Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Historian Nancy Vicknair Writing A History of W.H.Battersby-Undertaker in Philadelphia 1880-1923

William Battersby knew everything that was going on in Phildadephia from c.1880 until his death in 1923. Of course he did. As a popular undertaker, Battersby saw it all. And, he recorded it in his journal at from his funeral parlor.

While researching the Battersby side of her New England family, historian Nancy Vicknair uncovered copious detailed records of funerals and burials done by her cousin William H. Battersby. Nancy wanted to look at Philadelphia through Battersby's point of view and decided then and there to write about him.

This research is ongoing.

Email Vicknair at for more information or to add to the article that will be published later this year.
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