Washington, Mason County Death Records Index, 1890 - 1931
There are 2,268 records contained in the Washington, Mason County Death Records Index. These records range from 1890 up through 1931 and were compiled from the Washington State Digital Archives. To obtain additional information on the Washington, Mason County Death Records Index, visit the Washington State Digital Archives online.
Information Available In This Collection
The vital statistics usually available in the Washington, Mason County Death Records Index is the name of the deceased, gender, places of birth and death, age at death, cause of death, race and date of death. Also included are the page number, reference number and record number.
About the Washington State Digital Archives
The death records in the Washington, Mason County Death Records Index are maintained by the Washington State Digital Archives. To learn more about how to request copies of death records, contact the Washington State Digital Archives using the contact information below.
Washington State Digital Archives
960 Washington Street
Cheney, Washington 99004
Washington passed a law in 1891 that required all doctors and coroners to report deaths they attended to their local County Auditor. At that time, births were also required to be reported. After 1907, however, the state took over the official recording of death and birth certificates via the Center for Health Statistics, overseen by the Washington Department of Health.
The Washington State Digital Archives is located on the Eastern Washington University Campus and was the first in the nation to dedicate itself fully to electronically preserving their state's records that held historical, legal and fiscal value. The electronic database was especially designed for this feat, and the death records preserved are an indication of their success. Death records can be searched by name or year of death. Available information includes name, date of death, cause of death, age, place of death, race and gender.
Often, the death records offer individuals the chance to view a scanned copy of the original document, since most of the records inputted to the database were scanned in. This image is available for free download if information, instead of a certified copy, is all that is needed.
In addition to the death records compiled by the Washington State Digital Archives, other record collections exist and are available to the public. Records that include census, military, marriage, birth, oaths of office, court cases, plats and surveys, land, county resolutions and government records are subdivided into individual subject matter or are divided by location to make exploring them easier.
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