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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Laughter Undertaking Co.

 
 
Laughter Undertaking Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
1. Laughter Undertaking Co. Marker
Inscription. Dan T. Laughter (1871-1952) first worked as an undertaker while employed in a northeast Texas furniture store. In 1900, he came to Abilene, and five years later he founded this undertaking company with his partner, C.M. Tandy. In 1908, at the flip of a coin, the firm came under the full ownership of Laughter. Until the mid-1970s, the company operated an ambulance in connection with its funeral home. Since the early years of the 20th century, Laughter Undertaking Co. has been a significant Abilene business institution.

(Lower Tablet)
Operated since 1945 by Russell and Willena North and their family; now known as North’s Funeral Home.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3047.)
 
Location. 32° 27.1′ N, 99° 44.279′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Orange Street and N. 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 Orange St, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Weather Bureau Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Guitar Mansion
Laughter Undertaking Co., now North's Funeral Home image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 14, 2016
2. Laughter Undertaking Co., now North's Funeral Home
Marker is located at front of building to the left of the entrance
(about 700 feet away); Site of Abilene's First School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Wooten (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hotel Grace (approx. ¼ mile away); Abilene Reporter-News (approx. ¼ mile away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .  Our History - North's Funeral Home. (Submitted on May 16, 2016.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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