Transcribed by Renee Smelley in July 2002
The mortality schedule was transcribed from the 1870 mortality schedule microfilm and only contains one page. I have transcribed this to the best of my ability.
Schedule 2 ------Persons who died during the Year ending 1st June, 1870 in ________________ in the county of Medina, State of Texas, enumerated by me, G. Mangold, Ass't Marshal.
(Note: G. Mangold's first name is George as that is what is written at the bottom of the page where he signed it.)
Column 1 = Number of the family as given in the 2nd column of Schedule 1. (note: if you look at the 1870 census the family number on this mortality schedule will match a family number on the census. This will tell you what family the person was living with.)
Column 2 = Name of every person who died during the year ending June 1, 1870, whose place of abode at the time of death was in this family.
Column 3 = Age last birth-day. If under on year, give months in fractions.
Column 4 = Sex--Males (M.) Females (F.)
Column 5 = Color---White (W.), Black (B.), Mulatto (M.), Chinese (Ch.), Indian (I.)
Column 6 = Married (M.) or Widowed (W.)
Column 7 = Place of Birth, naming the State or Territory of the U.S., or the country, if of foreign birth.
Column 8 = Father of Foreign birth.
Column 9 = Mother of Foreign birth.
Column 10 = The Month in which the person died.
Column 11 = Profession, Occupation, or Trade
Column 12 = Disease or Cause of Death.
Note 1 = I can't read what was originally written on the line because it has been marked through. Written above is the word Unknown.
Note 2 = I am unsure about the spelling of the first name.
Note 3 = Infirmity of age has been written on the line. The word Old has been written above.
Note 4 = Murdered by Indians has been written on the line, but the word murdered has been marked through. Another word has been written above the word murdered, but I can't make out what the word says.
Note 5 = Infirmity of age has been written on the line. The words Old Age have been written above.
Note 6 = Infirmity of age has been written on the line and the word old has been written above.
Note 7 = I am unsure about the spelling of the surname.
Note 8 = Infirmity of age has been written on the line, but the words Old Age have been written above.
Note 9 = Dlivery of Child has been written on the line and Child Birth has been written above.
Definitions come from Austin County TXGenWeb's page on Nineteenth Century Diseases
Consumption - A wasting away of the body; formerly applied especially to pulmonary tuberculosis. The disorder is now known to be an infectious disease caused by the bacterial species Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Synonyms: marasmus (in the mid?nineteenth century), phthisis.
Croup - Any obstructive condition of the larynx (voice box) or trachea (windpipe), characterized by a hoarse, barking cough and difficult breathing occurring chiefly in infants and children. The obstruction could be caused by allergy, a foreign body, infection, or new growth (tumor). In the early nineteenth century it was called cynanche trachealis. The crouping noise was similar to the sound emitted by a chicken affected with the pip, which in some parts of Scotland was called roup; hence, probably, the term croup. Synonyms: roup, hives, choak, stuffing, rising of the lights.
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