This website is dedicated to these children, who died in the course of simply being kids.

This database documents accidental child deaths that appear on record throughout American history, sorted by cause of death.

Each table within is searchable, sortable, and filterable by date, location, and/or child’s details.  Click on a column heading to sort/reorder the data by that column. Enter text into the search bar to view only table entries containing that text (for example, “James”, “Chicago”, “18”).

Crushing Electrocution Scalding
Suffocation Swallowing Tetanus from Gunpowder