This file was extracted and contributed by:
Sarah Thorson Little
October 2006
Copyright.  All rights reserved. Permission was given by Sarah Thorson Little  to post this information on the Wright Co., IA Web Page.

Extracted from the Non population Census Schedules for Iowa, 1850-1880. T1156, Rolls 54, 55, 58, 62. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Items in [ ] – brackets added to compilation by the compiler from other sources. They were not on the original microfilm rolls.

Part of the Federal Censuses from 1850-1880 included a mortality schedule enumerating the individuals who had died in the previous year. Because each of the censuses from 1850-1880 began on June 1, "previous year" refers to the 12 months preceding June 1, or June 1 (of the previous year) to May 31 (of the census year).


Mortality Schedules --- Wright County Iowa

1860, 1870, 1880



Name                          Residence       Birthplace       Sex      Age     Death Date    Cause of Death           Other




Christy, Alice A                                                   Ohio                       F              14            Oct 1859                 Congestive chills                9 days ill

Okeson, Silas W                                                   Iowa                       M             1             Apr 1870                Croup                                     4 days ill

Overacker, Caroline E                                          Iowa                       F               3             Oct 1859                 Dysentary                             21 days ill                               

Sprague, Emily R                                                  Indiana                   F               7             Feb 1860                Inflammation of lungs         30 days ill

Walters, George W                                              Pennsylvania        M            29            Sep 1859                Congestion of the Liver      Farmer, Married, 9 days ill




Not Named                            Liberty                   Iowa                       F              9/12         Aug 1869               Acute Diarrhea

Ainsley, Sherman                 Clarion                   Michigan               M            28            Apr 1870                Drowned*                             Painter

Banks, Alesther                    Woolstock            Maine                     F              56            May 1870               Consumption                        Married

Boyington, Lewis A            Wall Lake              Iowa                       M             1             24 Aug 1869          Acute Diarrhea

Brown, Martha                     Eagle Grove           Iowa                       F               1             26 Nov 1869          Inflammation Bowels           Both parents foreign born

Butler, Elmer E                      Wall Lake              Wisconsin             M             8             28 May 1870          Typhoid Fever

Butler, Harriett F                   Wall Lake              Wisconsin             F              12            29 April 1869         Typhoid Fever

Campbell, Truman                Pleasant                 Iowa                       M             2             7 May 1870            Bilious Colic

Clark, Not Named                 Eagle Grove           Iowa                       F              1/12         23 Jan 1870            Inflammation Bowels

Eggleston, Jiles                    Liberty                   Minnesota             M             2             Aug 1869               Acute Diarrhea

Ellsworth, George                 Clarion                   Canada                   M            23            23 Dec 1869           Inflammation Bowels           Married, farmer, both parents foreign born

Fulton, Joseph                      Belmond                Pennsylvania        M            34            Apr 1870                Killed in Machinery             Married, Carriage maker

Gelman, Dudley                    Belmond                New York               M            65            Apr 1870                Drowned*                             Stone Mason, Married

Groat, Hattie                          Iowa                       Iowa                       F               1             Apr 1870                Influenza

Hughes, Vail                         Liberty                   Iowa                       F              5/12         15 Feb 1870           Brain Inflammation

June, Fenner                         Iowa                       Iowa                       M            1/12         Sep 1869                Unknown

Klein, Isabelle                       Pleasant                 Wisconsin             F               9             Jan 1870                 Accidental Drowning          Both parents foreign born

Mathews, Ada May            Woolstock            Iowa                       F              3/12         Sep 1869                Unknown

McNutt, Mary J                    Iowa                       Nova Scotia          F              27            Dec 1869                Heart Disease                       Married, Keeping House

Peterson, George A             Vernon                   Iowa                       M             9             Mar 1870                Poisoned by eating ?

Polmateer, Joseph                Pleasant                 Iowa                       M            1/12         Nov 1869               Unknown

Price, Theodore                    Liberty                   New Jersey            M            24            10 Sep 1869           Acute Diarrhea                     Farmer

Rowen, William                    Pleasant                 Connecticut          M            30            Apr 1870                Drowned*                             Married, farmer, both parents foreign born

Rowley, Robert P                 Iowa                       New York               M            35            Apr 1870                Drowned*                             Married, farmer

Royce, George                      Belmond                New York               M            28            Apr 1870                Drowned*                             Married, farmer

Smith, Not Named                Iowa                       Iowa                       M            1/12         Jan 1870                 Unknown

Striker, Orion W                   Troy                       Iowa                       M             2             4 Sep 1869             Acute Diarrhea

Swanger, Velizorian             Liberty                   Iowa                       F               1             Jul 1869                  Brain Inflammation


*Note on bottom of census page – “Rowen, Rowley, Royce, Gelman and Ainsley were all drowned at the same time while attempting to cross the Iowa River at Belmond at the time of high water”




 Andrews, Wallace                                              Ohio                       M            82            Apr 1880                Apoplexy                               Farmer, single, both parents born CT, 11 yrs resident;

 Argubright, F.                      Woolstock            Iowa                       M             3             Apr 1880                Diphtheria                             Father born TN; Mother born NY; 3 yrs resident

 Austin, Frank                       Clarion                   Iowa                       M             2             Nov 1879               Typhoid Fever                      Father born NY; Mother born Wisconsin

 Beustead/Benstead, John  Woolstock            England                 M            19            Aug 1879               Pneumonia                            Laborer, single, 3 yrs resident, parents born England

 Rowen, Locinda                  Blaine                     Ohio                       F              37            Oct 1879                 Womb Inflammation            Married, both parents born Ohio

 Brandis, John                       [Belmond]              Germany                M            73            Nov 1879               Paralysis of Heart                 Married, Farmer, both parents born Germany

 Brown, Arthur A                 Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M            9/12         May 1880               Diphtheria                             Father born England, Mother born Ohio

 Corp, Betsy                          [Belmond]              Connecticut          F              64            3 Aug 1879            Hermiplegia                           widow; 14 yrs resident

 Comman, Daniel                                                  Pennsylvania        M            57            Mar 1880                Pneumonia                            Physician; married; both parents born PA;1 yr resident

 Delana, Mary                       Wall Lake              Canada                   F              29            Sep 1879                Premature Childbirth            4 yrs resident; both parents born Canada

 Doty, Abagail                      Eagle Grove           Iowa                       F              14            May 1880               Diphtheria                             Both parents born Ohio

 Doty, James F                      Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M            10            May 1880               Diphtheria                             Both parents born Ohio

 Doty, Mary E                       Eagle Grove           Iowa                       F              20            May 1880               Diphtheria                             Both parents born Ohio

 Doty, Samuel M                  Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M            12            May 1880               Diphtheria                             Both parents born Ohio

 Doty, Sarah M                     Eagle Grove           Iowa                       F               4             May 1880               Diphtheria                             Both parents born Ohio

 Duerst, Matt A                    Liberty/Boone       Iowa                      M            3/12         May 1880               Inanition                                Father born Iowa; Mother born Wisconsin

 Fenter, Geo W                                                     Ohio                       M            50            May 1880               Cerebral Congestion            Widowed, hustler/hotelier?, 10 yrs resident

 Garth, Jemima                       Clarion                   Iowa                       F              37            Feb 1880                Consumption                        Married; father born Ireland; mother England; 8 yrs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Resident; contracted illness in Illinois;

 Gilpin, Cora J                                                        Iowa                       F               1             Apr 1880                Brain Fever                            Both parents born Illinois

 Hinman, Ellen                                                       Massachusetts      F             37            Jun 1879                 Erysipelas                              Married; both parents born MA; 14 yr resident

 Hunt, Ara                             Liberty/Boone      Iowa                       M             3             Mar 1880                Diphtheria                             Father born Iowa; Mother born New York

 Jacobson, Oliver                                                 Wisconsin             M            25            Jan 1880                 Lung Fever                            Single; farmer; both parents born Norway; 4 yr resident

 Jenison, Wm                        [Belmond]              Iowa                       M            13            Nov 1879               Drowned                                Father born New York; Mother born Canada;

 Kelly, Mary                          Vernon                   New York               F              27            Nov 1879               Consumption                        Married, Father born England; mother NY;  8 yr resident;

 Keller, Aaron                       [Belmond]              New York               M            56            Apr 1880                Spinal Abscess                    Married, farmer, 12 years resident

 Lambert, Amedia                 Eagle Grove           Iowa                       F              18            Feb 1880                Pneumonia                            School teacher, 18 yr resident; both parents born NY

 Mann, Mary                                                         Ireland                    F              48            Jan 1880                 Pneumonia                            Married, both parents born Ireland; 3 yrs resident

 Miller, Eugene W                Clarion                   Iowa                       M             2             Feb 1880                Typhoid Fever                      Father born Illinois; Mother born Maine

 Morrell, Ephram                   Liberty/Boone      New York               M            57            Jul 1879                  Pleutis Bowels                      Married, Farmer, both parents born NY

 Nelson, Andrew                  Liberty/Boone      Denmark                M            41            Oct 1879                 Crushed in Sorghum Mill    Married, Farmer, both parents born Denmark

 Osborn, Thomas                                                 Norway                  M            25            Mar 1880                Asthma                                  Single

 Phelps, Elva                         Troy                       Iowa                       F               3             Oct 1879                 Diphtheria                             Father born PA; Mother born Illinois

 Phelps, Lewis                       Troy                       Pennsylvania        M            29            Mar 1880                Consumption                        Married, Farmer, both parents born Pennsylvania

 Porter, Charles                     Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M             4             Mar 1880                Diphtheria                             Father born Maryland; Mother born Illinois

 Potter, George T                  Dayton                   Iowa                       M            8/12         May 1880               Lung Congestion                 Father born NY; Mother born Wisconsin

                Actually died in Charlestown, Calumet,  Wisconsin; entry on census form crossed through by enumerator                    

 Robb, No Name                   Wall Lake              Iowa                       M            7/12         Nov 1879               Liver Inflammation               Both parents born New Hampshire

 Slaight, Sherman                 Dayton                   Iowa                       M            10            May 1880               Struck by Capston Sweep? 2 yrs resident; Father born NY; Mother in Scotland

 Smith, Sophia                       Eagle Grove           Denmark                F              23            Apr 1880                Puerperal Fever                    Married, 8 yrs resident; both parents born Denmark

 Thompson, P B

 [Polly Bartholomew]           [Belmond]              Connecticut          F              79            Sep 1879                Paralysis of Heart                 Widowed, 17 yrs resident

 Wallin, George                     Troy                       Iowa                       M            2/12         Sep 1879                Diphtheria                             Parents born Pennsylvania

 Wasem, Charles                  Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M              9            Feb 1880                Diphtheria                             Father born Hesse-Darmstadt; Mother  Pennsylvania

 Wasem, Cyrus                     Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M            12            Feb 1880                Diphtheria                             Father born Hesse-Darmstadt; Mother  Pennsylvania

 Wasem, Elizabeth                Eagle Grove           Hesse-

Darmstadt              F              82            Jan 1880                 Arthritis                                 Widow; 13 yrs res.; Parents born Hesse-Darmstadt

 Wasem, Fred                        Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M            19            Feb 1880                Diphtheria                             Father born Hesse-Darmstadt; Mother Pennsylvania

 Wasem, child of G F           Eagle Grove           Iowa                       F              1/12         Jan 1880                 Inanition                                Both Parents born Hesse-Darmstadt

 Watkins, Lewis                    Woolstock            Wales                     M            68            Aug 1879               Typhoid Fever                      Farmer. Married, both parents born Wales; 7 yrs resident;

 Watkins, Mary                    Woolstock            Iowa                       F               4             Oct 1879                 Drowned                                Both Parents born Wales

 Watkins, William                 Woolstock            Wales                     M            29            Nov 1879               Typhoid Fever                      Farmer, Married, 7 yrs resident; parents born Wales

 Wright,  Lela                        Eagle Grove           Massachusetts     F              12            Feb 1880                Diphtheria                             10 yrs resident; Both parents born Ireland

 ?, Child of A. J.                    Eagle Grove           Iowa                       M             0             Apr 1880                Inanition                                Father born ?; Mother born Denmark