Ellen Shannon - Girard, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tprints
N 42° 00.490 W 080° 18.840
17T E 556805 N 4650910
Quick Description: An unusual grave marker located in Girard, PA. which is also featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 9:55:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMNR15
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters
Views: 9

Long Description:
Ellen Shannon was fatally burned March 21, 1870 by the explosion of a lamp filled with "R.E. Danforth's Non-Explosive Burning Fluid." Just goes to show that you can't believe everything that you read.

I was first made aware of this unusual grave stone as part of a multicache by fellow Geocacher, Facedances. There isn't much information on the internet about Ellen Shannon with the exception of the mentioning of this epitaph. Most that I have found agree that this is almost a good example of a consumer tip.

I included a link to a "Believe it or Not" page at "Find-A-Grave". You can see this grave listed there.
Type of Death Listed: Accident

Website (if available): [Web Link]

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