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Funeral records, 1893-1990

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990
on 3 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of original records.

Includes indexes.

Records give the names of the deceased, death or funeral (burial) dates, other information about the deceased, and funeral costs or arrangements.

In 1854 R.T. Smith founded R.T. Smith Funeral Home. His son W.J. Smith joined the firm in 1900 and it became R.T. Smith & Son. After R.T. Smith died and W.J. Smith, Jr., joined the firm in 1920, it became W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. It is still known as such even though it is owned and operated by W.J. Smith Jr.'s daughter Martha Smith Cecil and her sons. It is considered to be the oldest funeral home for white residents in Newport News although some funerals were performed for "colored" residents.

Records prior to 1893 were destroyed when the business burned.

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