Rich County (Utah). County Clerk Death registers
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
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, date of death, cause of death, name of informant making the report, and the entry' s assigned number.
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.
These records are chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of death.
Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, This series contains death certificates beginning in 1904, restricted for 50 years.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by M. Call in December 1998.
Indexes: The register is preceded by an alphabetical index based on the decedent's surname,.
- Death—Proof and certification—Rich County (Utah).
- Rich County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.