CORONER INQUEST


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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 Gdeneral 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
       
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