Examining Child Mortality in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Northern Idaho

Summary

This poster documents infant and child mortality in northern Idaho during the late 19th and early 20th centuries using historic cemeteries as a starting point for data collection. This project involved locating and photographing the oldest headstones associated with children and infants interred in Idaho’s Moscow Cemetery. The sample was limited to children and infants under 11 years old who died prior to 1921. By examining Moscow Cemetery’s headstones, the project researchers were able to identify children and infants who were left out of the documentary record until Idaho began issuing death certificates in 1911.

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Examining Child Mortality in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Northern Idaho. Rachel H. Falzon, Stacey L. Camp, Allison Fashing, Darcy Wayman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441698)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 557