Undertakers and undertaking -- Nevada
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Abstract 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...