Funeral Invitations

Funeral invitations were used during the 19th and 20th centuries. The cards were sent to notify family and friends when the funeral was to be held. These invitations were very important socially. A funeral invitation could actually be used like a ticket, to gain admittance to a funeral, especially if it were for someone important or well known.

The collection displayed below is from our own inventory of historic documents, as well as online sites like Ancestry.com and Find-A-Grave. If you have any of these in your possession and would like us to share them on this site, please contact us.

Recently we added some 75+ cards from the collection of Todd Horner. They are below within the entire group, which has been sorted alphabetically. You can also note several styles of cards, as their format change over the years. And where duplicates exist, we have posted them to highlight how the same card has aged oved the last 100 years.

Rebecca Hollingshead Allen (1828-1905) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

Hollingshead Allen (1852-1939) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Russell Allen (1896-1938) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Lucy Ann Shepard Alloway (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

Mark Alloway (1858-1928) (Todd Horner Collection)

Sue Alloway (1855-1925) (Todd Horner Collection)

And here is the other side of her card. Please note that it was a post card, mailed to Emmie Horner.

Susan M Alloway (1855-1925) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

Joseph Anderson (1843-1924) (Todd Horner Collection)

Lydia Anderson
(Todd Horner Collection)

William Anderson
(Todd Horner Collection)

Charles Barnes
(Todd Horner Collection)
George Walter Batterson (1854-1913) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

Mary Anna Batterson (1923-1926)
(Todd Horner Collection)
Mary Anna Batterson (1923-1926) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Euphernia Cutts Beaumont (1873-1927) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Charles Beebe (1860-1932) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

Charles Beebe 1860 – 1932)
(Todd Horner Collection)
Margaret Beebe (1846-1910) (Todd Horner Collection)
Mary H Beebe (Todd Horner Collection)

Sarah Beebe (1825-1904) (Todd Horner Collection)
Frank Bowker (1858 – 1929)
(Todd Horner Collection)
Lorenzo Bowker
(Todd Horner Collection)
Sallie Bowker (1840 – 1903)
(Todd Horner Collection)
Virgina Bowker (1862-1929) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Lydia Bozarth (1864-1916) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Thomas Bozarth
(Todd Horner Collection)
Oliver Braddock (1874-1911) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Hannah Prickett Brown (1841-1923) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Isaiah Brown (1834-1906) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Mary Elizabeth Allen Brown (1856-1915) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Thomason Keeler Brown (1838-1912) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Bertha Waters Brown (1886-1916) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
George Chisom (1840 – 1911)
(Todd Horner Collection)

William Clevenger (1847-1904) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Josephine Naylor Cliver (1851-1922) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
William M Cliver (1856-1921) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Dora Cotteral (1893-1909) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Maud Cotteral (1899-1918) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Mary Ann Cotton (Todd Horner Collection)

Mary J Cotton (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Sarah Crain Cotton (1854-1912) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Sarah M Cotton 1854 – 1912 (Todd Horner Collection)
Martha L Alloway Couples (1844-1926) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Martha Couples (1844 – 1826) (Todd Horner Collection)
Alfred H Crain (1840-1911) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Isaiah B Crain (1861-1912) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Joseph Crane
(Todd Horner Collection)
John Cramer (1850-1891) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Zadac Cramer (1848-1911) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Robert Cutts (1878-1939) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Thelma H Cutts (1918-1922) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
William Cutts Sr. (1835-1914) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Dora DeCamp (Todd Horner Collection)
Norman DeCamp (1894 – 1914) (Todd Horner Collection)
Charles DeCou (1838-1912) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Elizabeth DeCou (1863-1909) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Henry Dickenson (1840 – 1826) (Todd Horner Collection)
Mary Alloway Dickenson (1846-1917) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Charles Doughty (1869 – 1921) (Todd Horner Collection)
Samuel Doughty (1845 – 1906) (Todd Horner Collection)
Florence Smith Emmons (1862-1919) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Florence Emmons (1862 – 1919) (Todd Horner Collection)
Lorenzo Emmons (1882-1927) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Reading Emmons (1860-1916) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Savina Evans (1840 – 1907) (Todd Horner Collection)
Wycoff Emmons (1830-1911) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Albert Foster
(Todd Horner Collection)
Caroline Crain Foulks (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Caroline Crain Foulks (1873-1931) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Carrie Foulks (1873 – 1931) (Todd Horner Collection)
Charles H Foulks (1855-1918) (Provided by Barry Foulks)
John Funk (Todd Horner Collection)
Elizabeth Rogers Gardner (1848-1928) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Elizabeth Gardner (1848 – 1928) (Todd Horner Collection)
Frank Gardiner (1886-1900) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Elizabeth Gauntt (1864 – 1905) (Todd Horner Collection)
Evelyn Irene Gerber (Todd Horner Collection)
Ann Templeton Haines (1869-1935) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Annie Elizabeth Haines (1873 – 1933) (Todd Horner Collection)
Carlton Haines (1869-1926) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Carlton Haines (1869 – 1935) (Todd Horner Collection)
Florence Anna Haines (1859-1921) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Florence Anna Haines (1859 – 1921) (Todd Horner Collection)
Howard K Haines (1868-1936) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Mark Haines (1844 – 1904) (Todd Horner Collection)
John Wesley Haines (1841 – 1926) (Todd Horner Collection)
Pearl Haines (1912 – 1925) (Todd Horner Collection)
Anna Hammel (19043 – 1912) (Todd Horner Collection)
Wesley Headley (Todd Horner Collection)
Joetta Heles (Todd Horner Collection)
Anna Higgins (Todd Horner Collection)
Catherine Cutts Horn (1874 – 1927) (Todd Horner Collection)
Catherine Cutts Horn (1874-1927) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Charles F Horner (1858 – 1931) (Todd Horner Collection)
Frank Horner (Todd Horner Collection)
Rebecca Horner (1838 – 1908) (Todd Horner Collection)
Albert Hughes (Todd Horner Collection)
Loveland Jackson (1816-1895) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Mary Jane Jackson (1856-1913) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Thomas E Jackson (1854-1920) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Edith Jaquette (Todd Horner Collection)

(From Gilbert Knight’s Pension File)

(From Gilbert Knight’s Pension File)

Dilwyn Lippencott (Todd Horner Collection)
Lydia H Miller (1849-1920) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

James K Naylor (1846 – 1928) (Todd Horner Collection)
Achsah Parks (1874 – 1918) (Todd Horner Collection)
Andrew Parks (1844 – 1913) (Todd Horner Collection)
Clarence Parks (1901 – 1924) (Todd Horner Collection)
James Parks (1867 – 1912) (Todd Horner Collection)
John Pepper (1863 – 1938) (Todd Horner Collection)
Julius William Pepper (1914 – 1915) (Todd Horner Collection)
Julius William Pepper (1914-1915) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Mary Pepper (1861 – 1928) (Todd Horner Collection)
Elizabeth Peters (1831 – 1904) (Todd Horner Collection)
Atwood Prickett (Todd Horner Collection)
Joseph Ritzendollar (1839 – 1915) (Todd Horner Collection)
Josephine Ritzendollar (1874-1889) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Elizabeth Jane Foster Ritzendollar (1846-1912) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Charles Rogers (1862 – 1925) (Todd Horner Collection)
George Rogers (1866-1927) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
George Rogers (1866 – 1927) (Todd Horner Collection)
Mary E Rogers (1866-1925) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Mary Rogers (1866 – 1925) (Todd Horner Collection)
Carrie Gaskill Scott (1864-1936) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
William Severs Jr (1912-1936) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Hannah Simons (Todd Horner Collection)
Rebecca Simons (1828 – 1916) (Todd Horner Collection)
Herbert Snow (1890 – 1925) (Todd Horner Collection)
Amos Cooper Taylor (1849-1925) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Emily Coles Taylor (1855-1926) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Hannah A Taylor (1877-1923) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
William S Taylor (died1918) (Todd Horner Collection)
Samuel Warner (1843 – 1929) (Todd Horner Collection)
Frances Watson (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Francis Watson (-1918) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Frank Wells (1865 – 1922) (Todd Horner Collection)
Hannah Piper Wells (1830-1912) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Lilla Wells (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Patience Taylor Wells (1842-1911) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

William Wells (1846 – 1912) (Todd Horner Collection)
William H Wills (1833-1919) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Sarah Willson (Todd Horner Collection)
Warren Wilson (Todd Horner Collection)
Harriett E Wisham (1863-1916) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
John S Wood (1834-1913) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Caroline Brown Wright (1848-1916) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Adam Gaskill Wright (1832-1924) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Harry F Wright (1874-1922) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)
Henry I Wright (1868-1939) (Tabernacle Historical Society Collection)

Robert Yeats (1862 – 1904) (Todd Horner Collection)
Robert Yeats (1862 – 1904) Thank you note cover (Todd Horner Collection)

Robert Yeats (1862 – 1904) Thank you note (Todd Horner Collection)