Guide to the San Antonio Cremation Company Records
The San Antonio Cremation Company was first organized on June 3, 1885, at a meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Prof. Rote was elected chairman and Otto Solms secretary. Two committees were appointed to draft a charter and bylaws. At the second meeting on June 17, 1885, trustees for the first year were appointed. By the third meeting on July 6, 1885, a charter from the Texas Secretary of State had been approved and the following were elected as officers: Dr. B. E. Hadra – president, M. F. Corbett – vice president, Albert Maverick – secretary, F. Groos – treasurer, and J. W. Mueller – cor. secretary. The last minutes in the records is dated March 4, 1889, but it is not known if meetings occurred after that time.
Information taken from minutes for first 3 meetings.
The San Antonio Cremation Company Records contain meeting minutes, financial statements, a report from the architect, and lists of shareholders.
The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the reading room of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Some materials are very brittle or torn on the edges and may require an electronic copy or photocopy for use.
[Identification of item], in the San Antonio Cremation Company Records, AR 76, University Archives, UTHSC Libraries, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Materials in this collection were donated in 1970 to the library of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio by the Bexar County Medical Society.
Received as part of a donation of manuscripts and historical books from the Bexar County Medical Society Library in 1970.
Finding aid created by: Anne Comeaux, October 2011.
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