CSH: Patient Death Ledgers


Patient Deaths


Note: Due to time and the hand-written nature of the entries, some information on these ledgers is illegible. Additionally, many pages or entire yearly ledgers have been lost. Data that precedes 1938 have been put together using information gathered from death certificates. Due to the overwhelming number of death certificate, we cannot individually cite each certificate.


Names in blue indicate patient burials in Central State Hospital Cemeteries.


Be sure to scroll both vertically and horizontally to access all of the information in the index.


Work Contributed by: Jay Gravatte and Phil Tkacz


Works Cited

  1. Central State Hospital (Louisville, Kentucky). Death Register, 1938-1979. Volume 1, Record Group 1428C, OCLC 907013257. Special Collections, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, KY.
  2. Kentucky. Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records – Microfilm (1852-1910). Microfilm rolls #994027-994058. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  3. Kentucky. Birth and Death Records: Covington, Lexington, Louisville, and Newport – Microfilm (before 1911). Microfilm rolls #7007125-7007131, 7011804-7011813, 7012974-7013570, 7015456-7015462. Kentucky Department for Libraries and
  4. Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
    Kentucky. Vital Statistics Original Death Certificates – Microfilm (1911-1964). Microfilm rolls #7016130-7041803. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.

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