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Description: Patent for a casket with that is a "reinforced plastic burial casket which shall be of a light construction but having great strength in proportion to its weight" (lines 13 - 16), hermetically sealing the interior and keeping water out, including illustrations.
Date: March 18, 1918
Creator: Cook, Leander P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Search For John B. Denton's Body

Description: Denton Record-Chronicle newspaper clipping describing the search for John B. Denton's body and the funeral services held at the Denton Courthouse in November 1901 in Denton, Texas. A 1900 Record-Chronicle ad helped find the grave. A photograph of John B. Denton's memorial marker at the Denton Courthouse is included.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Decree from Viceroy Iturrigaray]

Description: Decree from Viceroy Iturrigaray with rules concerning the payment of burial taxes and other taxes on goods of deceased persons. The document is signed by local Spanish officials acknowledging their having received the decree from the Viceroy.
Date: unknown
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Mountain Funeral: Filling Burial Hole]

Description: Photograph of men filling in the whole with dirt. In the image, two men are using a large tree pole to push the dirt down the mound and into the hole where the casket lays. Mourners stand to the side and the Appalachian hills can be seen in the background.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Arab burials]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about permission being sought to bury Arab terrorists killed in Germany.
Date: September 8, 1972, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral: Moving the Casket]

Description: Photograph of the casket being carried to its final burial place. In the image the group of mourners stand to the side as the pallbearers carry the casket to where the reverends are standing. Small wooden houses and tress can be seen going up the large hill.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Funeral]

Description: Photograph of a funeral ceremony in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Pallbearers can be seen carrying a coffin in the right of the image, while a crowd of others watch on the left. Several small buildings can be seen in the background. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 10. June 10, 1940 Life Magazine. Pages 104-106, 109. Life Goes to a Mountain Funeral. Mrs. Elizabeth O’Dell is buried deep in the h… more
Date: 1940
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Gilbert Family]

Description: Two photostat copies of a typed letter from William J. Voelker Jr. to Mrs. Max Gilbert, mother of Private Harold Gilbert. The letter describes the attack that killed Harold Gilbert, and discusses the details of Gilbert's burial in Normandy, France on on Dec. 27, 1944.
Date: April 30, 1945
Creator: Voelker, William J., Jr.
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
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