W. J. Tickner and Sons Funeral Home records
The collection consists of 50 volumes that record information on those buried by W. J. Tickner & Sons, 1878-1949, Henry W. Mears & Sons, 1888-1943, and outside funeral homes with whom Tickner cooperated, 1923-56.
- William J. Tickner & Sons (Baltimore, Md.) (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The William J. Tickner and Sons funeral home began operation in 1878, founded by William J. Tickner (1839-1928). The establishment was located variously on South Eutaw and North Gilmor Streets, later moving to North and Pennsylvania Avenues. William E. Tickner (1866-1952), son of William J. and Margaret Cooper Tickner, joined his father's business in 1886 and later succeeded him as director. William E. Tickner married Charlotte Bewley in 1888. At one point, he served as president of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association.
25.5 Linear Feet (50 volumes)
Language of Materials
The volumes are arranged in chronological order. Each volume is alphabetically indexed by the last name of the deceased.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alfred Blank, June 25, 1987.
Scope and Contents
The first volume from both the Tickner and the Mears records is missing from this collection. Information gathered on each customer includes: age, birthplace, cause and place of death, name and birthplace of the deceased's parents, eye and hair color, height, weight, as well as complete accounting records for the funeral.
- Guide to the W. J. Tickner and Sons Funeral Home records
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- 2020-03-17: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.