Thursday, June 21, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Automobile List for the Funeral of Hannah Catherine Rodgers


A repost from 2008, but I love this document

A unique document – “Automobile List for the Funeral of Hannah Catherine Rodgers”
This document was found mixed in with photos and papers of my maternal grandmother, who is still living.  It names my great-great-grandmother, Hannah Catherine Rodgers, the date of the funeral (9 May 1953), the time of the funeral (10 am), the name of the cemetery, and the clergy that officiated. 

In addition, the document lists the honorary bearers:
            John Williams  --  grandson
            William Williams -- grandson
            Willie Rodgers  -- [possibly grandson, not fully identified]
            Harry Usher -- [nephew or grandson, probably grandson]
            LeRoy Usher -- grandson
            Bill McFeaters – husband of granddaughter

The document then goes on to identify the make of car for each family.  It is unknown who created this document.  
Identifications have been made by my grandmother, as well as by previous research.

Source: Automobile List for the Funeral of Hannah C. Rodgers (9 May 1953), privately held by Sara Gredler, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Austin, Texas, 2012.
Hannah Catherine RODGERS funeral car list
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