Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84247

Tooele County (Utah). County Clerk Register of Deaths

Dates: 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

This series contains a register used to record deaths in the county for the years 1898-1905. Each entry may include such information as the decedent's name, date and place of death, length of residence in the county, sex, color, race or nativity, age, occupation, cause of death, marital status, birth place, last place of residence, the name of the informant making the report, and an assigned reporting number.

Beginning in 1898, state law required that physicians, clergymen, justices of the peace, and undertakers to report deaths they attended or with which they dealt. 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each county to file uniform death certificates with the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and that reporting system superseded the maintenance of the death register.

Arrangement

Chronological by reporting date and roughly chronological by death date.

Related Records

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Center for Health Data and Informatics. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, This series contains death certificates filed with the Bureau of Vital Records beginning in 1904.

Custody History

This series was transferred from the County Clerk to the State Archives for preservation following microfilming in May 2014.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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 originally processed by M. Call in September 1998. The series was reprocessed by Alan Barnett in June 2014 when the series was re-microfilmed and the original book was transferred to the State Archives.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

REEL BOX DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898 Jan-1905 Jul Register of Deaths, 1966 microfilming
DISC BOX DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1898 Jan-1905 Jul Register of Deaths, 2014 microfilming