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 David Johnson Heaton

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David Johnson Heaton

  • Birth 6 Dec 1808 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 28 Apr 1898 Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 10506

America's First Undertaker. In June 1827 he became a professional undertaker and funeral director, being the first in the US for which he was presented in 1890 -over 190 contestants- with a gold headed cane by the "Sunny Side", the oldest undertaker's journal in the world and pronounced the "first undertaker and veteran of veteran's."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10506
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Johnson Heaton (6 Dec 1808–28 Apr 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10506, citing Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .