884 Finally Gets His Name

by Jack White on July 14, 2012

884 is still dead, of course. But he’s no longer just a number on a hill. He has a name.

The sun blazes on 884's name.

Now, if you don’t know what I’m talking about just scroll down a bit and you’ll learn that there’s a place called Sunny Side on the Springfield Hospital grounds where they used to bury the dead and mark the graves with a single number. 884 was the last of these.

Well, not long after I wrote that, Springfield put up this nice wall of names. And no, it wasn’t because of my blog post. And now we know that 884′s name is…

Number 884 is Osborne Broadwater

Osborne Broadwater. Who most likely died in 1961, since he was the last, and that’s when they stopped burying the dead on the hill.

So here lies Osborne Broadwater, dead 50 years, but no longer forgotten.

884's final resting place

 

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JD July 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

This was the right thing to do. Thanks and kudos to all who pushed for and/or volunteered for this worthy project.

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