SE2: Cora Reid McKerrow and the Reid Funeral Home

Pictured Above: Cora Reid McKerrow
Location: 81 Dartmouth Street

Among the business serving the South End African American community was the Reid Funeral Home founded in 1926 by Cora Reid McKerrow (1888-1984) and her brother Millard Fillmore Reid. After his death, McKerrow ran the funeral home for thirty years until she closed it in 1973. McKerrow was born into a family of fifteen children in Churchland, Virginia. When she first came to Boston, she worked as a chiropodist and beautician until she became a partner with her brother.