Of all the funeral cards, that circulate out there, I wonder how many ever find their way back to the families of origin. A simple funeral card is the summation of a life lived.
Enjoy the discovery process.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guest - Marla Hathhorn

Marla Hathhorn has been so gracious to share two funeral cards with the Funeral Cards and Genealogy blog.  She agreed to appear as a guest and has provided wonderful information about her funeral card collection.

"The funeral cards of  William Redmond 1860-1930 and William Redmond 1825-1910  belonged to my grandmother Lavina Redmond Israel, who lived in her own home until her death at the age of 102. The two William Redmonds were her father (see prior post) and grandfather. My grandmother had given the cards to me many years ago as she knew I was very interested in the family history.
Even though I have been researching both my and my husband's family trees for over 25 years, these are the only two funeral cards I have found, so they are very special to me.

William Redmond was born in Ireland in 1825. His parents John & Mary Redmond brought their 5 children to America in May 1847 fleeing the Irish Potato Famine. William married and raised five children, including his son William Andrew Redmond. The elder William's life took him from Ireland to Oklahoma where he died, while his son William lived his entire life in a ten mile area around Wathena, Kansas.

Thank you ~ Marla Hathhorn"


Lori said...

What a beautiful design and sentiment. How wonderful that these were preserved so well. Thanks for sharing!

dustbunny8 said...

How lucky you are!These are treasures for sure!It is ironic that after traveling so very far many of the children of immigrants lived there lives in only one place.a tribute to the stability and wealth of this country.thank you so much for sharing these!

Dee said...

Thank you Lori and Tina. Funeral memorabilia is an interesting subject to explore. We are discovering more cards as we go along.

Danielle said...

William Redmond is my great great great grandfather I found your blog while I was searching on the internet. My mothers maiden name is Redmond, her grandfather is William "Hick" Redmond.

Gwen Kubberness said...

Dearest Dee
I got a super treasure in a email and in it are a few Funeral Cards of my ancestors along with name cards and photo's of autograph books.
I thought of you.

Love Gwen