Wednesday, March 6, 2013

1913 - 51 cents To Mail her Husbands Cremains

The San Francisco Call
March 6, 1913

DEAD MAN'S ASHES
By PARCEL POST
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Grewsome (sic) Package Containing
Ashes of Californian Mailed
at Denver
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Denver, Colo., March 5--"Here is a dead man" was the comment made by a parcel post clerk here today as he held up to the view of his fellow clerks a package nine inches square and weighing seven pounds.

The package contained the ashes of Edward E. Knotts of California, who died here a few days ago following an attack of appendicitis.

The package was addressed to the widow, Mrs. Ada Knotts, San Francisco.  It cost 51 cents postage and bore a 10 cent insurance stamp.


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