Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84099

Box Elder County (Utah). County Clerk Death registers

Dates: i 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 an assigned number, the name of the 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 out 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

Entries are chronological by year but not by month as entries were recorded in order of report not by date of death.

Related Records

Register of deaths from Brigham City (Utah). City Recorder, Series 23382, may contain duplicate entries for deaths in Brigham City.

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, This series,death certificates, contains death records 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—Box Elder County (Utah).
  • Box Elder County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1898 - 1905