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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