Undertaker's Memorandum for Amos Arrington

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Title

Undertaker's Memorandum for Amos Arrington

Alternative Title

Undertaker's Memorandum, Arrington

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Undertakers and undertaking--United States

Description

An undertaker's memorandum for Amos Arrington (1892-1894), who passed away on August 11, 1894. Arrington was an African-American child who was just under two years old when he died. His address is listed as Middle Street, which was likely in the Orlando, Florida, where the Carey Hand Funeral Home was located. Arrington's physician was A. L. Prince. His cause of death was listed as marasmus, which is a severe malnutrition characterized by energy deficiency. Arrington was buried in Orlando, but the memorandum does not specify at which cemetery.

The Carey Hand Funeral Home, originally located at 39 West Pine Street, was founded by Elijah Hand in 1885. Hand was the first known embalmer in Orlando. In 1907, his son, Carey Hand, inherited the funeral home. He passed away in 1947 and his wife sold the business the following year. In 1969, the Carey Hand Funeral Home merged with Cox-Parker Funeral Homes. Now called the Carey-Hand Cox Parker Funeral Home, the home is located at 1350 West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, Florida.

Source

Original memoranda, 1894: "Book 002: Carey Hand Funeral Home records, July 16, 1894 to December 31, 1896." Call number RA622 .C36, Carey Hand Funeral Home Records, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1894-08-11

Date Copyrighted

2004-04-13

Has Format

Digital reproduction of original memoranda, 1894: "Book 002: Carey Hand Funeral Home records, July 16, 1894 to December 31, 1896." Tag number DP0003993, Carey Hand Funeral Home Records, Central Florida Memory.

Is Format Of

Original memoranda, 1894: "Book 002: Carey Hand Funeral Home records, July 16, 1894 to December 31, 1896."

Is Part Of

Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Book 002: Carey Hand Funeral Home records, July 16, 1894 to December 31, 1896, Central Florida Memory. http://digital.library.ucf.edu/cdm/ref/collection/CFM/id/141856.
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

239 KB

Medium

1-page handwritten memoranda

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Carey Hand Funeral Home, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by University of Central Florida, Special Collections & University Archives and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Carey Hand Funeral Home Records." Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida. http://library.ucf.edu/SpecialCollections/Exhibits/CareyHandExhibit.php.

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