Milwaukee County Coroner

Title: Milwaukee County. Coroner

 

Reference Code: Mss-2076

 

Inclusive Dates: 1873 – 1969

 

Quantity: 399.6 cu. ft. total


Location:        LM, Sh. 001-025, 032, 041-086, 103-137 (249.0 cu. ft.)
SC, Sh. 001-037 (146.4 cu. ft.)
BV, Sh. 035 (4.2 cu. ft.)

 

Abstract: The mission of the Milwaukee County Coroner’s Office was to provide timely, accurate and legally defensible determinations as to the cause of death of an individual.  The office investigated all unexplained, unusual, or suspicious deaths; homicides, suicides, or accidents; maternal deaths following abortion; deaths due to poisoning; or deaths without physician or accredited practitioner in attendance. In 1943, a law was passed transferring those duties to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

Scope and Content: The collection consists of coroner’s inquests, record books, and death indexes.

 

Access and Use: No restrictions

 

Language: English

 

Notes: Collection was processed by Steve Daily on Feb. 5, 1999

 

Item Location
Coroner’s Inquests, 1873-1935 LM, Sh. 001-025, 032, 041-086, 103-137
Coroner’s Inquests, 1960-1969 SC, Sh. 001-037
Record Books BV, Sh. 035
-1876-79
-1879-82
-1882-84
-1884-87
-1887-91
-1892-95
-1896-99
-1899-1902
-1902-04
-1903-04
-1904-06
-1914
-1929-30
-1930-32
-1932-33
History Blank of Cases Reported to Coroner’s Office, 1911-1912 (Volumes #32-34) BV, Sh. 035
Record Books re Unknown Persons BV, Sh. 035
-1899-1910 (Volume #35)
-1911-1925 (Volume #36)
Inquest re Death of Archie L. Campbell, et al, caused by Burning of Davidson Theater, April 16, 1894 (Volume #37) BV, Sh. 035
Indexes for Milwaukee County Coroner’s Office LM, Sh. 031
-1891-1899
-1900-1908
-1909-1916
-1917-1926
-1927-1934

 

 

 

 

 

 


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