Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Where Did the Coffins Come From? (Part 4)

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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, coffins purchased through Dycusburg merchants came from a number of places. Often, because coffins were not planned purchases, these were the most urgent and necessary purchases, requiring notes to be sent to town to the merchant to get a coffin at once.

In a review of loose papers, I found where F.M. Oliver purchased a coffin and case for baby in February 1893.

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