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Deaths at Indiana Boys' School, Plainfield, Indiana (1869-1932)Index Meredith ThompsonSource: Annual reports of the board of the Indiana Boys' School for the years 1869 through 1932 (with the exception of the years 1871 and 1881).The Indiana Boys' School was a state correctional institution established in Plainfield, Indiana in 1867 to reform male juvenile offenders through education. Originally known as the "Indiana House of Refuge for Juvenile Offenders," its name was later changed to the Indiana Reform School for Boys and then the Indiana Boys' School. Judges from courts across Indiana could commit boys to the school if they had been charged with a crime or with being delinquent. In more recent times, the institution was called the Plainfield Juvenile Correctional Facility. The Indiana State Archives has the records of the Indiana Boys' School; they have an online database that covers 1867-1937.Last Name First Name Date of Death Age Cause of Death RemarksAdams Roy June 28, 1932 dragged by mule died at Long Hospital in Indianapolis; accident occurred on June 26, 1932Alexander Word November 11, 1908 pulmonary tuberculosis entered hospital on September 8, 1908Alexis Albert June 16, 1892 12 years, 4 months, 18 days died at 8:45 pmAllen Joseph November 13, 1883 12 years, 11 months, 5 days catarrhal pneumonia after typhoid fever Baker Adolph May 7, 1900 19 years consumption sent to school February 14, 1900 by governor; admitted to hospital 10 days later with well-developed case of consumptionBaker Peter A. July 4, 1885 consumption Baron Theodore December [blank] 1923 rheumatism caused heart valve disease; died from pneumonia contracted November 23, 1923 Beadle George May 11, 1877 scarlet fever Bellamy Anthony December 30, 1887 pneumonia sick only a few days; died very suddenly from heart clotBennett Clarence J. March 7, 1895 10 years, 5 months, 5 days congestion of lungs admitted to hospital on March 6; was unconscious during illness; Inmate #3935Bowlin John February 2, 1874 tuberculosis coloredBrazney Joseph February 2, 1913 pulmonary tuberculosis Brown Eddie January 21, 1905 dropsy entered hospital on September 2, 1904Burke Michael March 26, 1877 pneumonia Bush Leroy July 28, 1901 15 years tuberculosis Calusio John July 10, 1924 drowned while bathing in swimming pool Cashion Walter July 4, 1912 pulmonary tuberculosis died at 2:15 pm; entered hospital on April 28, 1912 with measles complicated with pneumoniaChaney Fred June 4, 1897 17 years catarrhal pneumonia after measles complicated with effects of cigarette smoking before his admission to the schoolCheatham Orlando Edward [blank] 1887 consumption (by heredity) former inmate (over the age of 21) who was dying in a Cincinnati hospital; allowed to return so he could die with comforts of home around himCisna Joseph June 8, 1875 cold developed into pneumonia had inflammatory rheumatism for 2 months; recovered and then visited home, where he got a coldComincavish Martin March 3, 1894 13 years, 22 days pneumonia had previous attack of pneumonia immediately prior to his admission to the school, which left him enfeebledCook Dolly July 26, 1899 cerebro spinal meningitis died at 11:50 pm; had entered hospital on evening of July 25 with intense headache which developed into a deliriumCook George December 28, 1891 11 years, 1 month, 17 days meningitis died at 9:47 am; ill for 3 days; Inmate #3452Cordell Edward November 9, 1900 15 years cerebro spinal meningitis entered hospital November 2, 1900 with intense pain in the head and extreme nauseaDaily Patsey April 4, 1875 inflammation of the brain kicked in skull by a horseDaniels Frank June 7, 1894 14 years, 7 days pleuritic pneumonia ill for 3 days; last autumn had severe attack of typhoid fever lasting 3-4 weeks, which he never fully recovered fromDecker Paul January 20, 1904 11 years, 7 months entero-colitis tubercular meningitis; Inmate #5527Depue Amos A. November 10, 1883 16 years typhoid fever DeWert Russel January 21, 1905 sick only a few daysDunn George October [blank] 1925 malnourished; had frequent corneal ulcers and tubercular inflammation of neck glands; died of pulmonary tuberculosis coloredEdmonds William April 24, 1906 pneumonia admitted to hospital on March 16, 1906; had tubercular troubleElkins Edgar May 17, 1910 typhoid fever entered hospital on May 5Emerson Charles December 17, 1878 consumption Flowers Green W. April 1, 1876 consumption Fouse Spencer January 2, 1899 consumption colored; had a lingering illnessGoen John January 24, 1920 died at Robert W. Long Hospital, Indianapolis from complications from appendicitis operation Good Joseph April 22, 1913 pulmonary tuberculosis Graves Henry C. May 15, 1877 congestion coloredGreen Clifford April 18, 1925 catarrhal fever complicated by pneumonia coloredGulliver William April 5, 1874 tuberculosis coloredGuyer Albert October 26, 1893 15 years, 2 months, 6 days acute meningitis entered hospital October 24, 1893 with very high temperature and was soon delirious; Inmate #3530; was born August 20, 1878Haggerty William December 26, 1913 diptheria Hall James February 21, 1901 16 years tuberculosis coloredHays Charles May 23, 1875 probably congestion small colored boy; he was fine the previous day; found dead in bed the next morningHill Elmer April 28, 1891 16 years, 6 months, 12 days basilar meningitis died at 11:30 am; suffered for 17 days; Inmate #3166Hill William August 19, 1888 entero-colitis suffered inflammation of bowels, which resulted in perforation; died from peritonitisHitchcock William May 13, 1876 typhoid pneumonia Hoadley James O. July 25, 1888 consumption (by heredity) died in less than 4 months from decline; no living relativesHowarth Stephen January 18, 1902 pneumonia light attack of pneumonia was complicated with a tobacco heart and a violent nostalgiaIlgenfritz Fred May 16, 1910 typhoid fever entered hospital on April 28Isabel Willie August 19, 1905 appendicitis Johnson Charles August 12, 1888 consumption (by heredity) died in less than 4 months from decline; no living relativesJohnson Daniel April 7, 1889 12 years, 7 months, 28 days consumption coloredJohnson Thomas February 11, 1901 11 years measles and pneumonia Jones Robert March 15, 1899 consumption colored; had a severe attack of pneumonia and consumption followed hastilyKelley Edward June 1, 1883 consumption mild attack of pneumonia developed into consumption (which was hereditary in his family)King Harry September 27, 1900 cerebro spinal meningitis entered hospital on morning of September 26 after complaining of not feeling well; post-mortem confirmed the diagnosisKinley George August 25, 1909 pulmonary tuberculosis entered hospital on June 7, 1909Knorr Ignatz September 11, 1876 congestion or apoplexy Leavitt William B. April 14, 1876 typhoid pneumonia Lee Robert E. May 21, 1891 13 years, 3 months, 19 days pneumonia died at 10:30 pm; taken ill on May 17 with violent congestion of the lungs; Inmate #3331Lee William June 12, 1901 19 years typhoid fever Leighton Donald November 21, 1914 Lockridge John August 14, 1894 19 years, 2 months, 6 days bilateral pneumonia entered hospital August 9 suffering severe congestion of lungs; had 2-3 attacks of pneumonia prior to admission to school and 3 attacks while an inmate; had symptoms of incipient phthisisLogan Charles June 6, 1896 tuberculosis confined to hospital since March 3; had the disease when committed and was in very delicate healthLogan John May 5, 1899 consumption colored; confined to hospital for 6 weeksLynch William June 7, 1897 13 years abscess of middle ear became sick May 12 with severe attack of measles but seemed to be recoveringMahin Schuyler C. December 2, 1893 16 years, 11 months, 6 days edema of glottis died very suddenly from complication of tonsillitis; post-mortem performed, which confirmed diagnosisMarkle William April 21, 1911 acute cardiac dilation complicated by rheumatism; entered hospital on April 12, 1911Martin John August 26, 1914 re-infection from pneumonia Martin John June 11, 1884 15 years, 5 months, 10 days skull crushed colored; heavy timber that was being raised for loading accidentally hit him behind the earMaurice Joseph June 24, 1901 15 years typhoid fever McColley Lyman January 23, 1885 traumatic tetanus (lock-jaw) stepped on rusty nail which penetrated his shoe and slightly wounded his footMcDonald George December 19, 1899 tubercular meningitis colored; confined to bed only 5 daysMcEntegart Clyde June 16, 1894 15 years, 7 days pneumonia sick for 10 days; had not been at school long; when he was admitted he could barely eat with knife and fork because of extreme nervousness from cigarette smokingMcGill Charles February 23, 1901 15 years measles and pneumonia coloredMcKinley Clarence November 1, 1910 diabetes mellitus entered hospital October 23, 1910McPike Glen February 12, 1917 rheumatism caused heart disease; died suddenly from endocarditis McRea Robert February 8, 1873 congestion of lungs sent from jail at Columbus but was too old; while awaiting legal outcome, he got sick from a cold contracted in jail; death occurred in 4 days.Miller Clyde May 3, 1927 acute indigestion Miller Felix April 27, 1914 tuberculosis Miller George April 24, 1876 consumption Moore Clifford February 18, 1909 pneumonia entered hospital that day; died that nightMyers Harley October 11, 1890 13 years, 11 months, 28 days typhoid fever had typhoid fever for 2 weeksNeal Russell November 26, 1903 19 years typhoid fever complications from tuberculosis; Inmate #4519Nickett Charles December 6, 1927 taken to Robert W. Long Hospital, Indianapolis on December 3 with a constitutional disease Nickles Roy June 6, 1920 carbuncles on both lips became facial erysipelas and meningitis Orth Michael June 11, 1902 chorea was a very delicate boy who had a feeble heartOswald Carl May 14, 1914 pharyngitis followed by pneumonia Paris James May [blank], 1879 drowned while fishing Phillips Herman May 20, 1904 13 years, 2 months tuberculosis of lungs and stomach consumption; colored; Inmate #5438Porter James March 9, 1877 consumption of the lungs coloredPowell Albert April 6, 1877 consumption of the lungs coloredRentsch Fred July 27, 1901 15 years typhoid fever Robertson Julius October 7, 1879 lingering illness Rogers Marion June 4, 1931 pneumonia complicated with follicular tonsillitis; initial symptoms were of diptheria but culture was sent and came back negativeSargent [blank] July 4, 1873 former inmate who returned on visit to celebrate with friends; hit his head against stone while bathing in creek, paralyzing his extremities; death occurred in 5 daysSchneidwald Frank April 2, 1885 pneumonia Severance Eldo June 27, 1901 14 years typhoid fever Sexson Walter August 2, 1889 16 years, 6 months, 17 days lingering illness had lingering illness of about 8 months, with caries of pelvic and left femur bonesShattuck Frank February 9, 1901 17 years measles and pneumonia Simms Otto May 1, 1897 16 years pleuritic pneumonia admitted to hospital on April 26; evidence of a cigarette heart contracted before his admission to the school, which added to the sufferingSmall Arthur June 19, 1901 15 years typhoid fever coloredSmith Adam September 4, 1876 typhoid fever Smith Benjamin April 5, 1907 pulmonary tuberculosis colored; entered hospital on February 15, 1907 with severe attack of pneumoniaSmith John March 11, 1902 bronchial pneumonia Stiles John March 21, 1885 congestion of lungs lived only an hour and a half after attackStillinger Roy May 13, 1897 16 years pleuritic pneumonia and heart trouble admitted to hospital on May 9; had cigarette heartSwallow George January 3, 1876 congestion of lungs Swineheart Christian August 25, 1894 13 years, 8 months, 13 days hemorrhage of bowels had mild case of typhoid fever for 3 weeks and perforation of the bowels occurredTaylor Charles May 19, 1884 16 years phthisis pulmonalis had returned to school April 8, 1884 to die; had been away from school about 3 yearsTeal John June 16, 1914 valve lesion of heart from childhood, followed by pneumonia Tinker Lewis April 23, 1877 congestion coloredTressler Eldo May 19, 1910 diptheria entered hospital on May 14Tuttle Frank July 11, 1888 entero-colitis suffered inflammation of bowels, which resulted in perforation; died from peritonitisValentine William [blank] 1926 pneumonia and heart infection annual report ending September 30, 1926Violet Willie January 10, 1911 pulmonary tuberculosis was in hospital many times, but the last time he entered was on December 27, 1910Wagoner George August 31, 1872 about 15 years fermentation of food in stomach and bowels sent to arrange items in store room and ate enormous amount of cheese, pears, etc.Wakefield Ernest March 20, 1906 bronchitis complicated with asthma; entered hospital on March 1, 1906Waldron Tobe March 26, 1885 purulent pleuritis Walker Lloyd December 15, 1904 pneumonia ill for more than 5 weeksWelch Ora March 21, 1910 appendicitis entered hospital on March 12; operated on March 20 by Dr. E.D. Clark of IndianapolisWilliams Walker May 28, 1910 typhoid fever and erysipelas entered hospital on May 5Wilson Charles March 19, 1877 consumption of the lungs coloredWilson Warren June 16, 1893 15 years, 7 months brain meningitis struck on back of head by baseball on June 10 and appeared fine; June 14 returned to hospital with headache that developed into brain trouble meningitis (from fracture at base of skull); Inmate #3238; born November 16, 1877Wood Otis V. August 10, 1877 jaundice
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