Coroner's Hearings
Greene County, Illinois
Book #2
1884 - 1919



One of our fellow list members has graciously offered to transcribe the information from this book which covers the years 1884 - 1919, and one additional book for the years 1874 - 1883.

Her father purchased a huge box of old books from an estate sale in Greene County some 30 years ago. The box, forgotten all these years, came to her after the death of her parents. In the bottom of that box, she found the two volumes of coroners records. Thank heavens the box came to someone with an interest in and love for researching family history! As with all old records - there are many mis-spelled names. Penny prepared the index with names spelled as they are in the old book, so be creative when checking for names you are researching.

Information included in these entries, which vary in size from just a little information to quite a lot, includes such items as Name; Sex; Physicial Description; location where the coroner's inquest was held; names of the coroner and his jury; a list of witnesses, and the coroner's jury verdict.

If you are interested in seeing a transcription for one of these entries, you may email Penny and request that it be put online.

NOTE: The county clerk has decided that they would like to have the copies of these books returned to the county. They have promised to copy the books and send copies to Penny so that she can continue to make the transcriptions available. Until she receives copies of the books, she will be unable to add additional transcriptions.


If the entry is online, just click on the page number (it will be a different color).


Decedent Name Pg # Decedent Name Pg # Decedent Name Pg #
Adkins, Eugene Glen 134 Halaway, Thomas 27 Post, Elmer 109
Aldrich, George 137 Hamilton, Thomas 9 Postlewait, Emma 154
Allred, Joseph 145 Hammack, George 23 Pranger, John 106
Amdell/Arnsdell, Elisha 39 Hamrick, George 23 Prather, Elbert 130
Andrews, Samuel 24 Hanks, E. E. or C. C. 74 Price, Clarence McKurley 132
Arnsdell/Amdell, Elisha 39 Hanks, Mary J. 28 Prichett, Lula 88
Ash, Eva L. 13 Hardwick, Janus 79 Pruitt, Cora 41
Ator, Earnest 129 Harper, Oscar 30 Puples, Robert 113
Austin, Mary A. 29 Harrison, Charles 28
Axley, Effie E. 8 Hart, Frank C. 138 Quisenbury, Phillip 95
Hartgrove, William 91
Baden, William H. 152 Havey, E. L. 32 Race, Edward 107
Badman, William 43 Hayden, Ernest 111 Raines, Charles Francis 147
Baird, Thomas 109 Hazel, Samuel 118 Raines, Martha 27
Baker, George Francis 150 Hedgepath, Frank H. 115 Ralston, James Franklin 126
Baker, Mrs. Francis (Lerma) 151 Heffern, Fred 117 Range, George W. 91
Ballard, William 48 Hess, Volunina Ann 133 Rawlings, Ralph V. 158
Barjan, Joseph 81 Heskett, Cashus 73 Ray, Albert 30
Barnard, Mary J. 113 Hicks, Catherine 105 Redmans/Redmines, Mary R. 110
Barnes, Robert 121 Hillig, Charles 129 Redmines/Redmans, Mary R. 110
Barnhart, Mrs. Lottie 103 Hopper, Ruth 9 Retherford, Albert 98
Batty, Clarence Eugene 135 Hough, Samuel K. 40 Retherford, Sarah E. 98
Bayden, James 48 Howard, James 123 Reynolds, Elizabeth 111
Beard, Arthur 1 Howland, John Henry 133 Reynolds, Infant 87
Beasley, Dennis 145 Huff, George Washington 149 Reynolds, John 45
Benner, Charles 90 Huggen, H. M. 23 Rhodes, George W. 94
Berthlett, George 119 Hunter, S. J. 122 Richards, Edmond 77
Bishop, George W. 94 Richey, Thomas (?) 112
Bixby, William 107 Isham, Lora Velma 81 Richmond, G. W. 24
Black, William 10 Israel, James 120 Ridings, Leroy 115
Bower, George 122 Riggs, Amos P. 93
Brennen, Patrick 93 Jackson, John H. 120 Rives, James W. 104
Bridges, Infant of Mary 4 Jackson, Laura Ann 138 Roe, John Benj. 147
Bridgewater, Leroy 46 Jefferies, James 72 Rogers, Guy 96
Bridgewater, Todd 153 Johnson, Janus 47 Rogers, Thomas Orbie 131
Briggs, A. L. 24 Johnson, Martha P. 89 Roper, William A. 10
Brooks, John 13 Johnson, Orland 80 Ross, Nellie Orlanda 143
Brown, George G. 44 Johnson, Perry 34 Ross, Samuel 105
Brown, Laurette 4 Johnson, Wise (?) 26 Rowe, Herman Henry 114
Burch, Ambrose 13 Jolley, Thomas 26 Ryan, John 97
Burriss, John 108 Jones, Clarence E. 80
Burruss, John 79 Jones, Edward A. 127 Sanson/Sunson, John Everett 156
Buttler, George 77 Jones, Edward E. 6 Sanson/Sunson, Laurence E 156
Jones, William H. 137 Sawyer, Max 149
Cade, David 36 Jones, Wilson 90 Scates, Hugh M. 71
Cade, Lora Ann 36 Schewerhorn, Amanda Jane 95
Calanin, Anatalia 103 Kane, Charles H. 8 Schockenbrock, Henry C. 71
Callahan, James 27 Kasters, Benjamin 82 Schultz, Mary 28
Callinmore, E. B. 25 Keely, Jacob 9 Schuman, Jacob H. Jr. 126
Camerer, Norman Lester 159 Kelly, Fred E. 147 Shackleford, Wm. Curtis 78
Campbell, John 100 Kelly, Harvey 135 Shane, Oscar Leroy 100
Campbell, Robert 35 Kessie, Wilbert 158 Shaw, E. T. (E.J.?) 102
Canady, Ollie 12 Kessinger, Solomon 141 Shenkle, Wilfred Ray 82
Cardwell, John W. 43 Killebrew, Robert A. 154 Shirley, Dr. E. 117
Carmean, Belle Peoria 125 Kinser, Charles E. 42 Short, Charles P. 130
Carmean, William 23 Kinser, Roy 105 Short, Laurence Jasper 144
Carmedy, James 14 Klinger, Peter 94 Shouse, Albert N. 114
Carroll, Thomas 98 Knight, Patrick 1 Shuddle, Marcus L. 155
Carter, James Vincent 144 Knoth, William 116 Sieberman, Edward 83
Carter, W. A. 18 Kurg, William A. 125 Smith, Irvin 46
Casey, David E. 39 Smith, Peter 14
Caswell, Susan 41 Lahr, Joseph H. 48 Speagle, Alma 143
Cavanaugh, William 23 Lawson, Marrian George 122 Speagle, Goldie May 111
Champion, Luther 29 Ledbetter, David 32 Stallinger, James 5
Clapp, Carl 103 Lee, Lena 47 Staples, George W. 100
Clarady, F. C. 3 Lee, Mary 18 Steavenson, Bert 93
Clarkhuff, N. W. 17 Light, Hezekiah 45 Stevens, Fred 123
Cochran, Harry 87 Lilliken, Laura Louise 136 Stoddard, W. H. 25
Conway, Silas Dean 159 Little, William 135 Stone, A. M.(?) 7
Cook, Alexander F. 11 Logsdon, Edgar Darrell 145 Stone, Missouri Coates 143
Cox, Benjamin R. 101 Looper, Albert 107 Strait, Gideon 42
Cox, Franklin James 132 Lovell, T. 16 Strawmatt, Hardin 78
Crabtree, Martha 91 Luther, Robert K. 72 Strode, E. Edgar 121
Craig, Infant of Rbt & wife 16 Sullivan, Charles Albert 140
Cranlay, clarence 10 Maddy, Mattie E. 92 Sunson/Sanson, John Everett 156
Crater, August 148 Maning, John L. 21 Sunson/Sanson, Laurence E 156
Crawford, Charles 119 Manz, William 21 Suttles, Alaska May 131
Crow, William M. 15 Market, Edward 86 Suttles, Jordan C. 85
Cunningham, Clarissa 2 Marlin, Thomas 72 Sutton, Marsh 76
Marshall, Jackson 110 Sutton, Mayo Earl 140
Dale, Lucy Bell 155 Martin, Charles Edward 83 Swaringin, John Smith 153
Darr, George William 148 Martin, Joseph 112
Davidson, John 15 Matthews, George M. 124 Tateman, Thomas 12
Davis, Buford 66 May, David 30 Taylor, Henry 40
Davis, Eva M. 21 Mayberry, Edward Ashley 156 Taylor, James F. 40
Davis, Giles N. 88 McCarty, Charles H. 118 Taylor, Thomas L. 75
Dawdy, W. 3 McFarland, Bertha 39 Thomas, William D. 77
Day, George W. 44 McFarland, Lezrus 31 Thompson, David A. 31
Deeds, Clarence 131 McGuinus, William H. 128 Thompson, Edward Allen 148
Delacy, G. W. 19 McKearney, John M. 86 Thompson, Harry 88
DeLong, Levi 45 McLamar, John Ray 154 Thompson, William 129
DeShasier, H. Clinton 127 McNamara, Thomas 72 Turnbill, Jas. 96
DeSollar, J. E. 150 Mehrhoff, James Henry 154
Donovan, Garrett L. 42 Melcher, J. A. 121 Unknown Infant 6
Downey, Eugene L. 16 Miller, Dr. Oliver A. 76 Unknown Man 99
Downs, Silas Sheppard 152 Miller, George W. 83 Unknown Man 126
Doyle, John 138 Miller, Mrs. Ida 76 Unknown Man 128
Driver, Pleasant 118 Miller, Mrs. Lucy 141 Unknown Man 5
Duprey, Alex 97 Miller, Nancy J. 2 Unknown Man 29
Monroe, Anne Marie 74 Unknown Man of Color 99
Eades, James H. 81 Monroe, Jas. R. F. 73 Unknown, Elliott 139
Eastham, Frank 89 Montgomery, Andrew 22
Edison, Mrs. Alice Mae 139 Moore, George 14 Vandaveer, Asbury 113
Edwards, Edward Leroy (?) 115 Moore, S. C. 12 Voiles, Marchel 102
Ellmore, Fredrick L. 92 Morgan, Bicca 11
Elwood, William 144 Morian, James, Jr. 127 Waggoner, John F. 96
Epstein, Fred 128 Morris, Martin 152 Wahl, Jacob 151
Ewing, Grace Ellen 109 Morrow, James 125 Wahl, James Blevins 153
Ewing, Thmas 108 Murray, George L. 123 Walker, John A. 150
Mytinger, Fred A. 101 Walls, James Monroe 71
Fagg, John 49 Wansley, James 1
Fender, Ollie 108 Neighbors, Ema Jane 19 Ware, Benjamin F. 5
Ferris, Alfred Victor 149 Neukum, Madison 158 Warren, Golden 26
Fetter, Lyman B. 74 Newingham, Elizabeth 87 Washburn, J. M. P. 11
Fitzjarrell, Edgar 89 Newman, John/Joseph S. 116 Waters, Jas. E. 86
Foley, Thomas 17 Newton, Ray 139 Watts, Newell Smith 137
Fox, Morey D. 151 Newton, Thomas 84 Webb, Wm. Francis 147
French, William Paul 146 Nolan, Edward 157 Weber, Mary 155
Fry, William H. 95 Welch, Mihcael 13
Furgeson, Charles 134 Osterdock, Frank a. 145 Whalen, C. M. 47
Otwell, Sarah Wilda 146 White, Infant of Lena White 33
Galley, Amlosis 33 Whitlock, Marian 106
Garrett, Bert 84 Painter, Clarence 120 Whitmore, Robert H. 134
Garrett, John H. 92 Palmer, Guy 116 Whitworth, Lloyd 132
Garrett, Lemuel 102 Patterson, Elmer E. 104 Wilhite, Emeline 119
Gary, Henry H. 136 Peeples, Orville 114 Williams, George 85
Gilbert, Charles E. 35 Pence, John W. 85 Williams, Mattie D. 101
Good, W. H. 8 Perrin, A. E. 75 Wilson, C. H. 34
Goodall, Robert 124 Peters, Charles E. 4 Winn, John 90
Gordan, George R. 14 Phillips, Louisa 132 Winn, Stella 43
Gordon, Hattie 113 Phillips, William A. 46 Woodridge, Alexander 22
Graham, Robert 41 Pickquett, William 99 Woods, Augustus 32
Grimes, Sarah 17 Pinkerton, Flossie 157 Wyatt, Mrs. Dovy 104
Griswold, V. William 124 Pinkerton, Infant of Flossie 157
Grove, Willis 110 Pipkin, James 19 Young, Anna 31
Groves, Beverly 106 Pogue, Dorsey Cowgill 136 Young, Jacob 80
Guendahl, B. (?) 26 Pointer, John 75
Pope, Sarah A. 2
Pope, William 1

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