A man who He died 128 years agoHe will be buried next October, in the US state of Pennsylvania. body”Stoneman Willie“, as it became known, the boy’s body was accidentally embalmed by a funeral director who was testing new embalming techniques.
“This was an experiment, and he apparently overused the formalin (the chemical liquid used in the process). It was a bit strong and it kind of frightened him,” the local historian said. George Meiser For the American newspaper Washington Post.
The man died in 1895 of kidney failure after being arrested for theft. When he was arrested, the suspect gave authorities a false name, a fact that made Willie’s identity mysterious. The deceased’s relatives were not located at that time.
Until October 7, Willie’s body will be on display at the Reading Funeral Home before heading to the local cemetery. The body remained in the care of Auman Funeral Home for the following years. In US television images, Willie is shown wearing a suit and tie as he lies in a coffin, with a red scarf over his body.
“We don’t refer to him as a mummy. We refer to him as our friend Willie.” Kyle Blankenbillerdirector of Auman Funeral Home.
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