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Re: C C Vickers
Posted by: Richard Lake (ID *****8414) Date: September 18, 2010 at 05:57:10
In Reply to: C C Vickers by Cynthia Thurman Boyd of 1986

Cynthia: You are correct, the transcription is in error. A close examination of the original DC convinces me that "Cooper" is the town. This is supported by a short death notice which appeared in "The Dallas Morning News" [16 Sept. 1918, pg. 10] wherein it states that Mr. Vickers died in a local sanitarium and the body, accompanied by his son W. T. Vickers, was forwarded to "...Cooper, Texas".

Insofar as the funeral home records are concerned, I can only direct you to a film listed in the LDS catalog:

Author: G. A. Brewer Funeral Home
Title: Funeral Home Records 1917-1934
Notes: Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas

The citation is FHL US/CAN 1420128 - Vol. 1 1917-1925.
The records are contained on 3 reels of film but this is the one you might want to view. There is a further note that some of the pages are damanged or difficult to read. You can rent this through your local LDS Family History Center. I don't know what the connections might be between Brewer Funeral Home and Sparkman-Hillcrest although, if memory serves me, there is a Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas. You might want to Goggle around to see if Sparkman and/or Hillcrest is still in business.

An alternative might be to contact the Dallas County Historical Society:

They might have the film and will do limited research for a modest fee. Also, the Dallas Public Library could also be a source for this material.


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