Collection 08-013 - Mather Funeral Home collection

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Mather Funeral Home collection

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  • 1888-1979 (Creation)
    Mather Funeral Home

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6 volumes

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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).

Custodial history

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.

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Collection acquired in 2008 from Mrs. Barbara Mather.


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Registers 1-3 open. Registers 4-6 restricted use - permission of the University Archivist required.

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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)

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