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Scott
03-19-2008, 12:06 PM
I was just reading an article from an old English newspaper that reported that shortly after C. Studebaker died there an attempt by some men to steal his body and hold it for ransom. Apparently, guards interfered and there was an exchange of gunfire, whereupon the miscreants made it to a waiting getaway wagon and made off - without the body.

Has anyone heard this story before?

BobPalma
03-19-2008, 12:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by Scott

I was just reading an article from an old English newspaper that reported that shortly after C. Studebaker died there an attempt by some men to steal his body and hold it for ransom. Apparently, guards interfered and there was an exchange of gunfire, whereupon the miscreants made it to a waiting getaway wagon and made off - without the body.

Has anyone heard this story before?


:) Was it a Studebaker wagon?[?] :DBP

BobPalma
03-19-2008, 12:46 PM
quote:Originally posted by Scott

I was just reading an article from an old English newspaper that reported that shortly after C. Studebaker died there an attempt by some men to steal his body and hold it for ransom. Apparently, guards interfered and there was an exchange of gunfire, whereupon the miscreants made it to a waiting getaway wagon and made off - without the body.

Has anyone heard this story before?


:) Was it a Studebaker wagon?[?] :DBP

Avantidon
03-19-2008, 01:03 PM
Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=998

Avantidon
03-19-2008, 01:03 PM
Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=998

vegas paul
03-19-2008, 01:11 PM
The getaway wagon was missing both a battery and body hold down...

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
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vegas paul
03-19-2008, 01:11 PM
The getaway wagon was missing both a battery and body hold down...

Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
'51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg?t=1180041622 http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpg?t=1180041703

BobPalma
03-19-2008, 01:30 PM
:) As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon.[:0] :DBP

BobPalma
03-19-2008, 01:30 PM
:) As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon.[:0] :DBP

fstst56
03-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Yes, Bob. I remember hearing about this story before. For details we'll probably have to wait until Richard Quinn or Fred Fox responds.

fstst56
03-19-2008, 01:41 PM
Yes, Bob. I remember hearing about this story before. For details we'll probably have to wait until Richard Quinn or Fred Fox responds.

TX Rebel
03-19-2008, 02:50 PM
A similar attempt was made on Lincoln's carcass prior to his entombment in the present tomb, also unsuccessful.

Barry'd in Studes

TX Rebel
03-19-2008, 02:50 PM
A similar attempt was made on Lincoln's carcass prior to his entombment in the present tomb, also unsuccessful.

Barry'd in Studes

StudHawk60
03-19-2008, 02:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=998


There used to be their mausoleum right in that spot. I can't remember why it was removed. The long white "Studebaker" stone in the third picture was actually the stone above the doorway of their crypt.

StudHawk60
03-19-2008, 02:59 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=998


There used to be their mausoleum right in that spot. I can't remember why it was removed. The long white "Studebaker" stone in the third picture was actually the stone above the doorway of their crypt.

TX Rebel
03-19-2008, 03:02 PM
Weren't some of the Studebakers moved from their original mauseleum and entombed elsewhere?

Barry'd in Studes

TX Rebel
03-19-2008, 03:02 PM
Weren't some of the Studebakers moved from their original mauseleum and entombed elsewhere?

Barry'd in Studes

Studebaker Wheel
03-19-2008, 05:21 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/wagonweird.jpg

Could not find the photo of the yeggs that tried to steal the body but I know I have it. I did find the photo (above) of the quartet who played and sang the funeral dirge as the casket made its way through the streets of South Bend. Their mode of transportation was this prototype Izzer buggy.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

Studebaker Wheel
03-19-2008, 05:21 PM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/wagonweird.jpg

Could not find the photo of the yeggs that tried to steal the body but I know I have it. I did find the photo (above) of the quartet who played and sang the funeral dirge as the casket made its way through the streets of South Bend. Their mode of transportation was this prototype Izzer buggy.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review

raprice
03-19-2008, 05:33 PM
Somehow I knew that Richard Quinn would come up with the appropriate photo. Thanks Richard.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

raprice
03-19-2008, 05:33 PM
Somehow I knew that Richard Quinn would come up with the appropriate photo. Thanks Richard.
Rog

'59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop

Guido
03-19-2008, 06:24 PM
That "prototype" Izzer buggy already looks like a Wuzzer. :D

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Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-19-2008, 06:24 PM
That "prototype" Izzer buggy already looks like a Wuzzer. :D

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

lstude
03-19-2008, 06:46 PM
quote:As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon. BP

Sorry Bob...I never even heard the story and besides this is Richard Quinn's territory!

MAYBE THESE SEEDY LOOKIN CHARACTERS MAY HAVE DONE IT! :D

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Menonwagonwithmules.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-19-2008, 06:46 PM
quote:As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon. BP

Sorry Bob...I never even heard the story and besides this is Richard Quinn's territory!

MAYBE THESE SEEDY LOOKIN CHARACTERS MAY HAVE DONE IT! :D

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Menonwagonwithmules.jpg

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

BobPalma
03-19-2008, 06:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude


quote:As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon. BP

Sorry Bob...I never even heard the story and besides this is Richard Quinn's territory!

MAYBE THESE SEEDY LOOKIN CHARACTERS MAY HAVE DONE IT! :D

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Menonwagonwithmules.jpg

Leonard Shepherd


:) well, I see fill flash had yet to be invented when that photo was taken, Leonard! [}:)] :DBP

BobPalma
03-19-2008, 06:58 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude


quote:As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon. BP

Sorry Bob...I never even heard the story and besides this is Richard Quinn's territory!

MAYBE THESE SEEDY LOOKIN CHARACTERS MAY HAVE DONE IT! :D

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Menonwagonwithmules.jpg

Leonard Shepherd


:) well, I see fill flash had yet to be invented when that photo was taken, Leonard! [}:)] :DBP

Guido
03-19-2008, 07:36 PM
The donkey on the left sure looks guilty, it can't look the camera in the eye. ;)

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-19-2008, 07:36 PM
The donkey on the left sure looks guilty, it can't look the camera in the eye. ;)

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Swifster
03-19-2008, 07:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite.

It was extremely common to dig up a corpse to rob the items buried with them. The corpse could also be held hostage as in this attempt. And if you were near a medical school, corpse were taken and used in disection.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg

Swifster
03-19-2008, 07:45 PM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite.

It was extremely common to dig up a corpse to rob the items buried with them. The corpse could also be held hostage as in this attempt. And if you were near a medical school, corpse were taken and used in disection.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/rollingpi.gif http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/01-01-05TheStartingPoint.jpg http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/The%20Daytona%20File/Avatar%20Size/07-17-07FrontClipRemoved.jpg

barnlark
03-19-2008, 07:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/wagonweird.jpg

Could not find the photo of the yeggs that tried to steal the body but I know I have it. I did find the photo (above) of the quartet who played and sang the funeral dirge as the casket made its way through the streets of South Bend. Their mode of transportation was this prototype Izzer buggy.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review
Yet more proof that musicians always get the girls...even at a funeral

barnlark
03-19-2008, 07:54 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studebaker Wheel

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/wagonweird.jpg

Could not find the photo of the yeggs that tried to steal the body but I know I have it. I did find the photo (above) of the quartet who played and sang the funeral dirge as the casket made its way through the streets of South Bend. Their mode of transportation was this prototype Izzer buggy.

Richard Quinn
editor: Antique Studebaker Review
Yet more proof that musicians always get the girls...even at a funeral

JJB
03-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Dave, you call those girls? :D


Jim Barker
Council Bluffs, Ia
'60 Hawk'

JJB
03-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Dave, you call those girls? :D


Jim Barker
Council Bluffs, Ia
'60 Hawk'

rockne10
03-19-2008, 10:11 PM
Them's wimun!

Jim, makes me wonder what you edited out of your post.

rockne10
03-19-2008, 10:11 PM
Them's wimun!

Jim, makes me wonder what you edited out of your post.

DilloCrafter
03-20-2008, 12:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Them's wimun!


Renee Zellweger could easily portray the woman in the middle.

http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
03-20-2008, 12:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by rockne10

Them's wimun!


Renee Zellweger could easily portray the woman in the middle.

http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
Paul Simpson
"DilloCrafter"

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

Roscomacaw
03-20-2008, 12:37 PM
Imagine if you could just step into either one of these photos! What would their lingo and attitudes sound like? What things would they take for granted that we (of our time) can't even fathom? Likewise, what would they be incredulous about of what we could relate from our world?
If they didn't hogtie or shoot you first, it'd have to be one heck of a conversation![:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-20-2008, 12:37 PM
Imagine if you could just step into either one of these photos! What would their lingo and attitudes sound like? What things would they take for granted that we (of our time) can't even fathom? Likewise, what would they be incredulous about of what we could relate from our world?
If they didn't hogtie or shoot you first, it'd have to be one heck of a conversation![:0]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

JBOYLE
03-20-2008, 12:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

The donkey on the left sure looks guilty, it can't look the camera in the eye. ;)



Mister Ed, now there's a horse that would look you in the eye!

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-20-2008, 12:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by Guido

The donkey on the left sure looks guilty, it can't look the camera in the eye. ;)



Mister Ed, now there's a horse that would look you in the eye!

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-20-2008, 12:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster


quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite.

It was extremely common to dig up a corpse to rob the items buried with them. The corpse could also be held hostage as in this attempt. And if you were near a medical school, corpse were taken and used in disection.


The first attempt a making a Frankenstude?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-20-2008, 12:42 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster


quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Fact or fiction? If it is fact it had to be done while he was reposing at the funeral home as here is his gravesite.

It was extremely common to dig up a corpse to rob the items buried with them. The corpse could also be held hostage as in this attempt. And if you were near a medical school, corpse were taken and used in disection.


The first attempt a making a Frankenstude?

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

studeclunker
03-20-2008, 02:07 PM
Well... judging by the man's cap and the 'prototype Izzer' I'd say the people in the 'funeral picture' would probably speak Austrian or a southern German dialect. As to the Mule team owners... Better be careful of that Winchester![:0]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

studeclunker
03-20-2008, 02:07 PM
Well... judging by the man's cap and the 'prototype Izzer' I'd say the people in the 'funeral picture' would probably speak Austrian or a southern German dialect. As to the Mule team owners... Better be careful of that Winchester![:0]

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith
Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?

tomnoller
03-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Of all the old Stude-related photos from Richard's collection, the one I'd most like to be there for, is the one of J.M. at his corner desk toward the end of his life. He just looked like a gentleman with whom you could have an interesting conversation.

Western Washington, USA

tomnoller
03-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Of all the old Stude-related photos from Richard's collection, the one I'd most like to be there for, is the one of J.M. at his corner desk toward the end of his life. He just looked like a gentleman with whom you could have an interesting conversation.

Western Washington, USA

StudHawk60
03-22-2008, 02:25 PM
quote:Originally posted by TX Rebel

Weren't some of the Studebakers moved from their original mauseleum and entombed elsewhere?

Barry'd in Studes


Oops. My mistake. Clement and his family were originally buried in the SB City Cemetery in their mausoleum. They were all moved to Riverview Cemetery and buried in a circle. Wonder why they were moved? Maybe so John M. wouldn't be the only brother buried in Riverview?

scroll down near the bottom: http://www.monon.monon.org/sobend/tippecanoe.html

StudHawk60
03-22-2008, 02:25 PM
quote:Originally posted by TX Rebel

Weren't some of the Studebakers moved from their original mauseleum and entombed elsewhere?

Barry'd in Studes


Oops. My mistake. Clement and his family were originally buried in the SB City Cemetery in their mausoleum. They were all moved to Riverview Cemetery and buried in a circle. Wonder why they were moved? Maybe so John M. wouldn't be the only brother buried in Riverview?

scroll down near the bottom: http://www.monon.monon.org/sobend/tippecanoe.html

556063
03-23-2008, 12:05 PM
The Michiana Chapter did a tour of all the Brother's gravesites that my wife and I participated in almost 20 years ago. The reason given by popular word of mouth for the demise of the mausoleum at that time was that it had fallen into a state of disrepair, and financially it made no sense to restore it. Many mausoleums from that period were bult with copper roofing. Time, corrosion and the resulting leaky interiors have caused more than just the Studebaker Mausoleum to become unfit for continued "use".

Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1

556063
03-23-2008, 12:05 PM
The Michiana Chapter did a tour of all the Brother's gravesites that my wife and I participated in almost 20 years ago. The reason given by popular word of mouth for the demise of the mausoleum at that time was that it had fallen into a state of disrepair, and financially it made no sense to restore it. Many mausoleums from that period were bult with copper roofing. Time, corrosion and the resulting leaky interiors have caused more than just the Studebaker Mausoleum to become unfit for continued "use".

Kevin Wolford
Plymouth, IN

55 Champion
60 Lark VI Conv.
63 Avanti R1