Silas Earl Ross Mortuary Records

 Collection
Identifier: 89-56

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of funeral record books which include name of deceased, place of birth, residence, age, occupation, cause of death, type of service, name of attending clergyman and physician, and place of burial. Also included are some death certificates which list name of deceased, date, cause of death, and burial location.

Dates

  • 1866-1914

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

Silas Earl Ross was a mortician in Reno, Nevada.

Extent

1 Reels

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Funeral record books include name of deceased, place of birth, residence, cause of death, type of service, age, occupation, name of attending clergyman and physician, and place of burial. Also included are some death certificates which list name of deceased, date, cause of death, and burial location.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records loaned from Silas E. Ross for microfilming in 1971.

Location of Originals

Silas Earl Ross Mortuary, Reno, Nevada.

Related Materials

Negative copy; also see NC1032 Reel #16.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Mortuary Records of Silas E. Ross
Status
Completed
Author
staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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