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Inquest Deceased Date Coroners
Inquest Box #
Cause Comment
4002 32 Baggerly Alma Louise 8-24-1924 Stroke
4025 0 Bailey James J 9⁄23⁄1938 15 Auto Death by Auto
4057 4 Bailey Earl 09-02-1944 Drown Accidental Drowning Age 13
4009 24 Baily John A Rev 06-21-1944 9 Starved Death by Starvation Aug 87 - burial Mt Pleasant Cem, Posey Co., In Died in St. Louis, Mo
4013 14 Baine Anna M AKA Bane Anna M 0700701897 13 Sun Sunstroke or heat stroke, age 72 and 5' tall
40101 Baker George 01-01-1892 10 Accidental Gunshot Death by accidental gunshot wound he hemmorraged.
4008 24 Baker Jame 1880 8 Murder Killed by William Reed
4047 1 Baker William 4-10-1972 22 Anoxia at General Electric Plant Deceased at work at the General Electric Plant due to entring an atmosphere of nitrogen and death was due to acute anoxia.  Witnesses were: Kincheloe, Robert e: Herron, James C; Johnson, S D : Schorr, Paul M; Thomas, Robert G; Tomilson, Frank; Maurer, Allen' and Ragsdale, Gary W.
4061 4 Baldwin Fred 11-22-1942 Heart Death due to acute myo-cardiac failure, age 54, eyes blue, 5'9" tall and 15- lbs.
4030 5 Baldwin Gertrude 8-23-1939 Auto Accident Fracture of the skull, result of an auto accident .  Age 71
4007 9 Baldwiln William Roy 12-04-1906 7 Suicide Gun Suicide by gun shot.  Age 19, 5'11".  Found under apple tree near residence of Alfred Hampton.
4004 5 Banks Anne D 2-11-1924 4 Drowned Drowning accident while skating on ice Age 10.
4024 23 Banks Kathrine JoHannah 7-13-1969 24 Violence Shot by Banks, William August Vioence she was shot with a bullet by her husband see 4024-32
4024 32 Banks William August 701301969 24 Violence Shot Violence he was shot with a bullet See 4024-23
4024 3 BanksWilliam Daniel 7-13-1969 24 Suicide  Suicide violence at Mt Vernon by bullet shot.  Witnesses were Mr and Mrs Arthur Watson
4009 30 Banta Burnice T 12-6-1926 9 Train Accident when stepping off the engine of a train, Age 56
4017 34 Bargue Iva 1-15-1911 17 Pneumonia Death by Pneumonia
4067 42 Barker Ellen 3-1-1911 17 Natural Natural Causes - She is colored and about age 75 - Mt. Vernon
4047 2 Barnes Lavendar Herman 6-18-1971 22 Drowning Accidental drowning in Ohio River while wading Olsey Beach on the Kentucky shore.  Crnr - Hinderliter Daniel
4030 6 Barnett Ottho 6-26-1939 Heart Angina Death by acute angina.  Age 71.  He fell over dead in his yard and was found by his brother John Barnett.
4008 28 Barnhardt William P 1899 8 Poison Death by Paint poisoning
4066 2 Bass Bradie L 8-15-1960 Heart Cause of Death was coronary occlusion of heart.  White, male, age about 65
4018 37 Bass Hallie R 7-6-1920 Drown Death by - Drowned - Age 23
4058 2 Bauer Anthony L 3-26-1942 Suicide Death by suicide by gun-shot self inflicted at Point Twp. age 64.
4061 5 Bauer Herdis F 8-08-1957 Natural Death at Point Twp, natural causes, immediate c.o.d. coronary thrombosis due to arteeriosclerotic heart disease with coronary sclerosis
4014 14 Bauman Anna M 11-08-1936 15 Auto Death by Auto
4008 32 Bayer Adam 1927 8 Suicide Death by Suicide
4022 2 Bays Vernon 6-05-1951 Suicide He was found at his home near Winkler ferry by Roy Hyatt,  He deceased from a self-inflicted gun shot and determined suicide.
4013 8 Beal John 7-06-1894 13 Train Death by Passenger Train ran him down, age 18 and 5'2" tall.  Age 18
4030  7 Becker Edward 3⁄07⁄1939 Heart Angina Death by acute angina at home.  He just fell over-dead at his home in Wadesville.
4061 6 Becker Valentine John 10-24-1942 Heart Death in Center Twp, due to angina pectoria, age 79, 5'8" tall, 150 lbs, eyes grey and hair brown.
4018 4 Beckerle Joseph 6-13-1920 18 Drown Drowned in Ohio River, age 20.
4066 3 Beirman Joseph L 7-22-11960 Suicide Gun Suicide by shotgun wound to upper abdomen, self-inflicted.  Widow is Sallie Beirman and grandson is David Beirman.  He was an elderly male.  MD was William B. Challman.
680 19 Bell Alfred c 1870
4011 43 Bellville Mary C 1-02-1915 11 Heart Death by Heart Disease
4030 8 Bennett Jessie 2-28-1941 Premature Age 18 days old an infant son of Jessie Bennett who was premature
4019 29 Benthall John D 4-18-1920 Suicide19 He cut his throat with a razor.  Age 55.  Son if David Benthall.  Coroner was John G. Neuman.
4013 10 Bentley Naylor 5-13-1895 13 Mule Kick Kicked by mule and received injuried that killed him, age ?, 5'9" tall, 150 lbs, brown hair gray eyes
4057 5 Benton Gus Lewis 12-7-1945 Heart Cause of death was heart failure, chronic mycerditis, age 62.  Residence was New Harmony.
4024 4 Bernd Dora Anna 2-24-1969 24 Natural Deach by natural causes of arteries - Age 72 born 26 Jun 1896
4030 9 Bernd George 12-06-1941 Old Age Death by old age he fellat home at 7 am and was dead by 11:55 a.m.  Died by a paralytic stroke.  Age 80
4046 2 Bettag Robert 7-30-1947   Drowned Death by Drowning
4018 13 Betz Margaret 6-22-1909 18 Train Struck by a Train - Age 6
4047 3 Biehl Anna 2-26-1972 22 Natural At Nursing Home - Merrimac - Death by natural causes at Cynthianan due to septicemiz and toxemia due to perinephrie absess and was shizophreniz.  
4022 3 Biemiller Jacob Henry 5-14-1950   Drowned DIED   Mr Jacob Henry Biemiller died trying to save children from drowning.  Three children drowned while on the river with three siblings and their father Hinderliter, Frederick James Jr.,  Deceased were: Deig, Marcellus Edward age 8; Deig, Donald Lewis age 5; and Carr, and Hillary Dale age 9.  Two children swam to safety Carr, Carolyn Sue and Crawford, Carolyn Sue.  Crawford Jerry Wayne was saved.  Mt. Biemiller had floated near the Mt Vernon Water Works and was recovered 22 May 1950.  See Also Box 4022-10, 4022-15 & 4022-16.
4013 33 Bill Peter ? 1895 13 Drowned Death by; Drowned
4010 24 Bishop Carolyn 4-16-1899 10 Heart Death by Heart
4002 42 4058 1 Bishop Eunice 6-19-1931 2 Heart Death by Heart Disease - chronic valvular at home of V D Smith, age 44
4009 22 Bixler Enoch b 3-7-1928 9 Heart Heart trouble - Age 73
4016 20 Black Albert E 6-28-1937 16 Suicide Suicide in the barn at his home near Farmersville.  Bullet wound in the head and rope strangulation.  He was age 61.
4046 3 Black Robert 2-04-1945 Rheumatic Death by acute rheumatic
4030 10 Blackburn Dallas 4⁄09⁄1941 Electrocution Electrocution.  He was age 30.
4003 22 Blackburn Edgar 10-17-1931 3 Murdered Death by Murdered by Dave Benthall over pecan tree.  His right templar bone fractured when hewas hit by a blow in a fight.
4015 41 Blackburn James William 10-10-1937 15 Auto Death by Auto
4028 4 Blackburn Marcus Owen 12⁄14⁄1913 28 Gun Shot Gun shot wound, inflicted by the accidental discharge of the gun.  He was 11 years old.  Coroner Merle A Weisinger
4006 18 Blackburn Rebecca 1925 6 Burnt Death by burnt
4018 28 Blackford James 4⁄05⁄1932 18 Train Death by Train ran over him -  Age 76
4022 4 Blackford Martin VanBuren 1-16-1950 Wabash He was found in the Wabash River 2 mi SE of Griffin.  He was alive when found but the shock of the cold water was too much for him.  His boat capsized.  Found by and he saw it happen was Charles J Watson of Grayville, Il.  Coroner was John W. Doane.  Determined Accidental death from shoch from exposure in water about 45 minutes when he fell from a boat.
4016 22 Blake Edmond Thomas 8-20-1938 16 Drown Death by Drowning while bathing in Ohio River at High Banks, age 19.
4047 4 Blaylock Allen Ray 4-10-1972 22 Anoxia at General Electric Plant He deceased at work at the General Electric Plant due to entering an atmosphere of nitrogen and death was due to acute anoxia.  Witnesses were:  Kinchloe, Robert E; Herron, James D; Johnson, S D; Schorr, Paul M Thompson, Robert G; Tomilson, Frank; Maurer, Allen; and Ragsdale, Gary W.
4005 3 Bockstahler Jacob 7-03-1916 5 Lightning Death by Lightning
4004 1 Boehringer Roy 4-04-1930 4 Suicide Death by Suicide by taking strichnine- He had a problem with his little girl's eyes and she kept him up at night.
4030 12 Boener Adam 11⁄01⁄1939 Heart acute angine at age 66
4018 33 Boerner Anna Georga 4-29-1909 18 Natural Natural causes - age 32
4011 50 Bohberber Katherine 10-09-1913 11 Heart Heart Failure,  
4028 5 Boone infant 10-24-1934 28 Still born Still born
4007 16 Booten Alvis 3-01-1907 7 Suicide Suicide drinking carbolic acid poisoning.  Found Black Twp. Age 48
4011 35 Boren James C 1899 11 Heart Deaby ty Heart - FILE MISSING
4047 5 Borg Robin Duane 9-06-1972 22 Drowning Accidental drowning while wading in Wabash River located at Bull Island.  Witnesses were Richard  R Fenton and Mark W Christensen.
4005 28 Bosaw Artettis W 9-02-1917 5 Suffocation Suffocation
4028 2 Bottomley Glendola 8-11-1935 28 Drown Wabash Drowning in the Wabash River, accidental while bathing.  This happened at the Rail Road Bridge.  She sank and Fayetta Bottomley, Ralph Shepard, Arietta Shepard and Chester Creekmur went to get help.  The body was found the next day.  Statement of Luther Cross he and his two brothers Lemuel Cross and Ernest Cross and Curtis Harman and John Bottomly her brother found her about a mile and half from where she was drowned.  She was 5'6" tall, 14 years old, blue eyes, light brown hair, and had on a red bathing suit.
4007 22 Bower Charles J 3-11-1907 7 Heart Death by Heart failure Age 70.  G Runcie, MD
4007 26 Boyce Malcolm 6-19-1906 7 Drowned Death by: Drowned.  Found Black Twp. Age 14
4018 41 Boyd Hollie 5-16-1920 18 Suicide Suicide by drowning in a cistern at her home.  Age 45
4028 3 Boyd William Douglas 12⁄8⁄1935 28 Croup Death by Croup.  Died Black Twp at the home of William Boyd he was 3 years old.  Witness Ina Boyd
4047 6 Bracco John 5-31-1972 22 Suicide Death due to self inflicted gunshot wounds to the thorasic area of the heart.  He had mental disorders envolving financial and physical conditions.  He was at home in St. Wendell area and found by sheriff Carl Dick.
4066 4 Brandt Susan M 4-24-1960 Heart Casue of Death was heart disease age 70.
4057 6 Brass Peter Anton 3-8-1946 Heart Cause of death was chronic heart disease Age 70.  Wife Anna Brass
4067 8 Brauser Dorothy Dean 1-31-1933 17 Heart Death by Organic heart disease - all she had on was cotton underclothes
4016 21 Bray Brownie 6-5-1937 16 Drown Death by Drowned accidentally in the Wabash River, age 33.
4022 5 Breeze Covington 2-15-1952 Heart Cause was natural of valvular disease of heart  Crnr Merle Weisinger
4063 3 Breeze George Rie 7-12-1942 Heart Cause of death was acute angina pectoris at home in Black Twp.  Age 56
4068 1 Breeze Harvey 6-3-1931 Drowned Drowned in Ohio River accidentally.  He was part of a recreational club.
4002 37 Breeze Harvey 1931 2 Heart Death by Heart
4021 8 Breiner Charles Anthony 19-27-1949 21 Natural Causes Natural causes - exact cause not determined.  Josephine Breiner was the one deposed, Charles was her husband.
4007 11 Brenner Margaret 12-28-1907 7 Natural Causes Death by Natural causes - Age 66, 5'7", 165 lbs
4008 29 Brewer Flora 1900 8 Abortion Death by Abortion (colored)
4024 5 Bridgeman Randy Joe 8-7-1967 24 Accidental Accidental from broken neck and severed juglar vein
4030 11 Brinkman Mollie 1-4-1939 Suicide Acid Death by: drinking carbolic acid.  She was age 78.  She was a Miss.
4047 7 Britt Nora 11-24-1972 22 Natural Causes Death by: Natural causes myocondra shock heart disease
4017 21 Brock Jackson 10-22-1910 17 Train Death by Train - Train hit him and his horse and buggy and daughter while crossing the tracks on Canal Street in Mt. Vernon.  The train was on the L & N RR and the engineer saw the horse fly and he says he was going 25 mph.
4067 27 Brookens Van 2-22-1909 17 Suicide Death by: Suicide - Lynn Twp - Abt age 22 - Carbolic acid poisoning- He had been crying
4057 7 Brown Franklin Delane 6-21-1945 Suicide Case of death was strangulation from hanging probably with children prank.  Age 12 With Henry Lee Wells
4002 31 Brown Roy Allen 4-16-1924 2 Train Death by: Train wreck accident Age 9
4028 6 Brown Samuel F 2-9-1936 28 Coronary Th Death by: Coronary Thrombosis.  He was 6'2" 54 years old.  He was dressed in a Blue Serge Suit and White Shirt.
4063 4 Browning Artie Mishie 1-2-1943 Heart Cause of Death: was heart trouble at home, 908 W 2nd St, Mt Vernon.  Age 70 .  Dau-in-law Madge K. Browning.
4004 19 Browning John W 8-2-1919 4 Accident - Fire Death by: Burned by fire started with gasoline by mother - Age 10- Accidental death resulted in three hours - Coroner John G. Neumann.
4004 20 Browning Viola 8-3-1919 4 Fire Death by: Fire started with gasoline and she was burned - Age 27
4012 1 Browning William 1881 12 Drowned Death by: Drowned
4068 2 Browning William 5-22-1831 Drowned Cause of death - Drowning - fell off a boat
4018 25 Bruce Florance 1895 18 Abortion Death by: Abortion
4016 24 Bryant Ida 1-23-1933 16 Suicide Death by: Suicide.  Drowned herself in wood lot pond on John F Stallings place.  She was age 36.  Her husband found her and his name is Peter Brandt.  Harry Morrow helped pull her out.
4047 8 Bryant John H 2-21-1971 22 Natural Natural Causes - coronary heart attack
4002 36 Bryant William A 6-3-1931 2 Drowned Death by: Drowning in Ohio River accidentally - Age 47
4024 6 Buchanan George Louis 4-25-1969 24 Accidental Fall Death by: Accident massive basal skull fracture, broken neck.  With or found by Bill Garten and John Wolfe.- At work by falling from a unit vessel on which he was working.  He fell 25 feet onto gravel and died instantly.
4068 4 4012 2 Buckner Judy 7-23-1881 12 Violence Death by: Child by violence
4011 39 Buckner Linis 2-18-1915 11 Indigestion Death by: Indigestion
4030 13 Buechler (infant) 8-11-1941 Premature Inquest Death by: died soon after birth and was 1 month premature.  Infant of Marie K. Buchler - Mom & Dad Kueber
4005 6 Bumpus Lacey Jr 5-12-1934 5 Measles Death by: Measles (colored)
4047 9 Bumpus Lacy 8-10-1971 22 Natural Cases of Death - Natural Causes- his wife said he had complained of chest pain for several weeks but not seen a Doctor.  He was found in the street by a car.  Crnr - Daniel L Hinderliter.
 4066 5 Bundren John Henry 5-6-1959 Suicide gun Cause of Death was suicide by gun.  He was a heavy drinker.  Statement by Mary Frances Wolfe
4017 14 4067 14 Bundy Izetta A 6-20-1880 17 Shot Death by: Gunshot wound to breast by William Penix.  Found near the farm of her father Christopher C Bundy.  Penix did with premeditation and murderous intent kill her.  He was working for her father and he took her fathers rifle to shoot squirrels and then one hour later the rifle was heard.  She was found lying on the road shot in her breast.  Penix executed himself with the rifle and also died.  MD was J B Williams.
4067 34 Burgess Iva 1-15-1911 17 Pneumonia Death by pneumonia and age about 3 month
4022 6 Burgis Virgil Loren 2-12-1951 Auto Accident Cause was auto overturning and crashing into a tree resulting in a broken neck and crushed chest.  Happned 1⁄2 mile East of Mt. Vernon n Hwy 62.
4017 39 4067 39 Burnett Marie 1-17-1911 17 Tubercolosis Death by TB=Tubercolosis  She is dcolored.
4046 4 Burns George 10-19-1944 Heart Death by heart attack, age 94
4063 5 Busefink Henry J 5-28-1944 Heart Cause of death was heart disease.  He was sick while on a trail 5 miles east of New Harmony.  Age 48
4007 1 Bush George M 2-15-1917 7 Heart Death by Heart
4007 38 Bush William 1910 7 Natural Natural causes
4018 35 Butler Loren C 6-6-1933 18 Drowned Death by - Drowned - Age 28
4021 18 Butler Nettie N 12-24-1948 21 Head Injury Death by - Accidental due to head injuries suffered when the auto she was driving was strick by an L & N freight train.
4057 8 Butrum Elza 7-4-1947 Drown Beach Case of death was accidental drowning while trying to save Lester Clark his brother-in-law and Margie Underhill at Manna Beach 7 miles est of Mt Vernon on the Ohio River.
4028 7 Byford Ed 6-24-1934 28 Dilatied Heart Death by Dilatation of the heart.  He was 6', 55 years.
4009 3 Bryant, William 11-5-1927 9 Heart Death by Heart
4009 41 Byrd Fred 5-1-1927 8 Drowned Drowned accident - age 8
4086 5 Byrd Garland Edward 1-30-1964 Natural Cause of death was natural occulsion
4009 16 Byrnes Charles S 3-17 -1928 9 Heart Death by Heart dilation- Age 64