Funeral Records of C.D. Barr, Leesville, South Carolina, January 1, 1938 through December 21, 1949
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SubjectRegisters of births, etc--South Carolina--Lexington County; Cemeteries--South Carolina--Lexington County; Undertakers and undertaking--South Carolina--Leesville
The Batesburg-Leesville area of Lexington County, South Carolina during the first half of the twentieth century was a rural farming community. Leesburg’s Charles Decania Barr (usually called C.D. Barr, Sr.) begun his undertaking business in 1890, combining it with his general store, lumber, and cotton businesses. The business was eventually taken over by Clyde Barr and beginning in January 1938 Barr created a set of ledgers designated his “Casket Accounts.” Using pre-printed funeral records, he kept track of client’s funerals and payments. This report provides a transcription of the first volume (or at least the first surviving volume), tracking funerals from January 1, 1938 through December 31, 1949. A total of 435 funerals are documented, providing much the same information as found on death certificates (which South Carolina began collecting in 1919), as well as considerable additional information regarding caskets, outer boxes, vaults, burial practices and locations, and costs.
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