TRENT UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
Fonds Level Description
Mather Funeral Home Collection
Mather Funeral Home Collection. -- 1888-1979. -- 6 volumes.
BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY
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).
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.
Title based on contents of the collection.
Collection acquired in 2008 from Mrs. Barbara Mather.
Restrictions: Registers 1-3 open; registers 4-6 restricted use - permission of the University Archivist required.
No further accruals expected
Volume 1: 1888-1903
Volume 2: 1910-1928
Volume 3: 1928-1949
Volume 4: 1949-1970
Volume 5: 1970-1978
Volume 6: 1978-1979