M. T. Strider Research Paper

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Our Beginning....1850. N.S.J. Strider and M.T. Strider. A century ago when carpenters and cabinet makers used to make both furniture and the casket, it was not uncommon for undertakers to be in the furniture business, and or vice versa. Today caskets and furniture are made in different plants and by different companies. Five generations of one family ­- the Strider family ­- either have been, or are now, connected with the ownership and operations of the undertaking business. The story of the origin of this thriving business dates back to some 34 years after the establishment of one of the first, if not the first funeral undertaker or mortician, who was appointed for the town of Boston, Mass., by the Boston Board of Health in June 1816.

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