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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

Description of Series

Moore Funeral Home Records

University of Texas Arlington

Moore Funeral Home Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Moore Funeral Home (Arlington, Tex.).
Title: Moore Funeral Home Records
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1986
Abstract: The Moore Funeral Home was founded in Arlington, Texas, by Hugh M. Moore in 1910. When its current building at 1219 North Davis Drive was constructed in 1963, the funeral home owned and operated two cemeteries: Parkdale Cemetery, located on South Mary Street; and Moore Memorial Gardens (formerly White Chapel Gardens) adjacent to the funeral home. In 1954, Moore opened a funeral home at 4912 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth, serving the Handley and Fort Worth areas. Service Corporation International, Houston, Texas, currently owns Moore Funeral Home. The collection is comprised of financial records, maps, and daybooks. The financial records enumerate income and expenses of the funeral home, 1922-1940. The daybooks contain the records of funeral arrangements handled by Moore Funeral Home, 1937-1986. The names of the deceased are indexed in the front of each volume. Funerals were generally arranged for former residents of Arlington and Tarrant County, although some individuals lived in Dallas and other nearby counties. Information about the deceased provided in the daybooks include address; birth and death dates; birthplace; cause of death; place of death; marital status; occupation; parents’ name; veteran status; certifying physician; details of the funeral arrangement and cost; and burial site.
Identification: AR469
Extent: 28 oversize boxes (8.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Moore Funeral Home was founded in Arlington, Texas, by Hugh M. Moore in 1910. When its current building at 1219 North Davis Drive was constructed in 1963, the funeral home owned and operated two cemeteries: Parkdale Cemetery, located on South Mary Street; and Moore Memorial Gardens (formerly White Chapel Gardens) adjacent to the funeral home. In 1954, Moore opened a funeral home at 4912 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth, serving the Handley and Fort Worth areas. Service Corporation International, Houston, Texas, currently owns Moore Funeral Home.

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Scope and Contents

The collection, in 28 oversize boxes, is comprised of financial records, maps, and daybooks. The financial records, contained in four volumes, enumerate income and expenses of the funeral home, 1922-1940. The daybooks contain the records of funeral arrangements handled by Moore Funeral Home, 1937-1986. The names of the deceased are indexed in the front of each volume. Funerals were generally arranged for former residents of Arlington and Tarrant County, although some individuals lived in Dallas and other nearby counties. Information about the deceased provided in the daybooks include address; birth and death dates; birthplace; cause of death; place of death; marital status; occupation; parents’ name; veteran status; certifying physician; details of the funeral arrangement and cost; and burial site. Burials were made in Rose Hill, Laurel Land, Oakland and other area cemeteries in addition to Moore Memorial Gardens, White Chapel, and Parkdale. Plat maps of internment sites at Moore Memorial Gardens and Parkdale cemeteries are also found in the records.

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Organization

The Moore Funeral Home Records are arranged by volume number.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Moore Funeral Home (Arlington, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Registers of births, etc.--Texas--Arlington.
Registers of births, etc.--Texas--Tarrant County.
Places
Arlington (Tex.)
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Michael L. Wilfong, General Manager, Moore Funeral Home,1998.

Citation

Moore Funeral Home Records, 1922-1986, AR469, Box Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1998.

Accessioned as number 98-4.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by and finding aid written and encoded by Tara Kirk in May 2005. Brenda McClurkin updated the finding aid and encoding on December 5, 2012.

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 Note to the Researcher 

The Arlington Genealogical Society indexed many volumes of the Moore Funeral Home Records. The book numbers used in the AGS index do not correspond with those used by UT Arlington. The following conversion chart is provided to assist the researcher in navigating from the index to the desired original record volume . Please use the UT Arlington volume numbers when requesting materials.

Arlington /UTA (OS Box)
AGS 4 = UTA 1 (OS402)
AGS 5 = UTA 2 (OS402)
AGS 6 = UTA 3 (OS403)
AGS 7 = UTA 4 (OS404)
AGS 8 = UTA 5 (OS404)
AGS 9 = UTA 6 (OS405)
AGS 10 = UTA 7 (OS405)
AGS 11 = UTA 9 (OS406)
AGS 12 = UTA 8 (OS406)
AGS 13 = UTA 10 (OS407)
AGS 14 = UTA 11 (OS407)
AGS 15 = UTA 13 (OS408)
AGS 16 = UTA 12 (OS408)
AGS 17 = UTA 14 (OS409)
AGS 18 = UTA 15 (OS409)
AGS 19 = UTA 17 (OS411)
AGS 20 = UTA 16 (OS410)
AGS 21 = UTA 18 (OS412)
AGS 22 = UTA 20 (OS413)
AGS 23 = UTA 19 (OS413)
AGS 24 = UTA 21 (OS414)
AGS 25 = UTA 23 (OS415)
AGS 26 = UTA 25 (OS416)
AGS 27 = UTA 29 (OS418)
AGS 28 = UTA 30 (OS418)
AGS 29 = UTA 32 (OS419)
AGS 30 = UTA 33 (OS420)
AGS 31 = UTA 35 (OS422)
AGS 32 = UTA 36 (OS423)
AGS 33 = UTA 38 (OS424)

 

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Container List

 

Moore Funeral Home Records

Box
OS401 Plat maps, financial records, 1922-1940
Folder: Moore Memorial Gardens and Parkdale Cemetery internment site maps.
Volume A: 1922-1927
Volume B: 1928-1931
Volume C: 1932-1934
Volume D: 1937-1940
Box
OS402 Daybooks, 1937-1943
Volume 1: March 19, 1937-October 31, 1939
Volume 2: October 30, 1939-August 7, 1943
Box
OS403 Daybooks, 1943-1947
Volume 3: August 11, 1943-April 4, 1947
Box
OS404 Daybooks, 1947-1951
Volume 4: April 1, 1947-March 24, 1950
Volume 5: August 20, 1948-October 10, 1951
Box
OS405 Daybooks, 1950-1953
Volume 6: March 24, 1950-September 21, 1951
Volume 7: September 21, 1951-February 28, 1953
Box
OS406 Daybooks, 1951-1955
Volume 8: October 10, 1951-December 12, 1955
Volume 9: March 2, 1953-July 4, 1954
Box
OS407 Daybooks, 1954-1956
Volume 10: July 5, 1954-December 21, 1955
Volume 11: January 2, 1955-February 13, 1956
Box
OS408 Daybooks, 1955-1959
Volume 12: December 14, 1955-May 11, 1959
Volume 13: December 21, 1955-June 15, 1957
Box
OS409 Daybooks, 1956-1957
Volume 14: February 16, 1956-December 31, 1956
Volume 15: January 3, 1957-December 31, 1957
Box
OS410 Daybook, 1957-1959
Volume 16: June 1, 1957-July 3, 1959
Box
OS411 Daybook, 1958
Volume 17: January 1, 1958-December 31, 1958
Box
OS412 Daybook, 1959
Volume 18: January 2, 1959-December 23, 1959
Box
OS413 Daybooks, 1959-1961, 1967
Volume 19: May 5, 1959-July 28, 1961; March 19, 1967-September 26, 1967
Volume 20: July 9, 1959-April 27, 1960
Box
OS414 Daybooks, 1960-1963
Volume 21: April 27, 1960-July 29, 1962
Volume 22: August 16, 1961-May 12, 1963
Box
OS415 Daybooks, 1962-1964
Volume 23: July 29, 1962-July 31, 1964
Volume 24: May 12, 1963-December 12, 1964
Box
OS416 Daybooks, 1964-1967
Volume 25: July 2, 1964-December 31, 1964; January 2, 1965-December 9, 1965; January 2, 1966-August 21, 1966; January 3, 1967-March 16, 1967
Volume 26: January 3, 1965-December 27, 1965
Box
OS417 Daybooks, 1966-1968
Volume 27: January 4, 1966-December 31, 1966
Volume 28: January 1, 1967-July 23, 1968
Box
OS418 Daybooks, 1967-1968
Volume 29: September 27, 1967-December 31, 1967
Volume 30: January 3, 1968-August 23, 1968; September 26, 1967-September 30, 1967
Box
OS419 Daybooks, 1968-1970
Volume 31: July 26, 1968-December 31, 1968; January 1, 1969-December 31, 1969; January 3, 1970-February 10, 1970
Volume 32: August 24, 1968-February 28, 1969
Box
OS420 Daybooks, 1970-1971
Volume 33: January 1, 1970-January 23, 1971
Box
OS421 Daybooks, 1970-1972
Volume 34: February 12, 1970-March 30, 1972
Box
OS422 Daybook, 1971
Volume 35: January 25, 1971-December 19, 1971
Box
OS423 Daybooks, 1971-1973
Volume 36: December 19, 1971-December 18, 1972
Volume 37: March 31, 1972-June 13, 1973
Box
OS424 Daybooks, 1972-1974
Volume 38: December 19, 1972-December 31, 1972; January 1, 1973-May 31, 1973
Volume 39: June 14, 1973-September 30, 1974
Box
OS425 Daybooks, 1974-1977
Volume 40: October 1, 1974-November 1, 1975
Volume 41: November 3, 1975-February 1, 1977
Box
DaybooOS426 ks, 1977-1979
Volume 42: February 2, 1977-April 6, 1978
Volume 43: April 10, 1978-August 23, 1979
Box
OS427 Daybooks, 1979-1983
Volume 44: August 26, 1979-April 5, 1981
Volume 45: April 5, 1981-January 18, 1983
Box
OS428 Daybook, 1983-1986
Volume 46: January 26, 1983-September 11, 1986

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