ELGIN CITY DEATHS, ELGIN CEMETERY DEATHS (INCLUDING OLDEST BLUFF CITY CEMETERY JUST ACROSS THE RIVER IN COOK CO) AND ELGIN ASYLUM DEATHS

 

A PROJECT TO MICROFILM THESE BOOKS,  COORDINATED BY ELGIN HISTORICAL COMMISSION DEC. 1995.  ONLY COPIES KNOWN TO EXIST WERE THE FILMS AT GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY IN ELGIN, ILLINOIS.  THE LIBRARY HAD ME GET PERMISSION FROM ELGIN CITY HALL LEGAL DEPT. TO BORROW & COPY THE FILMS.   COPIES OF BOTH FILMS ARE BEING MADE BY ME. 

 

COPIES ARE BEING SENT TO -  ELGIN AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM, ELGIN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, KANE CO. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES, IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY BELVIDERE, ROCKFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY. ETC......  THIS WILL HELP MANY DESCENDANTS TRACE ANCESTORS.

 

THE ELGIN HISTORICAL COMMISSION WAS SMART ENOUGH TO PRESERVE THESE BOOKS ON 2 FILMS. WILLIAM BLOHM OF ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY & SAROSH SAHER OF ELGIN CITY HALL ARE TO COMMENDED FOR THEIR HELP IN THIS DUPLICATION EFFORT.

 

EACH ENTRY IS A VERY DETAILED LINE ENTRY.  GIVES FULL NAME, ADDRESS OR HOSPITAL ETC. DIED AT & DATE, AGE, GRAVE NO. OR TOWN BODY WAS SENT TO FOR BURIAL, CAUSE OF DEATH, RACE, SINGLE/MARRIED/WIDOWED, HUSBAND OR WIFE'S NAME, OCCUPATION, UNDERTAKER, DR,, WHERE & WHEN BORN, HOW LONG IN ILLINOIS, PARENTS FULL NAMES

& THERE PLACES OF BIRTH.  MOST ENTRIES ARE IN ALPHABETICAL AND PHONETIC ORDER.  BUT SOME ENTRIES, ESPECIALLY IN ROLL TWO, ARE MIXED IN  LETTER SECTIONS.  EXAMPLE= STARTS SCH THRU STR.., THEN STARTS SA & MIXED S VOWEL SECTIONS. 

 

ROLL 1 = 1837 - 1925.

ROLL 2 = 1925 - 1949.

 

 

 

MARTIN W. JOHNSON

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