Warren County Genealogical Society
Warren County, Ohio
Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society
Coroner's Records

 

(513) 695-1144

 


406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Hours: 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday

Driving Directions

 wcgs@co.warren.oh.us

 

 

Warren County Coroner

Russell Uptegrove, Coroner

Location406 Justice Dr., Lebanon, OH 45036

Phone: (513) 695-1137

Email: coroner@co.warren.oh.us

Web Site: www.co.warren.oh.us/coroner/

Hours: M-F 8:30 AM Ė 4:30 PM, except holidays

Holdings: Determines the cause of death from violent or unknown circumstances.

 

Click here for a listed of the elected coroners for Warren County, Ohio.  

 

County Coronerís Record Type

Dates

Format

Location

WCGS Indexed

Autopsy Report

1958-1990

Microfilm

Restricted

No

Autopsy Report

1991-current

Digital

Restricted

No

Coronerís Inquests

 

Paper

Controlled

No

Case Files

 

Paper

Controlled

No

Index to Case Files

 

Paper

Controlled

No

Property Records (description of body)

 

Paper

Restricted

No

 

 

Below are indexes to Coronerís Inquest records of Warren County, Ohio. These are excellent records for genealogists and contain information such as: deceasedís name; date of inquest; age at death; residence at death; place of nativity; color of eyes/hair; special marks/identification; and cause of death. Researchers are encouraged to come in and look up these records. For those who are unable to come in to do research, we have a research department willing to help you. The original records are now stored at the Warren County Archive and Record Center. 

 

Online Indexes

1917-1930

1931-1934

 

 

 

Coroner

This office was created in 1788 for the Northwest Territory and started in Warren County in 1803 with a 2-year term limit, appointed by the governor. Duties included holding inquests for bodies found in county that died from criminal violence or casualty.  Had same powers as the sheriff.  In 1831 coroners were to return findings from inquests to Clerk of Common Pleas Court. Recording of Coronerís Inquests in Warren County started in 1878.   In 1921 Coroners in Warren County were empowered to perform autopsies but only by authorization of County Prosecutor. Their term limit was increased to a 4-year limit in 1936.  Early coroners were not usually doctors, but by 1937 to be elected they had to be physicians in good standing. The coroner determines the cause(s) of death from violent or unknown circumstances. They may call an inquest jury to help decide verdict.

Some records kept by the coroner include:

 

Years Served

Name

Years Served

Name

1803-1808

Andrew Lytle1

1869-1870

Mat Koogle

1809-1810

Ichabod Corwin

1871-1875

Henry White3

1811-1814

Charles Fye

1875-1876

M. D. Egbert

1815-1824

John Adams2

1877-1878

Berkley T. Brown

1824

Richard Parcell

1879-1882

George W. Carey

1825

Charles Fye

1883-1884

James B. Graham

1826-1829

William Cameron

1885-1888

John W. Shockey

1830

John M. Houston

1889-1912

George W. Carey

1831-1836

William Frost

1913-1914

Edwin C. Thompson

1837-1838

Seely J. Howell

1915-1926

Henry J. Dilatush

1838-1847

William Frost

1927-1934

Waldron C. Gilmour

1848-1852

Lewis S. Ingersoll

1935-1955

Herschel M. Williams, M.D.

1852

John Wilson

1955-1988

Ralph Young, M.D.

1853-1854

Reuben Bradley

1988-1991

James W. Young, M.D. 4

1855-1858

Henry White

1991-2007

Warren C. Young Jr., M.D. 5

1859-1860

Lewis S. Ingersoll

2007-present

Russell Uptegrove, M.D. 6

1861-1868

Henry White

 

 

Coroners Notes:

1.  Andrew Lytle died 23 June 1820 Union Township at the age of 64 years.

2.  John Adams died April 1824.  Richard Parcell was appointed 11 Sep 1824 to fill his position. 

3.  M. D. Egbert was appointed 11 March 1875. 

4.  H. M. Williams died 26 May 1955.  Ralph Young appointed June 1955 to fill his position.  He then won the 1956 election.  

5.  Warren C. Young appointed 1 July 1991.

6.  Russell Uptegrove appointed 1 April 2007.

 

 

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Created on September 1, 2002 and last updated on 27 August 2010