Funk Mortuary Book

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Title

Funk Mortuary Book

Subject

Douglas County (Kan.)--Genealogy--Sources.
Funeral homes--United States--Directories.
Douglas County (Kan.) — Registers.

Description

Text: The records of Funk Mortuary, covering the period between August 25, 1913 and September 6, 1916. Funk Mortuary was founded in 1909 by T.D. Funk and George Shaffer. In 1911, Funk assumed full ownership; he operated the mortuary until its sale in 1953. Following a series of changes in ownership, the mortuary is today known as Warren-McElwain Mortuary and continues operations in Lawrence (Kan.). This record book contains a photograph of Funk's horse-drawn hearse; a hand-written copy of a Lawrence Daily Journal article on the mortuary's 1911 sale; information about deceased persons prepared for burial at this mortuary; and an alphabetized index.

A majority of these persons died and were interred in Douglas County (Kan.), but other records indicate interments in cities or townships in Kansas counties Shawnee, Wyandotte, Johnson, Franklin, Jefferson, Osborne, Leavenworth, Geary, Brown, Nemaha, Ottawa, Miami, and Coffey. Out-of-state records include persons interred in St. Louis (Mo.); San Antonio (Tex.; note misspelling of "Santonio"); Kalamazoo (Mich.); Dalton (Mo.); Red Rock (Okla.); Butler (Mo.); Des Moines (Iowa); Allison (Iowa); and Dallas (Tex.). Note misspellings of Kansas towns "Tongonxie" (Tonganoxie) and "Ponoma" (Pomona).

Creator

T.D. Funk

Source

Helen Osma Local History Room

Date

1913-08-25/1916-09-06

Contributor

Douglas County Genealogical Society

Rights

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Relation

Access this item's record in the Lawrence Public Library catalog here: https://lawrence.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S119C50464

Format

PDF

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

FunkMortuary-1913-1916-cover-076.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-078-156.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-158-236.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-238-316.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-318-396.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-398-486.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-488-566.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-568-spine.pdf

Coverage

Lawrence (Kan.)

Files

FunkMortuary-1913-1916-cover-076.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-078-156.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-158-236.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-238-316.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-318-396.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-398-486.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-488-566.pdf
FunkMortuary-1913-1916-568-spine.pdf

Citation

T.D. Funk, “Funk Mortuary Book,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed July 30, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1826.

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