Friday, December 7, 2012

1879-1880 Deaths - Fordsville, Ohio County

1879-1880 Deaths - Fordsville, Ohio County

In 1880 a census was conducted that lists the deaths for nine townships in Ohio County for the previous 12 months (June 1, 1879 through May 31, 1880).  These records are hand written and are difficult to read. Common surnames are recognizable, but unusual names are almost impossible to decipher. Also, the age of death is sometimes difficult to read as is the cause of death. I have done my best to transcribe these documents but I feel certain I have made some errors. I have included a question mark to indicate some of the most difficult words.

Persons who DIED during the year ending March 31, 1880 in Fordsville, Ohio County, KY

Name                             Age   Gender             Month               Cause
                                                                        Of Death           of Death

Cooper, Emma              17        F                    Mar                  Anemia
Cooper, Leslie               6/12     M                   Oct                  Brain Fever
Myers, P. H.                   1          M                   Oct                  Scrofula
Cheek, Sarah E.            1          F                    Aug                 Brain Fever
Huff, Tabatha                 72        F                    Nov                 Dysentery
Motley, Edgner              2/12     M                    Apr                  Cholera
Dewees, Sallie               9          F                    May                 Cold
Petty, Ann                       2          F                    Aug                 Flux
Rebasker, John             2/12      M                   Dec                  Membranous
Grant, Deborah E.         29         F                    Oct                  Dropsey
Robinson, Ani E.           1           F                    Jan                   Croup
Galloway, Madge           7           F                    May                 Brain Fever
Almeda, B.                    15         F                    Oct                  Pneumonia
Westerfield, Emerilda    58        F                    May                 Brain disease
Smith, Joseph W.          1/30     M                   Mar                  Inanition
Early, Alice                     25        F                    Mar                  Septicemia
McCarthy, Morris E.       8/12     M                   Jul                    Spinal disease
Wusfren?, Jenifer          30        F                    Jul                    Burns
Sunham?, Sarah J.        49        F                    Feb                  Consumption
Miller, George P.            36        M                   Dec                  Hemorrhage of lungs
Leuf?, Calnin?                59        F                    Mar                  Dropsey
Boling, Leo                     2          M                    Mar                  Hydrocephalus

Source:  U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules

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