U.P.P.E.C. Death Records Database


The U.P.P.E.C. was a fraternal society founded in the late 1800s. The complete name is União Portuguesa Protectora do Estado da California. Like other fraternal societies, it was started to provide benefits upon a member’s death as well as social activities for its members and their families.

This database of death benefits was compiled and contributed by a person who wants to remain anonymous but we all appreciate their work, I’m sure. It is a PDF file so it is searchable.Also, you may search the database by varous fields using the form below:




These records contain a lot of information! So much, in fact, that each record stretches over four images/screens. So, be aware that, for each record you are looking at, you should take note of its ID Number to follow it into the other pages that contain additional info on it. This is what you will find in these records:


Page 1 for each record:

  • ID number
  • Claim Number
  • Policy Number
  • Last Name, First Name, Middle Name
  • Month, Day, Year of death
  • Age at death
  • Place died


Page 2 for each record:

  • ID number
  • Birth date and place
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Council Number


Page 3 for each record:

  • ID number
  • Cause of death
  • Mortuary
  • Cemetery


Page 4 for each record:

  • ID number
  • Contact info
  • Certificate (cert # indicates that a certificate was filed when the person died. That certificate was included in the person's file folder)


U.P.P.E.C. Death Records.pdf


This is a list of the councils of the U.P.P.E.C. to help you identify where your ancestor belonged and MAY have lived:

  1. Oakland
  2. Half Moon Bay  
  3. San Francisco  
  4. Santa Cruz
  5. none
  6. San Leandro
  7. Chico
  8. none
  9. Fresno 
  10. none
  11. none
  12. Rodeo
  13. San Luis Obispo
  14. none
  15. Hayward
  16. Mission San Jose
  17. Santa Cruz
  18. Watsonville
  19. Fremont
  20. none
  21. Milpitas
  22. none
  23. Oakland
  24. none
  25. none
  26. none
  27. none
  28. none
  29. none
  30. none
  31. none
  32. Santa Maria
  33. none
  34. none
  35. none
  36. none
  37. Antioch
  38. none
  39. none
  40. none
  41. Modesto
  42. Turlock
  43. none
  44. none
  45. none
  46. Atwater
  47. Sacramento
  48. none
  49. Gustine
  50. none
  51. San Jose
  52. none
  53. Crows Landing
  54. Irvington
  55. none
  56. Hughson
  57. Hanford
  58. Tulare
  59. none
  60. none
  61. Newcastle
  62. Rio Vista
  63. Los Banos
  64. Visalia
  65. Lemoore
  66. Tracy
  67. none
  68. Dixon
  69. none
  70. none
  71. Livingstone
  72. Lompoc
  73. Manteca
  74. Salinas
  75. none
  76. none
  77. none
  78. Gridley
  79. Selma
  80. none
  81. Riverdale
  82. none
  83. none
  84. none
  85. San Diego
  86. Bakersfield
  87. Arcata
  88. Ferndale
  89. Mountain View
  90. none
  91. Gilroy
  92. none
  93. none
  94. Monterey
  95. none
  96. none
  97. El Nido
  98. none
  99. Concord
  100. none
  101. Dos Palos
  102. none
  103. Hardwick
  104. Artesia
  105. none
  106. Benicia
  107. none
  108. Eureka
  109. none
  110. Cayucos
  111. Tipton
  112. none
  113. none
  114. none
  115. Oxnard
  116. none
  117. none
  118. none
  119. Maxwell
  120. none
  121. none
  122. none
  123. San Lorenzo
  124. none
  125. none
  126. Byron
  127. none
  128. San Diego
  129. Oakdale
  130. Kerman
  131. Union City
  132. none
  133. none
  134. Castro Valley
  135. none
  136. none
  137. none
  138. Lodi
  139. Corralitos



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