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Subject: Re: [Q-R] are there records of Funerals in Richmond Indiana Quakerchurch
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:28:08 -0400 (EDT)
By 1899, Friends meetinghouses were being used for the funerals of
nonmembers as well as members. I've seen a couple of meetings that kept
"funeral books" that were distinct from the death records that they kept
for members. But they include no details, just vital statistics.
Horace's death was recorded in the membership records of the Hicksite
Whitewater Monthly Meeting. But for an account of the funeral, you'd need
to consult one of the local newspapers.
> Were Funerals recorded in Quaker church books? I just received an artical
> that my Great Great Grandfather Horcace Stratton remains would be Taken
> from Peru Indiana Back to his home town of Richmond Indiana and a short
> service would be held in the Quaker church. the artical was dated April
> 24 1899. His father was Benjamin Stratton and they belonged to the
> Hicksite Quakers.. Would there be any records from that church in
> Richmond that told of this service that a someone could search for .
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