Finding Aid of the Hare's Funeral Home Funeral Register, ORG.7013


Finding Aid of the Hare's Funeral Home Funeral Register, ORG.7013

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Hare's Funeral Home Funeral Register
Call Number
Hare's Funeral Home
02/25/1927 - 01/28/1934
0.300 cubic feet
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], ORG.7013, Hare's Funeral Home Funeral Register, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.


Hare Funeral Home was in business in West Asheville from roughly 1920 To 1936. Patrick Edward Hare (ca. 1869-1933) was the proprietor. A native of Gates County, N.C., Hare and his siblings and widowed mother moved to Asheville from the Albemarle region of North Carolina around 1889. With brothers James and Thomas, Patrick operated a grocery store on South Main Street, known now as Biltmore Ave.

Patrick is listed as an undertaker in the 1900 census and was purportedly one of the first licensed undertakers in Asheville. He began working at the Riverside Undertaking Company and the J.R. Starnes Undertaking Company. In 1901 he earned his embalming certificate. That same year, he married he married Lillian Morgan (1888-1953). They had five children.

In 1904, Patrick Hare was a partner in the firm of Hare, Bard and Company on Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. Other names and partnerships were Hare and Company and Hare and Reynolds (39 Haywood Street). By 1924, Hare Funeral Home was in operation in West Asheville at the corner of Haywood Road and Michigan Ave. However, this location was taken over by the firm of Clayton and Hyer around 1927.

By 1929, Hare Funeral Home had moved to 547 Haywood Road in West Asheville. The 1930 census shows son James assisting with the family business. Following Patrick's death in 1933, James and his mother, Lillian continued the business an additional year or two.

Bryant, Dorothy Gillum, Hare Funeral Home Made Mark in Asheville, Citizen Times, May 7, 2007
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Contents of the Collection

Container Count
1 Box

Subject Headings

  • Funerals
  • Death registers
  • Asheville (N.C.)
  • Buncombe County (N.C)