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 Alfred Southwick

Alfred Southwick

Birth
Saybrook, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
Death 1898 (aged 71–72)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 4784 · View Source
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Inventor. He was a Buffalo area dentist who experimented with electro-shock, which led to his inventing the Electric Chair. His invention was first used at the New York State Penitentiary in Auburn on August 6, 1890 to execute William Kemmler, who had been convicted of March 23, 1889 murder of his common-law wife Matilda Ziegler.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Southwick (18 May 1826–1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4784, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .