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In some cases , family members constructed a coffin when a person was thought
to be dying , only to have that person survive . During an epidemic or plague ,
people hurriedly built coffins and kept them ready for those expected to die .
handy with saw and hammer , would make the coffin . But on this day the friends
of the deceased came to an impasse . They could find no one to make the coffin .
One craftsman was sick abed , another had no suitable material , another was ...
rector in eastern Kentucky in 1983 told me that in the early 1900s coffins were
available in three sizes : one for an infant , another for a ... I talked with sundry
mountaineers who had either built a coffin for twins or had seen one constructed .
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Death and dying in central Appalachia: changing attitudes and practicesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Crissman (sociology, Illinois Benedictine Coll.) presents a scholarly investigation of the funeral customs of the Central Appalachian region. The author maintains that the isolation and ... Read full review
Familism Neighborliness and the Death Watch
Preparation of the Body
Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging
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