Barrett Funeral Home Records, 1919-1998

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator:  Barrett Funeral Home

Title:  Records, 1919-1998

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection:  16 cubic feet

Location Number:  Mss. BB B273

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the burial records of the Barrett Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky. The records are for the people whose bodies were tended to by the funeral home and the name, date of death, birth date, age at death, cause of death, obituary, and sometimes even the pall bearers at the funeral. There are also records of cemetery lots. Individual lots and multiple gravesite lots for family burials and recorded.  See the finding aid for contents list for the boxes.

Historical Note

The Barrett Funeral home was founded in 1903 by John J. and Mary T. Barrett; it was located at 822 / 838 East Main in Louisville (street number change circa 1908). In 1924, under the leadership of J. Raymond Barrett, it moved to 1230 Bardstown Road. In 1998 it was purchased by the Ratterman Funeral Home.

Barrett family information can be found in Louisville City Directories and United States Federal Censuses.

Box List

Box 1: Client information cards: A – Dix. Cards list the services provided and the cost of the services.

Box 2: Client information cards: Do – H.

Box 3: Client information cards: I – M.

Box 4: Client Information cards: N – Sti.

Box 5: Client information cards: Sto – Z, Client information note pads in chronological order starting with note pad ”A”, then Numbers 1 – 26, 28 – 35. (March 1919 to 4 September 1939.)

Box 6: Client information note pads numbers 36 – 61, 63. (5 September 1939 to 21 June 1954), Envelopes with burial information starting 1 November 1950 (#4253) to 27 September 1956 (4836).

Box 7: Envelopes with burial information 1 September 1956 (#4837) to 20 November 1962 (#5482).

Box 8: Envelopes with burial information 28 November 1962 (#54 83) to 24 March 1967 (#6008)

Box 9: Envelopes with burial information 25 March 1967 (#6009) to 11 April 1971 (#6517).

Box 10: Envelopes with burial information 12 April 1971 (#6518) to 29 December 1974 (#6927).

Box 11: Envelopes with burial information 5 January 1975 (#69 28) to 18 February 1978 (#7290).

Box 12: Cemetery lot deeds in alphabetical order.

Box 13: Deeds for individual grave lots in alphabetical order.

Box 14: Index cards to find people in ledgers, A-H. Old Index cards for burials from 1920’s.

Box 15: Index cards to find people in ledgers I – Z.

Box 16: Ledgers 1-3 with funeral contracts.

Box 17: Ledgers 4-5 with funeral contracts.

Box 18: Ledgers (6-7?) with funeral contracts, Index to ledgers.

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