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Posts Tagged ‘Coroner Williams’

Ironic Tragedy! Mourners and Mortician infected by small pox diseased corpse

Ironic Tragedy! Mourners and Mortician infected by small pox diseased corpse

Almost all cemetery stories are sad, but some are far sadder than others. On May 30th, 2011 at the 142st Memorial Day Celebration Memorial Day at Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery, Lu Jacobson came to pay her respects to several members of her family.  She came with flowers, most likely the first flowers that her relatives had received in nearly a hundred years.  Six members of her family died in 1904, all of them within six weeks of each other. The story began on April 1, 1904 when the Minneapolis Tribune ran the following short story: “Hearing strange and unusual noises in the rooms below at 1:30 this morning, Mrs. Joseph H. Lockwood, of 2854 Twenty-seventh avenue south, ran from her chamber to the first floor, only to find her husband in the last throes of death. Her endeavors and those of other members of the household were unavailing, and the husband and father died without regaining consciousness. Coroner Williams decided that the death was due to [...]

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