Finding aid for the McGorray Brothers Funeral Home Records, Series II

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home
Title: McGorray Brothers Funeral Home Records, Series II
Dates: 1935-1936
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: The McGorray Brothers Funeral Home was founded by Mark McGorray in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1873, as the McGorray Funeral Home. The name was changed to McGorray Brothers Funeral Home after the death of Mark McGorray in 1891, when two of his sons, James W. McGorray and Joseph McGorray, took over the business. Mark McGorray was an Irish immigrant, coming to the United States in 1844. He and his family settled in Cleveland in 1864. McGorray Brothers Funeral Home became a prominent Irish Catholic funeral home, and was located first on the west side of Cleveland, and by 1922, in Lakewood, a suburb of Cleveland. James W. McGorray II took over the business ca. 1919. His son, James W. McGorray III, assumed leadership of the business on the death of his father in 1968. He served as President until his death in 1994, when he was succeeded by his daughter and current president, Mary Susan McGorray. The collection consists of a funeral account record book.
MS Number MS 5128
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English