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Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 Covers Deaths Reported to County Clerk by Physicians

"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994." Database. FamilySearch. : 9 July 2020. Citing County Clerk, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago.

The Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 is the name of a collection of deaths for Chicago and Cook County, Illinois which are indexed. It covers the years 1878 to 1939 and 1955 to 1994. In 1877, all deaths were to be reported to the county clerk by physicians.


After the death of Columbus McClure (1881-1930) in Birmingham, Alabama, his wife and sons migrated to Chicago, Illinois. His sons Columbus and Archie lives and raised their families in Chicago. Their death are in the Illinois Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994 index:

Another family that moved from Arkansas then Tennessee settled in Cook County, Illinois. Just three of the nine brothers were found. Over three settled here or in Will County, Illinois. Two brothers and a sister lived in Ohio. One of these brothers moved near another in Illinois. Only one is living. One is missing or dead. The three that we found below are O. D. Foster, Walter Foster, and James Foster, the oldest.

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The 1993 death index for my uncle, Walter Foster, has the following information:

- Name

- Event date

- Event place

- Residence status

- Gender

- Age

- Marital status

- Race

- Occupation

- Birth date

- Birth place

- Funeral home

- Burial date

- Burial place

- Cemetery

- Father's name

- Mother's name

- Informant

You can order the original certificate from the Cook County, Illinois Clerk's Office: Genealogy Records. The original record may contain more information. To learn more see: Illinois, Cook County Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records


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