Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Bones Hooks]
“Later, coffins were made of pine boards. Those who died were buried as soon as possible in those days, for obvious reasons. Relatives and friends sat up with the dead to keep the cats and dogs away.
“Services for the dead were held by a friend or someone who was qualified—later by traveling preachers. Towns were far apart, and preachers and doctors had to go miles and miles to serve these communities.
“Meetings”—church services—" were held in the homes of pioneers until churches were built”, he concluded.