Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 83887

Grand County (Utah). County Clerk Death registers

Dates: i 1898-1905; 1947-1968.

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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

Most of these records contain death registers for the years 1898-1905 but there are also some anomalous entries for 1961-1966. Each entry has the decedent' s name, occupation, age, term of residence, marital status, sex, race, color, residence, cause of death, date of death, and the name of the party making the report.

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

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

This series was processed by M. Call in September 1998.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1898 - 1905
BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1947 - 1968