Creator

Date Original

1929-1968

Description

This collection contains over 3,500 double-sided funeral registry sheets dating from 1929-1969. Each sheet contains the name of the deceased, along with birth, death, and marriage details. The place of funeral, name of clergyman, and place of burial are also usually included.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Doolin Funeral Home, located in Conway, Arkansas, was founded by Trust Turner Doolin in January of 1929. Over the years, it was located at a number of sites, the last being an historic structure (the Erbacker home) at 1422 Caldwell Street in Conway. It remained there for almost all of the last twenty-five years of its operation. Trust Doolin was born on September 9, 1897, in Morrilton, Arkansas. For a number of years, he was associated with his stepfather, H.A. Britt, in the funeral business in Morrilton. He came to Conway in 1928. During his professional career, he was twice elected as president of the Arkansas Funeral Home Directors Association. After his death on January 10, 1960, his widow, Doris Egan Doolin, continued the business until her death on January 31, 1966. After several additional years of operation, the business was purchased by McNutt Funeral Home of Conway. The new owners closed the funeral home in January of 1969.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Conway, Faulkner County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MG.01301

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Doolin Funeral Home records, MG.01301

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Doolin Funeral Home records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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