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Mostly Early American Undertakers:
were tradesman undertakers:
1)upholsterers 2)cabinet makers 3)liverymen 4)nurses or midwives 5)sexton's
Jacob Knorr(Germantown, PA, 1761-1804):
oldest family undertaking firm still in america (started as cabinet maker)
Furnishing Undertakers Encouraged More People:
to become tradesman undertakers:
1)didn't need to own paraphenalia
2)allowed other tradesmen to begin undertaking
3)began offering more personal services
Early 19th Century increased:
demand for funeral coaches:
1)people had more wealth
2)procession distances became longer
Laying Out the Dead, CCPBB:
Crossed hands on the chest
Closed eyes with penny
Body washed & dressed
Body chested(put in coffin)
Sexton's as Undertakers:
1)churchyard burial still common in amer. & england
2)still minor church offical
3)often became furnishing undertakers
Roles of Municipal Officers
1)inviter to funerals-door to door inviting people
2)town undertaker-handled unclaimed bodies
3)coroner-ofter an undertaker
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