Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Barclay and Son Funeral Home Records
Series Number: MS10-83
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on August 4, 2010.
Date Listed: August 4, 2010
Date Span: 1935-1958
Size of Collection: 2.0 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 oversized box.
Type of Material: Records.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: The Barclay and Son Funeral Home was established by L. H. Barclay of Arlington, Kentucky sometime prior to 1935. After the death of L. H. Barclay’s son in World War II, he sold the business to the Basham family in 1945. The Basham family owned and operated the funeral home until the couple’s retirement in 1958.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of three bound ledgers of funeral records from the Barclay and Son Funeral Home from 1935 to 1945 and the Barclay and Basham Funeral Home from 1945 to 1958. The ledgers contain information such as the name of the deceased, place of death, cause of death, race, occupations, place of birth, cemetery and date of funeral.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Barclay & Son Funeral Home (
Barclay & Basham Funeral Home (
Barclay, L. H.
Funeral Homes –
2. Book 1 of 3 1935-1945
3. Book 2 of 3 1945 to 1951
4. Book 3 of 3 1952-1958