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Tombstones: Ellen Shannon

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Her epitaph reads:

Who was fatally burned
March 21, 1870
by the explosion of a lamp
filled with “R.E. Danforth’s
Non-Explosive Burning Fluid”

-From a grave in Girard, Pennsylvania

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  1. That’s inaccurate. This is how it reads:

    in memory of
    Ellen Shannon
    age 26 years
    who was fatally
    burned Mar 21, 1870
    by the explosion
    of a lamp filled
    with R.E. Danforth’s
    non-explosive
    burning fluid

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