How Lincoln's Assassination Launched the Funeral Industry [Smithsonian]

Lincoln’s AssassinationIn 1865, when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater, no one expected that one of the longest lasting effects of that day would be a boom in the funeral industry.

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Alkaline Hydrolysis for Human Remains

A Green Return to Dust I thought I would do a little research about alkaline hydrolysis (water cremation) because I have been hearing more and more about it lately where I live, in Southern California. Since the cremation rate in California is over 50% now and the baby boomers tend to think more “green” than their parents, grandparents, etc., I see where alkaline hydrolysis will eventually pass the legislature and people will opt for it over “fire” cremation.

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Preplanning for Cremation: Legalities You Need to Know.

What many consumers don’t realize is that when they don’t advance plan their cremation services, there will likely be legal complications to gain the required authorizations for the cremation process: resulting in an alternative method of disposition being necessary at the time of death.

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