Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 84796

Mount Pleasant (Utah) Cemetery records

Dates: 1878-1980.

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

Scope and Content

These cemetery record volumes consist primarily of interment registers, but also include occasional lists of plot owners, and some limited financial/personnel records. Interment registers generally consist of the name of the deceased, the date and place of birth, date and place of death, names of parents, attending physician, cause of death, and the location of the grave. Some registers may also include information on the construction of the vault, the sexton's name, and the occupation, religion, and marital status of the deceased. Not all information is given for all burials. The plot owner lists generally consist of the name of the purchaser, the amount paid, the date, and a description of the lots purchased. The financial/personnel records consist primarily of a listing of the individuals employed by the cemetery, the days worked and the amount paid to that individual.

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

Other documents bound within the volumes do not necessarily reflect the overall chronological arrangement of the series. Interment registers are arranged chronologically within as are the financial/personnel records, and the plot owner lists appear to be arranged roughly chronologically.

Research Note

The first and second interment registers contain entries (beginning in 1892) that appear to be written in one of the northern European Germanic-based languages.

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

The first three volumes were filmed initially in 1966 by the Utah State Archives and Records Service. In 1981 all remaining records were refilmed and the fourth volume was filmed by the Archives. This series was processed by A B Schmuland in February 2002. The two filmings were assessed at that time and the best filmings of each individual volume were maintained.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The third and fourth volumes contain name indexes arranged by the first letter of the last name of the deceased,.

Indexing Terms

  • Cemeteries—Utah—Mount Pleasant.
  • Burial—Utah—Mount Pleasant.
  • Vital statistics—Utah—Mount Pleasant.

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 Interment register; 1878 - 1894
1 1 Plot owners list; 1878 - 1897
1 1 Plot owners list; 1915 - 1918
1 1 Financial/personal records; 1922 - 1923
2 2 Plot owners list; 1878 - 1899
2 2 Interment register; 1894 - 1900
2 2 Plot owners list;1902
2 3 Internment register; 1900 - 1947
3 4 internment register; 1945 - 1980