TABLE IV., Concluded. – DEATHS: CONJUGAL CONDITION OF DECEDENTS BY AGE.-PERIODS. NON-RESIDENTS. SINGLE. || MARRIED. ||WIDOWED.]|DIVORCED.]| UNICNOWN. AGE-PERIOD. ad # ad # an # ad # an # {Jnder 1 year. . . . . . . . . . . 47 38 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 years. . . . . . . . . . 21 13 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 4 “ . . . . . . . . . . 15 17 ||... . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 to 9 “ . . . . . . . . . . 13 6 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . 10 to 14 “ . . . . . . . . . 8 S ||. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 to 19 “ . . . . . . . . . . 19 8 l 1 ||. . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 to 24 “ . . . . . . . . . . 33 23 6 6 || . . . . . 1 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 to 29 “ . . . . . . . . . . 24 15 10 14 ||. . . . . . 1 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 to 34 “ . . . . . . . . . . 10 5 IS 21 1. 2 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 to 39 “ . . . . . . . . . 12 9 15 16 2 3 ||. . . . . . 1 || . . . . . . . . . . . 40 to 44 “ . . . . . . . . . 11 4 33 15 1 4 1 | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 to 49 “ . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. 25 12 3 3 ||... . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 50 to 54 “ . . . . . . . . . 5 3 26 11 8 5 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 to 59 “ . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 26 8 7 3 ||. . . . . . 2 1 | . . . . . . 60 to 64 “ . . . . . . . . . 3 2 21 10 5 7 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 to 69 “ . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 14 4 8 11 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 to 74 “ . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 10 14 1. 9 ||. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 to 79 “ . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 4 l 2 4 || . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . to 80 to 84 “ . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . 6 2 1. 5 ll. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 to 89 “ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 ||. . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 to 94 “ . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 ||, . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . to o 95 and over. . . . . . . . . . . . .l... . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . .ll. . . . . . . . . . . . Total, each sex. . . . . . . 237 | 165 || 215 | 125 42 61 3 3 2 . . . . . . . Total, both sexes..... 402 340 103 6 2 DEATHS. — RESIDENTS OF BOSTON, CONJUGAL CONDITION BY AGEPERIODs. (TABLE IV.) Of the residents of Boston who died in 1902, 5,203 were single, or 137 less than in 1901; 2,973 were married at time of death, or 84 less than in 1901; 1,661 were widowed, or 2 more than in 1901; 33 were divorced, 7 more than in 1901; and of 30 the conjugal condition was unknown. JDeaths of Single Persons, Adults. – There were 1,556 persons above the age of 20 years who died unmarried; as the total number of persons who were 20 years of age or more at time of death was 6,243, the unmarried persons who died at the age of 20 years or more was 24.92 per cent. of the whole number of decedents above the age of 20 years; of these 901 were males and 655 were females. The oldest unmarried male decedent was over 90 years of age; there were 3 unmarried female decedents of the same age-period. Deaths of Married Persons. – There were 2,973 persons married at the time of death, or 30 per cent. Of the total mortality of residents; of these 1,664 were males and 1,309 females; the married males were 33.02 per cent., and the married females 26.8 per cent., of the whole number of males and females respectively. Of married males less than 20 years of age there were none; of married females less than 20 years of age there were 8; of married males of 90 years of age or more there were 4, including 1 over 95 years of age; of married females over 90 years of age there were none. The greatest number of married decedents (both sexes) in any ward was 154, in Ward 6. Preponderance of Sea, by Age-Periods. – In considering the deaths of married persons, by groups of age-periods as to preponderance of sexes, it is found that the total of the first three periods — 20 to 24, 25 to 29, and 30 to 34 years, is 221 males and 389 females, an excess of 168 females in a total of 610, or 27.54 per cent., the greatest excess of females in either of these age-periods was 56, in the 30 to 34-year period. In the second group of age-periods, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, and 45 to 49 years, the totals are 461 males, 424 females, an excess of males for this group of 37, in a total of 885, or 4.18 per cent. In the next group of age-periods, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, and 60 to 64 years, the total number of deaths is 862, and the excess of males is 242, or 28.07 per cent. The next group are the deaths in the 65 to 69, 70 to 74, and 75 to 79-year periods, the total is 525; the males are 360, the females 165; the excess of males is 195, or 37.14 per cent. The final grouping includes the deaths in the 80 to 84, 85 to 89, 90 to 94, and 95 years and over periods, with a total of 83 deaths, and an excess of 57 males, or 68.67 per cent. Number of Deaths of Married Persons of Each Sea. Before and After the Age of 50 Years. — The deaths were recorded of 682 married males and 821 married females between the ages of 20 and 50 years (there is also included among the females the deaths of 8 before the age of 20). The total of both sexes was 1,503, and the excess of females was 139, or 9.24 per cent. The number of deaths recorded of married persons of both sexes of more than 50 years of age was 1,470; there were 982 males and 488 females; the excess of males was 494, or 33.6 per cent. By the above statement in the deaths of married persons of 50 years and under the females were in excess about 94 per cent. and over that age the males were in excess a little more than 33 per cent. The greatest number of deaths of married males for any ageperiod was 195 in the 50 to 54 year-period, and of married females was 184 in the 30 to 34 year-period. Deaths of Widowed Persons. – There were 1,661 deaths of widowed persons in 1902; there were 501 males and 1,160 females; the males were 8.01 per cent. and the females 18.55 per cent. of the whole number of deaths of persons over 20 years of age. Proponderance of Females among Deaths of Widowed Persons, by Age-Periods. – In every age-period the deaths of widowed females exceeded those of widowed males, and in all but the 25 to 29, and 45 to 49 year-periods, the excess was very great; in the 30 to 34 year-period it was 71.8 per cent. in the 35 to 39 year-period it was 35 per cent., in the 40 to 44 yearperiod it was 28.5 per cent., in the 50 to 54 year period it was 52.8 per cent., in the 55 to 59 year-period it was 42.6 per cent., in the 60 to 64 year-period it was 34.5 per cent., in the 65 to 69 year-period it was 37.9 per cent., in the 70 to 74 year-period it was 46.6 per cent., in the 75 to 79 year-period it was 37.7 per cent., in the 80 to 84 year-period it was 45 per cent., in the 85 to 89 year-period it was 49.1 per cent., in the 90 to 94 yearperiod it was 52.6 per cent. and in the 95 years and over period it was 69.2 per cent. The widowed males who died before reaching the 50th year were 73, or 14.56 per cent., the females 128, or 11.03 per cent. of the widowed males and females respectively. The greatest number of deaths of widowed persons in any ageperiod was 235 in the 65 to 69 year-period; there were 73 males and 162 females. The greatest number of deaths of widowed males in any ageperiod was 73, in the 65 to 69 year-period, and of widowed females 165, in the 70 to 74 year-period. Deaths of Divorced Persons. – The number of persons who were divorced at time of death was 33, 12 males, 21 females; of the males 5 were less than 50 years of age, and none were over 75 years; of the females, 10 were less than 50 years, and none had reached 70 years. Deaths: Conjugal Condition Unknown. — The number of decedents whose conjugal condition was unknown was 30, 23 males and 7 females. DEATIIs, – NON-RESIDENTs, CONJUGAL CONDITION. The number of persons whose deaths are recorded in Boston, in 1902, whose residence was elsewhere, was 853, there were 499 males, 354 females; the total number was 7.75 per cent. of the total mortality of Boston, the males being 8.8 per cent. and the females 6.6 per cent. of the total mortality of males and females respectively. Of these non-resident decedents above the age of 20 years, 189 were unmarried, 114 males, 74 females; 338 were married, 214 males, 124 females; 103 were widowed, 42 males, 61 females; 6 were divorced, 3 of each sex, and of 2 the conjugal condition was unknown ; these were both males; 85 were under 1 year of age, 47 males, 38 females; 34 were between 1 and 2 years of age, 21 males, 13 females; 32 were between 2 and 5 years, 15 males, 17 females; 64 were between 5 and 20 years, 41 males, 23 females, and of these 1 each male and female were married. Deaths: Won-Residents, Single Persons, Adults. – There were 188 unmarried decedents of 20 years of age or more, 114 males, 74 females; of these, 110 died before reaching their 35th year, 67 males, 43 females; 44 died between the ages of 35 and 50 years, 29 males, 15 females; 19 between 50 and 65 years, 11 males, 8 females; 13 between 65 and 80 years, 5 males, 8 females; and 2 males in the 80 to 84 year-period. Deaths: Won-Residents, Married Persons, Age-Periods. – There were 340 deaths recorded of non-resident married persons, males 215, females 125; of these, 75, 34 males and 41 females died between the ages of 20 and 35 years; 116 between the ages of 35 and 50 years, 73 males, 43 females; 102 between the ages of 50 and 65 years, 73 males, 29 females; and 55 between the ages of 65 and 85 years, 34 males, 21 females. JDeaths : Non-Residents, Widowed Persons. – There were 103 deaths of widowed non-residents recorded in 1902. There were 42 males and 61 females ; the deaths between 20 and 35 years of age were 5 in number, 1 male, 4 females; between 35 and 50 years 16, 6 males, 10 females; between 50 and 65 years 35, 20 males, 15 females; between 65 and 80 years 35, 11 males, 24 females, and between 80 and 95 years 12, 4 males, 8 females; the females being in excess in every age-period, but the 50 and 65-year period. There were 6 divorced persons among the non-resident deaths recorded, 3 males and 3 females, and 2 whose conjugal condition was unknown, both males. JDeaths: Residence Unknown, Conjugal Condition. — There were 244 deaths recorded where the residence of the decedents was unknown ; there were 131 males, 113 females; the total number was 2.2 per cent. of the total mortality of the city; 101 were under one year of age, 42 males, 59 females; 9 were between 1 and 2 years, 5 males, 4 females; 12 between 2 and 5 years, 5 males, 7 females; 7 between 5 and 20 years, all males; of the remainder of unmarried persons of this class over 20 years of age, 22 were males, 7 females; 12 were married, 7 males, 5 females; 37 were widowed, 13 males, 24 females, 1, a female, was divorced, and of 35, 29 males and 6 females, the conjugal Condition was unknown. DEATIIs. – GREATEST AND LEAST NUMBERS OF THE DIFFERENT DIVISIONS OF CONJUGAL CONDITION IN WARD DISTRICTs. (TABLE V.) Single Persons. – The greatest number of deaths of unmarried persons above the age of 20 years, in any ward, occurred in Ward 7, 98 — 73 males, 25 females; the least number was in Ward 5, 32 — 21 males, 11 females. The greatest number of deaths of unmarried males over 20 years of age, in any ward, was 73, in Ward 7; the least number was 21 each in Wards 5 and 25. Married Persons. – The greatest number of married decedents in any ward was 155, in Wards 12 and 20 — 75 males, 80 females in 12, and 80 males, 75 females in 20; the least number of married decedents in any ward was 71, in Ward 4–36 males, 35 females; the greatest number of married males in any ward was 93, in Ward 9; the least number, 36, in Ward 4. The greatest number of married females in any ward was 80, in Ward 12; the least number, 30, in Ward 5. Widowed Persons. – The greatest number of widowed decedents in any ward was 111, in Ward 20 — 33 males, 78 females. The greatest number of widowed male decedents in any ward was 33, in Ward 20 ; the least number was 8, in Ward 10. The greatest number of widowed female decedents in any ward was 78, in Ward 20; the least number was 25 in Ward 6. DECEDENTS OF GREATEST AGE, AGGREGATE, AND AVERAGE AGES. The greatest age attained by any decedent in 1902 was 107 years; this was a female, born in Boston, and both her parents were born in Maine. There were 2 decedents reported at the age of 100 years, both females, 1 born in Ireland of Irish parentage, and 1 colored, whose birthplace and the nativity of whose parents was unknown. One at 98 years, a female, born in Ireland of Irish parentage; 1 male and 1 female at 97 years, both born in Ireland of Irish parents; 3 at 96 years, 2 males, 1 female; 1 male born in Maine, parent nativity unknown; 1 born in Massachusetts, as were also his parents. There were 4 deaths at 95 years, all females; 1 born in Boston, as also her parents; 2 born in Massachusetts, where both parents of one and the mother of the other were born, and 1 born in England of English parentage. The aggregate ages of all decedents in Boston, aged 1 year or more, was 372,010 years; the average age was 42.63 years; the aggregate ages of the males was 184,720 years, of the females 187,290 years; the average age of the male decedents over 1 year of age was 41.48 years, of the females 43.84 years. Of course the inclusion of infants in these aggregates and averages would materially lower the average age, as the infant mortality is almost one-fifth of the total mortality of the city. |