Family History Research

A 1930 Funeral Bill

I received some Probate records this week for two men in my family. One set was from 1924 and the other 1930. Both are very interesting reading. I have no funeral bills from 2010 to compare to this, but I thought I would share how much each item cost. This was an itemized list in the Probate file.

H. Marik and Sons, Funeral Directors and Embalmers

2544 So. Crawford Avenue Telephone Lawndale 3972  Auto Livery

11 April  1930

  • Casket  $175
  • Suit $28
  • Embalming and Candles $30
  • Underwear and hose $1.60
  • Hearse to Bohemian National Cemetery $21
  • 5 Limosines $90
  • 1 Flower Car $18
  • Removal from Cook County Hospital $10
  • Death Notice Hlasatel $10
  • Load of Palms $10
  • Opening Grave Elevate Grave Box $23.50
  • Certified Copy $2
  • Speaker Weidner $10
  • Card of Thanks Hlasatel $6

Total Funeral Bill: $435.10

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