Series 83863
Summit 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.

Historical Note

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, date of death, occupation, age, marital status, sex, race, color, residence, term of residence, cause of death, the name of the informant making report, and an 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.


Chronological by year but not by month. Entries were recorded in order of report, not by date of death.

Related Records

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

Gaps in Series

These registers contain no entries for the years 1902-1903.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in September 1998.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The first register is preceded by an alphabetical index based on the decedent's surname, covering from 1898 thru 1901.

Indexing Terms

  • Death—Proof and certification—Summit County (Utah).
  • Summit County (Utah)—Statistics, Vital.

Container List

1 1898 - 1901
1 1904 - 1905

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.