Buried Upright

April 1963: Rev. Andrew Stackhouse of Conway, South Carolina designed his own casket which allowed him to be buried sitting upright. After he died of a heart attack, at the age of 58, none of his friends or family could explain why he had built the special casket. The best answer they could come up with was that: "He just didn't want to lie down, and he liked to be different."

Jet - Apr 25, 1963

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Feb 17, 2016
     Category: Death | 1960s

Stackhouse... Now, just where have I heard that name before? I keep seeing teeth and blond hair.

Oh, yea, maybe the good reverend didn't want to spend $$$ for a whole grave site.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/17/16 at 10:10 AM
He just wasn't going to take it lying down that's all.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/17/16 at 10:27 AM
Maybe he wanted a head start on his neighbors when the Rapture came.
Posted by Phred22 on 02/17/16 at 02:10 PM
Your remark about paying for a whole hole got me to thinking, Expat. If you plant them standing up, you could get two, possibly three in one plot for the price of one.
Posted by KDP on 02/17/16 at 05:07 PM
I think I heard that they're already double stacking them in some places.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/17/16 at 11:42 PM
It's be a lot easier to bury people that way. Instead of using a backhoe and a lot of hand labor to make a neat rectangular hole, you just use a large auger.

Cylindrical coffins would be neat!
Posted by Phideaux on 02/18/16 at 02:50 AM
He was an upright guy.
Posted by Jim on 02/18/16 at 10:24 AM
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