Funeral Card Friday: Caldwell Funeral Home Record 1940-1949 Page 9

On a recent trip to the Iowa Genealogical Society Library I came across a book of funeral home records for the Caldwell Funeral Home in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  This specific book (which is not yet available at  These records often contain the names of the parents!  YEA!

A little background:  The Caldwell Funeral Home was known as the Caldwell Brien Funeral Home at 23rd and University, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa,  when I was growing up during the 1960s.  They then added a location at 82nd and Hickman in Urbandale, Iowa, changed their name to Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Home, and now (2015) are known as Caldwell-Parrish Funeral Home.

The transcriptions of the funeral home records were done by Joyce E. Brown, who I believe was a volunteer at the Iowa Genealogical Society.

I thought I might try and match up some of the funeral records with FindAGrave pages OR pages. (FindAGrave does not permit attaching anything like this to the FindAGrave Memorial).  Hope someone finds this and future postings from this book useful.  I had only copied a few pages.  Sometime soon I am guessing the entire book will be scanned by

Armando Gazzo  (Son of Charles Gazzo and Katherine Santaro)

Charlotte Haragan Brien (Daughter of Daniel Haragan, mother Johanna Fahey; wife of James Brien)

David E. Hurley (Son of John Hurley and Bridget Anglan; wife: Grace Hurley)

Edmund Ryan (Son of Patrick Ryan and Margaret Fitzpatrick)

Edward E Hanlon (no relation to me that I know of) (Son of Michael Hanlon and Katherine Byrne; wife, Nora Hanlon)

John James Costello (Son of Thomas Costello and Mary O'Conner, wife: Gertrude Costello)

Lucille Bernard (Daughter of Felix Bernal and Lorzal Galligos) (Gravestone shows her last name as Bernal).

Mary Connich Anderson (Daughter of John Connich and Bridget Murray)
There is no FindAGrave Page nor page.