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Dr William P. Rothwell
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1866
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1939
Pawtucket
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Time Magazine reported in it's Oct. 7, 1929 issue that:
Dr. William Rothwell, 63, is known as a good physician, a generous host. For 30 years he has always reached for his wallet, always stood treat. Recently he ordered his tombstone. A great boulder, it now stands, ready, in a local cemetery. His inscription: "This is on me."

The large boulder with it's unusual epitaph is from Dr. Rothwell's summer home. He wanted his friends to remember him and laugh! A copy of the monument can be seen at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in San Francisco.

*****

Husband of Mary (Goffin) Rothwell




 
 
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 Parents:
  John H Rothwell (1836 - 1915)
  Hannah Cheek Rothwell (1836 - 1911)
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph F Rothwell (1860 - 1929)*
  William P. Rothwell (1866 - 1939)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"This is on me."
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Pawtucket
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Aug 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11588247
Dr William P. Rothwell
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Dr William P. Rothwell
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Dr William P. Rothwell
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