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Early furniture dealers doubled as undertakers who assisted families in preparing the home for wakes. Marhlon Stevens of Kendall operated one of these businesses before partnering with McNall & McNall Funeral Home.
County of Orleans
Town of Kendall, Orleans County, Businesses
United States History
Ballard, Matthew R., "Furniture Stores Served Multiple Roles a Century Ago" (2017). Pioneer Record. 5.