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    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?
    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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    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?[?] BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #3
      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?[?] BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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      • #4
        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...ge=gr&GRid=998
        sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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        • #5
          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...ge=gr&GRid=998
          sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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          • #6
            The getaway wagon was missing both a battery and body hold down...

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon.[:0] BP
                We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                Ayn Rand:
                "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                • #9
                  As soon as he gets home from work, I'm sure Leonard Shepherd will post a photo of the actual wagon.[:0] BP
                  We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                  Ayn Rand:
                  "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                  G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                  • #10
                    Yes, Bob. I remember hearing about this story before. For details we'll probably have to wait until Richard Quinn or Fred Fox responds.


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                    • #11
                      Yes, Bob. I remember hearing about this story before. For details we'll probably have to wait until Richard Quinn or Fred Fox responds.


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                      • #12
                        A similar attempt was made on Lincoln's carcass prior to his entombment in the present tomb, also unsuccessful.

                        Barry'd in Studes
                        Barry'd in Studes

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                        • #13
                          A similar attempt was made on Lincoln's carcass prior to his entombment in the present tomb, also unsuccessful.

                          Barry'd in Studes
                          Barry'd in Studes

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                          • #14
                            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...ge=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.

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                            • #15
                              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...ge=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.

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