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L. T. Christian Funeral Home Records (1912-1986) Database

This database displays names and death dates of the clientele of the L. T. Christian Funeral Home in Richmond, Virginia, owned by L. T. Christian (1853-1935) and later his son L. T. Christian, Jr. (1893-1975). The database lists the full names of each client arranged alphabetically, the year of the client's death or the year that service was rendered by the funeral home for the client, and the box and folder of the client’s file within the collection. Disinterments, reinterments, and services not related to burial are noted in parentheses under the date of death/year of service column. Clients who died as infants are recorded in brackets along with their parents’ name, if known.

A search for a specific name will return all results containing any part of that name arranged alphabetically by surname. A narrower search containing two names will limit the results.

Please be advised that a client’s name may have been misspelled by the funeral home. An alternate search by death year or year of service is also available that produces results arranged alphabetically by surname.

The collection is organized in boxes by year service was rendered and then arranged alphabetically in folders by client or decedent’s surname. Collection material can be accessed in the manuscripts reading room at the Library of Virginia. When requesting materials from the collection, please be specific and note exact box and folder number along with the client’s full name. Also please advise staff whether a client’s file is contained in two folders.

Note on Specific Name search: a search for "John" will yield records containing both given names and surnames containing "John," such as "Johnson" and "Johnston."