Death Records of Missouri Men, 1808-1854.
By: Lois Stanley, George F. Wilson & Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1983, reprinted 2017, 178 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-440-9
Approximately 4,000 death notices from 60 newspapers. Some are familiar - Daniel Boone, Alexander McNair - but most were average citizens. Side by side with those who died on the way west, in Indian skirmishes, in explosions or in natural disasters, are the records of the peaceful end of those who died at home, “worthy and respected”.