Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 20231

Garfield County (Utah). County Clerk Death register

Dates: 1896-1905.

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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 1896-1905. Each entry has an assigned number, name of decedent, age, sex, race, color, term of residence, birthplace, marital status, occupation, last place of residence, causes of death, date of death, and name of the party making the report. Many records have incomplete entries.

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 loosely chronological by year but not month. Entries were recorded in order reported to the clerk, not by date of death.

Related Records

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, This series, Death certificates of the Bureau of Vital Statistics, contains death records after 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

This series was processed by M. Call in 1998.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The register is preceded by an index based on the first letter of the decedent's surname,.

Indexing Terms

  • Death—Proof and certification—Garfield County (Utah).
  • Garfield County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1896 - 1905