Unknown Trainmen and Funeral

Unknown Trainmen and Funeral

My cousin who lives in of Marysville, Ohio found this among her mother's belongings. Does anyone know some of the men, or who's casket it is.

The sad looking man in the middle of the business-suited men (looks like) my great-grandfather Howard Emerson Bishop from Akron, Ohio. But I have no way of proving it. His wife Margaret Jane Hayman-Bishop died in Florida while the family was there in March 1921, she died April 1, 1921.

How this photo came into the possession of our family is unknown. All living seniors (age 73-83) have no recollection of this photo, nor can they ID any of them men. I've cut 2 photos and put them side by side to check the resemblance of my g-grandfather and the unknown name in the casket photo.


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Casket picture

The vehicle on the right of the casket is a hearse and not a train. It looks to be from about 1910 to about 1920. The carrier that the casket is on is early 1900's but could have been used much later.
The two men at the far right of the casket look to be funeral directors. Notice that their collars and suits are the same.
I suspect that the two left men are brothers or father and son.They have the same features
in the face. Notice the brow and nose.
I would check with your local funeral homes and see if they can recognize the directors. they may be able to tell you the time frame and possibly have records of the people they serviced.

Good Luck

dead man

I.M.Bond, telegrapher for the railroad was stationed in Herion, Flordia in 1930 when he died and was shipped back. His wifes name was E.M.Hall Bond.
Could this be him?

12-20-07 Telegrapher

this is my grandfather.