Series 83774
Beaver County (Utah). County Clerk Death registers

Dates: i 1900-1905.

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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 Beaver County for the years 1900 to 1905. Each entry has information regarding the decedent's name, occupation, age, term of residence in the county, marital status, sex, race, color, last place of residence, cause of death, date of death, name of party making report, and the entry's assigned number.

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 Utah legislature passed a law that required uniform death certificates to be filed with the local registrar who in turn filed with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics.


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

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.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic name index has been created and is available online, covering from 1900 thru 1905.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

1 1900 - 1905

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.