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Mortuary Records of Early Brainerd

Mortuary Records Sorted By Name

Mortuary Records Sorted By Book

Losey & Dean Ad for white bronze monuments, 1888.
Source: Brainerd Dispatch, 22 June 1888, p. 4, c’s. 1 & 2
In 1882, Albert E. Losey started an undertaking business in Brainerd. He later partnered briefly with James Harris, who was bought out by Isaac T. Dean in July of 1884, and the undertaking business of Losey & Dean was formed. Daniel Whitney bought the business in 1914, renaming it to the Whitney Funeral Home, which in turn was bought out by John A. Nelson, who later partnered with Thomas Doran to form the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home.

To the joy of genealogists and historians, most of the early records have been handed down and preserved. With the kind permission of Nelson-Doran, the Losey & Dean records from 1889-1914 have been photographed by Crow Wing County Genealogical Society members Art Brown and Lucille Kirkeby, and indexed by several volunteers from the Crow Wing County Historical Society.

Please note the following:
The Mortuary Records Sorted By Name page lists the names sorted by last name.

The Mortuary Records Sorted By Book page lists the names in page-order, grouped by book.

Both pages have links to the photographic image of the corresponding page in the record book, which will contain MUCH more information.

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