David H. Bowen and Son records

David H. Bowen was a Philadelphia cabinetmaker until 1848. He then became an undertaker; his company was carried on by Clement R. and Charles H. Bowen. In 1968, Bowen became affiliated with the Joseph J. Roberts company, although Roberts continued to operate his own business of Roberts Funeral Di...

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Corporate Author: David H. Bowen and Son (Creator)
Collection:David H. Bowen and Son Records
Collection Number:1951
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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099 |a 1951 
110 2 |a David H. Bowen and Son  |e creator 
245 1 |a David H. Bowen and Son records  |f 1839-1976 
300 |a 12.0 Linear feet  |f 12 linear feet, 6 boxes, 48 volumes 
520 |a David H. Bowen was a Philadelphia cabinetmaker until 1848. He then became an undertaker; his company was carried on by Clement R. and Charles H. Bowen. In 1968, Bowen became affiliated with the Joseph J. Roberts company, although Roberts continued to operate his own business of Roberts Funeral Directors at 1701 Ritner Street. The new company was called Bowen and Roberts and continued to operate from the Bowen facility at 50th and Catherine Streets. Daybooks, 1839-1888, 1929-1939; funeral record books, 1888-1976; memorandum books, 1888-1923, giving vital statistics as well as funeral arrangement information; and auto wagon expense book, 1913-1922. A portion of one daybook, 1856, contains an unidentified "Ladies Lodge" dues ledger, 1846-1857; another daybook 1850-1852, includes some letter book entries, 1843, of Abraham Levy as assistant to the purser, United States Navy Yard, Philadelphia. Also among the records is [William] Welsh and [Charles W.] Naulty, undertakers, daybook, 1878-1884. Daybooks and funeral records, 1845-1901, memorandum books, 1889-1899, and Ladies Lodge ledger available either on microfilm or transcribed excerpts available in the open stacks. 
541 1 |a Gift of David H. Bowen Company, Kindness of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1968.; 1968 acquired 
610 2 7 |a David H. Bowen & Son (Undertakers : 415 S. Second Street, Philadelphia, Pa.)   |2 Local Sources 
650 7 |a Bowen, Charles H.  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Bowen, Clement R.  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Bowen, David H.  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Cabinetmakers--Philadelphia--19th Century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Levy, Abraham  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Undertakers and undertaking--Philadelphia--19th Century  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b David H. Bowen and Son Records  |l 1951