Carey Hand Funeral Home Records


Contains records and ledgers on services provided at the Carey Hand Funeral Home. Materials include memoranda regarding the death and burial of deceased individuals, registers of the death, burial and payment information, plots in the Greenwood and Palm cemeteries, financial records, cremation records, ambulance service records, vault storage records, and Central Florida veterans' and Orlando Air Base servicemen's death, burial, and military information. The Carey Hand mortuary business was founded in 1885 by Elijah Hand, Orlando's first embalmer. In 1907 Hand's son, Carey, took over the business and continued to run it until his death in 1947. His wife sold the business the following year, and subsequent owners have kept the Carey Hand name. In 1969 the Carey Hand and Cox-Parker Funeral Homes merged.


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Carey Hand Funeral Home (Orlando, Fla.)

Number of Pages

94 p.

Call Number / ID #

RA622 .C36


Vital Records -- Genealogy


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives

Repository Collection

Carey Hand Funeral Home Records


Orange County (Fla.); Seminole County, Fla.; Slavia (Fla.); Osceola County (Fla.); Brevard County (Fla.); Volusia County (Fla.); Lake County (Fla.); Polk County (Fla.); Hillsborough County (Fla.); Orlando (Fla.)


20th century


Manuscripts; Text

Rights Statement

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.

Digital Publisher

Electronically reproduced by the Digital Services unit of the University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, 2009.

Digital Reproduction Specifications

Jpeg2000 images were derived from 400 dpi tiffs scanned on a Kodak i200 series flatbed scanner.

CFM Storyline

Vital Records; Genealogy



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