Friday, December 3, 2010

Funeral Card Friday: Bill for Sarah Gray

When Alexandria teacher Sarah Gray died on January 8, 1893, B. Wheatley, a longtime Alexandria undertaker, submitted this bill to Alfred Peters for her funeral expenses. The bill, included in the chancery case of Michael B. Harlow v. Administrators of Sarah A. Gray, etal, reveals interesting details, like use of the “best hearse” and even how much it cost for her grave to be dug. If only it said where the grave was dug!


After undertaker Benedict Wheatley died in 1900, Josiah S. Everly became the director. The Everly-Wheatley funeral home is still in business today.

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