Funeral cards are an overlooked free genealogical resource. They often contain Birth and Death years and are a substitute for birth and death records (Vital Records). Now they are not a true substitute for vital records but it's a good place to start! To find out what are true Vital Records see Genealogy Without Sources is Mythology
Unfortunately these death records are scattered and there has not been a repository for funeral cards until now. I'm trying to create the best funeral card database on the net. If you have death records such as funeral cards, please give them a home by submitting them to Ancestors At Rest.
Funeral Cards and Memorial Cards
Scroll down the page to see funeral cards for Richard Franks, Charlotte Franks, Guy Franks, Hugh Franks, Emily Kate Franks, William W. Bunting, Jessie J. Gromminger, Rev. Edmund Moore, Rev. John Kaster
FIVE Funeral MEMORIAL CARDS relating to the FRANKS
family of ENFIELD ENGLAND.
RICHARD FRANKS died December 18th 1911 aged 78 interred at Enfield cemetery
CHARLOTTE FRANKS died February 21st 1914 aged 78 interred Enfield cemetery
GUY FRANKS husband of the late SARAH ANN FRANKS died 19th March 1925 aged 62 interred Barry Cemetery Glamorgan
HUGH FRANKS born 21st April 1861 died 19th March 1928 interred at Enfield Chase cemetery
EMILY KATE FRANKS - died 10th January 1936 aged 42 interred Enfield Chase Cemetery in Family Grave 5567 C Con.
NO PHOTO FOR THIS CARD
In Loving Remembrance of William W. Bunting, Born Oct. 22, 1867, Died
june 29, 1905, Age 37 yrs., 8 mos. 7 days." This is followed by a poem:
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
We miss thee from our home, dear.
We miss thee from they place, a shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee - -
We miss thee everywhere."
copyrighted 1908 by H. F. Wendell and Co., Leipsic.
Memorial Card for Jessie J Grominger.
He died Jan 18. 1914
Found in P.A.
Two funeral death prayer cards of priests.
One is for Rev. John Kaster
he was pastor of the Most Precious Blood Church, New London, Wis. It has penned information on the card that says he was killed in a car crash on Monday, June 18, 1923.
The other card is for Rev. Edmund Moore
, and he died Novemeber 28th, 1924. He was pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Lebanon, Wis
Beloved wife of Jacob P. Trautman.
Died Buffalo, N.Y.
Wednesday, July 30th, 1913.
Aged 28 Years, 10 months and 13 Days.
Interred in Buffalo Cemetery,
Saturday, August 2nd, 1913.
Officiating Clergyman Rev. A.R. Zink,
Pastor of Christ Church, on Clinton Street.
Philip & Christ Schweitzer.
Philip & Fred Beyer.
W. C. E. Steck,
561 Clinton St., Buffalo, N.Y.
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This Death Records Database is an ongoing project and I have many more funeral cards and Memorial Cards to add so check back often.