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 Man Unknown

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Man Unknown

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 14 Jul 1908 Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 24301650

This unknown man, a starving vagrant, dug a tub of library paste out of the trash. Made mostly of flour and water it seems reasonable to eat, but the paste contained alum, which is poisonous if a large enough dose is received. The Alum along with an already weakened health condition appear to have been enough to cause his death.

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  • Created by: Nevada Bob
  • Added: 31 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24301650
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Man Unknown (unknown–14 Jul 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24301650, citing Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery, Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Nevada Bob (contributor 46585999) .