George A. Elwell [RG6172.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG6172.AM:  George A. Elwell, 1891-1976

Record book: 1929-1936
Adams, Gage County, Nebraska:  Mortician
Size:  One volume

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Newport, Nebraska, on December 3, 1891, George Elwell attended public school in Newport.  By 1917, he was working as a baker in Bassett, Nebraska.  By 1930, Elwell was married to Susan Jillson, had three sons, and was working as an undertaker at Adams, Nebraska.  By 1940, the Elwells had moved to Arapahoe, Nebraska.  George Elwell died in Beatrice, Nebraska, on November 8, 1976.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one item, a funeral director’s memo book used by George Elwell while living and working in Adams, Nebraska.  Entries in the book date between 1929 and 1936.  Information in the book includes name of the deceased, when and where they died, cause of death, family information, burial location and other information about the funeral.

INVENTORY

George Elwell's funeral record book, 1929-1936

 

Subject headings:

Elwell, George A., 1891-1976
Gage County (Neb.) -- Genealogy
Registers of birth, etc. -- Nebraska
Undertakers and undertaking -- Nebraska -- Gage County

 

TMM     12-11-2020

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