Among the applications refused are those of a New York banker, a railroad conductor, a barber, a foot specialist, a physician , several lawyers, a clergyman - who naively says that while some policies were obtained by him last year "my name was not used " - and another clergy man, whose authorization the company's general agent earnestly recommended, because he had “ a very wealthy congregation in a small town and wished to increase his income."

  • Among the applications still under investigation are those of an undertaker - thought to be a rather gruesome life insurance solicitor... 

1909  - The Spectator - June 17