Held at: Spring-Ford Area Historical Society [Contact Us]526 Main St., Royersford, Pennsylvania, 19468
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Servicing Spring City (Chester County, Pa.) and Royersford (Montgomery County, Pa.), James K. Kimes started Kimes' Funeral Home in 1884. The name changed to Kimes and Nelson's Funeral Service when Ellis Earle Nelson joined the practice. After Kimes' death in 1935, the name of the business changed again to Nelson's Funeral Service. Before his death in 1974, Nelson sold the business to Robert Stone.
James K. Kimes (1861-1935) lived in East Vincent Township, Pennsylvania with his wife Sallie R. Kimes.
Ellis Earle Nelson (1894-1974) lived in Spring City, Pennsylvania. He married Edna Irene Elliot in 1914; they had one son, Ellis Earle Nelson, Jr. (1932-2001).
This collection consists of 11 volumes of funeral registers. Entries include a significant amount of information about decedents, including occupation, birth place, parents' names, and cause of death. Volumes are indexed. (More recent registers were destroyed.)
Gift of Thelma Nelson Murtha, circa 1998.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Spring-Ford Area Historical Society directly for more information.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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