The Missouri Republican newspaper usually reported five or six deaths a week. In July 1849, reported deaths numbered nearly 150. This number was only about five percent of the actual deaths. By August, the plague had started to subside.

This list was transcribed from the Missouri Republican newspaper. Microfilm of this newspaper is available at Missouri Historical Society and the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia.

If you are trying to find verification of your ancestor’s death in 1849, check the 1850 Missouri Mortality Federal Census Schedule.

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This list was published in the 1978 St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 11, number. 3, pages 67–71.

The Missouri Republican Death Notices, Jul 1849

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