Formed in 1820 and located in central Missouri, Callaway County is one of the oldest counties in the state.
This database is an index of obituary notices taken from local newspapers within the county. Spanning nearly a century and listing over 10,000 persons, this index contains information not only on residents of the county, but in some cases, residents of surrounding counties. In addition to including the name of the decedent, date of birth or age at death is given. Also, obituary issuance date is given along with the death date in many cases.
While the obituaries in this collection were all published between 1888 and 1910, some obituaries reference deaths that occurred earlier, with the earliest death date taking place in 1815.