DEATH

IN THE

1850s

 

Death in 1850's America was commonplace. Death during childbirth and infant mortality were still high due to the still ignorant field of medicine. Below is an advertisement for an undertaker and for the sale of coffins. Gravestones made in the 1850's are pictured below.

 ADVERTISEMENT

 GRAVESTONES

ADVERTISEMENT FOR COFFINS:

 COFFIN AD, 1850.  COFFIN AD, 1854.

GRAVESTONES FROM THE 1850s:

FREDERICK A.
DIED AUG. 7, 18?
ET. 2 MO. & 13 DAYS
HERBERT L.
DIED FEB. 25, 1855
ET. 22 DAYS

OLIVER CHASE
DIED OCT. 13, 1855
AGED 44 YEARS
CHASE.

MOSES CLEMENT
OCT. 12, 1857
AGED 24 YRS. 11 MOS.

BARROWS
1781 WILLIAM BARROWS 1855

RESOURCES UTILIZED:

CITY OF WORCESTER. CITY DIRECTORY, 1850.

CITY OF WORCESTER. CITY DIRECTORY, 1854.

HOPE CEMETERY. WORCESTER, MA.

 

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