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1880 U.S. Census: Mortality Schedules for Hadley Township, Pike County, Illinois

The mortality schedules record the people who died in the twelve months before the census was taken.† The 1880 mortality schedule was the first to ask for residency information and for the name of an attending physician.

The enumerator added the following remarks at the bottom of the page:

No. 3† Walls, Anna was a young Lady from St. Louis sick with consumption came up in my district to board in the county for her health gradually declined until she died.

No. 20† Burkhead, Anna came from Mo. on a visit took sick with Typhoid Fever and died she had had the Fever and Ague for a long time.

The following physicians named on the mortality schedule were found in the 1880 population schedules for Pike and Adams County:

Barry, Pike County, Illinois:† Albert C. Baker, John G. McKinny, Clement Nance, Joseph J. Topliff (sic)
New Salem, Pike County, Illinois:† William H. Fish, William Winterbotham
Griggsville, Pike County, Illinois:†† W. O. Skinner, Thomas M. Watson
Beverly, Adams County, Illinois:† James Sykes

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Original Enumeratorís Schedule

New Philadelphia Project Database Field

Explanation

 

ID

Each record (one person) has a consecutive number.

Number of the family as given in column numbered 2 Ė Schedule 1

Family

Family number of the deceased on the 1870 population schedule.

Name of the person deceased

FirstName

Names are as the enumerator spelled them.

LastName

Age at last birthday

Age

Age in years.† For children under 1, we entered 0.

 

AgeMos

For children under 1, their age in months.

Sex

Sex

m = male; f = female

Color

Color

w = white; b = black; m = mulatto.

What was the civil condition of the person who died?

Married

m = married; w = widowed; s = single; d = divorced

Place of birth of this person, naming the state or territory of the U.S., or the country, if of foreign birth

PlaceOfBirth

We use standard USPS abbreviations for states.† Foreign countries are written out in full.† Spelling is corrected.

Where was the father of this person born?

FatherBorn

We use standard USPS abbreviations for states.† Foreign countries are written out in full.† Spelling is corrected.

Where was the mother of this person born?

MotherBorn

We use standard USPS abbreviations for states.† Foreign countries are written out in full.† Spelling is corrected.

Profession, occupation or trade (Not to be asked in respect to persons under 10 years of age)

Occupation

 

The month in which the person died

MonthDied

We use standard 3-letter abbreviations.† Note that deaths from Jun. - Dec. occurred in 1879; deaths from Jan. - May occurred in 1880.

Disease or cause of death

Disease

Disease is given as the enumerator wrote it.† See Comments field for interpretation.

How long a resident of the county?

Resident

 

If the disease was not contracted at place of death, state the place

 

Omitted, no entries for Hadley Tp.

Name of attending physician

Physician

See notes above for physiciansí full name and residence.

 

Comments

Interpretation of enumeratorís abbreviations of cause of death.† (Modern names for the diseases and conditions are given in parentheses.7) Problems encountered in reading the enumeratorís handwriting.

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