Marie Josephine Favre Deschanel, great-grandmother of actress Emily Deschanel who portrays Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan on the FOX series Bones, died on 28 August 1950 in Lyon, France. Most French death records (acte de décès) this recent are not available online, but the Municipal Archives of Lyon also has many other unique record sources to be explored on their website, including the Registres des convois funéraires (1876-1960), or records of funeral processions.
Found in the archives of many major French cities under names such as convois funeraires, pompes funèbres, convois funèbres, etc., these records generally include such details as the date of death, costs of transporting the body, and the cemetery of burial. In some cases there is additional information included for soldiers during the war years.
For Marie Favre Deschanel, we can learn that she died in her home at the age of 74 in Lyon, France. Her "class" of funeral, or the price category paid by the family, was 3rd out of 6 options, one of the highest class funerals held in Lyon on that day. She was buried in an oak coffin, one of the more popular choices. Her funeral convoy, or procession, left from 7 montée Saint Laurent in the 5th arrondissement of Lyon and she was buried at 5:00 p.m. in Loyasse Cemetery.