Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records, Members Minutes, 1923-1938
About the Project
Help us transcribe a meetings minutes book from the Bladensburg Union Burial Association records to learn more about the activities of this mutual aid society. In 1870 undertaker Francis Gasch refused to conduct a burial because the family of the decease could not afford to pay the cost of the funeral. Recognizing the need for action Henry Vinton Plummer intervened on behalf of the family and assumed the financial responsibility. Thereafter, he established the Bladensburg Burying Association, the organization provided a social network for members and also provided financial and other assistance to help with family or health emergencies.