Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84030

Uintah County (Utah). County Clerk Death registers

Dates: i 1900-1901, 1904-1905.

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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 1900-1901 and 1904-1905. Each entry has the decedent's name, occupation, age, marital status, sex, race, color, residence, term of residence, cause of death, the name of the informant making the report, and an assigned number. There are no dates of death for the years 1900-1901.

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, 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.

Gaps in Series

The years 1902-1903 are not included in the register. It is unknown whether these dates were not included because the county clerk failed to record them, or the records themselves are missing.

Processing Note

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

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

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1 1900-1901, 1904-1905