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BULLET St. Louis Cemetery Lists and Death Registers, 1764-1999: a Selected, Annotated Bibliography of Materials in the Collection of
St. Louis Public Library

Introduction: Genealogists are often told that there are no death records for the date before which a state began the mandatory collecting of such records. But all such a statement really means is that the keeping of death records by that state's Office of Vital Records was not mandatory in that state before that date. Obtaining a death certificate from a state
Office of Vital Records is certainly not the only way to determine when an ancestor died. Following are some other sources which can be used to determine dates of death.

Office of Vital Records: Before they elected to require statewide keeping of vital records,many states had a period when keeping of vital records (usually by county clerks) was discretionary. Compliance wasoften low, but some county clerks did keep vital records during this trial period. Sometimes copies of such records were sent to a state office; often, however, they were kept only by the county office. You should check with the county clerk in the county where a person died to see if there is a death certificate, even if there are supposedly no death records for that period for that county (trial periods for vital record keeping often started ca. 1850 and continued for varying periods of time; mandatory keeping of vital records
usually begins ca. 1900).

Bible Records: Many families in the 19th and early 20th centuries kept records of births and deaths in the family's Bible, usually in a section which was located between the Old and New Testaments. For many years courts were required to accept such records as proof of birth or death. If you or another person in your family has an older Bible, you might check to see if it contains such a section.

Cemetery Records: Cemeteries in most cases were recording information on internees long before the states in which they are located mandated the keeping of vital records. If you know where an ancestor is buried, you may check with the sexton of that cemetery or the denomination or organization which maintains it, to see if it has burial records for the cemetery. It is also possible that the city or county where the cemetery is located required a burial permit.

Coroner Records: If an ancestor died an unnatural death, especially in a big city or well-established county, there is a chance that a city or county coroner held an inquest to determine cause of death. This may be so, even if that state at that time did not mandate keeping of vital records. Coroner case files are usually well-organized and indexed.

Funeral Homes: A funeral home (especially one which has been in business in one location for a long time) may have useful and informative records on past interments. They are often willing to share information in their files with genealogists.

Hospital Records: If your ancestor died in a hospital, there is a chance a record of the event still exists. This is especially true if the ancestor died in a city hospital, quarantine hospital, or other government-run health-care facility. Such a record may exist even if the state did not require the keeping of vital records at that time. A hospital which did not maintain a special
register of deaths may have made note of patient fatalities in the hospital's register of admissions and discharges.

Institution Records: If an ancestor resided in or was detained in an almshouse, old age home, soldiers' home, insane asylum, or prison or other criminal detention facility, a record of the ancestor's death may exist in the records of that institution. This is true even if the state did not require the keeping of vital records at that time.

Military Records: If an ancestor died while in the military, it is possible that a record of the death exists, even if the keeping of vital records was not mandated at the time. Depending on the circumstances of your ancestor's death, more than one record of death may exist. Your ancestor's death could be recorded on the muster roll of his regiment, most of which have been microfilmed by the National Archives. If he was killed or wounded in action, or died while a prisoner, or died in a military hospital, or was executed by the enemy or by his own side, there may be a record of that event in addition to the muster roll.

Newspaper Obituaries, Death Notices, and Burial Permit Notices: Newspapers in the 19th century sometimes printed these notices, although the availability of these records will vary greatly by locality, as will the availability of indexing for these notices. A state historical society is often a good source of 19th century newspapers.

Organization Membership Lists: Nineteenth century people, male and female, were likely to be members of several organizations. Such memberships could provide amusement and companionship, and in some cases membership could provide medical care and burial privileges in the organization's cemetery. Even if the organization did not provide burial services for its members, deaths of members were often recorded in the organization's record books or in their published annual reports. If an ancestor is buried in a cemetery such as an Odd Fellows or a Masonic cemetery, then there could be some record of the person's death in the organization's archives.

Patriotic Organizations: Some patriotic organizations and lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution, require that their members prove their line of descent from a man who fought in one of America's wars. Such proof can exist in the form of a lengthy application form and numerous supporting documents, one of which could contain notice of a person's death.

Pension Records: If a person died while receiving a pension, a record of the person's death may exist in the pension file, because the survivor would have been required to notify the pension issuer of the death of the pensioner. Pension files of Civil War soldiers often contain a copies of death certificates, or the death certificates of widows, who could draw pensions based on the service of their husbands. If death certificates were not issued at that time, a file may contain a letter from the man's widow or physician reporting the death.

Police Reports and Court Records: If a person was murdered, killed in a brawl, or otherwise died violently, there could be a police record of the arrest and a court record of the trial of the perpetrator. There could also be a record of a coroner's inquest, and a prison or execution record of the guilty party.

Probate, Estate, and Will Records: There is a good chance that a well-to-do ancestor left a will or probate record. There is also a good chance that such a record exists even if that state did not require the keeping of vital records at that time. These records also are usually well-indexed. Such records can often provide an exact (sometimes approximate) date of death.


General

"Comprehensive Index." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:3 (Fall 1995): 70-76.
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A complete listing of the 150+ cemeteries indexed in the four-volume cemetery book set (Old Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Mo.) published by the St. Louis Genealogical Society in 1982-. Listings provide name of cemetery, location (if known), volume and beginning page number in the four-volumebook set where the index of that cemetery's records appears,
and sometimes miscellaneous information. A majority of the listings in the four-volume book set cover the time period 1840-1920.

1764-1824

"Burial Records, St. Ferdinand de Florissant, 1790-1840." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 14:4 (Winter 1981): 135.
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Daughters of the American Revolution. Missouri Society. Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Missouri. Kansas City, MO: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1966.
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Daughters of the American Revolution. Missouri Society. Wills of Revolutionary Soldiers and Others. St. Louis, MO: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1960-1962.
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"Death and Estate Notices, Missouri Gazette, 1808-1816." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 65:3 (September 1977).
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"Death and Estate Notices, Missouri Gazette, 1816-1822." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 67:3 (September 1979).
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Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts.Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1990-.
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Volume 1 (1766-1839) includes an index of wills and testaments executed under the Spanish government of St. Louis, 1776-1834, and alist of victims of the steamboat Tennessee disaster (March 23, 1823).

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts.Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1990-.
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Volume 4 (1741-1839) includes listings for Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, Missouri, 1810-1892.

Old Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Missouri. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
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Volume 2 includes some early French burials.

St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records: vol. 1-1804-1849. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1985.
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Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. Death Records of Pioneer Missouri Women, 1808-1849. St. Louis, MO: L. Stanley, 1979.
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Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. More Death Records From Missouri Newspapers, 1810-1857. St. Louis, MO: L. Stanley, 1985.
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Wilson, George F., Maryhelen Wilson, and Lois Stanley. Death Records of Missouri Men from Newspapers, 1808-1854. St. Louis, MO: Anundsen Publishing Co., 1981.
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1825-1860

"Burial Records, St. Ferdinand de Florissant, 1790-1840." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 14:4 (Winter 1981): 135.
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Burials in Fee Fee Cemetery, Bridgeton, Missouri, 1822-1961. Compiled by Erma E. Penning and Mary Lee Patten. St. Louis, MO: E. E. Penning,
1961.
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"The Cholera in St. Louis, 1849: Some Deaths From Newspapers." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 11:3 (Fall 1978): 67.
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St. Louis in 1849 was visited by two calamities: a fire which destroyed many boats anchored at the wharf and numerous buildings in the present-day downtown area, and a devastating outbreak of cholera which lasted months and killed hundreds of persons in the St. Louis area, filling many existing cemeteries and leading to the creation of several new ones to handle the excess.

"Death Notices in the St. Louis Observer, 1834." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 19:3 (Fall 1986): 93.
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"Death Records From the City of St. Louis: March 1855." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 13:2 (Summer 1980): 57.
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"Deaths, Dates, and Causes: November 1846 through December 1848. Evangelical Church of the Holy Ghost, St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly III:2 (June 1974): 33.
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Ellsbury, Elizabeth Prather. Mortality Records of 1850. Chillicothe, MO: E.P. Ellsberry, 1964.
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Census takers preparing this census were asked to find out which household members had died during the 12 months previous to the taking of the census (in this case, Spring 1859-Spring 1860). A special list was kept of such names provided to the census taker.

Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather. Mortality Records of 1860. Chillicothe, MO: E.P. Ellsbury, 1964.
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Episcopal Church. Diocese of Missouri. Archives, Diocese of Missouri, Episcopal Church: Christ Church Cemetery, St. Louis, Register 1840-1859. St. Louis (Mo.): The Church, 1840-1859.
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Family Tree Maker Birth Records (computer file): United States/Europe, 900-1880. Novato, CA: Broderbund Software, 1995.
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Includes 1850-1880 mortality schedule records.

Griffith, Dorothy A. and I. Baker. "Cholera Deaths in St. Louis, Missouri, 1849." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly III:1 (March 1970).
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Hodges, Nadine, and Audrey L. Woodruff. Missouri Pioneers: County and Genealogical Records, vol. 30, pp. 57-80. Independence, Mo.: N. Hodges and A. L. Woodruff, 1967-1976.
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Includes a section called "Missouri Obituaries and Death Notices for the Year 1860 from the St. Louis Christian Advocate, publication of the M.E. Church, South."

Missouri 1860 Mortality Schedule. Edited and compiled by Ronald Vern Jackson. Bountiful, UT: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1984.
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"Missouri Republican Notices: St. Louis Probate Court Administration Notices and Final Settlement Notices." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 32:4 (Winter 1999): 159-160.
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Listings of adminstration notices (September and October 1845) and final settlements (October 1848). Administration notice listings provide day, month, and year of death; final settlement notice is only list of names (death dates not provided).

Northcott, Dennis. St. Louis County Coroner's Records, 1826-1873: Taken From Records in the Missouri Historical Society Archives. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Historical Society Archives, 1997.
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Listings provide name of deceased, date of death, cause of death, and location of inquest: only lists persons who died unnatural deaths.

Old Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Missouri. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
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Volume 2 listings are mostly for the period 1840-1920; volume 3 listings are mostly for the period 1850-1910. Volume 2 includes listings for Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, numerous victims of the 1849 cholera epidemic are buried in the "Strangers" section of of this cemetery.

"Some Deaths in St. Louis, 1854." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 11:1 (Spring 1978): 24-.
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St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records: vol. 2, 1849-1861. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1985.
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Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. More Death Records From Missouri Newspapers, 1810-1857. St. Louis, MO: L. Stanley, 1985.
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"Thornhill Burying Ground." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 29:1 (Spring 1996): 2.
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Listing of Bates family members buried on the grounds of the estate (Thornhill) of Missouri Governor Frederick Bates (1777-1825).

"Violent Deaths in Missouri, 1840-1918 (selected)." Pioneer Times 8:1 (January 1984).
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Abstracts of miscellaneous newspaper articles on violent deaths during the period listed (some St. Louis).

Wilson, George F., Maryhelen Wilson, and Lois Stanley. Death Records of Missouri Men from Newspapers, 1808-1854. St. Louis, MO: Anundsen Publishing Co., 1981.
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Wilson, George F., Maryhelen Wilson, and Lois Stanley. Death Records of Missouri Women from Newspapers, January 1850-December 1853. St. Louis, MO: G.F. Wilson, M. Wilson, and L. Stanley, 1981.
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1861-1865

"Burials of the Dead: Military Burials in St. Louis During the Civil War." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 14:4 (Winter 1981): 103.

Article about military burials during the Civil War: not a list of men buried.

Confederate Roll of Honor: Missouri. Edited and compiled by Leslie Anders. Warrensburg, MO: West Central Missouri Genealogical Society and Library, Inc., 1989.
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Extensive listing of Confederate soldiers from Missouri who were killed during the Civil War.

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Birth and Death Records. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995, vol. 1.
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Includes sections on St. Louis firemen's deaths, 1861-1914, and miscellaneous Catholic Church burial records.

Old Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Missouri. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
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Volume 2 listings are mostly for the period 1840-1920; volume 3 listings are mostly for the period 1850-1910; and volume 4 listings are mostly for the period 1860-1900.

Parker, Edward. Missouri Union Burials, Missouri Units. Columbia, MO: State Historical Society of Missouri, 1989.
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Listings abstracted from the Roll of Honor listings compiled by the Quartermaster Department of the U.S. Army shortly after the Civil War.

Parker, Edward. Selected Union Burials: Missouri Units. Columbia, MO:  State Historical Society of Missouri, 1988-1993.
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Reamy, Martha, and William Reamy. Index to the Roll of Honor. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994.
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Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865 (microfilm set- 145 reels). Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1965-1966.
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In St. Louis, the McDowell Medical College building was used as a prison for Confederate soldiers and sympathizers. The building was also referred to as the Gratiot Street Prison. There was also a second prison on Lynch Street, and prisoners could be sent to the Alton Prison or to the state penitentiary in Jefferson City.

St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records: vol. 3, 1861-1869. St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1985.
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Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, and Maryhelen Wilson. Death Records From Missouri Newspapers, January 1861-December 1865. St. Louis, MO: L. Stanley, 1983.
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United States. Quartermaster's Corps. Roll of Honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in the National Cemeteries. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994. 27 vols. reprinted in 8 vols.
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Volume 20 has listings for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery; volume 18 has listings for the Springfield National Cemetery (Wilson's Creek). There are other listings for Missouri burials in vols. 9, 10, 12, 13, and 19.

Woodruff, Audrey L. "Statewide Obituaries for the Years 1865-1866 Taken From the St. Louis Christian Advocate." In Missouri Miscellany (1976-1983), vol. IV, pp. 1-31.
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1866-1900

"Babler Park Cemeteries of St. Louis County." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:4 (Winter 1995): 107.
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Listings for the following family cemeteries in Babler Park in St. Louis County: Bethe, Puellmann, Bates.

"Bartold and Wardenburg Family Cemeteries of St. Louis County." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 29:3 (Fall 1996): 83-84.
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Listings for the following family cemeteries in St. Louis County: Bartold, Wardenburg, and Lueckens.

Cates, Lorraine. "Great St. Louis Cyclone of 1896- Death Toll." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 8:2 (June 1975): 43-.
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This tornado continues to rank as one of the deadliest in American history with more than 100 fatalities.

Concannon, Marie. Grand Army of the Republic, Missouri Division, Index to Death Rolls, 1882-1940: taken from proceedings of the annual encampments. Columbia, Mo.: State Historical Society of Missouri, 1988.
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The Grand Army of the Republic was an organization for men who had served in the Union Army or Navy during the Civil War It had more than 400,000 members in 1895.

"Deaths in Missouri Newspapers, 1871-1875." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 19:4 (Winter 1986): 115.
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Some St. Louis deaths listed.

"Dreinhofer Family Cemetery." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:4 (Winter): 125.
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Listings for persons with the following family names: Dreinhofer, Boening, Elebeck, Stosberg, Heimann.

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Birth and Death Records. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995, vol. 1.
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Includes sections on St. Louis firemen's deaths, 1861-1914, and miscellaneous Catholic Church burial records.

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Genealogical Records and Abstracts. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1990-.
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Volume 3 (1787-1839) includes listings for Compton Hill Cemetery (mostly 1880s and 1890s).

"Family Cemeteries of St. Louis County." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 29:2 (Summer 1996): 35.
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Listings for the following family cemeteries in St. Louis County: Pillman, Hartman, Pleasants, Stump.
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"Family Cemeteries of St. Louis County." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 29:3 (Fall 1996): 83-84.
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Listings for the following family cemeteries in St. Louis County: Potts, Kesselring-Sandfos, Krueger-Kajewicz, Musselmeyer, Bernard.

Family Tree Maker Birth Records (computer file): United States/Europe, 900-1881. Novato, CA: Broderbund Software, 1995.
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Includes 1850-1880 mortality schedule records.

The Great Cyclone At St. Louis and East St. Louis, May 27, 1896: being a full history of the most terrifying and destructive tornado in the history of the world. Edited and compiled by Julian Curzon. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997.
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Includes names of many victims of the devastating tornado, sometimes
with brief explanation of how death occurred. On the online index of The Great Cyclone at St. Louis and East St. Louis, May 27, 1896, names of tornado fatalities are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Guinther, Virginia L. "Deaths: Globe-Democrat, 1881." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 32:4 (Winter 1999): 161-164.
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Lists deaths and burial permits reported May 3-19, 1881.

Guinther, Virginia L. "Deaths Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1883." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:1 (Spring 1995): 11-14.
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Lists deaths and burial permits reported January 15-23, 1883.

Guinther, Virginia L. "Deaths Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1883." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:2 (Summer 1995) 57-60.
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Lists deaths and burial permits reported January 24-30, 1883.

Guinther, Virginia L. "Deaths Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1883." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:3 (Fall 1985): 86-89.
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Lists deaths and burial permits reported January 30- February 6, 1883.

Guinther, Virginia L. "Deaths Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1883." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:4 (Winter 1995): 113-117.
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Lists deaths and burial permits reported February 6-13, 1883.

Guinther, Virginia L. "Deaths Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1883." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 29:1 (Spring 1996): 15-19.
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Lists deaths and burial permits reported February 14-24, 1883.

Guinther, Virginia L. "Deaths Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1883." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 29:3 (Fall 1996): 72-77.
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Lists deaths and burial permits reported March 7-20, 1883.

Hawkins, Robert. "Fratellanza Society Burial Records." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:2 (Summer 1995): 37-41.
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List of members of this Italian-American society buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery 1867-1941 (most are for the period 1867-1920). Includes some burials of children of members. Listings provide name and date of burial.

Hodges, Nadine. Missouri Obituaries, vol. I: Abstracts of Obituaries Published Weekly During the Years 1880, 1881, and 1882 in the "St. Louis Christian Advocate," publication of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, for the Missouri district. Kansas City, Mo.: N. Hodges, 1966.
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Northcott, Dennis. "Deaths Resulting From Yellow Fever." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 32:4 (Winter 1999): 145-148.
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Abstracts of yellow fever cases and deaths occurring in St. Louis in 1878. Listings include name, nativity, age, race, dates of quarantine hospital admission and discharge, date of death (if a fatality), and remarks.

Northcott, Dennis. "Mexican Veterans." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 32:4 (Winter 1999): 137-143.
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Membership listing (1873-1880) of the "Mexican Veterans," an association of veterans of the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). Listings are by regiment, and provide rank, company, and in some cases death date of veteran.

Old Cemeteries, St. Louis County, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
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Volume 1 listings cover mostly the period 1870-1930, with some listings extending into the 1960s; volume 2 listings cover mostly the period 1840-1920, with some listings of early French burials; volume 3 listings cover mostly the period 1850-1910; and volume 4 listings cover mostly the period 1860-1900. Volume 4 includes some listings in Wesleyan Cemetery and City Cemetery for slaves and free black persons.

Saint Louis (Mo.) Coroner. Annual Report-Saint Louis Coroner, 1893-1916. Saint Louis, Mo.: Van Hoffmann Press, 1893-1916, pp. 505-510.
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Section called "Disposition of Property of Deceased Persons for Year Ending March 31st, 1894," records disposition of personal property of deceased persons whose deaths were referred to the Coroner's Office between April 10, 1893 and March 23rd, 1894. Listings provide name of deceased person (if known), date of disposition of deceased's property, list of items in deceased person's possession at time of death, and name of person to whom property was delivered.

Saint Louis (Mo.) Coroner. Annual Report-Saint Louis Coroner, 1893-1916. Saint Louis, Mo.: Van Hoffmann Press, 1893-1916, pp. 587-593.
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Section called "Disposition of Property of Deceased Persons for Year Ending March 31st, 1895," records disposition of personal property of deceased persons whose deaths were referred to the Coroner's Office between April 2, 1894 and March 30th, 1895. Listings provide name of deceased person (if known), date of disposition of property, list of items in deceased person's possession at time of death, and name of person to whom property was delivered.

Saint Louis (Mo.) Coroner. Annual Report-Saint Louis Coroner, 1893-1916. Saint Louis, Mo.: Van Hoffmann Press, 1893-1916, pp. 688-689.
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Listing of persons whose deaths were referred to the Coroner's Office during the period September 9, 1895- March 28, 1896. Listings include name of deceased, date of death, and cause of death.

Saint Louis (Mo.) Coroner. Annual Report-Saint Louis Coroner, 1893-1916. Saint Louis, Mo.: Van Hoffmann Press, 1893-1916, pp. 696-702.
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Section called "Disposition of Property of Persons Deceased for the Year Ending March 31st, 1896" lists only name of deceased person and list of items in person's possession at time of death.

Saint Louis (Mo.) Coroner. Annual Report-Saint Louis Coroner, 1893-1916. Saint Louis, Mo.: Van Hoffmann Press, 1893-1916, pp. 692-694. ST-352.9

Listing of persons whose deaths were referred to the Coroner's Office during the period April 1896-March 1897. Listings include name of deceased, age, nativity, marital status, occupation, and cause of death.

Saint Louis (Mo.) Coroner. Annual Report-Saint Louis Coroner, 1893-1916. Saint Louis, Mo.: Van Hoffmann Press, 1893-1916, pp. 695-702.
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Section called "Disposition of Property of Persons Deceased for the Year Ending March 31st, 1897" lists name of deceased person, date of disposition of property, list of items in deceased person's possession at time of death, and name of person items were delivered to.

Saint Louis (Mo.). Department of Vital Records. Registry of Deaths [1876-1908]. Saint Louis, MO: City of St. Louis Microfilm Department, 1960. 62 microfilm reels.
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Saint Louis (Mo.). Recorder of Deeds. Index of Birth and Death Records, St. Louis City, 1850-1910. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri State Archives, 1994. 23 microfilm reels.
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Since recording of births and deaths was not mandatory in Missouri during this time period, this index is by no means a complete listing of births and deaths occurring in St. Louis during the time period specified.

St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri Probate Records: vol. 3, 1861-1869, and vol. 4, 1869-1877. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1985.
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St. Louis Medical Society. Report to the St. Louis Medical Society on Yellow Fever; consisting of the report of the Committee appointed to inquire into the relations of the epidemic of 1878 to the city of St. Louis, and a report on the meteorological conditions and etiology of yellow fever, and of certain other diseases associated with a high temperature, and on the treatment of yellow fever. Thomas Kennard, Chairman of the Committee on Publication. St. Louis, MO: George O. Rumbold & Co., 1879.
RB/SC,ST-616.928

Includes accounts by doctors who treated yellow fever victims during the epidemic, and provides names, ages, and sometimes other information about survivors and fatalities. On the online index of REPORTS TO THE ST. LOUIS MEDICAL SOCIETY ON YELLOW FEVER, a personal name index can be found.

"St. Paul Lutheran Church (Wildwood, Missouri) Death Register, 1880-1940." St. Louis Genealogical Society 32:4 (Winter 1999): 149-150.
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Register provides first, last, and sometimes middle or maiden names, dates of birth and death, and sometimes place of burial.

"Violent Deaths in Missouri, 1866-1925 (selected)." Pioneer Times 9:2 (April 1985).
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Abstracts of miscellaneous newspaper articles on violent deaths during the period listed (some St. Louis).

Woodruff, Audrey L. Missouri Obituaries: Abstracts of Obituaries Published Weekly in the "St. Louis Christian Advocate." Bowling Green, MO: InfoTech Publications, 1992.
CENTRAL-HG-929.3778

Woodruff, Audrey L. State-wide Missouri Obituary Index, 1851-1882: as published weekly in the St. Louis Christian Advocate. Bowling Green, MO: InfoTech Publications, 1992.
CENTRAL-HG-929.3778

Woodruff, Audrey L. "Statewide Obituaries for the Years 1865-1866 Taken from the St. Louis Christian Advocate." In Missouri Miscellany (1976-1983), vol. IV, pp. 1-31.
CENTRAL-HG-929.3778

Zimmer, Keith B. St. Louis Obituary Index, 1890-1910: Obituaries, Death Notices, and Burial Permits Appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper. St. Louis Public Library, 1999-2000.
CENTRAL-HG,MI-071.7866

The St. Louis Obituary Index is available online.

1901-1916

Eddlemon, Sherida K. Missouri Birth and Death Records. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1995, vol. 1.
CENTRAL-HG-929.3778

Includes sections on St. Louis firemen's deaths, 1861-1914, and miscellaneous Catholic Church burial records.

Hawkins, Robert. "Fratellanza Society Burial Records." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:2 (Summer 1995): 37-41.
CENTRAL-HG-P

List of members of this Italian-American society buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery 1867-1941 (most are for the period 1867-1920). Includes some burials of children of members. Listings provide name and date of burial.

Missouri. Confederate Soldiers' Home. Biennial Report (1897-1940). Higginsville, MO: Confederate Soldiers' Home, 1897-1940.
CENTRAL-ST-362.8

Reports vary, but often include listings of deaths of residents during the reporting period. Death listings include name, date of death and sometimes place of burial. This home served as a home for indigent, usually elderly veterans of the Confederate Army and Navy.

Missouri. Federal Soldiers' Home of St. James, Missouri. Biennial Reports (1901-1946). St. James, MO: Federal Soldiers' Home, 1901-1946.
CENTRAL-ST-362.8

Reports vary, but usually have a listing of deaths at the Home during the reporting period. Death listings include name, date of death, and place of burial. This institution served as a home for indigent, usually elderly veterans of the Union Army and Navy.

Old Cemeteries, St. Louis County, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
CENTRAL-HG,ST-929.3778

Volume 1 listings cover mostly the period 1870-1930, with some listings extending into the 1960s; volume 2 listings cover mostly the period 1840-1920; volume 3 listings cover mostly the period 1850-1910; and volume 4 listings cover mostly the period 1860-1900.

Saint Louis (Mo.). Department of Vital Records. Registry of Deaths [1902-1908]. St. Louis, MO: City of St. Louis Microfilm Department, 1960. 1 reel.
CENTRAL-HG-929.3778

"Violent Deaths in Missouri, 1840-1918 (selected)." Pioneer Times 8:1 (January 1984).
CENTRAL-HG-P

Abstracts of miscellaneous newspaper articles on violent deaths during the period listed (some St. Louis).

"Violent Deaths in Missouri, 1866-1925 (selected)." Pioneer Times 9:2 (April 1985).
CENTRAL-HG-P

Abstracts of miscellaneous newspaper articles on violent deaths during the period listed (some St. Louis).

"Weick Undertakers Records, 1911-1950." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly: vol. VII, no. 4 (December 1974): 79; vol. VIII, no. 1 (March 1975): 17; vol. VIII, no. 2 (June 1975): 35; and vol. VIII, no. 3 (September 1975): 69.
CENTRAL-HG-P St. Louis

Woodruff, Audrey L. Missouri Miscellany. Independence, MO: Audrey L. Woodruff, 1976-1983, vol. 16, pp.92-99.
CENTRAL-HG-929.3778

Register of deaths at the Confederate Soldiers' Home at Higginsville for the years 1913-1918; also a list of residents residing at the Home as of December 1, 1918. Death listings include name, date of death, and place of burial.

Zimmer, Keith B. St. Louis Obituary Index, 1890-1910: Obituaries, Death Notices, and Burial Permits Appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper. St. Louis Public Library, 1999-2000.
CENTRAL-HG,MI-071.7866

The St. Louis Obituary Index is available online.

1917-1942

Hawkins, Robert. "Fratellanza Society Burial Records." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 28:2 (Summer 1995): 37-41. CENTRAL-HG-P

List of members of this Italian-American society buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery 1867-1941 (most are for the period 1867-1920). Includes some burials of children of members. Listings provide name and date of burial.

Missouri. Confederate Soldiers' Home. Biennial Reports (1897-1940). Higginsville, MO: Confederate Soldiers' Home, 1897.1940.
CENTRAL-ST-362.8

Reports vary, but often include listings of deaths of residents during the reporting period. Death listings include name, date of death and sometimes place of burial.

Missouri. Federal Soldiers' Home of St. James, Missouri. Biennial Reports (1901-1940). St. James, MO: Federal Soldiers' Home, 1901-1940.
CENTRAL-ST-362.8

Reports vary, but usually include a listing of deaths of residents of the home during the reporting period. Death listings include name, date of death, and place of burial.

Old Cemeteries, St. Louis County, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
CENTRAL-HG,ST-929.3778

Volume 1 listings cover mostly the period 1870-1930, with some listings extending into the 1960s; and volume 2 listings cover mostly the period 1840-1920.

Soldiers of the Great War. Compiled by W.M. Haulsee, F.G. Howe, and A.C. Doyle. Washington, D.C.: Soldiers' Record Publishing Association, 1920, 3 volumes.
CENTRAL-ST-940.91

This book set lists by state United States Army soldiers killed during World War I. An online index to the Soldiers of the Great War is avaliable.

"Violent Deaths in Missouri, 1840-1918 (selected)." Pioneer Times 8:1
(January 1984).
CENTRAL-HG-P

Abstracts of miscellaneous newspaper articles on violent deaths during the period listed (some St. Louis).

"Violent Deaths in Missouri, 1866-1925 (selected)." Pioneer Times 9:2
(April 1985).
CENTRAL-HG-P

Abstracts of miscellaneous newspaper articles on violent deaths during the period listed (some St. Louis).

"Weick Undertakers Records, 1911-1950." St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly: vol. VII, no. 4 (December 1974): 79; vol. VIII, no. 1 (March 1975): 17; vol. VIII, no. 2 (June 1975): 35; and vol. VIII, no. 3 (September 1975): 69.
CENTRAL-HG-P St. Louis

Zimmer, Keith B. African-American Soldiers From the St. Louis Area Who Died During World War I. St. Louis Public Library, 1999.

This African-American Soldiers From the St. Louis Area Who Died During World War I index of casualty notices appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. An online index to the African-American Soldiers from the St. Louis Area Who Died in World War II  is available.

Zimmer, Keith B. St. Louis Obituary Index, 1918-1919: Obituaries, Death Notices,and Burial Permits Appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper. St. Louis Public Library, 1999-2000.
HG,MI-071.7866

Newspaper death notices for this period include numerous listings for soldiers and sailors killed or wounded in action, or who were listed as prisoners of war or as missing in action. The St. Louis Obituary Index is available online.

1942-1945

Missouri. Federal Soldiers' Home of St. James, Missouri. Biennial Reports (1901-1946). St. James, MO: Federal Soldiers' Home, 1901-1946.
CENTRAL-ST-362.8

Reports vary, but usually have a listing of residents who died during the Reporting period. Death listings include name, date of death, and place of burial.

Old Cemeteries, St. Louis County, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
CENTRAL-HG,ST-929.3778

Volume 1 listings cover mostly the period 1870-1930, with some listings extending into the 1960s.

Saint Louis (Mo.). 28th Ward. 28th Ward Honor Roll: Dedicated to the Men and Women of the 28th Ward Serving in the Armed Forces of Their Country. Saint Louis, MO: 1944.
CENTRAL-ST-940.92

United States. Coast Guard. Summary of Merchant Marine Personnel Casualties, World War II. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.
CENTRAL-ST-940.42

United States. Navy Department. Office of Information. Casualty Records Section. Combat-Connected Naval Casualties, World War II, by States: U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946.
CENTRAL-HG-940.92

United States. Navy Department. Office of Information. Casualty Records Section. Non-combat Dead: Missouri. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948.
CENTRAL-ST-Oversize 940.5467778

United States. Navy Department. Office of Information. Casualty Records Section. State Summary of War Casualties, Missouri. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Printing Office, 1946.
CENTRAL-ST-940.5467778

Zimmer, Keith B. African-American Soldiers From the St. Louis Area Who Died During World War II. St. Louis Public Library, 1999.

This African-American Soldiers From the St. Louis Area Who Died During World War II index of casualty notices appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. An online index to the African-American Soldiers from the St. Louis Area Who Died in World War II  is available.

Zimmer, Keith B. St. Louis Obituary Index, 1942-1945: Obituaries, Death Notices, and Burial Permits Appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper. St. Louis Public Library, 1999.
CENTRAL-HG,MI-071.7866

Newspaper death notices for this period include numerous listings for soldiers and sailors killed or wounded in action, or who were listed as prisoners of war or as missing in action. The St. Louis Obituary Index is available online.

1946-1999

FamilySearch (computer file). Salt Lake City, Ut.: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1989-.
CENTRAL-HG-CD ROM 929.2

This CD-Rom disc collection includes lists of casualties from the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Old Cemeteries, St. Louis County, Mo. St. Louis, Mo.: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982-, 4 vols.
CENTRAL-HG,ST-929.3778

Volume 1 listings cover mostly the period 1870-1930, with some listings extending into the 1960s.

Social Security Master Death Index. Baltimore, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration; Washington, D.C. Part of Family Search (computer file). Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 198-.
CENTRAL-HG-929.2

A listing dating from 1937 forward of persons who died while receiving Social Security benefit checks. The persons involved can have been elderly, disabled, or widows or dependent children eligible for survivor's benefits based on the work record of their deceased spouse/parent. The listings usually provide full name, month and year of death, place of residence, and place benefit checks were sent to (if different from residence).

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Directory of Names. Washington, D.C.:  Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1982.
CENTRAL-HG-959.70433

Includes American military personnel killed in the Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975. Listings provide name of deceased, hometown and state, rank and branch of service, and date of death.

Zimmer, Keith B. St. Louis Obituary Index, 1992-1999: Obituaries and Death Notices Appearing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper. St. Louis Public Library, 1992-2000.
CENTRAL-HG,MI-071.7866

The St. Louis Obituary Index is available online.


Compiled by Thomas A. Pearson
Special Collections Department
September 2000

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