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Saturday, November 27, 2010

History: Rose Hill Cemetery Sexton Threatens Thief, 1895

The 23 November 1895 edition of The Matawan Journal, page 3, contains this interesting story about Robert P Harris, sexton of Rose Hill Cemetery, whose single barrel breech-loader was stolen from his tool house. Harris suggested that he knew the thief and planned to release some delicate information about him if the gun was not returned promptly.
Better Take That Gun Back

This advertisement for the sexton's services at Rose Hill Cemetery was found on page 4 of the same edition.


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