Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Missouri Death Certificates 1909-1969

The Missouri Secretary of State web site has a searchable database of images of death certificates for the state of Missouri from 1910 -1969. It can be found at https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Records/Archives/ArchivesMvc/ . If you have anyone in your family tree that died in the State of Missouri between these years, I encourage you to search the database. Over a period of a few days, I searched my genealogy database for anyone that died in Missouri during these years. I didn't find every one of them but I did find 58, from just about every branch of my family tree. Several of these gave me new information such as parents, spouses and death dates that I didn't have before. Some causes of death I saw were burned due to a child playing with fire, to typhus, to electrocution.

Here are the Missouri death certificates I found during this search that are most closely related to me. Others are more distantly related and in-laws.

My father's second cousin, four year old Charlotte Jeanette Bixenman

My third cousin, 20 day old, Ann Elizabeth Bixenman

My father's first cousin once removed, Christopher Bixenman

My great-granduncle, Colonel John Huntz Bixenman.

My father's first cousin once removed and son of Colonel John Huntz Bixenman, Joseph Bixenman.

My mother's third cousin, William Henry Menke.

Athenatius Mudd, who was the grandson of Dr. Joseph Mudd, who operated on John Wilkes Boothe, Abraham Lincoln's assassin. He is also the great-great-grandfather of one family of cousins and great-grandfather of another family of cousins, both of which are children of one of my mother's sisters.

My father's first cousin twice removed, Charles Neason. I just noticed that it lists his birthplace as Carthage, Missouri. He was actually born in Carthage, Illinois.

My father's second cousin once removed and son of Charles Neason, Maurice Neason.

Not all records are found on Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage and the rest of the big genealogy web sites, but sometimes you can still find them online at the various state and local government web sites, such as the Missouri Secretary of State. Definitely check them out if you have anyone in your family that died in Missouri between 1910 and 1969.


1 comment:

  1. Missouri Heritage is one of my favorite websites. Glad my husband has lots of ancestors who lived there.