Sunday, January 18, 2009

Man pawns wife's coffin plate in 1882


Dec 23, 1882 Altoona Pennsylvania

Philip Gabriel tries to pawn the coffin plate from his wife's coffin.

Her coffin plate inscription:

Mrs. Philip Gabriel
died Nov. 29, 1882
Age 50 years 9 months 3 days

Mr. Gabriel was said to ask 25 cents for the silver coffin plate so that he could purchase whiskey.

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1 comment:

Apple said...

I had never heard of coffin plates. Very interesting!