N. A. Tovell Funeral Home Records, 1909-1972

The Tovell Funeral Home was established by Nathan Alfred Tovell at 15 Yarmouth Street, Guelph, in January 1909. N. A. Tovell died in 1968, and in 1970 the Tovell Funeral Home was acquired by A. Bert Custance and Robert Lee of Lee & Custance Funeral Home, Norfolk Street, Guelph, and became known as the Tovell Chapel. The Tovell Chapel closed in 1972.

The N. A. Tovell Funeral Home Records are contained in seven separate registers:

Volume Dates Pages
Volume I January 10, 1909 – May 17, 1914 1-101
Volume II May 20, 1914 – December 31, 1916 102-144
Volume III August 5, 1918 – February 16, 1920 145-160
Volume IV January 1, 1927 – November 12, 1941 161-242
Volume V January 1, 1942 – December 31, 1954 243-316
Volume VI January 1, 1955 – December 31, 1964 317-411
Volume VII January 1, 1965 – January 23, 1972 412-476

Some of the later records (1963-1972) also contain information from obituaries found in local newspapers, including, if supplied, the cause and place of death, residence at time of death, and spouse’s maiden name.

Tovell Funeral Home Records Index (Click to open).

To view and download the Tovell volumes, which are in PDF format, see the file directory below. The PDFs are word searchable. Due to the quality of the type in the registers, however, it is recommended to also search the Tovell Name & Page Index (click on the index below to access).

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