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Description: Patent for a device to provide a temporary cover to open graves made of non-rusting materials with adjustable length.
Date: September 19, 1912
Creator: Rankin, Daniel H. & Cox, William, E.
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Description: Patent for a new and useful Grave-Marker. The body of the improved grave marker or cradle is elongated or somewhat elliptical in contour, and its central portion is open, in order that the grave marker or cradle may surround a grave.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Kimball, Herbert E
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Description: This patent is for a burial casket. One of the aims of this casket is to obviate the necessity of using metallic securing devices which now commonly corrode or deteriorate from moisture and expose the body of the corpse to moisture in the ground as well as to parasites and burrowing animals.
Date: March 26, 1918
Creator: McKinney, Jacob D.
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[Rambo Funeral Home in Marshall]

Description: Rambo Funeral Home in Marshall has been serving the African-American community for decades. It is located at 622 S. Carter St., an address which places it in the "New Town Neighborhood" of west Marshall. New Town is a cluster of residences, businesses, professional offices, schools, and churches which developed by 1930 around Wiley College. It is currently of interest as a historical area to be preserved for local African-American history.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marshall Public Library
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