Title and statement of responsibility area
Mather Funeral Home collection
General material designation
- Textual record
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Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the collection.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Mather Funeral Home
Physical description area
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The Mather Funeral Home, Keene, Ontario, was established in the late nineteenth century. It developed from the carriage making business of W.T. Mather (1853-1913).
This collection was created by the family of Mrs. Barbara Mather of Mather's Corners near Keene, Ontario, and was in her possession until donated to Trent University Archives.
Scope and content
Collection consists of six registers maintained by the Mather Funeral Home, Keene, Ontario. Volume 1 (1880-1903) was strictly a funeral register. Volume 2 (1910-1928) consists of a day book for a cabinet maker and carriage maker who also handled funerals by providing caskets, embalming services, wreaths, shrouds and so forth. Remaining registers recorded funerals only. The registers record names of deceased, age, cause of death and where buried.
Immediate source of acquisition
Collection acquired in 2008 from Mrs. Barbara Mather.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Registers 1-3 open. Registers 4-6 restricted use - permission of the University Archivist required.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Loose on shelf
Volume 1: 1888-1903 (funeral register)
Volume 2: 1910-1928 (day book)
Note re 1910-1928:
"Mather Funeral Home Records MP 08, 1910-1928" by the Kawartha Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, added 2014; this is a record of names appearing in a funeral register for 1910-1928. The original register is not part of this fonds.
Volume 3: 1928-1949 (funeral register)
Volume 4: 1949-1970 (funeral register)
Volume 5: 1970-1978 (funeral register)
Volume 6: 1978-1979 (funeral register)