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E.R. Butterworth & Sons – Undertakers – Seattle, WA

Taken from Public Market Promenade on August 2, 2009 © Frank H. Jump

Edgar Ray Butterworth (March 3, 1847 – January 1, 1921) was an American funeral director, believed to have coined the professional terms mortuary and mortician.... In 1892, by now a successful businessman, he relocated to Seattle, where he went into the undertaking business in a bigger way.He purchased a controlling interest in the Cross & Co. Undertakers located in the Masonic Temple that then stood on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and Pike Street. – Wikipedia

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