Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 15842

Sanpete County (Utah). County Clerk Death register

Dates: 1898-1905.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

These records contain death registers for the years 1898-1905. Each entry has the decedent' s name, date of death, place of death, term of residence, sex, color, race, age, occupation, cause of death, marital status, birthplace, residence, and name of informant.

Beginning in 1898, each physician, clergyman, justice of the peace, and undertaker was required to keep a registry of the name, age, residence, and time of death of the decedent. Each person registering deaths filed quarterly with the county clerk or the local board of health in the case of incorporated cities. (Revised Statutes of Utah 1898, Title 57, p. 474-475)

In 1905, the state passed a law requiring each county to file a uniform certificate with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Arrangement

These records are chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of death.

Related Records

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, This series contains death certificates filed with the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Processed by M. Call in September 1998. In June 2008, an index provided by the agency was added online along with digital images provided by the Genealogical Society of Utah. These images were later added to the Utah State Archives digital collections as a book for browsing in March 2010.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index with images is available. View index.

Indexing Terms

  • Death--Proof and certification--Sanpete County (Utah).
  • Sanpete County (Utah)--Statistics, Vital.

Container List

REEL BOX VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1898 Jan 2-1905 Jun 25; Register of Deaths