Many early Oklahoma funeral homes started out as furniture companies that sold caskets. When someone died, the
family would go to the furniture store, buy a casket and bury the person
Oklahoma law did not require a death record be recorded until Oct
1908 when statewide registration was established BUT the law was not
generally complied with until the 1930s.
the early days of Oklahoma when a funeral home was sold, the former owner, for
whatever reason, usually took the records. Most of these early records were
destroyed, but a few remain in the hands of other funeral homes, genealogical
societies, and family members.
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information that should be listed?
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project will be in a continuous state of progress as we continue to locate
additional information and others continue to submit information.