Willie Bleck Death, 1913 Clipping

Clipping detailing the death of a 7-year-old Willie Bleck. The Shehawken House was a small hotel that was owned by Peter Bleck, Willie’s uncle. It was still around operating as that business at least until 1951 and owned by Peter’s daughter, who died of a heart attack in the hotel. Willie is buried at Riverview Cemetery in Hancock.  If interested, you can view Willie’s memorial card in our members’ section. If you’re not yet a Thanatos Archive members, please review membership options here! Thanatos Archive memberships.

Murdered Family, 1883 Clipping

A newspaper account of the 1883 murder. Click to enlarge.

The extremely rare post mortem cabinet photo of the entire family laid out in bed is part of The Thanatos Archive Collection, and will be added to the members’ section of our website on Friday, June 25 *** In the meantime, you can view our collection and support our work by getting your own Thanatos Archive membership.

Wheeler Siblings Material [Archive Image 3690B]

The note found behind the children’s post mortem photo

 

Altha’s Grave, Close-up (All grave photos credit: Barb Destromp)

 

Henry’s grave, close-up

 

Siblings who died on the same day of diphtheria. Their post mortem photo is here (Thanatos Archive Members). Not an Archive member? See these subscription options:

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