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 David Johnson Heaton

David Johnson Heaton

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Apr 1898 (aged 89)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 10506 · View Source
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American Folk Figure. In 1827 he became the first professional undertaker and funeral director in the United States, a responsibility that was usually done by family and clergy up to that point. He helped grow the industry and make it socially accepted, which it eventually became after the Civil War. He continued his profession until his death in 1898.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 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 .