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 Anthony Bascilli

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Anthony Bascilli

Birth
Hungary
Death 1932 (aged 76–77)
Thurber, Erath County, Texas, USA
Burial Thurber, Erath County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 156187028 View Source
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From ThurberTexas.com
"An 8 foot weather-worn wooden cross marks the grave of Anthony Bascilli. This man dug his own grave, lined it with bricks and marked it with the cross. To ensure that those shoveling dirt in his grave would be careful, he said he had hidden pints of whisky in the dirt he dug out. A new suit and new shoes were placed in the foot of his casket. A metal door was hinged over the casket, a few feet of dirt was shoveled in, then another metal door with lock a placed over this and covered with remaining dirt. A key was dropped down a pipe to the casket. One can only imagine Bascilli's conception of Resurrection Day: He certainly wanted to be pre- sentable, and the first one out!"

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