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BIRDIE L MOORE D. 1959 - Many Similarities Confuse w Mourners of Two...
Many Similarities Confuse w Mourners of Two Women ^^LTHOUGH they probably never met, two women who died in Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas, hospitals a day apart had more in common than seemed possible and these similarities caused considerable concern. Both had thé same name. Both were widows. Both were born in southern states and migrated to Kansas City. Both were in their 60s. Both were Negroes. Both died of heart disease. Through confusion, some friends of each attended the funeral of the other, and flowers intended for one arrived arrived at the other’s bier. Telegrams of condolence neral times drew a host of inquiries. One friend, telephoning about funeral arrangements February 11 for Mrs. Birdie L. Moore, 63, of 3806 College avenue, was mistakenly told she had been buried F^burary 10 by the funeral director who handled arrangements for Mrs. Birdie L. Moore, 66. of 2116 Troost avenue. Another friend, inquiring about the latter at the other funeral home, was erroneously told services would be February February 14. Mrs. Moore of the Troost address died February 6 at Bethany hospital and the reached the wrong families other Mrs. Moore died at and different advertised fu- Douglass hospital Februarv 7.

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  1. The Kansas City Times,
  2. 20 Feb 1959, Fri,
  3. Page 51

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