Geddes-Willis Funeral System

The Sepia Socialite

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

Some of the most well-known and expansive funeral home businesses were those owned and operated by members of the Geddes family. George D. Geddes opened a mortuary business on Erato Street in Uptown in 1876, which was inherited by his son, Joseph P. Geddes. Another son, Clement J. Geddes was co-owner of Geddes & Moss, which was reorganized by his widow Gertrude Geddes-Willis in the 1940s. This article from The Sepia Socialite discusses the history of the family business and Gertrude's role as a leading businesswoman of her day.

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  • Title: Geddes-Willis Funeral System
  • Creator: The Sepia Socialite
  • Subject Keywords: African American Newspapers, Sepia Socialite
  • Type: document
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  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: 1942
  • Collection: Rare books