1850 Oregon Mortality Census

 

The 1850 mortality census recorded people who had died during the year ending 1st of June, 1850. Most of the counties are in alphabetical order but Clark is listed at the very bottom.  I have done the best I could but some counties were harder to read then others, I don't know if it is because of the actual census or of the copy of microfilm I purchased. Remember, mistakes can be made!! Enjoy!

Name

Age

Sex

Color

Free/Slave

Marr./Wid.

Birth

Month died

profession

causeof death

days Ill

1850 Benton Co.

Morgan, Daniel

30

M

 

 

Married

Unknown

August

Farmer

Consumption

C(?)

Dans, Wm.

6/12

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

October

 

Croup

1

Remarks: An abundance of fir timber a--- the streams and foot of the mountains. A-- --- these the timber(?) is principally oak. The praries are f—and partly cultivated

1850 Clackamas Co.

McKinley, Peter

1/2

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

February

 

Worms

8

Cutting, James

30

M

 

 

Married

New Hampshire

February

None

Fever

20(?)

Larkins, Wm.

56

M

 

 

Married

Tennessee

March

 

Gastretis

 

Jackson, James

1

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

January

 

Chom(?) Infantar(?)

 

Switzeler, Maria

42

F

 

 

Married

Tennessee

May

 

Diarrhea

17

1850 Clatsop Co.

Wirt(?) Jerusha

30

F

 

 

Married

New Jersey

February

 

Child Birth

7(?)

Smith, De-ter(?)

2

M

 

 

 

Oregon

November

 

Typhus F.

20

Curtendall(?), I.

28

M

 

 

 

Missouri

December

Farmer

Disentary

40

Pool, Charles

18

M

 

 

 

Massachusetts 

December

Sailor

Disentary

50

Whitmon(?), William

48

M

 

 

 

Massachusetts

December

Farmer

Disentary

40

1850 Lewis Co.

Warden(?), Henry

25

M

 

 

 

New York

February

Engineer

Disentary

40

1850 Linn Co.

Clark, James

35

M

 

 

Married

New York

(Feby?)

Farmer

Consumption

years

Heton(?), John W.

20

M

 

 

Married

Kentucky

July

Farmer

Consumption

years

1850 Marion Co.

Clyne, Joseph

4

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

September

 

Flux

9

Hanier, Cary

10(?)

F

 

 

 

Illinois

October

 

Fever

6

Peterson, Sarah

32

F

 

 

 

North Carolina

May

 

Unknown

180

Looney, Wiliam

32

M

 

 

Married

Tennessee

August

Farmer

Drowned

 

Bellinger, Edward

36

M

 

 

Married

New York

October

Farmer

Aneurism(?)

30

Hunt(?), Temperance

46

F

 

 

Married

North Carolina

October

Laborer

Dropsy

120

Crowell, John

30

M

 

 

 

New York(?)

August

 

Uncertain

15

Biamaise, Angelique

24

F

 

 

Married

Oregon Territory

May

 

Consumption

40

Gibson, H.

24

F

 

 

Married

Kentucky

November

 

Typus Fever

11

Gibson, Joseph M.

6

M

 

 

 

Missouri(?)

December

 

Typus Fever

17

Gibson, George

3

M

 

 

 

Missouri(?)

December

 

Typus Fever

11

Smith, David H.

11(?) or 21

M

 

 

 

Missouri(?)

December

 

Drowned

 

Cox, John

2

M

 

 

 

Missouri(?)

March

 

Scarlet Fever

9

1850 Polk Co.

Legget, Thomas S.

27

M

 

 

Married

Missouri

January

Farmer

Cmp(?) Fever

8

Zumalt, Thomas K.

26

M

 

 

 

Missouri

January

Farmer

Cmp(?) Fever

7

Bowman, Elizabeth

65

F

 

 

Married

Pennsylvania

November

 

Consumption

C

Vanderpool, Catharine

3

F

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

July

 

Croup(?)

1

Martin, Wm.

2/12

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

March

 

White Swelling

20

Remarks: Two of the above died of diseases contracted on their way from the mines. Along the streams and foot of the mountains in this county there is an abundance of fir timber(?) but away from these the only timber is oak.

 

 

Name

Age

Sex

Color

Free/Slave

Marr./Wid.

Birth

Month died

profession

causeof death

days Ill

1850 Washington Co.

Rice, Francis

3

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

December

 

Inf. of Bowels

7

Rice, Rosalie

1

F

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

December

 

Inf. of Bowels

5

Athy, Mary

2

F

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

November

 

Unknown

3 months

Stephens, Emmer

21

M

 

 

 

Indiana

January

Farmer

Murdered

Instant

Howty, Julian

4

F

 

 

 

Iowa

May

 

By(?) Fev(?)

11

Coffin, Chas.

8/12

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

April

 

Unknown

7

Hairsson, Cyrus N.

1

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

January

 

Unknown

1

Walters, Rachael

68

F

 

 

Married

Pennsylvania

October

 

Diahrea

5

Wilkins, Catharine

28

F

 

 

 

Rocky Mountains

December

 

Inf. of lungs

1

Johnson, Phillip H.

1

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

April

 

Diahrea

5

Joysa, John

50

M

 

 

 

Canada

December

Farmer

Sappopting  or Appoplexy(?)

2 hours

1850 Yamhill Co.

Birds, James

2/12

M

 

 

 

Oregon Territory

Unknown

 

Disease of the brain

6

Tenston, Mary

8

F

 

 

 

Illinois

April

 

S. Fever

6 months

1850 Clark Co.

Colder, John

35

M

 

 

Married

Hudson’s Bay

November

Voygeure

Billios Fever

15

 

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