Series 3539Tooele County (Utah). County Clerk Death reports
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This series contains report forms submitted by physicians or persons in attendance at deaths. According to state statute, "Physicians who attend deceased persons in their last sickness, clergyman who officiate at funerals, justices of the peace who hold inquests, and sextons and undertakers who bury deceased persons, must each keep a registry of the name, age, residence, and time of death of such person" (Utah Rev._Stat._57:2031_(1898)). The submitted forms were used by the clerk to maintain a register of deaths in Tooele County. Each form contains space for the recording of six deaths. The reports include name of person making report, number of death, name of deceased, date of death, place of death, length of residence, sex, color, race, age, occupation, cause of death, marital status, birth place, last place of residence, name of informant, and date filed with clerk. These reports were no longer produced after 1905, when the responsibility of registering births and deaths was removed from the county clerk and given to the State Health Department with local registrars.
Chronological by filing date, thereunder alphabetical by submitting physician name.
Register of Deaths from Tooele County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 84247, contains information on deaths in the county taken from the reports in this series.
The Tooele County Clerk transferred the records in this series to the State Archives in 2014.
This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Processing NoteThis series was archivally processed by Alan B. Barnett in January 2018.
- Recording and registration--Tooele County (Utah)
- Registers of births, etc.--Tooele County (Utah).
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