West Union in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lafferty Funeral Collection
As embalming gained favor during the Civil War, W.V. taught himself this practice. As professional instruction became desirable and later required for undertakers, W.V.s son Theodore (1862-1914) and Theodore’s son Latour (1889-1933) completed courses in the field. The collection features artifacts belonging to W.V. Lafferty, as well as those used by Theodore and Latour.
Dedicated to the memory of James William Lafferty, the family opened the collection in 1994. The turn of the 21st century marks the sixth generation of Laffertys in the funeral business.
Erected 2003 by Lafferty Funeral Home and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 38° 47.542′ N, 83° 32.908′ W. Marker is in West Union, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Cherry Street south of West South Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker can be seen from the Lafferty Funeral Home parking lot. It is at the museum entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Union OH 45693, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer County Seat / Camp Hamer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bradford Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cowboy Copas / The Oklahoma Cowboy (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Adams County Heritage Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Union Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church / Reverend John Graham (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society (approx. 4½ miles away); Zane Trace (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Union.
Also see . . . Museum Web Site. Contains photographs of many of the exhibits in the museum. (Submitted on June 16, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 130 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.