Undertakers and undertaking -- Nevada
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Included are registers of burials in the G. A. R. cemetery plots in Reno and Virginia City, Nevada; map of G. A. R. cemetery plots in Reno; ledgers of lists of deceased G. A. R. members; and registers of D. A. R. funerals in Reno, Wadsworth, Pyramid Lake, and Verdi.
Abstract 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.
Abstract Biographical sketch of Ross, signed by the author.,Includes information on Ross' father, Orrin C. Ross; Silas' service on the University of Nevada Board of Regents; the Masonic ceremony of laying cornerstones; and the mortuary profession.
Overview Silas Earl Ross (1887-1975) was a Nevada funeral director (Ross-Burke Company); member of University of Nevada-Reno faculty (1909-1914) and Board of Regents (1932-1956). Active in the Freemasons from 1908-1975, Ross served as the Nevada Grand Master. Ross also served as chair of the Nevada State Republican Central Committee and Reno City Councilman. He was married to Emily Coffin in 1913; they had one son, Silas Earl Ross Jr. (1916-1967). The collection includes autobiographical and...