Genealogical Society of Boone County and Central Missouri

Boone County Deaths

The area Death List is created from the annual "Year in Review" list of deaths printed in the Columbia Missouri Herald for 1884-1887, transcribed from microfilm in the newspaper collection at the State Historical Society of Missouri. The list should not be considered comprehensive. We hope to add additional years. An obituary might be available from the Herald close to the death date.
  • Dotty Kasmann's Births, Marriages and Deaths in Boone County, MO 1890-1900 provides an index for deaths between 1890 and 1900. Her book is available in our store. (click here)
  • Evans & Thompson's Boone County, MO Tombstone Records (for those born before 1860) could also be useful in finding area deaths before death certificates were available. The index to the book is available on this site. (click here). This book is also available in our store. (click here
  • Death certificates for Missouri (including Boone County) between 1910 and 1970 are available (free!) on the Secretary of State's Missouri Digital Heritage website. (click here)
On the certificate at left, the cause of death states
"Old Age, Just worn out".  
  • David Swaney compiled death information from The Columbia Daily Tribune for the years 1980-1999. The all-name index is split into two files, which are available on this site. (click here). His work is also available in our store in either book or CD format. (click here