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Finding Aid to the Halsted N. Gray–Carew & English Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931 (bulk 1850-1921)
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Series 1 N. Gray & Co., 1835-1921 (bulk 1850-1921)

Physical Description: 53.0 volumes

General note

Some spines are mislabeled. Check container list for correct holdings.

Scope and Contents

Record types include funeral records, daybooks, death and burial registers. Some are indexed. Some entries include receipts, letters, and obituary clippings. Early volumes often combine several record types (i.e. death register, daybook, burial register) within a single volume.
Volumes 1-37 consist of daybooks and death registers. Beginning with Volume 10 (May 1855-Sept. 1857), pages have a pre-printed format. Volumes 40-53 are all funeral records, with a name index at front.
Volume 1 includes a death register (1835-1850) that lists name, age, residence, disease, and birthplace of decedent; and cost of funeral.
Volume 1

Combined death register (beginning 1835) and daybook, 1835-1851 (bulk 1850-1851)

General note

Spine mislabeled as July 1850-July 1852.
Volume 2

Daybook, November 29, 1850-December 30, 1851

Volume 3

Death register, July 1850-August 1854

General note

Includes Lone Mountain register, 1850-1862.
Volume 3

Lone Mountain register, 1850-1862

Scope and Contents

Lists date and burial plot location with name, age, nativity, and disease of decedent.
Volume 4

Death register, July 1850-January 1855, with some listings for 1856

General note

Spine mislabeled as 1850-1854.
Volume 5

Daybook, July 1, 1851-January 11, 1854

Volume 6

Daybook, January 1, 1852-January 31, 1853

 

Daybook, January 1, 1854-March 9, 1857

General note

Spine mislabeled as 1854-1856.
Volume 8

Death register, July 22, 1854-August 6, 1855 (bulk 1854-1855)

Volume 9

Death register, 1855-1857

General note

Spine mislabeled as 1855-1856.
Volume 10

Death register, May 26, 1855-September 23, 1857

Volume 11

Daybook, November 1, 1856-January 1, 1859

Volume 12

Financial register, June 16, 1857-December 1868

General note

Spine mislabeled as October 14, 1857-December 13, 1863.
Volume 13

Financial register, circa late 1857-late 1863.

General note

Spine mislabeled as October 14, 1857-December 13, 1868.
Volume 14

Daybook, January 1, 1861-January 3, 1864

Volume 15

Register, January 1, 1863-December 31, 1878

Volume 16

Death and burial register, January 1863-December 1878

Volume 17

Daybook, January 1, 1866-December 31, 1867

Volume 18

Daybook, January 1, 1868-August 31, 1869

Volume 19

Register, January 1, 1869-December 31, 1873

Volume 20

Daybook, September 1, 1869-March 7, 1872

Volume 21

Daybook, March 1, 1872 - December 31, 1873

Volume 22

Daybook, January 1, 1874-June 30, 1876

Volume 23

Financial register, January 1, 1874-November 29, 1876

Volume 24

Daybook, July 1, 1876-August 30, 1878

Volume 25

Financial register, October 2, 1876-December 31, 1883

Volume 26

Daybook, September 1, 1878–December 31, 1880

Volume 27

Burial register, January 1, 1879-June 29, 1887

General note

Spine mislabeled as January 1, 1879-July 1, 1887.
Volume 28

Index to Volume 27, January 1879-mid-1887

Volume 29

Daybook, January 1, 1880-June 29, 1881

Volume 30

Daybook, January 3, 1881-September 29, 1884

Volume 31

Register, January 1, 1884-December 31, 1895

General note

Spine mislabeled as 1883-1895.
Volume 32

Daybook, October 1, 1884-September 29, 1887

Volume 33

Daybook, October 1, 1887-March 31, 1891

Volume 34

Unbound funeral register, 1888

Volume 35

Daybook, April 1, 1891-November 28, 1895

Volume 36

Daybook, December 3, 1895-July 30, 1901

Scope and Contents

Includes index in pocket.
Volume 37

Daybook, August 2, 1901-May 31, 1905

Volume 38

Index to Volume 37, 1901-1905

Volume 39

Index to Volume 37, with similar information as Volume 38, 1901 - 1905

General note

Spine: "Decedents only."
Volume 40

June 1, 1906-September 30, 1907

Volume 41

October 1, 1907-February 28, 1909

Volume 42

March 2, 1909-June 30, 1910

Volume 43

July 1, 1910-July 25, 1911

Volume 44

July 26, 1911-September 14, 1912

Volume 45

September 15, 1912-November 30, 1913

Volume 46

December 3, 1913-April 30, 1915

Volume 47

December 1, 1914-July 25, 1917

Volume 48

May 1, 1915-August 8, 1916

Volume 49

August 9, 1916-October 11, 1917

Volume 50

October 12, 1917-November 21, 1918

Volume 51

November 22, 1918-November 15, 1919

Volume 52

November 17, 1919-November 30, 1920

Volume 53

December 1, 1920-December 20, 1921

 

Series 2 Halsted & Co., 1883-1924

Physical Description: 3.0 volumes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with each volume organized alphabetically.

General note

Some spines are mislabeled. Check container list for correct holdings.

Scope and Contents

Death registers that list name, age, nativity, death date, and cause of death of decedent; together with location of interment, plot number, physician, remarks, and burial information.
Volume 54

mid-1883-1897

General note

Spine mislabeled as June 1, 1883 - Mar. 1898.
Volume 55

circa January 29, 1898–April 13, 1913

General note

Spine mislabeled as Jan. 29, 1898-Apr. 13, 1913.
Volume 56

circa April 24, 1913-March 28, 1924

 

Series 3 Clark & Booth, 1894-April 1906

Physical Description: 9.0 volumes

General note

Handwritten numbering on spines is incorrect. Check container list for correct holdings.

Scope and Contents

Funeral records with name indexes at front of each volume. Records include funeral number, date; name, late residence, and place of birth of decedent; with "items of bill" financial information.
Volume 57

December 30, 1894-January 27, 1896

Volume 58

January 28, 1896-February 25, 1897

Volume 59

February 25, 1897-March 24, 1898

Volume 60

March 23, 1898-March 25, 1899

Volume 61

March 26, 1899-May 22, 1900

Volume 62

May 23, 1900- July 30, 1901

Volume 63

August 4, 1901-September 30, 1902

Volume 64

October 1, 1902-June 3, 1903

Volume 65

June 26, 1904-April 16, 1906

 

Series 4 Petersen & Co., April 1906-December 1916

Physical Description: 1.0 volume

General note

Spine reads "N. Gray & Co.," with "Petersen & Co." handwritten. Pages are labeled "Funeral Record Petersen & Co."

Scope and Contents

Funeral records, with sections on the decedent, physician's certificate cause of death, and funeral expenses. Includes name index at front of volume.
Volume 66

April 1906-December 1916

 

Series 5 J. S. Godeau & Co., 1894-1931

Physical Description: 28.0 volumes

General note

26 volumes of San Francisco records, 2 volumes from Stockton.

Scope and Contents

Mostly funeral records, with two daybooks (Volumes 67 and 68). All volumes except the first daybook (i.e. Volume 67) include name index at front. Records include funeral number, date; name, late residence, and birthplace of decedent; and financial information.
 

Subseries A San Francisco

Volume 67

Daybook, December 1, 1894-January 3, 1898

Volume 68

Daybook, January 3, 1898-mid-1901

General note

Index in front.
Volume 69

July 1901-August 1902

Volume 70

August 1902-September 1903

Volume 71

September 1903-November 1904

Volume 72

November 1904-January 1906

Volume 73

January 6, 1906-March 31, 1907

Volume 74

March 30, 1907-May 27, 1908

Volume 75

May 27, 1908-June 5, 1909

Volume 76

June 5, 1909-June 18, 1910

Volume 77

June 16, 1910-July 21 1911

Volume 78

July 19, 1911-May 22, 1912

Volume 79

May 21, 1912-February 7, 1913

Volume 80

February 7, 1913-October 8, 1913

Volume 81

October 8, 1913-May 10, 1914

Volume 82

May 7, 1914-January 7, 1915

Volume 83

January 7, 1915 -August 20, 1915

Volume 84

August 21, 1915-March 6, 1916

Volume 85

March 5, 1916-October 18, 1916

Volume 86

October 15, 1916-May 23, 1917

Volume 87

May 22, 1917-February 15, 1918

Volume 88

February 14, 1918-October 23, 1918

Volume 89

October 19, 1918-January 19, 1919

Volume 90

January 17, 1919-September 3, 1919

Volume 91

September 2, 1919 - March 29, 1920

Volume 92

March 27, 1920-December 31, 1920

 

Subseries B Stockton

Volume 93

December 27, 1916-January 31, 1920

Volume 94

January 28, 1920-October 12, 1931

 

Series 6 H. F. Suhr & Co., July 1901-October 31, 1921

Physical Description: 11.0 volumes

General note

Volume 95 binding is torn and missing parts. Volumes 98 and 99 contain overlapping dates and information; overall date range is approximate.

Scope and Contents

Funeral records with name index at front of volumes, except for Volumes 98-99, which are entered alphabetically instead of by date. Records include funeral number, date; name, late residence, and birthplace of decedent; and financial information.
Volume 95

July 1, 1901-April 28, 1904

General note

Empty index at front. Binding torn, missing parts.
Volume 96

May 2, 1904-March 17, 1906

General note

Spine mislabeled as May 2, 1904 - March 16, 1906.
Volume 97

March 13, 1906-December 31, 1907

Volume 98

Death register, circa January 1908-March 1909

Volume 99

Death register, circa January Death register, 1908-March 1909

Volume 100

March 17, 1909-June 5, 1911

Volume 101

June 7, 1911- October 31, 1913

Volume 102

November 2, 1913-March 30, 1916

Volume 103

April 1, 1916-December 31, 1917

Volume 104

January 2, 1918-June 30, 1919

Volume 105

July 1, 1919-October 31, 1921

General note

Spine mislabeled as July 1, 1919-Nov. 1, 1921.
 

Series 7 Gantner Bros., May 19, 1906-July 30, 1921

Physical Description: 10.0 volumes

Scope and Contents

Funeral records with name index at front of volumes. Records include name, place of death, occupation, and religion of decedent; and financial information.
Volume 106

May 19, 1906-May 30, 1907

Volume 107

May 31, 190 -June 13, 1908

Volume 108

June 13, 1908-October 14, 1909

Volume 109

October 16, 1909-December 30, 1910

Volume 110

January 1, 1911-April 26, 1912

Volume 111

April 28, 1912-October 21, 1913

Volume 112

October 21, 1913-April 8, 1915

Volume 113

April 8, 1915-October 31, 1916

Volume 114

November 1, 1916–January 5, 1919

Volume 115

January 1, 1919–July 30, 1921