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These records are from the Jail Register of prisoners of the Pierce County Sheriff, confined from 1895 through 1904. The register shows name, date committed, offence, sentence, age, height, sex, race, education, religious instruction, trade or occupation, physical condition, and date of discharge, parole or escape. Prisoners highlighted within this volume include offenders of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the only two murderers hung at the Pierce County Courthouse, and various other Territorial crimes.
Jail Registers are a summary record in some form of each person committed to a jail showing at a minimum; the name and gender of the person, intake number thereon for their commitment or confinement, and the date of their release or transfer. The records in this collection are indexed by name, where convicted, receipt date, and offence.
The Pierce County Sheriff is located in Tacoma, Washington. Pierce County was formed in 1852 as part of the Oregon Territorial Legislature.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Digitized and filmed by Washington State Archives, Imaging and Preservation Services, and indexed by Washington State Archives, Historical Records Project.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Pierce County Sheriff, Jail Register, 1895-1904, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Pierce County Sheriff, Jail Register, 1895-1904, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA.
To learn more about this register, contact Tacoma Public Library.
For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Region Branch at (425) 564-3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.