Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24057

District Court (Fourth District) U.S. Commissioner Valentine Gideon's Weber county docket books

Dates: 1893-1895.

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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

Under the 1887 Edmunds-Tucker Law, commissioners appointed by the supreme court and district courts in the Territory of Utah had and could exercise all the powers and jurisdiction held by justices of the peace in the Territory. After statehood in 1896, jurisdiction passed from U.S. Commissioners to local justices of the peace.

These dockets record actions in cases heard before Commissioner Valentine Gideon in Weber County. Most actions are civil and related to monies owed. Some actions are criminal, for adultery, slander, obtaining money under false pretenses, etc. The docket records the parties involved, their attorneys, and the actions and dates of actions taken in the case.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number.

Related Records

U.S. Commissioner A.C. Bishop's Weber county criminal docket book from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 5069, available at this institution, also includes criminal dockets

U.S. Commissioner E.T. Hulaniski's Weber county docket books from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 24056, available at this institution, contains other U.S. Commissioner records from the same region.

U.S. Commissioner M.A. Breeden's Weber county docket book from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 24058, available at this institution, contains other U.S. Commissioner records from the same region.

U.S. Commissioner B. Ternes' Weber county docket book from the District Court (Fourth District), Series 24059, available at this institution, contains other U.S. Commissioner records from the same region.

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 Jim Kichas in December 2009.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BOX VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 Case Numbers: 1 - 120; 1893-1895
1 2 Case Numbers: 123 - 217; 1893-1895