Unknown Man

Unknown Man

Death 14 Jul 1908
Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA
Burial Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA
Memorial ID 24301650 View Source

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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Unknown Man
Died Eating Library Paste

  • 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/memorial/24301650/unknown-man : accessed ), memorial page for Unknown Man (unknown–14 Jul 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 24301650, citing Goldfield Pioneer Cemetery, Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Nevada Bob (contributor 46585999) .