These epitaphs reveal some unusual ways people died.
Here lies entombed one Roger Morton,
Whose sudden death was early brouoght on;
Trying one day his corn to mow off,
The razor slipped and cut his toe off.
The toe, or rather what it grew to,
An inflammation quickly flew to;
The parts they took to mortifying
And poor dear Roger took to dying.
From a tombstone near Williamsport, Penn.: Sacred to the Memory of Henry Harris Born June 27th, 1821, of Henry Harris And Jane his Wife, Died on the 4th of May, 1837, by the kick of a colt in his bowels.
Peaceable and quiet, a friend to his father and mother, and respected by all who knew him, and went to the world where horses don’t kick, where sorrow and weeping is no more.