David Johnson Heaton

David Johnson Heaton (HM197L)

Location: St Joseph, MO 64501 Buchanan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.56', W 94° 50.574'

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Born in Phil. Pa. Dec. 6, 1808,
Died in St. Joseph Mo.
Apr. 28, 1898
Aged 89 years.
United with the M. E. Church
in 1834.
A member of the I.O.O.F.
from 1850 till death.

In June 1827, became a professional undertaker and funeral director, being the first in the U.S. for which he was presented in 1890, over 190 contestants with a gold headed cane by the 'Sunny Side', the oldest undertaker's journal in the world and pronounced the "first undertaker and veteran of veteran's." [sic]
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HM NumberHM197L
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 342172 N 4404520
Decimal Degrees39.77600000, -94.84290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.56', W 94° 50.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 33.60" N, 94° 50' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1398 Lincoln St, St Joseph MO 64501, US
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