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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] SW City, McDonald Co., MO (Rick)
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 14:17:26 EDT
In a message dated 4/22/02 11:40:12 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Rick, all these records are from the section, "Records of the Nichols
> Brothers Funeral Home, January 4, 1928 to November 21, 1940." It appears
> me that these burials were in Oklahoma (probably Delaware County) and that
> they were Indian or had Indian ancestry. Wonder how you could find out
> records not included in the above twelve or so years.
Rick, here is a bit more about the funeral home records.
Peggy in Tulsa
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Introduction to Records of the Nichols Brothers Funeral Home
When we were talking to Bob and Bert Nichols about doing the Southwest City
Cemetery, the subject of the funeral home records came up. Bob quickly
brought out two books containing the records found here. Permission to
publish was given just as quickly.
The records here are from January 4, 1928 to August 19, 1937, the only part
of the records now in the hands of the Nichols family. The records are known
to cover a period beginning sometime after the Nichols Brothers store was
opened in 1904, probably not long after, and extending to 1946 when the
funeral home was sold to the Humphreys.
The complete records do exist and are in the hands of Imogene (Mrs. James)
Davis of Grove. Mrs. Davis declined to make copies available for this
publication, citing her own plans to publish.
The first book, which contains the bulk of the records found here, is a
standard funeral home record book of 300 pages. Each page has two numbers,
the total number of burials and the yearly number. Page of the 1928 book
carries total number 607 and yearly number 1. The second book is a ledger in
which the same general information was entered for a period as though a new
funeral book had to be obtained.
The information has been copied as in the original as best we could read the
handwriting. When uncertain of a word or date a question mark has been put
after it. Some spelling has been corrected. Added information, usually a
cemetery, has been put in brackets [ ]. Locations in McDonald, Delaware and
Benton Counties generally have not been further identified.
[then it shows abbreviations used]
Peggy in Tulsa