John Jones’ Funeral Director’s Book
Pages 1-300 Obits mentioned below can be found on the Obituary Index.
Transcribed by Laurel Baty 2007
Reel: SHC-081 JOHN JONES, FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S BOOK Frames: 1-255
Subject: John W. Jones
Topics: Business, Black, Bartow
Original: Etowah Foundation
Dates: 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
Ledger/Accts. – 1
This book from an institution believed to be from Cartersville, GA contains information on funerals and deceased individuals, and is indexed by name of deceased. It has inclusions such as obituaries, a casket size by age chart, lists of county officials, hospitals, and transportation schedules. For each funeral, he lists: name, date and time of funeral, clergyman, date of burial, where buried, age, color, occupation, birthplace, last residence, husband’s name, father’s name and country of birth, mother’s name and country of birth, physician, cause of death, person ordering funeral, and relative’s names. The following costs may be included: removing remains, embalming, shaving and laying out, casket, mattress, burial robe, slippers, gloves, flowers, funeral notices, musicians, hearse, opening grave, vault charges, coaches, etc. The status of each account is also given. Some accounts have the song titles and pallbearers listed.