The Daily Missouri Democrat and the Missouri Republican newspapers printed information about citizens who suffered and usually died from sunstrokes. The earliest article is from 1853 and they extended to 1867. Obviously, the sunstroke articles only appeared in the heat of the summer.

The two newspapers listed above are available at Missouri Historical Society and other libraries.

Dennis Northcott suggested this collection and Audrey Flavin developed and transcribed the data. The articles started in the 2000 St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 33 and extended for three years.

Index to Sunstroke Death News Articles from 1853-1867 by Surnames

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