Details for Laughter Undertaking Company

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441003047


Marker Number 3047
Atlas Number 5441003047
Marker Title Laughter Undertaking Company
Index Entry Laughter Undertaking Company
Address 242 Orange Street
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 430669
UTM Northing 3590730
Subject Codes Business topics, general
Marker Year 1985
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 242 Orange Street, Abilene
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Dan T. Laughter (1871-1952) first worked as an undertaker while employed in a northeast Texas furniture store. In 1900, he came to Abilene, and five years later he founded this undertaking company with his partner, C. M. Tandy. In 1908, at the flip of a coin, the firm came under the full ownership of Laughter. Until the mid-1970s, the company operated an ambulance in connection with its funeral home. Since the early years of the 20th century, Laughter Undertaking Company has been a significant Abilene business institution. Supplemental Plate: Operated since 1945 by Russel and Willena North and their family; now known as North's Funeral Home. (1985)

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