Shelby County Alabama

Early Birth & Death Records


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The following is a listing of early Birth & Death Records.


This article was found in The Shelby Sentinel dated May 26, 1898.
~ No further information available ~

HEALTH STATISTICS FOR APRIL
Calera, Ala., May 23, 1898

Editor Sentinel:
       For the month of April just past there was reported forty-four births as having occurred during that month in this county. Of this number 31 were white and 13 were colored.
       The deaths amongst the whites were Mrs. Catherine Frost, Sebron Brasher, Mrs. Amanda Britton, Mrs. S.E. Bilbry, Willie Crawford, Philip Thompson, H.C. Fancher, Miss Martha Foust and Jessie Ida Turner. Total, 9.
       The colored deaths were Sarah Smith, Leon Turner, Lewis Johnson and Caroline Wiley. Total, 4.
       It is a notable fact that consumption was given as the cause of death in three out of four deaths reported for the colored race, while only one death was reported from this cause amongst the whites.
       Amongst the whites who died during the month but three are reported who were under sixty years of age. The remainder, six in number, were all past sixty years at time of death. This is a very interesting fact and makes the average of life of those who died a little less than fifty.

J.H. GUNN, M.D.
      County Health Officer


Register of Births and Deaths
February 1902 - May 1904

Register of Births Information
(1) Date of Birth   (2) Sex   (3) Color   (4) Place of Birth   (5) Mother, Name, Nativity, Color
(6) Father, Name, Nativity, Occupation, Color   (7) Informant, Doctor, Midwife, or Head of Family
(13) No. of Certificate


Register of Deaths Information
(1) Date of Death   (2) Name of Decedent   (3) Place of Birth   (4) Age, Years, Months, Days   (5) Sex   (6) Color
(7) State, Married, Single, Widowed   (8) Occupation   (9) Cause of Death   (10) Place of Death
(11) Place of Burial   (12) Informant, Doctor, Midwife, or Head of Family   (13) No. of Certificate


Register of Births and Deaths
January 1, 1908 - March 31, 1915

Book One and Two ~ Indexed

Register of Births Information
(1) Full Name of Child   (2) Date of Birth   (3) Place of Birth   (4) Sex, Color   (5) Presentation, Head, Breach, Cross, Still Born, Multiple Birth   (6) Mother's Record, Full Name, Age, Color, Nativity, Occupation
(7) Full Maiden Name Of Mother, No. of Marriage Of This Mother, No. of Child By This Marriage,
No. of Children By Previous Marriage, No. of Children Of This Mother Now Living
(8) Father's Record, Full Name, Age, Color, Nativity, Occupation, No. of Marriage Of This Father, No. of Child By This Marriage, No. of Children By Previous Marriage, No. of Children Of This Father Now Living
(9) Reporter, Doctor, Midwife, or Head of Family (10) No. of Certificate   (11) Remarks


Register of Deaths Information
(1) Full Name of Deceased   (2) Date of Death   (3) Place of Birth of Deceased   (4) Sex & Color  (5) Occupation
(6) Age, Years, Months, Days   (7) Status, Married, Single, Widowed   (8) Full Name of Father of Deceased
   (9) Place of Birth of Father of Deceased   (10) Full Name of Mother of Deceased
(11) Place of Birth of Mother of Deceased   (12) Place of Death of Deceased
(13) Chief Principal Disease Causing Death    (14) Contributory Disease Causing Death
(15) Did Deceased Undergo A Surgical Operation, And If So, When And Of What Nature
(16) Place of Interment of Deceased   (17) Informant, Doctor, Midwife, or Head of Family
(18) No. of Certificate   (19) Remarks


Record of Births ~ 1920-1940
and
Record of Deaths ~ 1920-1930

Indexed

These are the "Doctor's Records" of Birth and Death.