Randie O'Neal
Tom, Frank and Billy burials
Sun Jun 06, 4:04

I was just thinking about this question and wanted to bounce it off the group, and seeing the cemetery thread about Charlie Storms, it’s a good time to ask:
We’ve all seen the big, fancy coffins the three were displayed in out in front of the undertakers. Were they buried in those same boxes, or were those display coffins?

    • awesome questionpaul j, Tue Jun 08 9:47
      I've never considered that the fancy coffins could be "for show." Undertakers Ritter & Ream charged each of the McLaurys $141 and change for their services. Since they could bury an indigent per... more
      • Re: awesome questionRandie O'Neal, Tue Jun 08 11:40
        There you have it. Since you have the text from the bill, is the bill available? Presumably there would be a description of the coffins, and a model name or number. Looking at how fancy they are, odd... more
        • Bill? description?paul j, Tue Jun 08 13:52
          Randie - you are a very twenty-first century person! Itemized Bill? Invoices? Hardly! The exact totals came from the administration of Tom's and Frank's estates, which brother Will McLaury paid... more
          • Ha!!Randie O'Neal, Tue Jun 08 20:51
            Paul, You never can tell, what pops up in the records. Thanks for the source and info.
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