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GRUNDY COUNTY DEATH INDEX PAGE
Copyrighted 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 by R. J. Jolley

This page covers several indexes:

1.     Grundy County Court House Combined Death Indexes for Book 1 thru 6 for years 1878 to- 1930. (6746 entries)

2.     Grundy County Death Records for Book 1 for years 1878 to 1904. (2562 entries)

3.     Morris Daily Herald Year End Obit Index for years 1931 to 1961. (6955 entries)

4.     Morris Daily Herald Obit data for years 04-15-2002 to 09-23-2003. (1001 entries)

Grundy County Court House Combined Death Indexes for
Book 1 thru 6
for Years 1878 to- 1930.

This is an index to the deaths that occurred in Grundy County Illinois and are recorded at the County Court house in Morris Illinois. This has been copied from a copy of their list but combines all the books into one database and sorted alphabetically.

The exact dates are not provided but a range of date is.

Date ranges

Book #1A 1878-1904

Book #2 1904-1910

Book #3 1910-1917

Book #4 1917-1922

Book #5 and #6 1922-1930

If ordering these death certificate from the County Court house you will need to provide the book number and page number along with the name you are looking for.

This index is sorted alphabetically regardless of book number.

Select the first letter of the last name desired:

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

 

Grundy County Death Records for Book 1 for years 1878 to 1904

 

The Next section is the Death Dates for those listed in Book 1A above with additional information such as Name, age, place of death and Cemetery if known.

 

In the Column “Cemetery” if the name of the cemetery has a CR at end, this means I found the individual in Cemetery records of that cemetery.

 

I visually scanned the following Cemetery records Evergreen, Mount Carmel, Saratoga, West Lisbon, Lisbon, Helmar, Plattville Lutheran and Methodist, Aux Sable, Sample, Short, and Norway. This was a quick scan using information provide for location from Grundy records. I did use Morris, Morris Cemetery, Protestant Cemetery when going through Evergreen and Catholic and Old Catholic when searching Mount Carmel’s records but did not use in searching other Cemetery records. Just too many cemetery records and those individuals list in these categories were too large for the time I had to give this effort. I do know I missed some.

 

Pages of Grundy County Record book pages 134 through 190 (item 1727 through 2446) were not microfilmed but stated that the information was restricted. But I do have the names from the Index for book 1A at courthouse. So they are just listed with name and a date band of 1878-1904 as date of death and no other information.

 

Under “Z” you will also find record information on a few that where not listed with a last name or I could not make out.

 

Also If you see ** before the Book/Page number this means this name was in the Book 1A index but was not in the record book. But I believe at courthouse they could find the Certificate with this number. But I do not know the reason for this difference.

This index is sorted alphabetically regardless of book location.

Select the first letter of the last name desired:

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

 

Y

Z

 

Morris Daily Herald Year End Obit Index for years 1931 to 1961

 

This list is published in the Morris Daily Herald at end of each year and was to list all the obits that appeared in the paper for that year. But it does not. My estimate is that it contains about 75% of the obits contained in the newspapers.

 

The other obvious problem is the age and place of death given in this summary. At many point in the summary 3 people would had died at same age, same place on same date and would be in a place such as Near Stavanger, IL. I do not have a 100% confidence that these items are always accurate.

 

If you do not find an individual in this list but know they died in this area or the age or place of death do not match your information I would highly suggest you look in the paper for the obit by using the date you have to see if can find your relative.

 

Select the first letter of the last name desired:

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

 

Y

Z

 

Morris Daily Herald Obit data for years 04-15-2002 to 09-23-2003

The data contained here is what I found in the obituary carried in the paper.

Select the first letter of the last name desired:

A-B

C-E

F-H

I-L

M-N

O-P

Q-S

T-Z

 

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