Death Records from Missouri Newspapers, 1861-1865. (the Civil War Years)
By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson & Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1983, reprinted 2017, 130 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-442-5
These records cover the time frame of 1810-1857 and contains about 2,900 deaths taken from 20 newspapers. This book sequels two previous books from the same author covering the same period (MO23 & MO24). This book differs from the other two volumes in that: some, primarily adults, are from papers not available for the earlier books while the remaining balance of the book deals with children previously omitted due to space limitations. The records cover a long period, from baby Harriet Penrose who died in St. Louis in Feb. 1810 to deaths on both sides of the state (Kansas City, St.Louis) and numerous places between, in 1857. Most of the children and many women could not be found in a census; they were born and died before 1850, or born before 1850 and died young.