The 1870 Boston Directory has an entry for Sarell Gleason, undertaker, Washington, cor. Harvard, bds. Harvard, near Brush hill ave, w’d 16 [Dorchester] and R. & E. F. Gleason, Furnishing Undertakers and Embalmers, Office and Warerooms, 345 Washington Street, corner Harvard, Dorchester District, Boston.
From Picturesque Boston Highlands, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester. (New York : Mercantile Illustrating Co., 1895)