Saturday, March 6, 2010
Sell It Now
From the background telephone ringing, I deducted that Chris was a busy man and I would most likely receive a quick response to my questions. Not so, Chris took an interest in the Funeral Cards blog and retrieved the cards from a box nearby and provided the following information.
Card 1: William Herbert Seccombe, died 28 Dec 1899; at time of death, he was 6 years, 10 months, 22 days. A child that may otherwise be lost to a family tree, if not for this documentation.
Card 2: Catherine A. Collins with (no death date), age 67 years. This would take a lot of detective work to determine family tree placement.
Card 3: James Davidson, died 5 May 1888, age 67 years.
Card 4: John Nelson, died 26 Apr 1888, no age listed.
Card 5: Jane Cottrell, died 12 Nov 1892, age 72. She will most likely appear in a future article.
Card 6: Not identified
Card 7: At Rest - photograph only, published by P. A. Miller at Arkansas City, Kansas.
It is good to know that retailers are curious about the ephemera they sell.
If I won the lottery, I would create a huge collection of cards to return to family historians.