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Mary Cunningham: The Body Snatcher's Wife

  • Delhi Park Lodge 5125 Foley Road Cincinnati, OH, 45238 United States (map)

 Joyce Lovins Browning will portray Mary Cunningham who, in the 1870s, with her husband William were in the profitable business of aiding many young Cincinnati medical students in their studies by providing them with cadavers upon which to examine. They were grave-robbing body snatchers! The Irish born Mary was a fun-loving woman that liked her whiskey and was rough around the edges. At the time you “see” Mary her beloved husband, William, known as the “Ghoul of Cincinnati,” had passed away. She will enlighten you of the fine arts of bodysnatching, for which there was a very lucrative market in Cincinnati in the early and mid-19th century.  Joyce Lovins Browning worked for Great Parks of Hamilton County for more than 20 years as the Naturalist Coordinator retiring in May of 2018.  She has been performing Living History for more than 17 years.

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