Reno (Nev.) Mortuary Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC580

Scope and Contents

The Reno (Nev.) Mortuary Records contains copies of mortuary records from the following Reno firms: Sanders Funeral Home, 1879-1906; Perkins-Gulling, 1902-1908; and Ross-Burke, 1906-1908. Each volume contains an index and name of deceased, age, cause of death, nativity, and sometimes details of funeral arrangements.

Dates

  • 1879-1908

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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 Ross owned several Reno mortuaries including the Sanders Funeral Home, the Perkins-Gulling Mortuary, and the Ross-Burke Mortuary. He was also a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Silas Ross owned several Reno mortuaries including the Sanders Funeral Home, the Perkins-Gulling Mortuary, and the Ross-Burke Mortuary. He was also a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, Reno. The collection contains copies of mortuary records from the following Reno firms: Sanders Funeral Home, 1879-1906; Perkins-Gulling, 1902-1908; and Ross-Burke, 1906-1908. Each volume contains an index and name of deceased, age, cause of death, nativity, and sometimes details of funeral arrangements.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Silas Earl Ross Sr. circa 1970.

Title
Guide to the Reno (Nev.) Mortuary Records
Status
Completed
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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