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Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, in Ironton, Ohio USA. Is a large extensive library that is highly involved in the local community. The Library holds the geneaology records for the surrounding area and has a large selection of books and other material. The Origional building was built on the turn of the nineteen hundreds. But some time after the nineteen fifties, the Library needed extending and so they built the new parts of the library over the site of the nearby houses (Which had not been lived in for a long time. The library is now very big.
The Library is now haunted.
In 1933, Joseph Lowry was Ironton's head and most respected physician, as a a result he was also one of the towns most powerful landowners. Especialy since, up until the 1920's, Ironton was one of the biggest exporters of Iron in the world. As a result, Lowry was very powerful and respected.Lowry was also known to be quite bicker some. He often sued people, making him infamous with the towns legal system. After he quit his job as the city's medical examiner, he sued the Ironton board of health for five hundred dollars, on the basis that he believed he had not been paid enough during his employment to the board. The claim was dismissed.
In 1933, Lowry's wife died and he was grief stricken. He ordered the local undertaker to make a custom made coffin for her. The Undertaker done this and when Lowry received the coffin he was unhappy with it. Saying that (Among other things) that the bill was too high, Lowry did not use the coffin but instead sued the undertaker for the price of the coffin. Lowry won this case.
Two years later in 1935, Lowry mysteriously disappeared, about a week after his disappearance he was found dead in his home. He was found in his bed, he had the heating for his house turned on full blast even though it was the middle of summer. It was decided that Lowry had suffered from a stroke.
Lowry's body was sent to the very same Undertaker whom he sued two years later. The Undertaker was still very unhappy about how Lowry had treated him two years earlier, and so he decided to put Lowry in the coffin that had been custom prepared for his wife (To prove a point). Because Lowry was bigger then his wife he would not fit into the coffin, and so the Undertaker simply cut off Lowry's legs and removed most of his internal organs. Lowry was buried in this state.
Later on however, there was an Inquiry into Joseph Lowry's death. There was suspicion that he had been murdered, the police ordered that Lowry be exhumed. After they had dug up Lowry's body however they found out what the Undertaker had done. The police asked the undertaker what had happened and the Undertaker took the police to the place where he had buried Lowry's organs and legs. The Police wanted to test Lowry's organs for poison but could not because they were too badly decomposed, the undertaker was arrested because of this.
Years later, the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library was built over the site of Lowry's home. For this reason people believe that Lowry's ghost now haunts the Library. People have sometimes seen or heard him during the nightime. During the Day, the Ghost has been known to tap people, or hide objects. It is thought that Lowry could be looking for his missing organs.