Need help understanding the "rules" in place at the Providence Journal with Death Notices and Obits during the 1940s & 1950s. Death notices (deceased name, address, date of death, viewing location dates & hours & service info) outnumbered obituaries (genealogy goldmines - mini bios, with survivor info etc). Did the Journal not charge for the death notice but charged for the obits? Were the obits placed throughout the paper as space permitted? During WWII were the death notices appearing as services held & the obits held until the following Sunday paper to conserve paper?
Also, was it common to hold the wake for two nights? Visiting hours until 11PM?
Trying to determine whether another 250 round-trip to RI will produce the obit that breaks thru my brickwall. I found the death notices for both relatives but no obits.