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HISTORY

John B. Southmayd, Colonel in the Connecticut Militia, founded this business in 1816. He retired in 1865 and was succeeded by his son, George Moore Southmayd, Major in the 11th Connecticut Regiment. In 1893, he sold the business to Henry Starr Beers. Abraham Lincoln Southmayd, son of George M. Southmayd, subsequently bought a half interest from Henry S. Beers and upon Mr. Beers retirement in 1912 assumed full ownership.


John B.
Southmayd
1774-1871

George Moore Southmayd
1824 - 1908

Henry Starr Beers
1846 - 1930

Abraham Lincoln Southmayd
1865 -1936
 

Burton Baldwin Doolittle
1881 - 1940

Burton Brockway Doolittle
1907-1998

John David Doolittle
1935 -

Jay Baldwin
Doolittle
1961 -


In 1923, Abraham L. Southmayd sold the business to Burton Baldwin Doolittle who operated it until his death in 1940 upon which his son, Burton Brockway Doolittle, assumed full ownership. He retired in 1972 and his son, John David Doolittle became owner of the Doolittle Funeral Home and established the Cromwell Funeral Home in 1969 and purchased the Roberts Funeral Home in 1993. In 2001, Jay Baldwin Doolittle, became the fourth generation to own the family business and continues to serve Middlesex county as it has for 197 years.

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