Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84636

West Jordan (Utah). Sexton Cemetery records

Dates: 1885-1981

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains a number of records for the West Jordan cemetery. The first record is an original interment register kept by the city sexton. The register contains information on those buried in the cemetery including grave location, death certificate number, name, age (years, months and days), cause and place of death, date of burial, lot location, lot owner, father's name and nationality, mother's name and nationality, and sometimes death dates. The second record is the financial records of the cemetery, listing the fees charged and account receipts for purchase of lots, as well as owner information and perpetual care. Included in the second record is information on pauper's graves.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by first letter of surname

Research Note

First burial noted is 1852, however, this record is for an individual buried at sea. Actual interment records begin in 1885.

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 processed by JaNean Frandsen in July 2008 and finding aid written by Luana Darby in June 2011.

Indexing Terms

  • Cemeteries--Utah--West Jordan.
  • Burial--Utah--West Jordan.
  • Vital statistics--Utah--West Jordan.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Interment register; 1885-1981
1 Financial records; 1963-1981
2 Plot owners record; 1963-1981
2 Lot purchase receipts; 1963-1981