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?
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
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
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