Here is a snippet from Patricia Lukas’ article “Hill & Wood Funeral Service Records:
A Brief Overview”:
The business now known as Hill & Wood Funeral Service was founded in 1907 as the Irving, Way, Hill Company. Mr. Willard Irving handled the livery business, Mr. C.T. Way was a carriage maker, and J. Hercules Hill was the undertaker. It was located at Water and Main Streets. After one relocation, the business was moved to its present location at 201 N. First Street, Charlottesville, VA in 1936.
The company was incorporated as Hill and Irving in 1929. Mr. Paul H. Wood assumed the presidency in 1975 when a new corporation named Hill and Irving Funeral Home, Inc. was formed. Hill and Wood Funeral Service, Inc. became the name of the firm on January 1, 1978.
The earliest records held by the company date from August 1914. The first book consists of preprinted pages with the record of services provided …
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Table of Contents for Fall 2016 issue:
- Excerpts from A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services … page 1
- Burial Records of Jewish Cemeteries in Central Virginia … page 5
- Thomas M. Appling (1 Jan 1832-ca. 22 Aug. 1862) … page 6
- Hill & Wood Funeral Service Records: A Brief Overview … page 7
- Genetic Genealogy in Practice: Book Announcement … page 8
- Pension Testimony from Veterans of the American Revolution in Albemarle County … page 9
- The Pension Act of 1818 … page 13
- An 18th-Century Pre-Nuptial Agreement from Fluvanna County … page 14
- Three Lists of Negro Slaves Owned by Lewis Holladay of Bellefonte, Spotsylvania County, Va., 1800-1817 … page 19
- Spotsylvania County, Va. Tax Assessments, 1779-1780 … page 20
- Central Virginia Historical Organizations … page 24
- President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas … page 27