In Spring 2006, Researchity acquired case files from the Halsted N. Gray-Carew & English mortuary in San Francisco, California, for their company and their acquired companies. The approximate dates for the files are indicated below.

     

The San Francisco Public Library, History Center received the majority of the files that predate these and digital copies are available at FamilySearch.org. Halsted N. Gray currently retains files for Halsted and N. Gray & Company (from 1980 to present).

     

Below is the list of the case files that Researchity received and that have been digitized. Those with links are available at SFgenealogy's San Francisco Mortuary Records online collection for free. Many of these files are also available at Ancestry.com for their subscribers.

MORTUARY RECORDS
Halsted N. Gray - Carew and English

A non-fiction book written by Ron S. Filion. The book includes "[t]he true tales of a Victorian aristocratic couple, one a millionaire's daughter and the other a Hungarian count, sailing their yacht for adventure on the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The couple, Eila Haggin and Rudolph Festetics de Tolna, met in Paris in the early 1890s. They married in 1892 in New York, and began their adventure in 1893 aboard their luxury yacht, the Tolna, a gift from Eila's parents. They sailed from San Francisco to Australia, up to Japan and back down to Singapore, and westwards to the Indian Ocean, stopping at many known and unknown islands along the way. In their travels, they encountered cannibals, Pacific Islanders, Germans, British, and Americans - some of these groups more dangerous than others. They also visited Robert Louis Stevenson and tried to enter Manila at the beginning of the Spanish-American war. The fascinating exploits of this couple were followed by the newspapers in the Pacific and the United States. This book contains transcriptions of the many sensationalist articles, along with excerpts from Eila's diaries, and translations of Rudolph's books about their five year journey."

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Carew & English (index cards)
1906-1989
Carew & English (Book 1)
1906-1912
Carew & English (records)
1948-1985
Carew & English (name index)
1906-1931
DI Kenny
1906-1923
Gantner [Peterson - Guntz]
1895-1906
Gantner - Felder - Kenny
1922-1975
Gantner - Maison - Domergue
        Nov 1916-Oct 1975
Halsted & Company
1923-1974
Halsted & Company
1975-1979
Martin & Brown (A.W. Martin)
1911-1974
Julius S. Godeau
1921-1975
H. F. Suhr Company
1922-1978
N. Gray & Company
1888, 1921-1932
N. Gray & Company
1933-1981

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