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Better Place Death and Burial in Nineteenth-Century Ontario

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ISBN-10: 1554888999

ISBN-13: 9781554888993

Edition: 2011

Authors: Susan Smart

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 4/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Prologue
Death and Burial
Introduction
Death and Attitudes
Pioneer Death and Burial
�the body was washed and laid out�
�the coffin was always home-made�
�preparation was made for the wake�
�neighbours and friends, old and young, begin to assemble�
�there was in the morning a service of more than ordinary solemnity�
�Then the coffin was placed upon the bier and covered with the mortecloth�
�the 'old log church cemetery'�
Elaboration is the Norm
The Funeral Cortege
The Hearse
The Coffin
The Wake
Women and Funerals
Newspapers
Victorian Customs, the Civil War, and the Rise of Funeral Homes
The Death of Prince Albert
The Civil War
The Rise of the Funeral Home
The Beginnings of Cemeteries
Cemeteries in the Countryside
Cemeteries in Towns and Villages
Winter Burials
Tombstones
The Establishment of Cemeteries in Three Towns
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Kingston
Peterborough
The Establishment of Cemeteries in Toronto
Differences According to Religion
Anglican
Jewish
Mennonite
Quaker (The Religious Society of Friends)
Roman Catholic
Origins of Funeral Customs
The Wake
Coffins
Wearing of Black
Flowers and Food
Tombstones and Epitaphs
Mementoes of the Dead
Conclusion
Genealogical Implications
Introduction
Death and Attitudes
Finding Local Histories
Nineteenth-Century Diseases
Consolation Literature
Pioneer Death and Burial
Church Records
Estate Files
Coroners' Reports
Other Sources for Pre-1869 Death Records
Elaboration is the Norm
Official Death Registrations
Newspapers
Victorian Customs, the Civil War, and the Rise of Funeral Homes
Family History Sources at Home
Funeral Homes
The Beginnings of Cemeteries
Finding Burial Records
Differences According to Religion
Anglican
Jewish
Mennonite
Quaker (The Religious Society of Friends)
Roman Catholic
United Church of Canada
Timeline
Glossary
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgements