Insurance


Update: The Missouri Insurance Company

Over on our soon-to-be-vacated blogspot.com site, my Brayboy cousin Karen Burney had this to say in the comments: Craig, that is a great artifact. Sorry to be the “Devils Advocate” but thought I would share some thoughts on why these policies were so popular and seemed a good investment then and even now. First, as you point out, the primary …Continue reading →

The Missouri Insurance Company

In the first half of the twentieth century, it was a common practice of many immigrant families and African-American families to purchase life insurance policies on their infant children. Indeed, as late as the 1990′s, a well respected baby food company was sponsoring such insurance policies. Why would someone purchase a life insurance policy on an infant? Isn’t the textbook …Continue reading →

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