Lewis Funeral Home Records

Scans of 14 ledgers, containing names of patrons of the Lewis Funeral Home. Ledgers vary in content and richness of information, with some containing cause of death and names of parents and spouses.

These ledgers were provided by the Lewis family, in cooperation with the Cemetery Commission of Nantucket in 2012. Volunteers, including Doris Glazer, Joanne Polster, Shelley Lamb, and Helen Didrikson, have indexed these records through the year 1965. These records and the index are available for viewing through the NHA manuscripts database.

Lewis Funeral Home Records Index 1894–1965 (PDF)
Spreadsheet of individual entries.

3 January 1894–31 December 1899 (PDF)
Ledger. Prefaced with a poem, written by E. W. Lewis. Each page features two record of burial, and includes the date of death, name of deceased, maiden name, name of husband, demographic information, physician's name, place of death, parents' names, services rendered, and place of interment. p. 5–27 index, 276 p.

1 January 1900–23 February 1906 (PDF)
Ledger. Prefaced with a poem, written by E. W. Lewis. Each page features two record of burial, and includes the date of death, name of deceased, maiden name, name of husband, demographic information, physician's name, place of death, parents' names, amount paid, services rendered, and place of interment. p. 5–29 index, 279 p.

28 February 1906–8 July 1909 (PDF)
Ledger. Each page features a record of burial, and includes the date of death, name of deceased, demographic information, clergyman's name, physician's name, occupation of deceased, place of death, amount paid, services rendered, and place of interment. p. 6–23 index, 330 p.

19 July 1909–30 December 1912 (PDF)
Ledger. Signed in front by Israel M. Lewis. Each page features a record of burial, and typically includes the date of death, name of deceased, place of death, cause of death, parents' names and birthplaces, physician's name, demographics including race and age, services rendered, and charges. p. 5–26 index, 301 p.

19 June 1910–26 August 1932 (PDF)
Ledger. Each page features several entries, including the name of deceased, date of death, age at time of death, and place of interment. p. 3–15 index, 124 p.

26 November 1921–15 November 1925 (PDF)
Ledger. Each record features name of deceased, date of birth and death, place of death, occupation, marital status, age at death, certifying physician's name, husband's name, cause of death, names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, dateof interment, services and charges. p. 4–27 index, 340 p.

3 September 1929–25 April 1933 (PDF)
Ledger. Each record features name of deceased, date of birth and death, place of death, occupation, marital status, age at death, certifying physician's name, husband's name, cause of death, names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, dateof interment, services and charges. p. 3–21 index, 323 p.

30 April 1933–9 June 1937 (PDF)
Ledger. Each record features name of deceased, date of birth and death, place of death, occupation, marital status, age at death, certifying physician's name, husband's name, cause of death, names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, date of interment, services and charges. p. 4–27 index, 332 p.

12 June 1937–4 July 1941 (PDF)
Ledger. Each record features name of deceased, date of birth and death, place of death, occupation, marital status, age at death, certifying physician's name, husband's name, cause of death, names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, date of interment, services and charges. p. 4–26 index, 333 p.

6 July 1941–20 October 1945 (PDF)
Ledger. Each record features name of deceased, date of birth and death, place of death, occupation, marital status, age at death, certifying physician's name, husband's name, cause of death, names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, date of interment, services and charges. p. 4–26 index, 335 p.

21 October 1945–10 September 1949 (PDF)
Ledger. Each record features name of deceased, date of birth and death, place of death, occupation, marital status, age at death, certifying physician's name, husband's name, cause of death, names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, date of interment, services and charges. p. 4–26 index, 330 p.

10 September 1949–27 October 1953 (PDF)
Ledger. Each record features name of deceased, date of birth and death, place of death, occupation, marital status, age at death, certifying physician's name, husband's name, cause of death, names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, date of interment, services and charges. p. 4–26 index, 330 p.

1 Sept 1932–15 December 2006 (PDF)
Ledger. Each page features several entries, including the name of deceased, date of death, age at time of death, and place of interment. p. 3–18, 180–196 index, 210 p.