TIPCOA OBITUARY INDEX LINKS. See others below.
Tippecanoe County Indiana
Death Records Project
1882 to 1920
|In an effort to help family historians find
their family death dates, We have posted the Tippecanoe County Death
Index created by the Works
Administration Project (WPA). This index included deaths from 1882 through 1920. We included a column to
add the cemetery name, if known, in this index. We know it's helpful in finding
other family members. These real Death Records books
have not been microfilm to date in our County.
During the period 1936-1940 the Indiana Works Progress Administration indexed a large part of the birth, marriage and death records of 68 of Indiana's 92 counties. Marriage records were indexed from 1850 through 1920. Birth and death records were indexed from 1882 through 1920. While not all Counties conformed, Tippecanoe County did start vital records in 1882. Not all deaths were recorded, especially those families that lived out in the rural areas.
Undoubtedly there are typing errors when transcribing a project with this many dates. We find them in many early records. We listed it as it was printed. We did highlighted cells show information we found while linking the names to a tombstone. It could be the same person. We did not really want to correct the whole WPA list, just showing possible matches. There are a few names we hope we corrected, and they are in noted in red.
There are several newspapers in the Tippecanoe County Public library that you can check for obituaries. You may find a totally different obituary in daily newspapers if the family was local. You should check the weekly newspapers too. Sometime the obituaries were sent in later. These newspapers are on microfilm in the back reference areas at the main public library.
Try the Find A Grave listings below for Tippecanoe County. Use the search box to see who has been added. All but a handful are online now. (8-2012)
Rudys list of Archaic Medical Terms