Fonds MG 3 volume 6166 - Cecil Zink

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Cecil Zink

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MG 3 volume 6166

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6 cm of textual records

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Cecil Edward Churchward Zink was born on 28 December 1880, the son of David (1846-1934) and Jane Arabella (Hiltz) (1843-1933) Zink. He married Margaret Morea Mills on 16 June 1908, and they had two sons, Frank and Ralph. Zink was an undertaker with Dartmouth Undertakers on Portland Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, at the time of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He went out to recover bodies aboard the Canadian Government steamship Montmagny in the aftermath of the disaster. In 1915 he began to work privately as an undertaker and embalmer at 217 Portland Street in Dartmouth. Zink's Funeral Service was registered as a limited company in 1941. It has since been amalgamated with the Dartmouth Crematorium Limited. Lynch died on 14 October 1967 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is buried in the Mount Hermon Cemetery in Dartmouth.

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Fonds consists of a business ledger, journal, correspondence, receipts and invoices. The contents of the fonds document Mr. Zink's business involvements and funeral work in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Donated by Mrs. Frank Zink (daughter-in-law) in 1988.


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