Obit book donated to museum


April 14, 2022

Photo courtesy of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum

A page from the obituary book donated to the county museum.

Two obituary scrapbooks were recently donated to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum by the Sweetwater County Clerk's Office that can provide a unique glimpse into events in Sweetwater County from 1972 to 2010.

Sweetwater County Clerk Cindy Lane said that among her office's mandated responsibilities is keeping track of deaths in the county to ensure that county residents who have died are removed from the voter rolls.

In 1972, a number of deputy county clerks began clipping Sweetwater County obituaries and pasting them into special scrapbooks. The practice continued until 2010, resultin...

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