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Friday Funnies — Death in Pennsylvania

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One does need to check the dateline of this story. Additional corroboration would also be helpful.

Nearly Buried Alive.

Aged Mr. Cole Came to Life in his Coffin, but the Shock Killed Him.

Bethlehem, April 1. – Eli Cole, of Kalellen, near here, aged eighty-one years, apparently died last Tuesday, but when the undertaker put the supposed corpse in the coffin it uttered a groan, and it was found that it was a case of suspended animation. Cole vividly described his gruesome feelings while being prepared for burial. He lingered three days and died yesterday from prostration produced by brooding over his horrible experience.

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The North American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 April 1892, page 1, column 1 (below the fold)

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Written by N. P. Maling

24 August 2012 at 00:01

Posted in Family History, Humor

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  1. Whew, what a story! It’s awesome how vividly the story is described in the old clipping.

    Sheryl

    25 August 2012 at 21:08


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