Series 84244
Davis 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, name of 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 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.


These records are 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 Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, These records contain death certificates filed with the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

Copies of these records are located at View Online.

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

There are no entries in this volume for the years 1902-1903.

Processing Note

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

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

1 Register of Deaths (1966 microfilming); 1898 Jan-1904 Apr
1 Register of Deaths (1966 microfilming); 1904 Jan-1905 May
none Register of Deaths (2019 microfilming); 1898 Jan-1904 Apr
none Register of Deaths (2019 microfilming); 1904 Jan-1905 May

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