Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science
About Our College
During the early periods of embalming in the United States, it became necessary to teach the skills required for new and reliable embalming techniques. To meet the need for training, a man named Joseph Henry Clarke founded a school of embalming at the corner of Park and Sixth Streets in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born November 28, 1840 in Connersville, Indiana, Clarke later would be known as the "father of American embalming schools."