W. J. Tickner & Sons Funeral Home Record
William E.Tickner and his sons were funeral directors in Baltimore over a period of from 1878-1956. ThhhhThe Maryland Historical Society has a collection of 50 volumes that record information on those buried by W. J. Tickner & Sons, 1878-1949, Henry W. Mears & Sons, 1888-1943, and outside funeral homes with whom Tickner cooperated, 1923-56.
Information gathered on each funeral includes: age, birthplace, cause and place of death, name and birthplace of the deceased's parents, eye and hair color, height, weight, as well as complete accounting records for the funeral. Each volume is alphabetically indexed by the last name of the deceased.
The Maryland Genealogical Society, in cooperation with the Maryland Historical Society, undertook the transcription of these volumes. To date, volumes 1 through 5, volume 9 and portions of other volumes have been transcribed.
Check back here in 2013 to see an update on this project. volum