garage before stalling. He died at 11:30 p.m. June 10, 1932, at the Bloomington
                                                                     Hospital from the injuries referenced.//Nothing of value.
    05/02/1910    LENTZ, Tilghman                  44       6'3"/180 Suicide, strychnine.//$61.00 in paper, $2.35 in silver = $63.35; 1 nickel plated watch, 1
                                                                     receipt for $100 from (unreadable). 1 receipt, 1 memorandum book which were later
                                                                     turned over to his daughter on her receipt.
    09/02/1917    LESCHINSKI, Albert               83       5'4"/110 Natural causes.//Sum of $69, $15 of which was turned over to county auditor and receipt
                                                                     taken for same, the balance being turned over to administrator.
    04/13/1916    LESCHINSKY, Carolina             80       5'4"/115 Angina pectoris.//Nothing of value
    05/13/1917    LEWIS, Leonard                   67       6/1"/180 Chronic intersticial nephritis and organic disease of heart.// Nothing of value.
    08/05/1924    LEWIS, Thomas Chesley          5 mths       24"/12 Acute entero-colitis.//Nothing of value
    01/15/1929    LEWIS, William Ezra              61      5'11"/180 Angina pectoris.//Nothing of value.
    09/19/1927    LEWIS, Willis                    79      5'11"/170 Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of value.
    07/17/1933    LIEBNER, Frances                 51       5'7"/160 Crushing injury to the left chest and possible fracture of skull sustained in an auto
                                                                     accident 10 miles south on the Dixie Highway. Deceased's husband, Otto Liebner, was
                                                                     driving and in passing another car, pulled too far in front and went over the road turning
                                                                     his car over. Deceased died in the Bloomington Hospital of her injuries at 12:27
                                                                     a.m.//Nothing of value. Health good - no identifying scars.
    08/07/1932    LINCICOME, Benjamin              74       5'8"/130 Acute myocarditis, secondary to chronic myocarditis.//The sum of $6.64 which was turned
                  Franklin                                           over to and receipted for by Chas. Newby, son-in-law of deceased.
    12/28/1930    LINDSEY, Florence Irene        3 days      1'10"/7 Cerebral hemorrhage following a birth injury.//Nothing of value.
    12/08/1916    LISK, Timothy                    50       5'5"/150 Organic disease of heart.//1 Ingersol watch, and pocket book containing four dollars and
                                                                     sixty-one cents. There is to his credit (at time of death) in Bloomington National Bank,
                                                                     $367; there is due him for labor at John Hoadley Stone Mill, $9.80, all of which was turned
                                                                     over to Adms. Nat U Hill except the $4.61 which was found on person, it being turned
                                                                     over to county; receipt taken for same.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    05/22/1927    LITTLE, Leonard                  46       5'7"/145 Accident; skull fractured in an automobile accident, the car in which he was riding turned
                                                                     over, pinning him under the car, and caused injuries which caused his instant death.//
                                                                     Nothing of value except a watch which was turned over to his son, Palmer Little.
    01/17/1920    LITTLEJOHN, Mrs. L. C.           65       5'6"/160 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
    04/19/1935    LITZLER, Cecil William           36       5'8"/145 Heart disease. Deceased became ill at about 6 a.m. and died at 6:30 a.m. He had not
                                                                     been sick previous to this attack.//Nothing of value.
    02/15/1907    LIVELOTTE, Julius                45      5'10"/200 Falling from a scaffold at the I.U. College building alighting upon his head, crushing his
                                                                     skull, producing almost instant death from shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of any value.
    07/08/1933    LIVELY, Henry B                  74      5'10"/165 Myocarditis, acute. Deceased went to the outside privy at about 1:30 p.m. and was found
                                                                     dead at 2:00 p.m. by his wife. He had been ill for quite a while with heart disease.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    01/12/1924    LIVINGSTON, Elizabeth            57       5'5"/185 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    04/21/1926    LIVINGSTON, Irwin                38       5'6"/150 Explosion of dynamite which caused destruction of major portion of face and neck with a
                                                                      fractured skull, fractured arns and destruction of both hands.//Nothing of value.
    02/09/1906    LIVINGSTON, Jasper M              52         6'/130 Heart disease, mitral stenosis.//Nothing of any value.
    07/17/1932    LIVINGSTON, Merline Lou         6 wks       21"/6.5 Congenital syphilis.//Nothing of value.
    09/05/1918    LIVINGSTON, Robert                45     5'10"/180 Shock from injury caused by railroad accident.//Nothing of value.
    04/02/1929    LOWERY, Sarah Jane                75      5'6"/100 Cerebral hemorrhage following a chronic arteriosclerosis and interstitial
                                                                      nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    10/08/1934    LOWERY, William E                48       5'11/200 Myocarditis, acute. Deceased had had heart trouble for some time. He woke his wife up
                                                                      at 4 a.m. and told her to get him soda water. He gradually became worse, pain around
                                                                      heart, short breath, and died about 5:30 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    9/27/1933     LUCAS, Frank M                   63       5'9"/200 Myocarditis, acute. Deceased had complained several days of pain in the right chest. On
                                                                     Sept. 27, 1933, the pain became worse. At about 7 p.m. breathing became labored and
                                                                     pain increased. He died at 11 p.m. at the house of his niece, Mrs. Ray Wingert.//Nothing
                                                                     of value.
    01/17/1919    LUCAS, Lilly A                   25       5'6"/115 Lobar pneumonia following influenza.//Nothing of any value.
    12/28/1917    LUTHUR, Joseph H                 73       5'8"/150 Organic disease of heart.//Nothing of value




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    10/20/1932    MAHER, Richard E.                33      5'11"/160 Murdered. Deceased was shot through the upper left abdomen with a .32 cal. bullet from
                                                                     an automatic by his wife on the night of October 19, 1932, and died at about 8 a.m.
                                                                     October 20 at the Bloomington Hospital. Wife of deceased refused to testify but told Dr.
                                                                     Wm. C. Reed that the shooting had not been accidental.//Nothing of value.
    11/11/1934    MALAN, John Paul                  1        2'6"/22 Suffocation. Deceased was chewing on a piece of pumpkin and it went into his trachea.
                                                                     Efforts to remove it were unavailing and he died at 5 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    04/18/1933    MALOTT, Claude                   59       5'8"/200 Suicide. Deceased shot himself through the left chest with a 12-gauge shotgun. The
                                                                     wound externally was about 1" below and to the left of the nipple. It fractured several ribs
                                                                     and tore the left lung without entering the heart. He died at about 2:30 p.m. April 18,
                                                                     1933. He left a note stating that he'd rather face death than ill health. The shooting
                                                                     occurred in garage of deceased, and he was found later by someone passing by.// The
                                                                     sum of $69 which was put in the custody of Walter Allen, funeral director, a receipt for that
                                                                     amount being attached to the record; also one gold Elgin watch was receipted for.

    06/30/1905    MANNINGTON, Libbie R             54       5'4"/148 Cerebral apoplexy following an epileptic seisure.//Nothing of any value
    12/27/1926    MANTELL, Catherine               43       5'5"/175 Overcome by illuminating gas while working in a small kitchen in her home.//Nothing of
                                                                     value
    11/04/1933    MARKELL, John George             45      5'11"/150 Coronary occlusion. Deceased had been complaining of pain over heart, shortness of
                                                                     breath, and pains in left arm for about a week. He suddenly became seriously ill at about
                                                                     midnight, 3rd of Nov. He died at about 2 a.m., before his doctor arrived.//Nothing of value.
    11/25/1927    MARKSBERRY, William              49      5'10"/160 Accident: his neck broken while riding in an automobile on the Dixie Highway about two
                                                                     miles north of Bloomington. The automobile in which he was riding left the road at a sharp
                                                                     turn in the road, striking a tree and throwing Marksberry on his head, breaking his neck.
                                                                     With him in the auto was Edward Harris, Daniel Axsom, and an unknown man, the men
                                                                     were all probably drinking an alcohol beverage.//Nothing of value.
    07/09/1924    MARKSBURG, Rosa                  52       5'7"/185 Extreme mental shock accompanied by chronic myocarditis occasioned by seeing her
                                                                     husband in an auto wreck.//Nothing of value.
    01/12/1907    MARSHAL, Elijah                  71       5'8"/155 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    02/12/1928    MARTIN, George C.                70       5'4"/135 Having his skull crushed, caused by being hit with a switch engine when crossing the
                                                                     Monon R.R. at Vernal crossing outside city of Bloomington, fracturing left frontal bone and
                                                                     orbit, left autmaxillary arch and left side of nose, having a comminuted fracture of both
                                                                     bones of left leg. He died shortly after this injury at City Hospital, Bloomington.//A watch,
                                                                     pocket knife, and $1.50 which were turned over to his wife.
    12/23/1928    MARTIN, James L                  58      `5'6"/150 Crushing injury to chest and fracture of skull caused by collision with a Grayhound Bus
                                                                     driven by Charles Jackson on road no. 37 about 14 miles northeast of Bloomington, Ind.,
                                                                     at 3:15 p.m. Dec. 23, 1928. The said Charles Jackson was in no way to blame for the
                                                                     acci-dent.//One watch and $1.26 which was turned over to his relatives.
    01/06/1932    MASON, John L                    75       5/5"/185 Chronic myocarditis.//The sum of 22 cents, which was given to Arthur Day, funeral
                                                                      director.
    11/05/1926    MASSEY, Juanita                3 mths         26"/5 Suffocation caused by sleeping between parents.//Nothing of value.
    09/10/1915    MATHEWS, George                  27          6'/190 Accidentally fell under a moving train of Wallace-Hagenbeck Circus, wherein he was
                                                                      severed in twain by moving cars.//Nothing of value.
    04/26/1909    MATHEWS, John M.                 62      5/10"/165 Shotgun wound, left breast, 1/2" below and 1" right of left nipple. Suicide.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    08/16/1919    MATHIS, William Isaac            76      5'10"/148 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    12/10/1910    MATLOCK, Martha L              4 days               Congenital malformation of heart.//Nothing of value.
    10/06/1932    MAY, Betty Isadore                8         3'9"/50 Accidental burns. Deceased tried to light a fire in the kitchen stove at her house and
                                                                      caught her dress on fire at about 3:30 p.m. Oct 6, 1932. She died from these burns at
                                                                      about 8:40 p.m. same date at the Bloomington Hospital.//Nothing of value.
    06/03/1933    MAY, James Enoch                 34      5'11"/160 Suicide by hanging himself with a rope hung from rafters in wagon shed. Deceased left
                                                                     no note of explanation and his mother with whom he lived could give no reason for his
                                                                     act. He had been feeling bad for a week or so, but she had noticed nothing peculiar in his
                                                                     actions. He went to feed the stock at 4 a.m. and was found dead at 5 a.m. by his nephew,
                                                                     Elmer Shields.//Nothing of value.
    01/25/1927    MAY, Louisa                      68      4'11"/107 Chronic endocarditis.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    09/15/1931    MAY, Marcella Marie              22       5'5"/135 Eclampsia, puerperal. Deceased was 5 months pregnant, took ill suddenly with
                                                                     convulsion, having 3 in about 30 minutes, and dying after the 3rd. She was unmarried
                                                                     and as no one knew of her condition, an autopsy was performed and stomach analysis
                                                                     made.//Nothing of value.
    02/11/1915    MAY, Mary J                      69       5'4"/120 Lobar pneumonia. Natural (no physician in attendance.// Nothing of value
    02/17/1915    MAY, Myrtle                     4 hrs.       1'6"/8 Result of failure of the foramen ovale to close, causing an organic heart leasion.//Nothing
                                                                      of value.
    11/10/1916    MAY, Simeon                      84       5'9"/130 Organic disease of heart.//Five dollars and sixty-five cents; also bank deposit of $30, all of
                                                                      which was turned over to Albert and Omar May, and took receipt for same.
    02/27/1924    MAYFIELD, John K                 74       5'7"/145 Traumatic intestinal perforation (caused by falling on a dinner [?] bucket, the blow being
                                                                      received in the abdomen) complicated by post-operative shock.//Nothing of value.
    06/10/1903    MAYFIELD, Roy                    12           /120 Crushed by a large stone in the old abandoned Lyons quarry 1/2 mile west of Stinesville
                                                                      at about 9:30 a.m. Said death was due to accident and happened while said Roy
                                                                      Mayfield was at play in said old abandoned quarry//Nothing of any value,
    06/20/1928    MAYS, Porter Orville           6 days        20"/9 Acute indigestion. The child had been sick only a few hours.//Nothing
    08/04/1927    McBRIDE, David                   64       5'6"/130 Accident; while walking on the track of the Monon (C I & L) R.R. about three miles south
                                                                     of Bloomington, he was struck by passenger train No. 5, about 4 p.m., crushing his skull
                                                                     which caused death instantly; also breaking both legs below the knees, also his nose.//
                                                                     $19.07 which was turned over to his wife Sarah Jane McBride.
    11/15/1925    McBRIDE, David H B              2 wks       24"/10 Accidental suffocation due to sleeping between parents.// Nothing of value.
    07/13/1925    McCAFFERTY, A. V.                 57        6'/200 Cerebral hemorrhage complicated by arteriosclerosis.// Nothing of value.
    01/02/1931    McCLAIN, Lula Garrett             42        5'/150 Heart failure during epileptic coma. This woman has had epileptic attacks for the last 20
                                                                     years.// Nothing of value.
    08/09/1907    McCLINTOCK, John R               22       5'9"/138 Homicide: a .32 calibre bullet wound of chest as described in Atopsy Report of Dr. G. E.
                                                                     Schaff, Bloomington, IN.//One and 39/100 dollars, a watch and chain, 2 knives and pair
                                                                     cuff buttons which was turned over to his brother by J. W. Hunter and his receipt for same
                                                                     taken.
    02/05/1916    McCOLLOUGH, Celia                66       5'9"/145 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    03/11/1935    McCONNELL, Ralph                 44      5'11"/175 Suicide. Deceased became despondent due to economic conditions, and he hanged him-
                                                                     self from a tree on the night of the 10th of March. He was found the next morning by
                                                                     neigh-bors.//Nothing of value.
    11/30/1907    McCOY, Frank                     31      5'11"/155 Homicide: a .38 calibre revolver wound as described by Postmortem examination in the
                                                                     hands of James Edward Ford.//A .38 American make loaded revolver and 25 cents. The
                                                                     25 cents was turned over to his wife and the revolver to the sheriff, Joe Ratcliff.
    11/30/1907    McCOY, Joel                      53      5'10"/140 Homicide: A .38 calibre bullet wound from a revolver in the hands of one James Edward
                                                                     Ford. Death was due to hemorrhage and asphyxiation as described in the autopsy report.
                                                                     //Nothing of any value.
    02/13/1906    McCOY, Margaret Ann              73       5'2"/125 Cerebral apoplexy//Nothing of any value
    04/05/1934    McCOY, Wm.                       7         3'9"/50 Accidental traumatism. Deceased was crossing the Bloomfield Rd. on the way from
                                                                     school to his home at about 4 p.m. and was struck by an automobile driven by Ernest
                                                                     Mathews, police officer of Bloomington. He was taken to the Bloomington Hosp. by
                                                                     Mathews where he died at 5:30 p.m. from a fracture of the skull.//Nothing of value.
    05/08/1925    McCULLOUGH, Joy B                 14     5'11"/250 Myocardial degeration, complicated by epileptic convulsions. // Nothing of value.
    04/03/1911    McDANIEL, Herman Robert           75      5'8"/150 Rheumatism resulting in organic heart disease.//Nothing
    03/09/1909    McDERMOTT, Daniel Joseph        7 wks              Ptomaine poisoning.//Nothing of value.
    09/13/1925    McELROY, Ira                      71      5'8"/160 Chronic myocarditis, chronic interstitial nephritis. (Deceased who lived alone was lying
                                                                     near the pump a short distance from the house and from all circumstances, must have
                                                                     been there exposed to the elements, for at least two days. The face and other parts of the
                                                                     body including internal viscera was horribly destroyed by vermin and decomposition pro-
                                                                     ceeded to a marked degree. Deceased had not been in good health for some
                                                                     time.//Nothing of value.
    01/11/1932    McENTREE, Georgia                65       5'7"/150 Suicide by means of arsenic taken by mouth. Deceased had been despondent over her
                                                                     health which had been failing for several years. While her daughter and son-in-law were
                                                                     away from home she got a quantity of arsenic, which was in the house, and took it.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    06/19/1928    McFALL, Mildred Jane           10 mths     2'4"/18 About 4 p.m. at the crossing of the Aaron Gordon Pike and the Monon railroad, about two
                                                                     miles south of Bloomington, by being run over by the Monon train No. 5, inflicting a crush-
                                                                     ing injury to her head, causing instant death. This while riding in an automobile truck
                                                                     driven by Mrs. James McFall.//Nothing of value.
    04/18/1932    McGLOTHLIN, Charles              43      5'10"/165 Internal hemorrhage due to rupture of the pleura & lung on right side. These injuries were
                                                                     sustained in an auto accident at corner of S. Rogers & W. 2nd St. April 17 at about 8:45
                                                                     p.m. The deceased was taken to the Bloomington City Hospital where he died at about
                                                                     6:35 p.m., 18th of April. In addition to chest injuries, his rt. shoulder and arm were
                                                                     fractured and also his left thigh.//Nothing of value.
    08/21/1925    McGLOTHLIN, John                 83       5'7"/135 Cerebral hemorrhabe and senility.//Nothing of value.
    07/10/1917    McGLOTHLIN, Thomas J             67      5'11"/165 Cerebral hemorrhage due to apoplexy.//Nothing of value
    03/04/1920    McGOWEN, James Carl              26       6'1"/185 Homicide: Hemorrhage and shock caused by revolver shots from .32 calibre revolver in
                                                                      hands of William T May.//Nothing of value.
    02/17/1915    McGUIRE, Cecil Raymond         12 days       1'6"/7 Bronchial pneumonia; natural; no physician in attendance.// Nothing of value.
    11/27/1932    McGUIRE, Henry                   82      5'10"/200 Accidental traumatism, automobile accident. Deceased hit and knocked to the road, suf-
                                                                      fering a fracture of the right side of the base of the skull. He lived about 1.5 hrs. after the
                                                                      accident. Deceased was practically deaf and was totally blind in the right eye and almost
                                                                      blind in the left eye. He crossed directly in front of the car that hit him after hearing the
                                                                      warning horn. The driver, Floyd Scott, was not to blame for the accident.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    01/17/1920    McGUIRE, John                    52       5'8"/160 Accidental: Skull crushed and body crushed from being caught in a line shaft at the
                                                                      Consolidated Quarries Mill; death due to shock.//Nothing of any value.
    02/04/1929   McMILLAN, Beulah                  20       5'5"/110 Influenza complicated by bronchial pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    09/13/1928   McMILLAN, Charles Cooper          73      5'11"/185 Chronic nephritis with chronic cystitis.//Nothing of value.
       03/261908 McNEELY, Alonzo                   49       5'4"/130 A slab of stone at the Elkins Stone Mills, Ellettsville, fell on him, crushing his skull. Death
                                                                      was due to shock and hemorrhage.//A watch & chain and one pocket knife which were
                                                                      turned over to C. H. McNeely and his receipt for same taken.
    10/09/1927    McSTEVENS, James                 38       6/4"/207 Murdered by having the blood vessels of left arm at elbow severed by a knife in the hand
                                                                     of Raymond Stevens; died from hemorrhage of these blood vessels; he also had several
                                                                     other cuts about his body, two on his back, and two on his face; also had his nose
                                                                     broken.// Nothing of any value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    04/16/1931    McWILLIAMS, Marjorie Jean         6        3'8"/42 Rupture of the left lung and internal abdominal hemorrhage sustained in an automobile
                                                                     accident. Deceased died about an hour after the accident. The car in which she ws riding
                                                                     turned over and crushed her beneath it.//Nothing of value.
    03/30/1908    MEADOWS, infant                2 mths        1'3"/8 Congenital heart deformity.//Nothing
    11/05/1932    MEADOWS, Ira                     34      5'10"/175 Accidental traumation, railway accident. Deceased fell between two cars while working for
                                                                      the Carl Furst Stone Co, and both legs were run over, severing the left at the knee joint
                                                                      and crushing the right just below the knee. Both were amputated and patient died at 11
                                                                      p.m., Nov. 5.//Nothing of value.
    05/25/1925    MEADOWS, Mary C                  68       5'4"/125 Chronic endocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    07/15/1917    MEDCALF, Allen S                 60       5'5"/160 Crushed by a freight train, said person being on track in front of moving train while in an
                                                                     intoxicated condition.//Eleven dollars which was turned over to County Auditor and receipt
                                                                     taken for same.
    07/23/1905    MEDLEY, Vincent B                16       5'8"/145 Concussion of brain, broken thigh and leg, the result of accidentally being struck by a
                                                                     pas-senger train on the Monon Railroad 1/4 milie south of water tank between Ellettsville
                                                                     and Stinesville, on the night of July 22, 1905.//$3 which I turned over to his father and
                                                                     took his receipt for same.
    01/22/1928    MEDLOCK, Ellis A                 23       5'7"/150 Fractured skull caused by a blow on the head with a blunt object in the hands of some
                                                                     unknown person.//A .44 calibre Colt revolver, 2 pocket knife, 1 set finger ring, and 47
                                                                     cents in coins.
    11/17/1932    MERCER, Mary Jane                88       5'3"/135 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis. Deceased had
                                                                     an attack of shortness of breathing and precardial pain at about 3:15 a.m. She asked for
                                                                     water but died before anything could be done for her.//Nothing of value.
    09/12/1929    MERCER, Zannie                   45       5'10"/90 Diabetes millitus with coma.//Nothing of value.
    10/09/1925    MILLER, Cledeth                  32      5'10"/175 Fractured skull resulting from falling stone striking deceased on head, sustained while at
                                                                     work at the Reed quarry south of Bloomington. Death occurred at the Bloomington
                                                                     Hospital at 3:30 the following morning.//Nothing of value
    11/07/1927    MILLER, Elmer                    31       5'9"/175 Skull fractured by a stone falling from off a truck under a gang saw, at the Central Oolitic
                                                                     Stone Mill, Bloomington, Ind.//An open faced gold filled watch and a two foot rule which
                                                                     were turned over to his wife.
    11/26/1916    MILLER, Fred                     23       5'6"/130 Organic heart disease augmented by an attack of acute indigestion.//Nothing of value.




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    05/22/1929    MILLER, Lester                   49       5'7"/165 Fracture of the left perietal bone with contusion of brain; fracture of left radius and ulna
                                                                     while discharging his duties at the Monon Stone Mill near Clear Creek. This man fell from
                                                                     a run-way, striking his head on a moving pitman of a saw gang and was killed
                                                                     instantly.//Clothing usual for working man, two knives, one Ingersol watch, one paper
                                                                     dollar, several keys. These were given to the Lawrence County Coroner.
    03/08/1934    MILLER, Sarah Naomi               1        2'2"/15 Pneumonia. Deceased became ill two weeks ago with a cold and became suddenly
                                                                     worse the 7th day of March. At 3:15 p.m. March 8, she died.//Nothing of value.
    ..            MILLER, Thomas R                 51       6'1"/230 Gas gangrene infection of right thigh, following a crushing injury. Deceased was aligning
                                                                     a stone for his planer bed at the Mathews Stone Co. mill when the bed started moving,
                                                                     catch-ing him between the stone and the top (?) stock. The accident happened at 7:30
                                                                     a.m. April 23 and he died in the Bloomington Hospital at 4:30 a.m. April 26.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    06/29/1933    MILLER, W. Norman                50         6'/165 Coronary occlusion. Deceased was taken ill at about 10 p.m. June 28, 1933, and was
                                                                     found in an unconscious condition at about 12 midnight. He did not regain consciousness
                                                                     and died at about 12:15 a.m. June 9, 1933. Deceased was sup't. of the Morgan &
                                                                     Monroe Co. State Forest work. He died in the Service building which is in Monroe
                                                                     County.//Nothing of value.
    06/19/1924    MILLS, Flora                     35       5'2"/160 Acute poven chymatous nephritis & myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    11/20/1905    MILOSEVIC, Mile                  32       5'9"/180 Acute alcoholic poisoning//Nothing noted.
    07/26/1929    MINKS, Everett Wayne             18       5'8"/160 While driving eastward on 6th St., Bloomington, Ind., at 12:50 a.m.. at a high rate of
                                                                     speed, he failed to turn at the end of the street at Indiana Avenue; his car overturned
                                                                     causing him a fracture of skull and bones of neck.//Purse containing $11.59; this was
                                                                     given to W. W. Allen and receipt taken.
    05/24/1911    MINNEMAN, Irvin                  18      5'10"/150 Accidental suffocation by gas.//Pocket knife, watch and chain, pocket book,check $40.00
                                                                     on Logansport Bank.
    05/31/1905    MITCHAM, John W.                 63       6'1"/185 Traumatic pneumonia due to external violence to right side breaking the 6th and 7th ribs.
                                                                     The pleura lung carotenoid arteries and the right lower and middle lobes filled with blood
                                                                     from the hemorrage.//Nothing of any value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    12/18/1932    MITCHANER, Elijah Louise         77      5'11"/150 Acute myocarditis, secondary to chronic myocarditis. De- ceased became ill 17th Decem-
                                                                     ber with pains over heart and over abdomen. He died at 6 a.m. 18 December, 1932.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    07/11/1912    MITCHELL, James                  71       5'8"/140 Organic heart disease.//Nothing.
    05/17/1911    MITCHELL, John Walton            58      5'10"/150 Concussion of brain in fall. Accidental.//One watch, $51.34 cash, pocket knife.
    03/09/1905    MOON, James                      62         6'/170 Cerebral apoplexy//Six dollars, a pocket knife and paper which I gave over to his widow,
                                                                     Mary Jane Moon, and took her receipt for same.
    09/03/1920    MOORE, James                     72       5'8"/165 Cerebral apoplexy.//$72 which was turned over to his wife, Charlotte Moore, and her
                                                                     receipt for same taken.
    05/21/1912    MOORE, Norris                                      No information given except name and that's unclear.
    06/10/1932    MOORE, Oscar E                   60       5'8"/160 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis. Deceased had
                                                                     been drinking whiskey steadily for years and just prior to last illness, had been
                                                                     intoxicated. He complained of severe abdominal pain early June 10, 1932, and died at
                                                                     about 9 a.m. Autopsy revealed the cause of death.//Nothing of value.
    05/20/1932    MOORMAN, Henry A                 77           6'0"/ Intracranial hemorrhage from blow on head received in an automobile accident 8 miles
                                                                      north of Bloomington, 19th May, 1932. Deceased was taken to the Bloomington Hospital
                                                                      where he died at 7:30 a.m. May 20th, 1932. He was apparently in good condition when
                                                                      brought to the hospital and his attending physician did not know the cause of his death.
                                                                      Autopsy showed intracranial subdural hemorrhage in accipital region.//Nothing of value.
    12/25/1925    MORELLA, Remo                    30       5'2"/150 Neck broken when auto overturned.//$37.45.
    05/25/1929    MORRILL, Shirlee Anna          4 mths       26"/17 Suffocation. This baby fell from its carriage and in so doing became entangled in its cloth-
                                                                     ing, causing a constriction about the neck.//Nothing of value.
    12/13/1906    MORRIS, Delmas                   63       5'8"/150 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of any value.
    10/10/1927    MORRIS, Palmer                   26      5'10"/175 Murdered by one Jesse Bowman with a shotgun. The two men having returned to the
                                                                     home of Palmer Morris about 3 o'clock a.m. October 10th and having been imbibing of
                                                                     whiskey, after some quarreling , the shot was fired striking Morris in the back of the head,
                                                                     making a large open wound which caused his death about half hour afterward.//Nothing
                                                                     of value.
    02/20/1926    MORTON, John W                   84       5'8"/120 Chronic bronchitis and senility.//Nothing of value.
    08/03/1904    MOSER, Hespia A                  16       5'4"/120 Gunshot wound of the right side of the head, said gunshot wound being self inflicted with
                                                                     suicidal intent//Nothing of any value.



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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/22/1931    MOSHER, Walter                   47       5'8"/165 Suicide by means of chloroform inhalation. The body was found in his garage by his wife,
                                                                     Mary Mosher, at about 3 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    08/26/1926    MULLINS, Floyd                 7 mths      1'10"/6 Acute colitis.//Nothing of value.
    08/08/1908    MULLIS, John                     41         6'/175 Accidentally being thrown from a buggy attached to a run-away horse, fracturing the skull,
                                                                     producing death from shock and cerebral concussion.//$2.30 which was turned over to R.
                                                                     A. Pauly and his receip;t for same taken.
    12/30/1921    MUNDY, James Franklin            48       5'7"/155 Accidental; being struck by derrick cable breaking, knocking him over ledge of stone
                                                                      some fifteen feet deep, alighting upon head fracturing base of skull, breaking ribs on left
                                                                      side. Death due to shock and hemorrhage. Death almost instantaneous. This occurred at
                                                                      the Hoadley Stone Company quarry, 1 mile northwest of Stinesville, In.//Nothing of any
                                                                      value.
    07/04/1933    MURPHY, John                     77          5/10"/ Myocarditis, acute. Deceased had been ill all day with a pain over his epigastrium. His
                                                                      son, with whom he had lived alone, left the house at 5:30 p.m. for his supper, leaving de-
                                                                      ceased in bed. When the son returned, his father was not in bed and he found him lying
                                                                      on the bathroom floor, dead. Death occurred between 5:50 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    02/21/1919    MURPHY, Lucindy                  65       5'6"/260 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
    03/09/1923    MYERS, Amanda A                  76       5'7"/150 Chronic interstitial nephritis and chronic myocarditis.// Nothing listed.
    10/24/1927    MYERS, Eli P.                    66           5'8"/ Cerebral hemorrhage.//Two certificates of deposit drawn by First National Bank,
                                                                      Blooming-ton, Ind., for $500 each making $1,000; and currency and silver and gold
                                                                      amounting to $821.29 which together with a gold watch (Hampden) and two knives were
                                                                      turned over to his son, Robert Myers, and a receipt taken which is hereunto attached.
    03/17/1909    MYERS, James                     34       5'7"/135 Accidental; fall from edge in Mathews Stone Mill of Ellettsville, fracturing skull and bones
                                                                      on right side.//Nothing of value.
    02/10/1925    MYERS, Ruby                      17       5'8"/100 Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of value.
    05/23/1933    NASH, John Robert                1.5        2'7"/25 Acute poisoning with kerosene. Deceased drank a quantity of coal oil before its mother
                                                                      could prevent it at about 4 p.m., and died at about 6:10 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    01/12/1919    NAYLOR, Lilly                    44      5'10"/145 Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of any value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/20/1906    NEAL, Kenneth                    27       5'3"/130 Indianapolis Southern Railway accident: skull crushed, a hole from 3 to 4" in
                                                                     circumference in skull on left side above and to left of eye; left leg cutoff 4" below knee
                                                                     and fractured twice above knee at middle third and upper third of thigh; right leg fractured
                                                                     above knee at middle third; body bruised and chin cut below and to left of mouth; two ribs
                                                                     fractured on left side, 6th & 7th; lacerated right knee and also under left knee; death due
                                                                     to shock and hemorrhaging.//Nothing of any value.
    07/23/1920    NEAL, Louise                     74      5'10"/175 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    4/3/1930      NEFF, Frank Elsworth             36      5'10"/180 His body crushed between two large blocks of stone while at his usual work at the
                                                                     Cresent Quarry of the Indiana Limestone Co., as a hooker. A stack of mill blocks fell and
                                                                     he was caught beneath one. There was no evidence of carelessness on the part of
                                                                     company or employees. The foundation upon which the blocks were stacked must have
                                                                     settled just at that time.//Clothing of a working man of his class, one Illinois watch, one
                                                                     purse in which was $54.00 and some receipts, a receipt for which was taken from W. W.
                                                                     Allen, mortician.
    11/09/1927   NEIL, James E.                    66       6'2"/175 Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    08/05/1905   NELSON, Mary A                    66       5'8"/120 Cancer of womb of a duration of 7 months.//Nothing of value.
      08/25/1899 NELSON, Pleasant                  15       5'5"/110 Struck by the "dogs" on a derrick, and being thrown violently upon his skull coming in
                                                                     contact with a stone and fracturing his skull//nothing
    09/13/1911    NELSON, Ulysses Grant            43      5'10"/170 No cause given.//One watch, pocket knife.
    05/21/1910    NICKLES, John                    83       5'6"/165 Organic heart disease; natural.//$36 in paper, $8.08 in silver = $44.08.
    05/14/1931    NOE, Pearl                       48       5'6"/160 Acute dilatation of the heart, secondary to mitral insufficiency.//Nothing of value.
    10/13/1930    NOEL, Rex Julius                 31       5'9"/175 Crushing injury to pelvis. This man, while at his usual work as a switch crew foreman of
                                                                     ICRR, was accidentally caught between the draw bars of two cars. Accident happened
                                                                     near Showers Bros. Plant No. 4 south of Bloomington.
    11/12/1908    NORRIS, Martin                   90      5'11"/165 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
    04/29/1925    OLIPHANT, Homer                  57       5'9"/210 Suicide: shooting himself through head with a .25 automatic pistol.//Articles described in
                                                                     above report.(Report did not appear on the microfilm.)
    05/25/1932    OLIVER, Alexander                70       5'8"/190 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to chronic myocarditis. After working all morning, deceased
                                                                     was taken sick and was brought home by a friend. He felt better in the afternoon, but died
                                                                     suddenly at about 5:45 p.m. while talking to one of his sons.//Nothing of value.
    06/06/1915    OWEN, Raymond                    18           5'3"/ Accidental drowning while learning to swim.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    10/05/1905    OWENS, Martha Jane Inman         61       5'6"/260 Cerebral apoplexy//Nothing of any value
    04/02/1906    OWENS, Owen                      63      5'11"/155 Chronic nephritis with immediate cause of acute uremia.//Nothing of any value
    12/07/1934    PALMER, Edward Eustace           72      5'11"/190 Heart failure. Deceased fell dead in his home at 8:30 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    07/10/1910    PARK, William A.                 34       5'8"/200 Accidental; fall from derrick, neck broken & skull crushed, corner 4th & Washington Sts.,
                                                                     M.E. church.//Nothing of value.
    03/06/1906    PARK, William Washington         72      5'11"/160 Organic heart trouble.//$3.45 which was turned over to his son Ed and a receipt for same
                                                                     taken.
    08/16/1933    PARKER, Katherine                51       5'8"/185 Cardiovascular renal disease. Deceased had not had a doctor since May, 1933.//Nothing
                                                                     of value.
    01/16/1917    PARKER, Wm. H                    46       5'7"/160 Accidentally crushed.//Articles which were turned over to his wife and receipt taken for
                                                                     same. (Funeral home note lists the following items: Gold watch, knife, pocket book
                                                                     containing $46.00, pocket folder containing lodge receipt for ...?)
    03/14/1935    PARKS, Ed                        58       5'8"/135 Cardiac collapse. Deceased was chopping wood in the back yard of his home and
                                                                     dropped to the ground unconscious. He lived about 15 minutes and died at 10
                                                                     a.m.//Nothing of value.
    04/15/1925    PATON, Moses Washington          56      5'11"/150    Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    01/12/1917    PATTON, Finis                  2 days        2'2"/9   Bronchial pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    09/24/1928    PATTON, Albert J. Beverage       17       5'5"/109    Bronchial pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    08/04/1932    PATTON, Cecil May                30       5'7"/145    Hemolytic jaundice, secondary to pelvic infection. Deceased became ill Monday night with
                                                                        vomiting and chills, gradually grew worse with pains in pelvic region and under liver. She
                                                                        died at 4 a.m. August 4, 1932.//Nothing of value.
    08/13/1933    PATTON, Donald Paul             6 hrs        20"/5 Premature birth. Deceased was found dead in bed at about 5 a.m., about 6 hours after its
                                                                     birth.//Nothing of value.
    10/11/1912    PATTON, Floyd                   7 wks              Whooping cough.//Nothing.
    08/11/1934    PATTON, Mary Elizabeth            64      5'6"/100 Suicide; hanged herself. Deceased had been out of her mind for several months and had
                                                                     attempted suicide several times before. Her husband left home at about nine a.m. and
                                                                     when he came back he found her hanging from the limb of a tree in front of their house.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    05/13/1924   PATTON, Vivian Irene            22 days        22"/7 Suffocation resulting from sleeping in bed with parents. //Nothing of value
      03/22/1899 PAULEY, James B                   77       5''7"/185 Heart disease//Body was dressed only in night clothing.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    10/15/1920    PELFREE, Joseph                  70       5'9"/146 Accidental poisoning from oil wintergreen.//Nothing of any value.
    03/25/1922    PENNEY, Harold M                 35         6'/195 Struck by railway train while riding in automobile; death due to shock & hemorrhage,
                                                                     crush-ing of skull.//Bank book, book of papers, notebook, gold emblem, comb, fountain
                                                                     pen, pencils, watch, chain, 2 knives, emblem, handkerchief, ring of keys, pocketbook with
                                                                     $20, glasses, 2 pairs of gloves, muffler, 1 band ring, checkbook; receipted for by Ray
                                                                     Wilber Mills.
    08/05/1923   PERCIFIELD, Glbert Homer         3 wks        20"/3 Suffocation caused by sleeping in same bed with mother.// Nothing of value.
      12/24/1898 PERRY, G. K., Sr.                  67      5'9"/185 Heart disease complicated with rheumatism.//Nothing of value.
    02/15/1906   PETERS, John S                     42     5'10"/170 Angina pectoris, a result of an organic heart trouble, probably a natural regurgation.//
                                                                     Nothing of any value.
    08/10/1916    PHILLIPS, Claude                 18       5'5"/140 Shock following accident at the Bedford-Bloomington Stone Mill, wherein his right arm
                                                                     was torn from body and left leg torn off between ankle and knee, besides many bruises
                                                                     about head and body.//Nothing of value
    05/07/1927    PICAU, William                   67      5'10"/140 Cerebral hemorrhage.//The sum of $2.07 and some automobile keys which were turned
                                                                     over to his son.
    01/14/1935    PITKINS, Alfred Henry            67      5'11"/190 Apoplexy. Deceased was found dead in bed by his wife when she awakened in the morn-
                                                                     ing. //Nothing of value.
    11/25/1928    POGUE, Ralph                     20       6'3"/155 Shock and hemorrhage caused by being shot with homicidal intent by Dewey Boshears
                                                                     with a .38 calibre ball while the said Ralph Pogue with other policemen were making a
                                                                     search of Boshears' home to determine whether or not there was intoxicating liquor
                                                                     there.// Nothing of value.
    04/16/1932    POINDEXTER, William              61       5'7"/150 Acute myocarditis, secondary to chronic myocarditis. Deceased went into toilet about 2
                                                                     a.m., 16th April, and when his wife missed him from bed she found the door locked on the
                                                                     inside. Earl Waldon climbed through the transom and found deceased lying dead on the
                                                                     floor. He had cut his head in falling against the wooden support of the wash basin. He
                                                                     had been to see Dr. D.J.Holland concerning his condition a day previously.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    09/10/1909    POLLEY, Gladys                 4 mos.              Starvation & Exposure.//Nothing.
    09/10/1909    POLLEY, Kate                     29       5'6"/165 Suicide by hanging.//$1.04 given to family.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    12/30/1928    POLLY, William J                 74       5'7"/135 Suicide; having the left side of his head torn away by the contents of a shotgun which
                                                                     entered the neck under right lower jaw, ranging upward and diagonally across, coming
                                                                     out left side of skull; from the opening the brain dropped out. He died instantly about 3
                                                                     a.m. December 30 at his home in Benton Twp, 11-1/2 miles from town.//Nothing of value
                                                                     except $6.70 which was turned over to his widow.
    04/08/1933    PORTER, Charles                  64       5'8"/140 Trampled to death by a bull at the county poor farm. Deceased was in the habit of putting
                                                                     the cows for milking every night in the barn. A new bull cornered him between the silo and
                                                                     the barn and killed him before any help could be had. Sam Strain, another inmate at the
                                                                     farm, found the bull on deceased and it then attacked him. He was rescued by his
                                                                     nephew Claude Strain.//Nothing of value.
    03/30/1933    PORTER, Edward James             56       6'2"/254 Accidental traumatism sustained in an auto accident. Deceased was driving north of the
                                                                     Dixie at a point about 1/2 mile north of the city. His car skidded into a tree. He sustained a
                                                                     fractured skull on the left side and crushed the right side of his chest. He died in about 1/2
                                                                     hour without regaining consciousness. The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m.//The
                                                                     sum of 11 cents which was turned over to Arthur Day, undertaker.
    12/22/1922    PORTER, Louisa                 40 days       1'7"/9 Bronchial pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    01/26/1926    POWELL, Dorothy                   2        3'1"/35 Broncho-pneumonia, complicated by measles.//Nothing of value.
    07/20/1919    PRESLEY, Carson C                25       5'9"/155 Hemorrhage and shock due to bullet wound from .38 calibre revolver shot from the hands
                                                                      of Fred Bowan of Bedford, Indiana, at the Monon railroad yard 1 mile south of
                                                                      Bloomington. The description and inspection attached being filed by Dr. R. C. Ryan,
                                                                      Bloomington.//Nothing of any value.
    08/07/1931    PRICE, Isaac                     72       5'6"/160 Cerebral hemorrhage due to fractured base of skull caused by an accidental fall from a
                                                                      gang saw platform at the Shawnee Stone Mill.//Nothing of value
    01/19/1920    PRICE, Wm. Marshall            26 days        1'7"/ Congenital heart failure of closing of foramen circle.
    03/13/1907    PRYOR, Delcema                   44       5'3"/170 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of any value.
    01/07/1909    RAGAN, Reather                   14       5'4"/125 Suicide: Shotgun wound upper portion left lung, 1:30 a.m.//Nothing of value
    07/05/1931    RAINBOLT, L. E.                  50       5'7"/145 Suicide by self-inflicted 12 gauge shotgun wound through heart. Deceased shot himself
                                                                      between noon and 1:30 p.m. July 3. Water from Griffey Creek after a storm, which took
                                                                      place at about 12:30 p.m., covered the body until 4:30 a.m. 5 July. His wrist watch
                                                                      stopped at 1;30.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    09/22/1910    RAINES, James                    24       5'8"/165 Head crushed between express & baggage car on Monon R.R., about 3:30 a.m., between
                                                                     Gosport and Bloomington, Ind.//Nothing of value.
    10/17/1923    RAINES, Lillie                   42       5'5"/275 Fracture of cervical vertebra due to automobile accident occurring 14 miles south of
                                                                     Bloom-ington on State Road #22. Husband, Jim Raines, of Indiana Harbor, Ind, lost
                                                                     control of car on embankment and car turned over, pinning deceased, with babe in arms,
                                                                     beneath the car.//$192.08 which was turned over to undertaker, W. Allen, for safe
                                                                     keeping, a receipt being taken from same.
    10/17/1923    RAINES, Therman                   1        2'6"/25 Crushing injury to chest and strangulation, due to automobile accident. See information
                                                                     for RAINES, Lillie.//Nothing of value.
    10/28/1932    RAIRDEN, Edward                  60       5'9"/165 Acute myocarditis. Deceased was working on a construction gang west of Bloomington,
                                                                     became suddenly ill, and collapsed. He died within several minutes after the attack.//1
                                                                     gold watch which was turned over to Arthur Day, funeral director.
    06/12/1920    RANDALL, Mary I                  23       5'4"/110 Cerebral apoplexy following epileptic convulsion.//Nothing of value.
    09/30/1925    RANSOM, James                    82       5'8"/140 Fracture of skull caused by being struck by an automobile driven by Florence Robertson,
                                                                     which knocked the deceased backward, his head striking the brick pavement thereby
                                                                     causing fracture.//Silver watch and money and check to the amount of $9.91, together
                                                                     with some less valuable personal belongings; same being turned over to Mrs. Dana
                                                                     McClintock, receipt being taken for same.
    08/17/1911    RARIDEN, James                   40       5'6"/175 Heart failure, probably due to excessive heat.//Nothing
    11/20/1928    RATCLIFF, Joseph Henry           54       5'7"/140 Accidental; overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from his automobile while working with
                                                                     his car in his garage at his home at 415 E. First St., with the doors of the garage closed.//
                                                                     Elgin watch and $1.57 which were turned over to his widow.
    11/24/1906    RAWLINGS, Emmett E               23       6'3"/168 Cardiac hypertrophy.//One watch, one knife, two books, watch chain, pair gloves and two
                                                                     collar buttons which were turned over to his brother Dolf Rawlings and his receipt for
                                                                     same taken.
    03/03/1920    RAY, Florence                    40       5'6"/160 Organic heart failure following a two weeks sickness of influenza.//Nothing listed.
    04/26/1925    REED, Ella                       63        5'6"/90 Pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of value.
    07/19/1902    REIVES, David                    22       5'6"/135 Strangulation by his own hands with suicidal intent//Nothing of value




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      12/10/1898 REPROGLE, Albert                  45       5'8"/190 Explosion of a dynamite blast, which the deceassed had prepared and lighted - having
                                                                     returned to same (probably thinking the fuse had gone out) just as it exploded, said death
                                                                     being accidental//Handkerchief, bottle of yellow tablets, one clay pipe, one ounce bottle,
                                                                     empty, one package Duke's Smoking mixture, one (unreadable) book, lead pencil, 1/2
                                                                     plug Standard Navy (?) chewing tobacco, 2 pieces nitrate, seven sticks - one gold filled
                                                                     hunting case watch which was promised to be the property of one Theodore Morse, being
                                                                     given to him upon above proof. Three dynamite percussion caps.

    09/05/1918    RHOADES, Catherine               91       6'1"/165 Cancer of stomach and liver.// Nothing of value.
    09/23/1906    RHODES, Samuel                   23       5'8"/150 From falling backwards off a moving hand car, said car ran over him crushing his skull.
                                                                     Dr. Frank Hilliard operated on him at the hospital and he died six hours afterward from
                                                                     cerebral compression.//Nothing of any value
    10/24/1916    RHORER, Levi N                   84       5'5"/ 115 Organic heart disease and chronic intersticial nephritis.// Nothing of value.
    02/28/1934    RICE, Wm. Floyd                  20      5'11"/165 Suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun. He told his mother, who came to him when
                                                                      she heard the shot that he had shot himself because he had been out of work. He shot
                                                                      himself close to noon on February 27 and died on February 28 at about 11:30 p.m. The
                                                                      shotgun charge went through the upper left chest, tearing the lung but missing the heart.
                                                                      //Nothing of value.
    08/28/1916    RICHARDSON, Lehman               60       5'9"/195 Ate supper, went to bed as usual, complained to wife about 8:00 of feeling bad, died in
                  Howard                                             about 1/2 hour. Dr. Whetsel last doctor in attendance. When doctor arrived, face and neck
                                                                     badly discolored, abdomen badly distended with gas. Apoplexy.//Nothing noted.
    06/26/1923    RICHARDSON, Lorenzo Dow          61       5'9"/135 Chronic interstitial nephritis and paralysis.// Nothing listed.
    02/23/1919    RICHARDSON, Tilman               60       5'8"/195 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
                  Howard
    06/16/1927    RICHARDSON, William              60       6'1"/175 Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
                  Howard
    02/07/1929    RIDDLE, Eliza E                  70        5'0"/95   Arteriosclerosis, chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value
    11/14/1928    RIDGE, Annie I                   74       5'7"/190   Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    03/22/1926    RIDGEWAY, Sarah B                65       5'3"/160   Apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    08/13/1929    RIFE, Laura E                    65       5'0"/100   Knocked down by an automobile driven from her garage by her daughter, causing a
                                                                       fracture of skull with laceration of brain and intracranial hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    07/30/1935    RITTER, Wayne Edward            2 wks        1'8"/5 Starvation. Baby two weeks old, unable to nurse. Died be-tween 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.//
                                                                      Nothing of value.
    01/01/1927    RIX, George                      22       5'9"/170 Fell under a freight train as he was getting off said train, his feet slipping on the ice onto
                                                                      the railroad track and being run over by two box cars cutting off both legs and receiving
                                                                      bruises and a scalp wound which caused his death.//Small billfold containg ninety-seven
                                                                      cents which was turned over to his father, Walter B Rix, of 408 Conway Building,
                                                                      Chicago, Ill.
    07/18/1933    ROBERTSON, Harry Merle           24       5'8"/130 Fracture of skull, sustained in an automobile accident at about 10:30 p.m., 15 July, 1933.
                                                                     Deceased died at about 12:40 a.m. July 18, 1933, in the Bloomington Hospital. The acci-
                                                                     dent occurred about 8 miles south of Bloomington on the Dixie Highway. Deceased and
                                                                     his companion, Gerald Culross had stolen a Ford Coupe and were headed south when
                                                                     the car turned over.//Nothing of value. No scars exept fresh scalp wound over right
                                                                     forehead.
    03/08/1926    ROBERTSON, James                 68      5'11"/140 Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    06/28/1928    ROBERTSON, William               93      5'11"/115 Infectious jaundice.//Nothing of value.
    05/14/1924    ROBINSON James David           4 mths       27"/12 Pertussis.//Nothing of value.
    04/29/1920    ROBINSON, Elizabeth Jane         90       5'5"/125 Organic heart failure following influenza; senility.//Nothing of value.
    05/08/1933    ROBINSON, Emma J                 71       5'7"/200 Myocarditis, acute. Deceased died while asleep. Her family had not heard her complain
                                                                     any more than usual, but she had long been suffering from pains around the heart, short-
                                                                     ness of breath, and swollen ankles.//Nothing of value.
    11/02/1910    ROBINSON, Geneva               10 mos           2'/ Chronic gastritis; natural.//Nothing
    08/05/1917    ROBINSON, James                  41      5'11"/180 Accidental crushing and mangling under large piece of falling stone at Central Oolitic
                                                                      Stone Mill. Death was instant. //$12.10 which was turned over to widow and receipt taken
                                                                      for same.
    04/25/1920    ROBINSON, Robert Harrel        16 days       19"/8 Congenital heart disease & failure to close of foraman ovale.//Nothing.
    03/24/1909    ROBINSON, W H                    30       5'9"/170 Head severed on I.S. R.R.(something about Rogers St.). Probably drunk.//1 penny, 1
                                                                     "good luck don't worry piece", 1 locket.




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     Death Date    Name                           Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    09/25/1907     ROBISON, Jesse                  37       5'6"/160 Homicide: death was due to internal hemorrhage from a gun shot wound of right side, as
                                                                     described by Post Mortem report of Dr. J.W.Harris, filed with the rest of the testimony, in-
                                                                     flicted from a double barrel shot gun in the hands of one Tobias Goddin
                                                                     (Gaddis?).//Ninety cents and a pocket knife which was turned over to his wife Julia
                                                                     Robison, and her receipt for same taken.
    01/26/1912     RODGERS, Elizabeth Anna        3 mos              Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing
    06/05/1918     ROGERS, Horace                   40      5'6"/160 Drowning, being thrown from an auto into creek.//Nothing of value.
       03/161912   ROGERS, Jesse                    30     5'10"/180 Accidental, railroad.//Nothing listed.
    08/19/1931     ROLEY, Veronica Louise           21      5'4"/115 Fracture of the skull with cerebral hemorrhage, sustained August 15 at about 11:30 p.m.
                   Mattingly                                         when the car in which she was riding hit a high tension pole on the Vernal Pike about 1.5
                                                                     miles from Bloomington. Her companion, Ray Fresell, who was driving, admits negligent
                                                                     drinking and driving.// Nothing of value.
    05/05/1933     ROSS, Earl                      13        5'1"/85 Broken neck suffered when the truck in which he was riding overturned down an embank-
                                                                     ment. He was pinned beneath the hog crate on which he had been sitting.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    08/22/1911     ROSS, Olin                      12        4/9"/90 No comments made by coroner.//Nothing
    06/28/1931     ROTHSMAN, Carl E                53       5'4"/215 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to arteriosclerosis. Deceased was found dead in bed by a
                                                                     policeman at about 2 p.m. June 28.//The sum of $5.87 which was turned over to and
                                                                     receipted for by the Chief of Police.
    05/22/1909     RUNYAN, Lincoln                 52          5'10/ Asphyxiation in well on D.S. Rawlings farm, Harmony, Ind. overcome by gas. Accidental.//
                                                                     1 nickel plated watch, paper, $3.05 in cash turned over to family.
    06/11/1933     RUSH, Otis, Jr.                  8        4'4"/60 Fracture of the 7th cervical vertebra with severing of spinal cord. Deceased was killed by
                                                                     a drunken auto driver. This man hit deceased and did not stop but continued away from
                                                                     the scene of accident. He was caught an hour later by the police.//Nothing of value.
    11/16/1903     RUSSELL, Robert F               54       5'6"/160 Fell from the loft in his barn while throwing down hay, the distance fallen being about 30
                                                                     feet. The fall caused a broken neck, causing instant death. The right side of the face and
                                                                     head were quite extensively bruised.//A watch and $1.00 in money, all of which was
                                                                     turned over to his brother Henry Russell, his nearest living relative




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    05/20/1935    RYAN, Alberta Bell               27       5'7"/120 Auto accident. Fractured skull, broken leg, and hemorrhage from wound in throat. De-
                                                                     ceased was in her car, driven by Henry Higgins of Bloomington. They crashed into culvert
                                                                     on the Bedford Road and she was injured so badly that she died in about 40 minutes at
                                                                     the Bloomington Hospital. She died at about 8:20 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    05/06/1933    RYAN, John Martin                41       6'2"/215 Suicide by hanging himself from his barn loft. Deceased had been in ill health and had
                                                                     been brooding, but his mother, with whom he lived, had not suspected him of any such
                                                                     tendencies.// The sum of $68 and one gold watch which was turned over to his brother.
    03/23/1915    SANDERS, J. Thomas               70      5'11"/140 Accidentally struck by a moving train on Monon R.R. track 1.5 mi. north of Harrodsburg,
                                                                     causing a fracture of skull and broken right arm at upper end of humerous bone. The
                                                                     wound of skull was through right parietal bone, being 2 1/4" long and 1 1/4" wide at one
                                                                     end, and 1/2" at other end, through which the brains protruded.
    06/10/1920    SANDERS, Laura Elsie             1         2'2"/18   Lobular pneumonia following influenza.//Nothing of value
    10/06/1908    SARE, Serena                     46       5'5"/160   Organic heart disease.//Nothing of value.
    04/30/1922    SCHMITLEY, Rhoda                 52           /225   Angina pectoris.//Nothing of value.
    01/12/1929    SCOTT, Martha M                  67        5'8"/80   Chronic illness of twenty years duration, probably a cerebral hemorrhage, causing a
                                                                       partial paralysis of extremities, this causing a myocardial insufficiency. Decubitus ulcers
                                                                       over several areas of the body. Influenza of 3 days duration.// Nothing of value.
    01/30/1934    SCOTT, Wm. M                     52         6'/150 Crushing injury to skull over occipit with meningitis following. The evidence given in this
                                                                     case was that deceased was hit by a truck; the driver failing to stop. In my opinion this
                                                                     evidence is false and the verdict is death due to person or persons unknown. The
                                                                     stepson, James Nicholas, has left the county and has not been apprehended. He was
                                                                     with the de-ceased at the time of his injury but had his brother swear that it was he
                                                                     himself who was with Scott. Deceased died at the Bloomington Hospital at 4
                                                                     a.m.//Nothing of value. [The initial accident apparently occurred on January 15, 1934.]

    06/271926     SCRIPTER, Robert E               54       5'7"/230 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    12/29/1925    SCROGHAM, Glora B                45        5'6"/80 Chronic pulmonary tuberculosis.//Nothing of value.
    03/17/1911    SCROGHAM, Thomas                 69        6' /165 Organic heart disease, natural.//Check $37.67, pocket knife and ring.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    03/20/1929    SEACAT, Robert Lee               39       5'8"/165 Hemorrhage and shock following injury to lower extremeties. This man fell from the top of
                                                                      a moving car on the Monon yards and the car trucks passed over his body.//1 ring, 1
                                                                      Monon switch key, 1 door key, 1 key pad, 1 folder of receipts, a book of meal tickets
                                                                      containing 80 cents worth of coupons, four ten dollar bills, one five, seven cents in
                                                                      change, 1 Hamilton watch. These were turned over to the undertaker and a receipt taken
                                                                      therefor.
    07/18/1918    SEXTON, Fielder                  76      5'10"/145 Pulmonary hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    09/20/1904    SHARP, James C.                  60       5'8"/148 Cerebral apoplexy//Nothing of any value.
    02/26/1934    SHAWVER, Joseph                  94       5'11"/90 Acute myocarditis. Deceased was sitting on the side of his bed at about 12:30 p.m. and
                                                                      fell over dead. He hadn't been sick.//Nothing of value.
    07/30/1910    SHEPHERD, Karl A                 10       4'6"/110 Head crushed by Monon switch engine at 3:40 p.m.; accidental.//Nothing of value
    12/14/1917    SHEPPHARD, Janetta Thelma         2           3'/23 Acute catarrhal laryngitis.//Nothing of value.
    02/26/1908    SHERFIELD, Gilbert               4          2'4"/35 Sarcoma of eye./Nothing of any value.
    11/02/1920    SHERLOCK, Steven                 66      5'10"/185 Suicide; .32 revolver shot in neck severing jugular vein and carotid artery.//$10.30 which
                                                                      was turned over to Frank Sherlock.
    10/05/1927    SHERRILL, Lucinda                92       5'6"/125 Acute colitis. The deceased had only been sick 24 hours but had been feeble for some
                                                                      time.//Nothing of any value.
    10/13/1928    SHERRILL, Mary V.                56       5'4"/140 Accidental; struck by an automobile on East 3rd St., fracturing her skull, right clavical, and
                                                                      most of the ribs on the right side of the body from which injuries she died at the City
                                                                      Hospital about 4 p.m.//Nothing listed.
      07/03/1829 SHERTZER, Gerald                  12       4'10"/85 Electrocution by catching hold of a live electric wire blown down by storm.//Nothing of any
                                                                      value.
    04/05/1933    SHERTZER, Robert Lee           3 days        1'8"/7 Malignant jaundice. Baby became ill 2nd day after birth, turning a bronze color and died
                                                                      at about 6 a.m.//Nothing of value.
    11/26/1908    SHIELDS, David                   42      5'11"/180 Accidentally shot by his son Parker, in the back with a shotgun while out rabbit hunting,
                                                                      producing death almost instantly from hemorrhage and shock.//Nothing of value.
    02/02/1932    SHIELDS, Jerry Rae             8 mths       2'3"/17 Acute dilatation of the heart, myocarditis following double otitio media.//Nothing of value.
    01/19/1932    SHIELDS, Loyd Eugene           3 mths       2'5'/13 Broncho pneumonia.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    05/15/1926    SHIELDS, Parker                  38       5'8"/175 Shotgun wound in left chest, 3 1/2" to the left and 2 1/2 inches below the left nipple. The
                                                                     shot ranged forward and upward, death resulting from perforation of the heart. The shot
                                                                     was fired by one Emmett Hodge.//Money and valuables which were listed turned over to
                                                                     the widow and a receipt taken for same. [List not included on report.]
    06/27/1921    SHIGLEY, Jasper Leroy            25      5'10"/180 Electrocuted by coming in contact with electrical lines while delivering at James Howe's
                                                                     business in Bloomington, Ind, there being a burn on left hand and thigh and 4 burns on
                                                                     right foot and 3 burns on left foot. The statement of Dr. Joe Moser, Bloomington, Ind.//
                                                                     Twenty-two dollars which was turned over to his brother and his receipt taken.
    07/10/1922    SHOWALTER, Clyde                 20       5'7"/140 Suicide, revolver shot in head from .32 calibre revolver on or about 6/24/1922.//Nothing of
                                                                      value.
    03/07/1933    SHUMAKER, Robert                 25       5'8"/150 Fracture of skull in auto accident. Deceased ran into Chev. Truck driven by Gene Gore,
                                                                     about 3 mi. south of Bloomington on the Dixie Highway at about 9 p.m. Deceased was
                                                                     killed outright. Both zygomas, the mandible, both nasal bones and the base of skull were
                                                                     fractured. The left femur was fractured in the lower 1/3.//The sum of 89 cents which was
                                                                     turned over to Days Funeral Home.
    01/22/1933    SILVERS, Grover Franklin         27      5'10"/150 Suicide by drinking carbolic acid.//Nothing of value.
    06/11/1926    SIMPSON, Lenora                  13         5'/120 Swallowing carbolic acid under circumstances that indicate that she might have been
                                                                     forced to do this act by another person. I recommend that the grand jury continue the in-
                                                                     vestigation.//Nothing of value.
    02/12/1928    SIMPSON, Thomas                  82       5'7"/150 Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    12/07/1903    SIMS, Martin (possibly)          27       5'8"/150 Gunshot wound of the head and neck at the hands of Charles Spiegel (contractor, I.S.),
                                                                     said shooting being a case of justifiable homicide or self-defense. The bullet was of .41
                                                                     calibre, entered at lower angle of left scapula, ranged upward and forward, lodged in the
                                                                     front of neck beneath the skin above and to the right of the sterno-clavicular
                                                                     articulation.//55 cents in change, about 40 cartridges, .38 calibre, 1 .38 calibre Davis &
                                                                     Johnson revolver, one pocket knife
    06/19/1924    SINDERS, Renos                   18      5'11"/180 Fracture of base of skull sustained in an automobile accident at 3rd & Madison Sts. on
                                                                     6/18 at 5:35 p.m.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    11/04/1932    SINKHAM, James Lee               53      5'11"/180 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to arteriosclerosis. Deceased was helping his brother-in-
                                                                     law lift a stove into a wagon, became suddenly short of breath, sat down, and ceased
                                                                     breath-ing.//Nothing of value.
    11/25/1907    SINOR, Thelma                   3 mos          /11 Accidental suffocation./Nothing of value.
    07/05/1931    SIPES, Albert                     19      6'2"/160 Fracture of the base of skull on the right side due to a fall from an auto truck in which he
                                                                     was riding.//Nothing of value.
    05/25/1934    SIPES, Dennis Edward             77      5'11"/150 Suicide by cutting his throat on May 24, 1934. He died at 11:25 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    10/17/1920    SISCOE, Charles L                25       5'6"/140 Suicide: Gunshot wound in head from .38 calibre revolver. // List of items was attached to
                                                                     death certificate (but not copied).
    06/08/1908    SKIMMERHORN, Andrew              34       5'8"/150 Suicide; a .22 calibre revolver wound to head, the bullet passing through the head pro-
                                                                     ducing death immediately from shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    05/22/1912    SKIRVIN, Carl                    18      5'11"/155 Falling timber.//Pocket book, Cash, $1.90
    11/28/1921    SKIRVIN, Mollie                  44       5/7"/165 Homicide - shot from a .38 calibre revolver cartridge.//The sum of $5.10 which was turned
                                                                     over to her husband..
    09/10/1929    SKIRVIN, Samuel Alva             50       5'8"/175 While at his usual work as a machine runner at the B.G. Hoadley Quarries Co., some
                                                                     stones which were stacked above the "hole" were dislodged by recent rains and slipped,
                                                                     falling into the "hole" inflicting a crushing injury to trunk of Mr. Skirvin's body. He died 3
                                                                     hours later of shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    05/02/1925    SLATER, George E                 84       5'8"/140 Chronic myocarditis complicated by bronchitis and asthma. //Nothing of value.
    07/25/1917    SLINKARD, T(homas) J.            53       5'9"/175 Accidental; crushed by overturned auto.//1 gold watch which was given to J.E. Moser,
                                                                     county coroner. Receipts and watch included with death report.
    11/28/1924    SLOCUMB, Eva Alice               52       5'6"/130 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    11/26/1926    SLUSS, Charles M                 72         6'/160 Suicide by hanging.//Nothing of value.
    06/19/1927    SMEDLY, Harried Alma             23        5'4"/98 On June 19, 1927, about 4 o'clock p.m. at the crossing of the Aaron Gordon pike and the
                                                                     Monon Railroad, about two miles south of Bloomington, by being run over by Monon train
                                                                     No. 5 inflicting numerous crushing injuries, causing instant death. This while riding in an
                                                                     automobile truck driven by Mrs. James McFall.//Nothing of value.
    07/29/1917    SMITH, Gilbert                   11        4'5"/62 Accidental drowning.//Nothing of value
    03/12/1918    SMITH, Hannah                    60       5'5"/140 Organic disease of the heart.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    05/01/1908    SMITH, Inez                       3        2'6"/26 Accidentally burning to death. The house caught fire and she being too young to escape,
                                                                     remained and was burned to death.//Nothing.
    08/13/1912    SMITH, Loran O                   44       5'6"/175 Apoplexy.//Nothing.
    05/24/1919    SMITH, Odis C                    17       5'8"/140 Tree falling on him, breaking right upper arm, left leg at thigh, crushing right shoulder
                                                                     blade into lung, crushing skull over right ear, causing a direct concussion. Unconscious
                                                                     from time struck by tree until death 2 hours later.//Nothing of any value.
    12/15/1915    SMITH, Raymond Roy             18 days       1'8"/5 Gastro-intestinal indigestion.//Nothing of value.
    09/30/1928    SMITH, Robert William           11.5        24"/20 Accident; a result of having eaten several tablets intended as a cathartic, which contained
                                                  mths                strychnine which caused his death an hour after eating same.//Nothing of value.
    05/10/1917    SMITH, Thelma Irene            5 mths       2'9"/16 Accidental suffocation.//Nothing of value.
    01/02/1912    SMITH, Thomas Jefferson          29      5'11"/190 Mitral Valve regurgitation and dilatated heart.//Nothing.
    09/02/1919    SNODDY, James Alexander          57       5'7"/168 Cerebral apoplexy.//Sixty dollars in money and trunk of clothing, watch and picture in his
                                                                      room.
    12/08/1923    SNODDY, May                      16       5'6"/140 Accidental gunshot wound of abdoman, entering 2" below and slightly left of xyphoid
                                                                      cartilage, ranging upward through stomach and probably piercing heart or aorta. The .32
                                                                      automatic revolver was discharged by the diseased who believed it to be unloaded, since
                                                                      she had taken the "clip" containing 5 shells out of the gun; however one remained in the
                                                                      gun and was discharged.//One .32 automatic revolver, 5 shells in a "clip", one empty
                                                                      shell, cash amounting to $9.09, an 8 oz. bottle containing 1 oz. of "white mule" whisky.
    11/20/1926    SNODDY, Robert                   55        6' /175 Cerebral hemorrhage.//Nothing of value.
    07/14/1922    SNODDY, S(amuel) W.              64       5'9"/145 Suicide from .32 calibre rifle shot through heart.//Nothing of value.
    08/05/1924    SOCKETT, Harry                   35       5'6"/175 Shock and hemorrhage due to being run over by a coal car at the yards, sustaining a
                                                                     separation of the rt. arm at shoulder and elbow, the left leg at ankle and knee; the right
                                                                     thigh at the groin. Both trucks of the car evidently passed over the body accounting for
                                                                     the several separations. No witnesses. Found by Elza Clendenning.//1 Elgin watch, 1
                                                                     masonic pin, 1 bunch keys, 1 knife, 1 leather pocket case, 1 pocket book containing
                                                                     $1.25.
    08/04/1923    SOWDER, Electra Jane             28       5'5"/120 Puerperal sepsis.Nothing of value
    09/19/1907    SPARKS, Raymond                  29       6'2"/175 Homicide: A bullet wound to the abdomen from a .32 calibre ball from a revolver in the
                                                                     hands of Otis Allen.Description of the wound to be found with the testimony given by Dr.
                                                                     Roger Rogers and Dr. Gardner. Death was due to traumatic peritonitis.




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    02/17/1934    SPARKS, Thomas Wm                81         6'/175 Coronary occlusion. Deceased was sawing wood at about 10 a.m., got suddenly dizzy
                                                                     with pain over heart, and fell uncon-scious. He came to and got to the house complaining
                                                                     of pain over heart and labored breathing. He died at about 10:45 a.m. //Nothing of value.
    04/21/1906    SPEAKS, Berle                    54         6'/169 Caught in a burning building occupied by John Buffo as a saloon, and suffocated by
                                                                     smoke.//Nothing.
    11/06/1918    SPENCE, Hester Ann               64       5'5"/110 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of value.
    09/02/1928    SPENCER, Dora                    24       5'7"/150 Suicide, having taken about 15 grams of sulphate of strychnine at about 11 o'clock p.m.,
                                                                     September 1st, and died about 5 o'clock a.m. Sept. 2, 1928, at 424 S. Washington St.,
                                                                     City.//Nothing of value. Had a purse in table drawer containing $9.80 which was turned
                                                                     over to Walter Allen, undertaker, to apply on funeral expenses.
    03/09/1923    SPICER, Carl                     23       5'9"/175 Shock and hemorrhage as a result of a crushing injury to both thighs and the left hand
                                                                     due to the passage of a railroad car over those members while the deceased was
                                                                     discharging his duties as a switchman and employee of the Monon Railroad
                                                                     Company.//Nothing of value.
    12/25/1908   SPILBER, George                   27       5'4"/138 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of value.
    01/09/1904   SPIRES, Valentine                 59       5'5"/160 Disease of heart//Nothing of any value.
      07/01/1899 STAGGS, Jno                       35       6'3"/170 Crushed by a stone which fell from a car which was being pushed by Staggs and others
                                                                     toward a dump, said stone being dislodged by coming in contact with a guy rope which
                                                                     passed over said truck//One silver watch and chain, pocket-book containing $50 in gold,
                                                                     $122 in paper money, and $1.17 in silver and coppers, total amount being $173.17
    11/03/1925    STAGGS, Opal                     11      5'11"/145 Skull severed by being struck with circle saw. Deceased was standing close by the cutoff
                                                                     saw being operated by a Ford car when the belt broke, throwing the saw up in the air. It
                                                                     came down directly on his head laying skull open from above the right orbit in front clear
                                                                     back to occipital bone posterially.//Nothing of value.
    11/16/1933    STARK, Janice                     3          3'/32 Accidental burns. Deceased fell from drawer on a kitchen cupboard and grasped an
                                                                     electric cord which was attached to a coffee percolator. The boiling contents of the
                                                                     percolator spilled on the child's chest, forearms, abdomen, and thigh, burning her
                                                                     severely. She died at 2:45 p.m., November 16, two days after the accident, in the
                                                                     Bloomington Hospital.// Nothing of value.
    06/07/1910    STARNES, Pansy (?)              3 wks              Convulsion; natural.//Nothing of value




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    12/04/1919   STEELE, Samuel J                  80       5'5"/175 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
      05/16/1896 STEFKE, Henry                     n.g.         /160 Wound inflicted upon the back of his head by accidentally falling from his buggy and
                                                                     striking his head upon a sharp stone.//A receipt for thirty dollars given to him by M.H.Kale,
                                                                     for part payment of a horse which he had bought from Kale, dated May 15, 1896.
    08/08/1932    STEINBERG, Gertrude              61       5'6"/150 Accidental traumatism sustained in an automobile accident at the corner of College and
                  Jeanette                                           10th, 10:30 a.m. 6 August, '32. Deceased evidently bumped her head on the inside of the
                                                                     car and had a concussion from which she died at 8:30 a.m. August 8, 1932.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    07/17/1935    STEPHENS, James M                66       5'6"/125 Cerebral hemorrhage following an auto accident. Deceased was hit by a car driven by
                                                                     Chas. Terrell at about 4 p.m., 6 July. He died in the Bloomington Hospital July 17, 5 p.m.//
                                                                     Nothing of value.
    09/09/1908    STEPHENS, William Samuel         58         6'/170 Accidental: tree was felled by his son-in-law (name unreadable), falling on him crushing
                                                                     his skull causing death from cerebral shock and hemorrhage.//$33.91 which was turned
                                                                     over to his daughter, Mrs. (name unreadable), and her receipt for same taken.
    09/14/1909    STERNS, Frank                    23       5'8"/150 Fractured skull, Monon Railroad bridge overhead at Smithville, Ind.//Nothing
    10/06/1906    STEVENS, Al                      37       5'8"/165 Hemorrhage from the left interior carotid artery, it having been severed by a .32 calibre
                                                                     bullet from a revolver in the hands of a colored man by the name of Edward "Spunk"
                                                                     Jones after a [newspaper story indicates a disagreement, actual word
                                                                     unreadable].//Twelve dollars and eighty-seven cents in silver money which was turned
                                                                     over to his wife Margaret Stevens and her receipt for same taken and filed with the
                                                                     evidence in the case with the county clerks.
    03/20/1934    STEVENS, Dorothy Ices             9          4'/45 Fracture of the skull sustained in an automobile accident. Deceased jumped in front of an
                                                                     automobile and was run over. The driver was going slowly but didn't have a chance to
                                                                     avoid hitting the deceased. The accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. and the child died
                                                                     within a few minutes.//Nothing of value.
    10/02/1906    STEVENS, John                    21       5'8"/160 Cerebral apoplexy following an epileptic seizure. He has had epilepsy since he was 10
                                                                     years old and this had become a daily occurrance. He was found dead in bed by his
                                                                     mother.//Nothing of any value.
    03/04/1925    STEWART, Anna                    36       5'5"/165 Chronic granulomatous nephritis, complicated by pregnancy - 8 months (eclamptic
                                                                     convulsions).//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                             Age       Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    05/03/1906    STEWART, Cecil                  1 Mth       1' 8"/15 Chief cause was measles with the immediate cause a convulsion due to the measles.//
                                                                       Nothing.
    05/14/1931    STEWART, Clarence                 48       5''7"/165 Hemorrhage, secondary to rupture of the right lobe of the liver. Deceased turned his car
                                                                       over the 12th May, 1931, and was caught between the top and the steering wheel. He
                                                                       was taken to the hospital and when he became suddenly worse on the 14th, was
                                                                       operated on and died on the table.// Nothing of value.
    05/10/1907    STEWART, Elizabeth                72         5'4"/87 Organic heart trouble.//Nothing of any value.
    07/01/1933    STEWART, Henry H                  67        5'8"/178 Accidental electric shock while repairing a traveling crane at the Sare-Hoadley Stone Mill
                                                                       near Smithville, Ind. Deceased touched a live wire with his left arm and the shock threw
                                                                       him against 2 more wires which hit him across the chest. He had been told by the mill
                                                                       foreman to have the electricity turned off before working near the wires, but he evidently
                                                                       forgot about it.//Nothing of value.
    12/22/1933    STEWART, Lola                     33        5'7"/190 Hanged herself from the iron gate of her cell in the county jail (suicide). She had been ar-
                                                                       rested at about 4:30 a.m., Dec. 22, 1933, and was found dead at about 5:45 a.m. the
                                                                       same morning by the janitor of the jail.//Nothing of value.
    08/31/1929    STIDD, Ira E                      29       5'11"/159 Thyrotoxicosis and myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    04/01/1926    STIDD, Lois M                  13 mths        32"/20 Lobar pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    03/03/1910    STIMPSON (?), Virgil           Stillborn             Stillborn; natural.//Nothing
    07/29/1933    STIMPSON, Charles E               86        5'9"/150 Acute myocarditis. Deceased's wife had died in the morning and he had been making
                                                                       funeral arrangements. After these were taken care of, he had just sat down out in the
                                                                       yard at his home and made the remark that everything was settled. He lay back in his
                                                                       chair and died at about 8 p.m.//A sum of money and watch which was turned over to
                                                                       Arthur Day, funeral director.
    02/29/1932    STINES, James Henry               73        6'0"/185 Myocarditis, chronic. Deceased had had several heart attacks previously in which he had
                                                                       fallen unconscious. At about 6:30 a.m. Feb 19, 1932, he was found dead by his two
                                                                       neighbors, whose testimony is attached hereto.//The sum of $16.75 which was turned
                                                                       over to Carrie Grubbs, his sister, a receipt for this amount being attached to the official
                                                                       record.
    08/22/1926    STOGSDILL, Emily M               68         5'6"/165 Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    …             STOGSDILL, Robert Gayle.       7 mths         22"/16 Entero-colitis.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    02/26/1934    STONE, Lilly Belle                1            2'7"/ Pneumonia. The baby had been sick with cold for about a week, and when its parents
                                                                       awakened at about 6 a.m. they found it dead.//Nothing of value.
    12/27/1924    STORMS, Catherine                82         5'2"/70 Suffocation by smoke and extensive second and third degree burns sustained when her
                                                                       3-room house burned to the ground.//Only charred remains of clothing.
    11/14/1931    STOUT, Alexander Marion          72      5'10"/150 Cerebral hemorrhage, following an automobile accident. Deceased was knocked down by
                                                                       an auto and apparently not hurt seriously. He was taken to a doctor who gave him first aid
                                                                       and sent him home. He became unconscious during the night and was taken to the
                                                                       hospital where he died at 9:45 a.m. without regaining consciousness. Autopsy revealed
                                                                       cerebral hemorrhage as the cause of death.//Nothing of value.
    12/13/1925    STRAIN, Clarence Claude          36      5'10"/165 Rupture of internal viscus caused by fire truck being struck by Monon freight train at
                                                                     corner of 5th and Morton. Death resulted nine hours later at the Bloomington
                                                                     Hospital.//Nothing of value..
    03/08/1908    STRANGE, Olive              40 days        1'9"/10 Capillary bronchitis.//Nothing.
    12/14/1910    STRONG, John W                26              5'8"/ Organic heart disease; natural//Check for $45, $32.40 cash, given to John Reed.
    05/26/1925    STRONG, Sarah (Mrs. Robert)   68          5'6"/160 Knocked down in the street by a Ford Coupe being driven by one Glen Parker, resulting
                                                                      in fracture of base of skull and fracture of left wrist. Investigation showed it to be an
                                                                      unavoid-able accident and Parker was released.//Nothing of value.
    03/02/1912    STURGEON, Homer                 6 hrs              Congenital Atelrotosis?//Nothing.
    01/18/1929    SULLIVAN, Howard                 24       5'8"/160 Lobar pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    12/03/1931    SUMMERS, Ann                     60       5'5"/150 Coronary occlusion secondary to arteriosclerosis. Deceased fell unconscious to floor at
                                                                     about 3:30 p.m. and ceased to breathe at about 4:00 p.m. She had not had medical
                                                                     atten-tion previously and her only complaint had been headache.//Nothing of value.
    10/26/1909    SUMMITT, Martha                  54       5'5"/120 Burning, accidental.//Nothing
    07/09/1934    SUMMITT, Vesta Rowena             3        3'1"/36 Cerebral hemorrhage following skull fracture sustained in an auto accident. Her left leg
                                                                     was fractured also below the knee. A car driven by Thornton Brown hit her as she ran in
                                                                     front of him about a mile southwest of Stinesville at about 2:10 p.m. July 7. The driver was
                                                                     appar-ently not to blame for the accident. Deceased died at 5:40 a.m. July 9.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/07/1907    SWAFFORD, Thomas J               66      5'11"/145 Was knocked in front of Monon stone train by a runaway team, and run over by both the
                                                                     team and the train, having his head crushed from his body and the rest of the body badly
                                                                     crushed and mangled.//47 cts in money which was turned over to M. L. Easton,
                                                                     Stinesville, and his receipt taken.
    12/25/1934    SWANEY, Vada E                   43      5'11"/160 Fracture of skull sustained in an automobile accident. Deceased was driving north on the
                                                                     Dixie Highway. His car apparently got out of control and his right front wheel hit the
                                                                     retaining posts at the side of the road; the car then turned bottom side up in the road and
                                                                     deceased was found unconscious lying in the road. He was brought to the Bloomington
                                                                     Hospital where he died at 10 p.m.//Nothing of value.
    08/30/1917    SWARTZ, Nancy                    90        5'3"/80 Organic disease of heart and dysentary.//Nothing of value.
    12/01/1927    SWINNEY, Daniel T                77         6'/145 Chronic myocarditis.//One dollar and fifteen cents which was turned over to James
                                                                     Dutton, his son-in-law.
    05/15/1931    SYRA, George                     21       5'7"/150 Electric shock and accidental burns. Deceased was holding a copper ground wire which
                                                                     came in contact with a "live wire" carrying 66,000 volts. He was evidently trying to steal
                                                                     the copper wire. He was taken to the Bloomington Hospital for treatment and died at 3:22
                                                                     p.m.//Nothing of value.
    09/20/1923    TATUM, John                      64      5'11"/175 Chronic interstitial nephritis, Chronic myocarditis with generalized anasarca.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    06/03/1931    TAYLOR, Ira                      54      5'10"/200 Accidental traumatism by railroad train. When deceased was found, the left half of the
                                                                     head, both hands, and the right foot had been amputated.//The sum of $1.01 and one
                                                                     metal case containing spectacles.
    06/03/1919    TAYLOR, Joseph                   35       5'6"/193 Accidentally coming in contact with a live wire while working from the Bloomington Central
                                                                     Lighting Co. [Central Indiana Lighting Co.] Electrocuted.//Nothing of any value.
    9/10/1930     TELL, Dorothy Stevens            28       5'7"/130 Acute creasal poisoning. This woman, probably because of long continued sickness and
                                                                     hopeless outlook for the future, drank approximately six ounces of "Lysol" with suicidal
                                                                     intent.//Nothing of value.
    06/02/1907    TELL, Harvey                     61       5'7"/165 Stone dropped from derrick on head, crushing skull. Death was due to shock and hemor-
                                                                     rhage.//1 watch, 1 ruler?, 1 knife, and 16 cents in money which was turned in to his son
                                                                     Rolla Tell and his receipt for same taken and filed with the evidence.
    04/15/1931    TERHUNE, William Edward          41      5'11"/175 Chronic myocarditis and a mitral insufficiency.//Nothing of value.



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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    04/01/1911    TERRELL, Carl Alford            3 mos              Accidental suffocation.//Nothing listed..
    04/13/1910    TERRELL, Dorothy                   3         3'/50 Burning, accidental.//Nothing of value
    01/22/1930    TERRELL, Georgia Virginia         25      5'6"/100 Shock and hemorrhage following an abortion. Cause of abortion or approximate duration
                                                                     of gestation undetermined because of unwillingness of friends and relatives to co-
                                                                     operate. From examination of body, period of gestation must have been greater than six
                                                                     months.// Nothing of value.
    04/08/1905    TERRELL, James                   53       5'9"/160 Internal hemorrhage due to a pistol wound from the hand of Jacob Hartman, said bullet
                                                                     entered right side passing through right kidney, striking lumbar vertrebra, passing
                                                                     through posterior walls of stomach and being found in the cavity of that organ.//Nothing of
                                                                     any value.
    10/11/1929    TERRELL, Ray Barr                20       5'9"/170 Fracture of skull with intracranial hemorrhage. This man was a passenger in the car of
                                                                     Raleigh Allison and sustained his injury at the time of the collision between Allison's and
                                                                     Coen's cars October 8, 1929, on state road between Ellettsville and
                                                                     Bloomington.//Nothing of value.
    06/02/1919    THACKER, Cleon                   13         5'1"/80 Drowning in Ross Pond near Bloomington, Indiana.//Nothing of any value.
    04/25/1904    THOMAS, Edward                   35       5''7"/160 Gunshot wound of the heart at the hands of Edward Staley (colored), said Staley shooting
                                                                      in self defense being at the time in his own tent where Thomas had gone for the purpose
                                                                      of killing Staley.//Nothing of any value
    10/20/1934    THRASHER, Fred                   53       5'8"/175 Coronary occlusion. Deceased became ill suddenly at about 4 a.m. He complained of
                                                                     pain over his heart and shortness of breath. He died at about 5 a.m. He had not been ill
                                                                     previous to this attack.//Nothing of value.
    04/24/1918    THRASHER, Peter                  64       5'7"/180   Angina pectoris.//Nothing of value.
    03/19/1927    TINSLEY, Robert                  61       5'7"/180   Chronic myocarditis.//Nothing of value.
    03/30/1929    TODD, Frank Camron               51      5'10"/170   Strychnine poisoning; suicide.//Nothing of value.
    04/17/1912    TOLBERT, Carrie                  27        54"/160   Organic heart disease.//Nothing.
    08/28/1916    TOLBERT, Edward                  23       5'6"/155   Suicide, shot himself with a revolver.//Nothing of value.
    06/30/1928    TORPHY, Michael                  71      5'10"/175   Chronic myocarditis and interstitial indigestion.//Nothing of value.
    02/03/1925    TORRENCE, Parker                 64       5'9"/160   Fracture of the skull from falling from a house under construction.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                   Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/04/1934    TOURNER, Amanda                  77       5'6"/185 Apoplexy. Deceased was found at about 8 a.m. lying on her face on the floor by her bed.
                                                                     Evidently the stroke came on just as she had started to bed the night before. She had
                                                                     talked to her sister-in-law at 10:30 p.m. August 3 and told her she was going to bed. This
                                                                     was a telephone conversation. Nothing of value.
    11/20/1924    TRISLER, Melvin                  72      5'11"/110 Senility and chronic interstitial nephritis.//Nothing of value.
    02/29/1924    TRISLER, Morton                  55      5'10"/165 Angina pectoris.//Nothing of value.
    09/12/1923    TROTH, Martha Braxton             4         3'4"/30 Fracture of the 3rd cervical vertebra and injury to head caused by being run over by an
                                                                      automobile driven by Walter Henon on the public highway about one mile northwest of
                                                                      Bloomington, Ind., about 10 a.m. In my opinion from the evidence in the case, Walter
                                                                      Henon is in no way to blame for the accident.//Nothing of value.
    08/04/1912    TROUTMAN, Wilhoite H             51      5'10"/175   Gunshot wound of left chest.//Pocket book, cash $5.00, watch and chain.
    04/15/1915    TUNGATE, Samantha J              70       5'4"/145   Organic disease of heart caused by hyperthyroidism. //Nothing of value
    03/20/1909    TURNER, Ellen                    77       5'6"/155   Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    04/27/1928    TURNER, Lee                      34       5'9"/190   Shot three times by a gun in the hands of Tobey Pugh at 116 Indiana Avenue, French
                                                                       Lick, Ind., with homicidal intent, three shots penetrating the right lobe of the liver anterior
                                                                       edge, one perforating the duodenum, and severe perforations in other parts of the large
                                                                       colon.// Nothing of value.
    10/20/1930    TURNMIRE, Leonard Lyman        26 days       26"/7 Acute illeocolitis.//Nothing of value.
    09/23/1934    TURPIN, Glenn                    17       5'7"/155 Peritonitis following gunshot wound of abdomen. While tinkering with a 25 gauge
                                                                     automatic pistol, deceased accidentally discharged one cartridge through abdomen, the
                                                                     bullet enter-ing about 3" below the top of the 9th rib anteriorly and emerging posteriorly
                                                                     just below the 12th rib. The accident happened at 2:30 a.m. 21 Sept and he died in the
                                                                     Bloomington hospital at 12:25 a.m. 23 Sept. 1934.//Nothing of value.
    03/27/1909    Unknown baby                                       Found in Johnson pond west of 4th St. Premature birth, natural causes.//Nothing
    08/13/1906    UNKNOWN male                   Abt. 33    5/8"/168 Accidentally crushed across thighs, fracturing thighs, lower spine & mashing his back.
                                                                     This man was turned over to I.U.College by order the State Anatomical Board.//Nothing of
                                                                     any value.
    9/16/1931     Unknown male                     15       5'6"/125 Accidental traumatism in railroad accident. Freight train on which he was bumming ran
                                                                     over him after he had fallen between two cars, severing his body between the thorax and
                                                                     abdomen. The body was held until today but no one claimed it.//Nothing of value




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    08/19/1900    Unknown, possibly Clinton        56           5'7"/ Pistol ball wound inflicted by himself with suicidal intent //Nothing of value
                  O'Neal
    11/23/1933    UTTERBACK, Louis                 66      5'11"/200 Accidental traumation. Deceased was run over by a switch engine in the Monon yards
                                                                     south of Bloomington, while working there as a foreman. He was motioning a section
                                                                     crew out of the way of the oncoming engine and evidently forgot about himself. Both legs
                                                                     were severed, the abdomen and chest crushed and the scalp almost torn off; also fracture
                                                                     of the left temporal bone. The accident occurred at 7:53 a.m. and death was
                                                                     immediate.//Nothing of value except a broken watch which was turned over to the Funeral
                                                                     Director, Arthur Day. Little finger off between 1st and 2nd joint.

    07/20/1915    VANCE, Campbell                  63       5'7"/195 Myocarditis.//Ten dollars which was turned over to county auditor and receipt taken for
                                                                     same.
    05/03/1933    VAUGHT, Homer Austin           2 mths        2'/10 Suffocation. The mother of deceased awakened at 6 a.m. and found deceased lying on
                                                                     her arm, dead. He had evidently been smothered during the night.//Nothing of value.
    11/23/1919    VAUGHT, John                     23       5'8"/160 Fracture of the skull accidentally caused by head being crushed between falling derrick
                                                                     boom and rock pile.//Check from National Stone Company for $21.45, Cash $38.67, total
                                                                     $60.12, which was turned over to Jefferson Vaught, brother of deceased as per attached
                                                                     receipt.
    09/16/1904    VAUGHT, Rebecca                  1              /20 Mitral stenosis//Nothing of any value.
    08/16/1926    VICTOR, Frank                    24       5'7"/155 Rupture of lung, being crushed by a Fordson tractor which overturned while deceased
                                                                      was operating same.//Nothing of value.
    07/19/1918    VILLETTE, A. J.                  72       5'6"/170 Organic disease of the heart.//Certificate of deposit, P.O. Money order and currrency to
                                                                      the amount of $194.08 which was turned over to Andrew (unreadable) who took charge of
                                                                      his property.
    07/20/1921    VINT, John E                     65       5'9"/165 Cerebral apoplexy.//Nothing of value.
    11/22/1922    VINTE, Millard S..               18       5'4"/145 Accidental shotgun shot to abdomen;death due to shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of
                                                                     value.
    04/02/1932    VOSS, Edward M.                  68       5'7"/155 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis. Deceased went
                                                                     out for a walk at about 9 p.m. April 2, 1932. When he did not return the police were called
                                                                     and he was found dead in the yard of the Hill property at the corner of 10th & Walnut Sts.,
                                                                     this city.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                             Age       Ht/Wgt                                  Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    05/16/1928    VOUGHT, Albert Lee                37       5'10"/160 Crushed by a stone which he was moving being hooker, the stone split in two, he slipped
                                                                       and fell between the two pieces. His right hip was crushed and right leg also crushed, the
                                                                       femur and tibia both being broken, he was also injured internally. He died from shock at 3
                                                                       p.m.//$79.26 which was turned over to his brothers.
    06/14/1912    VOUGHT, George                    24        5'8"/170 Suicide, carbolic acid.//Nothing.
    02/18/1925    VOYLES, Abraham                   80       5'10"/200 Chronic endocarditis and pneumonia.//Nothing of value.
    05/04/1925    VOYLES, Sarah C                   64          5'2"/90 Suicide: set the bed on which she was lying on fire. The body was extensively burned and
                                                                        suffocation was a secondary cause of death.//Nothing of value.
    01/19/1926    WAGNER, Curtis O                  22        5'4"/160 Caught between 2 freight cars and crushed while employed as a switchman for Monon
                                                                        rail-road; occurred in the McDoel yards.//Watch and keys turned over to father.
    07/16/1927    WALDEN, Marshall                  10          4'9"/50 Shot by a .32 calibre rifle, the ball penetrating the skull and brain; the rifle was in hands of
                                                                        Oliver Walden, the 6 year old brother of Marshall, and the gun was discharged
                                                                        accidentally. //Nothing of any value.
      06/28/1899 WALDRIGE, Lulu                      24       5'6"/140 Morphine poisoning//Nothing of value
    06/29/1922   WALDRIP, infant of S.D.         stillborn       15"/8 Stillborn, failure to close of foramen ovale.//Nothing of value.
    05/25/1933   WALDRIP, Joshua Duncan              80      5'10"/145 Myocarditis, acute, and arteriosclerosis. Deceased had been ill for about a week
                                                                       complain-ing of severe pain over his heart and shortness of breath. He died at 2:20
                                                                       a.m.//Nothing of value.
    06/19/1920    WALKER, George Thomas             11         4'8"/75 Accidental homicide from shot from .38 calibre revolver in hands of Russel Walker; death
                                                                       due to shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of any value.
    09/09/1924    WALTERS, Fred                     27        5'5"/150 Shock and hemorrhage caused by being run over by freight cars on the Monon railroad in
                                                                       the northwest part of Bloomington, Ind., causing both legs to be mangled below the knees
                                                                       and the left arm crushed below the elbow. This occurred about 6:30 a.m. and death came
                                                                       about 8 a.m. at the Bloomington Hospital.//Nothing of value.
    04/05/1905    WAMPLER, Emma May                 3           3'2"/35 Fell into a cistern full of water and drowned.//Nothing of any value.
    12/18/1926    WAMPLER, Michael                  82       5'11"/180 Cerebral hemorrhage and senility.//Nothing of value.
    03/31/1935    WAMPLER, Rodney O                  8          4'2"/75 Fracture of skull. Deceased was being pulled on roller skates on North College Ave. be-
                                                                        tween 9th and 10th Sts., by his older brother. They ran in front of a car coming south, and
                                                                        the car passed over the deceased. His skull was broken open posteriorly and the brain
                                                                        fell out. The death occurred at about 8:30 p.m.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    10/19/1909    WANTLAND, David A                56       5'8"/140 Head fractured, both arms broken, both feet amputated, jaw broken by I.S. R.R. freight.//
                                                                      Nothing of value
    01/01/1933    WARD, John                       40          5'11"/ Accidental traumation, railroad accident. Deceased was bumming (a ride) south on the
                                                                      Monon R.R. and fell between 2 freight cars at Diamond near Indian Hill quarry. His left
                                                                      upper extremity was crushed above the elbow necessitating amputation, and he received
                                                                      2 depressed fractures of the skull, 1 on right and 1 posterially. He was operated on by Dr.
                                                                      G. F. Holland on (Dec. 31?) and died Jan 1, 1933. There were no witnesses to the
                                                                      accident.// Nothing of value.
      06/11/1899 WARDEN, Margeret                  77       5'7"/160 Burns which were self-inflicted//Nothing
    03/16/1915   WARDEN, Martin or Morton          23        6' /160 Railroad accident.//Nothing listed.
    02/03/1928   WATSON, infant daughter of       1 day        18"/7 Inanition - unable to assimilate food. This child was not normal from birth.//Nothing of
                 Mary E                                              value.
    08/07/1928   WATTS, William                    47       5'4"/150 Fracture of the left tempero perital bones of skull caused by falling while engaged in
                                                                     paint-ing at the house of C. C. Smallwood; the ladder probably slipped causing him to
                                                                     strike his head against a hard substance, probably the walk or wall of the house, as no
                                                                     one saw the accident. The accident happened at 424 N. College Ave.//Nothing of value.
    07/29/1911    WAY, Anna                      18 mths             Gastritis.//Nothing.
    08/08/1904    WERTS, Earl Wade                  8       4'1"/115 Rupture of an aneurism of the aorta//nothing of any value
    02/23/1935    WHALEY, Leslie                   11        4'5"/72 Struck by truck. Testimony of eye witnesses to accident showed that boy was directly in
                                                                     front of an approaching truck, and while the truck driver did all he could to avoid the acci-
                                                                     dent, he was unable to keep from hitting the child.//Nothing of value.
    6/10/1930     WHITE, Dossy Ray                 16       5'5"/110 Gunshot wound of left chest through the heart. This boy was hunting crows with three
                                                                     other boys. The gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, was accidentally discharged, the load striking
                                                                     White at close range.//Nothing of value.
    12/01/1915    WHITE, Eliza A                   70         5'2"/95   No cause given.//Nothing of value.
    02/06/1918    WHITE, Howard                    32       5'9"/150    Organic disease of the heart.//Nothing of value.
    06/19/1921    WHITE, Robert Franklin           52       5'8"/180    Organic heart failure and rheumatism.//Nothing of value.
    3/8/1930      WHITE, Stacy                     23      5'10"/160    While working in timber near his home in Salt Creek Twp., a tree fell upon him crushing
                                                                        and injuring his abdominal viscera. He died some hours later of shock and hemorrhage.//
                                                                        No-thing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    10/23/1920    WHORTEN, Amanda Malina           60       5'5"/110 Acute gastritis, probably caused by eating green walnuts. //Nothing of any value.
    06/30/1925    WILEY, John                      37       5'8"/150 Gunshot wound of left chest involving lung only - with suicidal intent.//Gold watch, keys,
                                                                     knife and cash amounting to $9.12, same being turned over to widow in presence of wit-
                                                                     nesses.
    06/20/1925    WILLIAMS, Mrs. David             78       5'8"/180 Chronic myocarditis and bronchial asthma.//Nothing of value.
                  (Emaline)
    03/16/1912    WILLIAMS, Emmett                 21      5'10"/140 Accident, railroad; compound fracture of skull, fracture of jaw.//Nothing listed.
    03/22/1915    WILLIAMS, John W.                69       5'7"/165 Accidentally struck by a moving train on Monon tracks at Church Crossing in Clear Creek,
                                                                     Ind., which caused his neck to be broken and badly crushing left side of chest.//One
                                                                     pocket knife and pocket book containing $4.04 which was turned over to his son, Walter
                                                                     M. Williams, and receipt taken for same.
    01/02/1920    WILLIAMS, Leonard                16       5'9"/125 Accidental gunshot wound to abdomen; death due to shock and hemorrhage.//Nothing of
                                                                     any value.
    07/22/1926    WILLIAMS, Paul                    4        2'6"/35 Struck by lightning.//Nothing of value.
    07/22/1926    WILLIAMS, Viola                  8           4'/50 Struck by lightning.//Nothing of value.
    07/01/1903    WILLOCK, John                    32       5'9"/165 Accidental falling of the shive/block, pin, gooseneck, chains and dogs upon him while he
                                                                     was riding upon the dogs and chains, the above-mentioned machinery being part of the
                                                                     derrick attached to the boom. The accident being due to the sheave pin becoming loose
                                                                     and slipping out. I further find the accident to be due to contributory neglect on the part of
                                                                     deceased who was derrick boss at the time.//Nothing of any value
    01/18/1900    WINDER, Magdaline                68       5'4"/115 Organic heart disease.//Nothing of any value.
    11/03/1926    WINGLER, Nathan                  21       5'4"/175 2nd & 3rd degree burns of entire surface of body. Accident caused by his truck being hit
                                                                     by a Monon train at Ellettsville and catching fire, pinning him inside. Deceased died
                                                                     several hours later at Bloomington Hospital.//Nothing of value.
    08/04/1923    WINN, Samuel B                   69       5'8"/170 Shock, trauma of abdomen, associated with internal hemorrhage due to being struck
                                                                     down and run over by an automobile driven by one Alva McLaughlin of Harrodsburg, Ind.,
                                                                     said accident occurring on S. Rogers Pike about 5:45 p.m. August 3, death occurring at
                                                                     6:30 a.m. August 4.//Nothing of value.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    04/08/1928    WIRES, Orvill                    20       6'2"/150 Shot at his front door while answering a call at the door by some person unknown, the
                                                                     bullet being about a .24 calibre, entering the abdomen near the navel, ranging downward
                                                                     and backward, severing a large vein from which wound he died a very short time
                                                                     afterward.// Six cents in money and a cheap watch which were given to his widow.
    07/11/1906    WOOD, Sylvester                  76      5/11"/180 Cerebral apoplexy, he being found dead by his son in his own back yard.//Nothing of any
                                                                     value.
    01/27/1933    WOODEN, Robert                   66      5'11"/110 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis. This man had a
                                                                     paralytic stroke several years ago and has been bedfast since then. His whole right side
                                                                     was covered with bed sores in which maggots were present, indicating neglect at the
                                                                     County Poor Farm.//Nothing of value.
    05/17/1931    WRATTEN, Alva C                  40      5'10"/200 Coronary thrombosis, secondary to arteriosclerosis, diagnosis confirmed by autopsy. De-
                                                                     ceased died 12 miles from Bloomington while driving with his wife and son.//One watch
                                                                     and 50 cents in money which were turned over to his wife.
    04/01/1932    WRAY, Jacob Dennis               56       6'3"/195 Myocarditis, acute, secondary to chronic myocarditis and arteriosclerosis. Deceased was
                                                                     walking across a field to his son's home and fell dead at about 10 a.m., April 1,
                                                                     1932.//The sum of $9.57 in cash in a small bag of gold coins which was turned over to his
                                                                     widow, a receipt for which is attached to record.
    03/20/1928    WRAY, Sarah A                    75       5'5"/110 Cancer of stomach and rectum.//Nothing of value.
    07/06/1912    WRIGHT, David D                  59             6'/ Organic heart disease.//Cash $1.50, pocket book, knife.
    04/19/1908    WRIGHT, Ewing                    67      5'10"/158 Organic heart disease.//$5.93 which was turned over to his son Nicholas Wright and his
                                                                      receipt taken.
    11/01/1934    WRIGHT, Maxwell                  45      5'10"/200 Coronary occlusion. Deceased had suffered previously with pain around the heart and
                                                                      went to see a doctor at about 10 a.m. He felt too ill to walk and the doctor had him lie
                                                                      down on a couch in the office. The doctor was called away on a call, and while he was
                                                                      gone, the de-ceased became acutely ill and died.//The sum of $1.75 which was turned
                                                                      over to his brother-in-law, Bruce Sare.
      04/22/1899 WRIGHT, Susan                     50       5'6"/150 Shotgun wound near the left breast, inflicted by her own hand//Nothing listed




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    02/23/1932    WRIGHT, William                  57      5'10"/150 Acute dilatation of the heart, secondary to myocarditis. Deceased was walking on South
                                                                     Walnut St. when he suddenly became ill, suffocating, and had a severe pain in the left
                                                                     side of his chest. He was taken to the Bloomington hospital and was attended by Dr. J. E.
                                                                     Moser. He died at 1:30 p.m.//The sum of $1.60 which was turned over to hospital author-
                                                                     ities, a receipt for this amount is attached to the coroner's record.
    09/10/1908    WRIGHT, William Elsworth         66      5'11"/160 Suicide; shotgun wound to left breast, the load going through his heart producing death
                                                                     from shock and hemorrhage. //Nothing of any value.
    11/22/1921    WYLIE, Edward                    36       5'8"/180 Accidental gun shot from 12" bore shotgun discharged by hammer catching on wagon
                                                                     bed entering directly into the heart.//Nothing of value.
    10/02/1916    WYLIE, Redick                    38       5'2"/140 Shot himself with shotgun with suicidal intent.//Nothing of value.
    02/13/1907    YOUNG, Arthur                    40       5'9"/160 Hemmorhage from the left subclavian artery which was severed by a gunshot wound
                                                                     made by a shotgun of the No. 12 size in the hands of Preston Long, which was in my
                                                                     opinion justifiable homicide.//Nothing of any value.
    03/09/1933    YOUNG, Bluford                   62      5'10"/190 Accidental traumatism, auto accident. A car driven by Ronald Gilbert, student at DePauw
                                                                     University, drove across the Nashville highway in front of the car in which deceased was
                                                                     riding. Deceased's car hit the car of Gilbert & turned it over. Deceased was thrown
                                                                     against the windshield and died at 10:25 p.m. of a fractured skull.//Nothing of value.
    08/08/1924    YOUNG, Charles Raymond            5        3'9"/50 Internal hemorrhage and ruptured viscus caused by being stepped upon the abdomen by
                                                                      a horse.//Nothing of value.
    04/23/1918    YOUNG, Donald Eugene           14 days       1'6"/8 Failure of the closing of Foramen ovale, the opening between the ventricles of the heart.//
                                                                      Nothing of value
    12/20/1911    YOUNG, Fred                      24       5'8"/145 Gunshot wound, accidental.//Nothing
    01/09/1915    YOUNGER, Jay                     55       5'8"/165 Cerebral apoplexy; natural.//Nothing of value.
    07/23/1906    ZAMINANIO, Svolanchia            15       5'1"/120 A blast was exploded, throwing a large stone which came down on a bridge he was under
                                                                      for protection, crushing his skull.//Nothing of any value
    05/28/1911    ZIKE, Andrew                     72                 Accidental, stone quarry freze (?).//Nothing listed.




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     Death Date   Name                            Age      Ht/Wgt                                 Cause of Death/Personal Effects


    01/22/1927    ZIKES, Pink                      64      5'10"/155 Fell from a ledge into quarry hole of water and by exposure. An autopsy was held at the
                                                                     Day Funeral Home, with the following results: obstructive and regurtitant mitral valve due
                                                                     to cicatricial changes in mitral valve. No atheroma of the aorta. No fracture of the skull. It
                                                                     was impossible to determine as to the presence or absence of water in the lungs.//A
                                                                     watch, nothing else of value, which was turned over to his widow, Mrs. Pink Zikes.
                                                                     Autopsy con-ducted by Dr. G F Holland.




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