Series 23382
Brigham City (Utah). City Recorder Register of deaths

Dates: 1898-1941.

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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

The Brigham City recorder kept a register of deaths. In it he recorded the decedent's name, age, gender, race, occupation, marital status, place of residence, and date and cause of death. The recorder began this register in compliance with an 1898 law which required each physician, clergyman, justice of the peace and undertaker to keep such a register and to quarterly file the same with the county clerk or the board of health in incorporated cities (Revised Statutes of Utah 1898, Title 57, p. 474-475). In 1904, the Utah legislature passed a law requiring uniform death certificates to be kept by the state, and at that time most county and municipal officials stopped keeping death registers. However, the Brigham City recorder continued to keep this record for 36 more years.


Chronological in the order reported, which is only roughly chronological by date of death.

Related Records

Death certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81448, provide more complete and easily accessible information for deaths beginning in 1904.

Death registers from Box Elder County (Utah). County Clerk, Series 84099, may contain duplicate entries for deaths in Brigham City.

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 Brigham City death register was microfilmed by Utah State Archives in December 2000 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in August 2001.

Indexing Terms

  • Death—Proof and certification—Brigham City (Utah).
  • Brigham City (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.

Container List

1 1898-1941

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.