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7 years ago
gar3131
His family lived in Worcester, MA during the 20's and 30's, and EHV attended Cornell, so he may have been in school for some of this time. I didn't realize he had been in Chicago as early as 1923. Other members of the family worked at cemeteries in PA or OH, and his father was a minister, so the funeral business was somewhat from his ancestors. Skeeles Biddle handled the funeral of Clarence Dar
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8 years ago
gar3131
My grand uncle, Edward Hammond Vance, was a partner in a funeral home at 730 E. 63rd Street, which matches the address of a Skeeles-Biddle FH in the 1930 Polk's Directory. Skeeles-Biddle handled the burial of Clarence Darrow, in 1938, I think it was. Partners with Edward were Thomas J. Shannon and Robert H. Kirkham. That's the only info I have about them, although I'd love to find someone who m
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8 years ago
gar3131
Searching for info on my grand uncle Edward Hammond Vance. 1930, he was a partner in a funeral home on 730 E. 63rd St, Chicago, which matches an address in Polk's Directory for Skeeles-Biddle, who later handled the burial of Clarence Darrow. By the 40's, Edward was working at the Cook County Hospital on Harrison & Wood St, with a Mr. Jarvis as his supervisor, according to WWII draft registra
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