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These records were transcribed from records kept in the Polk County Clerk's Office.
The records may be copied if no medical records are attached or if the records are more than 72 years old.
(There is a 72 year privacy wait for medical records.)

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Key Code S

State Hospital #3 for the Insane, Nevada, Missouri
State Hospital #1 for the Insane, Fulton, Missouri
Missouri Colony for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, Marshall, Missouri

Key Code M

University of Missouri Crippled Children's Hospital, Columbia, Missouri
Missouri State Sanatorium, Mt Vernon, Missouri \par Fulton Cancer Hospital, Fulton, Missouri
State Hospital #2, St. Joseph, Missouri

Key Code CF

Polk County Poor Farm

 

The records are very limited in scope. Most of the records give dates and names without a lot of detail.
Medical records, if they include personal information, are closed for 72 years.

 

Year File Name Key Code
1904 1 Neal, Body S
1904 2 Burrelson, Thomas S
1904 3 Beaugon, F. X. S
1905 1 Franklin, Joe S
1905 2 Carroll, John S
1905 3 Shouse, Rachel S
1905 4 Redman, John S
1905 5 Cates, Lula S
1907 1 Ham, Laura S
1907 2 Neal, Boda S
1907 3 Crayton, John William M
1907 4 Clark, N. T. S
1907 5 Davis, Mac S
1907 6 Barnett, Nancy S
1907 7 Coffin, Lula S
1908 1 Glover, Charles S
1908 2 Pierce, Maggie S
1908 3 Chapman, Lucy S
1908 5 Ford, James S
1908 6 Mills, Cora C. Neal S
1908 7 Gipson, Arthur D. S
1908 8 Southard, Marion S
1908 9 Wright, Mae S
1909 1 Harrison, Florence S
1909 2 Pierce, W. T. S
1909 3 Thoma, Nancy L. S
1909 4 Wakefield, Charles W. S
1909 5 Wakefield, Joseph E. S
1909 6 Askeu, Elisha S
1909 7 Earp, Mary S
1909 8 Lambeth, Aaron T. S
1909 9 Wakefield, Jasper E. S
1909 10 Runyan, Mary A. S
1910 1 Rechow, Ott S
1910 2 McCrary, Edith S
1910 3 Pittman, Mary S
1910 4 Kirkpatric, Benjamine H. S
1910 5 Saylor, Mattie E. S
1910 6 Brown, John S
1912 1 Hennegar, W. H. S
1912 2 Lindley, Ethel S
1912 3 Brown, Reba M
1912 4 Stone, H. E. S
1912 5 Wilkerson, Joseph M. S
1912 6 Harless, Ida F. S
1912 7 Hughes, John S
1913 1 Fender, Oliver S
1913 2 Grant, Edith S
1913 3 Brown, Elmer M
1913 4 Gambriel, Nettie S
1913 5 Wilson, Blanche S
1913 6 Carroll, John S
1914 1 Wilson, Ray J. S
1914 2 Gipson, Arthur D. S
1914 3 Williams, Frank M
1915 1 Neal, Thomas Virgil M
1915 2 Wright, Mae S
1915 3 Hill, J. W. S
1915 4 Murphy, Edith S
1915 5 Dover, Charles S
1916 1 Harness, Ida F. S
1916 2 Devinny, August P. S
1916 3 Potter, Rufus S
1916 4 Sanders, Rosa S
1916 5 Nelson, Orie E. S
1916 6 Robinson, Dale Davis S
1916 7 Kennon, Sarah Jane S
1916 8 Eharhart, Carl G. J. S
1916 9 Devinny, August P. S
1917 1 Wright, T. H. S
1917 2 Robertson, Lucy S
1917 3 Murphy, Edith S
1917 4 Staas, Betty S
1917 5 Gowdy, George M
1917 6 Martin, Dorris M
1917 7 Cowan, Frank M
1917 8 Smith. Mary S
1918 1 Christian, Laura S
1918 2 Degaffenreid, Fay M
1918 3 Neal, Thomas S
1918 4 Crain, Oscar S
1918 5 Martin, Mary L. S
1918 6 Eaton, Rebecca A. S
1918 7 Brown, Ola M
1918 8 Harkster, Dora M
1919 1 Copeland, James S
1919 2 Sheridon, Elmer S
1919 3 Everly, Viva S
1920 1 Jones, Annie S
1920 2 Berry, Enoch S
1920 3 Smith, Lula S
1920 4 Moffitt, Daisy B. S
1920 5 Martin, Mary Ellen S
1920 6 Payne, Robert S
1921 1 Lawson, Annie S
1921 2 McIntosh, Arthur R. S
1921 3 Fisher, Albert McKinley S
1921 4 Ahart, G. A. S
1921 5 Brown, Mary J. M
1921 6 Manuel, Toby S
1921 7 Darby, Inez S
1921 8 Crain, Jemima E. S
1921 9 Harkcom, Mary S
1921 10 Clark, W. J. S
1922 1 Bowers, Stella S
1922 2 Williams, Ethel M
1922 3 Samples, Ray M
1922 4 Dodd, Maggie M
1922 5 Franklin, Joseph S
1922 6 Dickerson, Jennie M
1922 7 Wine, J. A. M
1922 8 Farmer, Willard M
1923 1 Curl, Fern S
1923 2 Hood, Nettie S
1923 3 McCrory, Edith S
1923 4 Beam,, Earnest H. S
1923 5 Samek, Mary M
1923 6 McReynolds, Conn W. S
1923 7 Haralson, Mat S
1923 8 Morris, Nellie S
1924 1 Scroggins, Clyde S
1924 2 Robinson, Lucy S
1924 3 Clark, Rebecca A. S
1924 4 Waskousky, Lucy S
1924 5 Elliott, Thurman S
1925 1 Shipley, Oscar S
1925 2 Hufford, Nora F. S
1925 3 Mitchell, A. M. S
1925 4 Neal, Ed S
1925 5 Kilgore, John S
1925 6 Franklin, Joe S
1926 1 Wiley, Elizabeth S
1926 2 Coon, Bess M
1926 3 Sheridan, Elmer S
1926 4 Wollard, Grace S
1927 1 Blurton, O. C. S
1927 2 Baenett, J. E. S
1927 3 Hamilton, W. W. S
1927 4 Harris, Nancy S
1928 1 Scroggins, Clyde S
1928 2 Barrow, Jesse S
1928 3 Lytle, Vivian S
1929 1 Cummins, Carrie S
1929 2 Peninger, Earl M
1929 3 Proper, George Leroy S
1929 4 Marugg, John S
1929 5 Neil, Ella S
1929 6 Rinck, Susan A. S
1929 7 Lowery, Mary E. S
1929 8 Ables, Lillian Buckner S
1929 9 Blair, E. J. S
1930 1 Burton, Arnold S
1930 2 Spillman, Erastus S
1930 3 Blurton, O. C. S
1931B 1 Looney, C. M. S
1931B 2 Kirkpatric, Archibald W. B. S
1931B 3 Peterson, Clammil S
1931A 1 Eidson, C. W. S
1931A 2 Abel, Mildred M
1931A 3 Peterson, Carl S
1931A 4 Shay, Fred S
1931A 5 Crow, Mathew Woodson S
1931A 6 Miller, Cora S
1931A 7 Gent, Steve A. M
1931A 8 Hays, Golden R. S
1931A 9 Alley, Laura S
1931A 10 McKnight, Edgar L. S
1931A 11 Gambel, L. S. S
1931A 12 Melton, Lucy S
1931A 13 McNeely, Otis S
1931A 14 McCarthy, Elizabeth S
1932 1 Staas, Bettie S
1932 2 Manuel, Nadine Bernise S
1932 3 Falk, O. O. S
1932 4 Peters, Lula S
1932 5 Sell, W. W. S
1932 6 Schmidt, Mike S
1932 7 Hayden, Mattie S
1932 8 Beasly, Susanna S
1932 9 Cavin, Zula S
1932 10 Roper, J. F. S
1932 11 Manes, Ed S
1933 1 Barnett, Golden S
1933 2 Emerson, S. B. S
1933 3 Eddy, V.L. S
1933 4 Scroggins, Clyde S
1933 5 Wilcox, Walter S
1933 6 Sheridan, Elmer S
1933 7 Campbell, Earl H. S
1933 8 Eagon, Elwood S
1933 9 Hargis, Florence M
1934 1 Wollard, W. H. Mrs. S
1934 2 Johnson, Lois M
1934 3 Stokes, B.F. S
1934 4 Turley, May S
1934 5 Wheeler, Lawrence S
1934 6 Hamby, A. A. S
1934 7 Batten, Mattie C. S
1934 8 Williams, Bluford S
1934 9 Sullivan, Cora S
1935 1 Potts, W. M. S
1935 2 Latiker, Belle S
1935 3 Kelsey, John M. S
1935 4 Fleeman, Maggie S
1935 5 Bonham, Arthur S
1935 6 Hawley, Henry S
1935 7 Cruse, John Dell S
1935 8 Agee, Marie S
1935 9 Choate, Maurice S
1935 10 Owens, Rash S
1935 11 Jones, Neva S
1935 12 Mashburn, Metoka Erickson S
1935 13 Tillery, Lydia S
1935 14 Eagon, Elwood S
1935 15 Wright, Raymond S
1935 16 Brown, Mary S. S
1936A 1 Viles, Anna S
1936A 2 Kennon, Merl S
1936A 3 Hammons, Burrell Mrs. M
1936A 4 Matheny, Myrtle Leona M
1936A 5 Wilson, Ray J. S
1936A 6 Gilmore, Erlice S
1936A 7 Burkholder, Goldie May S
1936A 8 Brown, Willie A. S
1936A 9 Blair, R. C. Mrs. S
1936A 10 Sell, H. R. S
1936A 11 Miller, Clara S
1936B 1 Smith, E. M. S
1936B 2 Spidell, Laura S
1936B 3 Caviness, Dorothy Lee M
1936B 4 Barker, Ruth Lee S
1936B 5 Hopkins, J. H. S
1936B 6 Deavers, Clarence S
1936B 7 Laney, Cedric C. S
1936B 8 Skaggs, Josie S
1936B 9 Earhart, Lee S
1936B 10 Tolbert, Darthula S
1936B 11 Pilsher, Shelby M
1936B 12 Johnson, Lois Athelen M
1937 1 Lockhart, L. L. M
1937 2 Burros, Everett CF
1937 3 Tirey, Jesse Leland S
1937 4 Manuel, Bernice Nadine S
1937 5 Birdsong, James S
1937 6 Neal, Edward S
1937 7 Brines, C. E. S
1937 8 Gillaspie, Oscar D. S
1937 9 Wollard, W. H. S
1937 10 Glawson, Wilton S
1937 11 McClain, Montzell S
1937 12 Day, Ruby S
1937 13 Bremerman, Sarah S
1937 14 Renfro, Thelma S
1937 15 Holt, William M
1937 16 McBride, Carl Mrs. M
1937 17 Moore, Morris M
1938A 1 Standley, John Edgar M
1938A 2 Titus, J. Harold S
1938A 3 Gent, Steve S
1938A 4 Jackson, R. A. Mrs. CF
1938A 5 Bonham, Arthur S
1938A 6 Manes, Ed CF
1938A 7 Stall, Iva S
1938A 8 Higgins, Mabel S
1938A 9 Murray, Frank M
1938A 10 Polodna, Dorothy M
1938A 11 Lawson, Elsie M
1938A 12 Pickel, Pearl M
1938B 1 Smith, Unice S
1938B 2 Peters, W. K. M
1938B 3 Gretter, S. Cooper M
1938B 4 Wells, John S
1938B 5 Sullivan, Dollie M
1938B 6 Chaney, Dollie M
1938B 7 Chaney, Daisy Lee M
1938B 8 Cornell, Jewell S
1938B 9 Wright, Leva S
1938B 10 McBride, Florence S
1938B 11 Cooper, Orla M
1938B 12 Daniel, Elzy Van M
1939A 1 Bonham, Arthur S
1939A 2 Smith, Unice S
1939A 3 Sullivan, Dollie M
1939A 4 Altic, Stata M
1939A 5 Wilkerson, Z. E. S
1939A 6 Mashburn, William S
1939A 7 Drake, Joe A. Dr. M
1939A 8 Altic, Ella S
1939A 9 Gillespie, Jennie S
1939A 10 Spinks, Dewey Leon S
1939A 11 Rink, Amos M
1939A 12 Combs, Ruby S
1939B 1 Glawson, Winton S
1939B 2 Mead, Anna M
1939B 3 Hopkins, Boyd M
1939B 4 Hawkins, Elsie M
1939B 5 Lockhart, Freeda M
1939B 6 Daniels, James T. S
1939B 7 Spidell, Dona M
1939B 8 Platt, D. H. M
1939B 9 Green, Charley M
1939B 10 Sappington, Benton M
1940A 1 Cox, Willie S
1940A 2 Scroggins, S. E. S
1940A 3 Harkins, Clarence L. S
1940A 4 Sanders, Sarah M
1940A 5 Burros, Delphia S
1940A 6 Griffin, John Asbury CF
1940A 7 Manes, Ed S
1940A 8 Wilkerson, Ruth Orlena M
1940A 9 Lunceford, Virgie May S
1940A 10 Rotrock, Cyrus S
1940B 1 Bonham, Arthur S
1940B 2 Ayres, Nannie S
1940B 3 McGinnis, James M
1940B 4 Davis, Jennie E. S
1940B 5 Campbell, Frank M
1940B 6 Box, Clifford S
1940B 7 Lanthrop, Catherine N. S
1940B 8 Ward, Artie Mrs. M
1940B 9 Boswell, Daisy S
1940B 10 Pitner, Pearl S
1940B 11 Ward, Fred M
1941A 1 Black, Grace M
1941A 2 Williams, Nettie B. M
1941A 3 Gables, Judge M
1941A 4 Shuler, Golden E. S
1941A 5 Holmes, Gillum S
1941A 6 Carter, Will M
1941A 7 McElwee, Ina M
1941A 8 Matheny, Earl M
1941A 9 Woodmansee, Clarence S
1941A 10 Edmondson, Era Una S
1941A 11 Reed, Hubert M
1941A 12 Hendershot, Neva S
1941A 13 Sheridan, Maxine M
1941B 1 Copeland, W. H. S
1941B 2 Tirey, Jesse Leland S
1941B 3 Brobisky, Wilbur L. M
1941B 4 McGinnis, James F. S
1941B 5 Inglis, Zula S
1941B 6 Doke, Marion M
1941B 7 Greer, J. H. M
1941B 8 Dodd, Eva May S
1941B 9 Manuel, John S
1941B 10 Krames, W. N. S
1941B 11 Gorden, Eula Agnes S
1941B 12 Eberman, Melvin S
1941B 13 Box, Clifford S
1941B 14 Hays, Golden S
1942 1 Landreth, William M
1942 2 Snook, Ada S
1942 3 Jackson, Milo M
1942 4 Richards, John S
1942 5 Matheny, Myrtle M
1942 6 Bartusek, William S
1942 7 Horner, Dora R. S
1942 8 Horner, James S
1942 9 Fox, Mary S
1942 10 Porter, James Jr. S
1942 11 Gray, F. B. S
1942 12 Hawkins, Ross M
1942 13 Simpson, Laura S
1943 1 Carey, Lillie Fay M (Closed)
1943 2 Robertson, Frank S
1943 3 Presnell, Ara Bell S
1943 4 Marshall, Mary Edna S
1943 5 Sea, Carl S
1943 6 Clymeus, Veda S. S
1943 7 Rowland, Oma S
1943 8 Manuel, John S
1943 9 Simmons, Anne S
1943 10 Hooper, Charles S
1943 11 Burrell, Florence S
1945 1 Bridges, Marion CF
1945 2 Henson, J. L. CF
1945 3 Stoner, Donald Dean M
1945 4 Dean, Mrs. M
1945 5 Harry, Iola M
1945 6 Pickett, George L. M
1946 1 Hensley, James William M (Closed)
1946 2 Pennell, George W. Mrs. M
1946 3 Yazel, Faye (Closed)
1946 4 Tindle, Carl M (Closed)
1946 5 McCall, John M
1950 1 Swabby, Donnie Lee M (Closed)
1951 1 Campbell, Delmar S
1951 2 Graves, Willard S
1951 3 Swabby, Tom S
1956 1 Logan, Ruth S
1956 2 Mitchem, Prudie S
1956 3 Galyan, Anna S
1956 4 McKenzie, Lido S
1956 5 Scurlock, Lucille S
1956 6 Stephens, Ben E. S
1956 7 Ashlock,Vera S
1956 8 McBride, Neumia S
1956 9 Spidell, Carrie S
1956 10 Floyd, Rinkle S
1956 11 Shelton, Pauline Peterson S
1956 12 Hays, Robert Lee S
Misc. 1 Receipts for care of County Patients  
Misc. 2 Polk Co Health Dept Reports 1925  
Misc. 3 Polk Co Health Dept Reports 1926  
Misc. 4 Denby, John M. S (no date)
Misc. 5 Hamilton, Vivian Bernice M (Closed)
Misc. 6 Senate Bill No 140  
Misc. 7 Hawkins, Minnie Talbert M (Blank)
Misc. 8 Duvalt, Mrs. M (no date)
Misc. 9 Copehart, Wm M (no date)
Misc. 10 Hoggins, Frank M (no date)

 

 


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