Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84248

Weber 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.

Scope and Content

These records contain death registers for the years 1898-1905. Each entry has the decedent' s name, occupation, age, marital status, sex, race, color, residence, term of residence, cause of death, the name of the informant making report, and assigned number. Individual certificates with the same information follow the register

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.

Arrangement

Chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of death. Individual certificates follow the register.

Research Note

Deaths occurring in Ogden are not included on this register. The researcher should contact Weber County Vital Statistics.

Related Records

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, 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

Processed by M. Call in October 1998.

Indexing Terms

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

Container List

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1 1898-1905