||Romanian Funeral at Ilasco
|DATE OF ORIGINAL
|DATE OF DIGITAL
||ILASCO, MO - Many of the immigrants of
Ilasco were from Romania and came to America specifically to work for the
Atlas Portland Cement Company. Most of the Romanians were Byzantine
Catholics. Here is a funeral picture taken in front of the Romanian
Hall. Although the name of the deceased is unknown, some of the
attendees are Ignot Viorel, Simon Nehu, Anna Savu, Lince Ursu, Vene Rona,
Amecau Gherman, Sabina Gherman and Vasilie Gherman. After this
picture, the mourners would have followed the body of the deceased up
Country Hill Road where gravesite rites would be performed before
internment at Marble Creek Cemetery. The headstone would, of course,
be made of cement from the cement plant.
||Hannibal Free Public Library (Hannibal,
||Immigrants, Romanian -- Missouri -- Ilasco
-- Funeral rites and ceremonies.
||Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Missouri
||Company towns -- Missouri -- Ilasco --
Social life and customs.
||Romanian Hall (Ilasco, Mo.)
||Photographic reproduction, black and
white, 10" by 8", some wearing on right margin, some speckling
lower half of right side, white on upper right quadrant