Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory

Coroner and Inquest Records


Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Tillamook County Justice Facility, Sheriff's Office:
"Death" [Coroner Reports], 1962-1965 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Ledger [Coroner's Inquest Record-Cabinet 4B-with index], 1892-1916 (1 volume).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310