From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Owensboro Area Obituary Index

The Owensboro Area Obituary Index is not exclusively African American in focus; it has been added to this site as a source for locating obituary information. The database is an online index of obituaries taken from 18 different sources, including the Owensboro Messenger and the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. The index was developed and is maintained by the Daviess County Public Library in Owensboro, KY. Presently, the online database covers the time periods: 1842-1919, 1920-1989, and 1990-present. Geographic coverage includes "[a]ll items indicating a death in Western Kentucky or Southern Indiana. . . [and] individuals who died in other locations. . . if it is stated that they were former residents or if they had relatives in the area."

For more see the About section of the database.

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

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NKAA Source: Owensboro messenger-inquirer (newspaper)

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“Owensboro Area Obituary Index,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 21, 2023,

Last modified: 2021-08-27 17:15:33