Graham Hamrick, of Phillippi, West Virginia, was born in 1821, and died in 1899.
He was known, by his own words, as a “Farmer, Inventor, Shopkeeper, Undertaker”
He was the inventor of a modern-day mummification process, which was lost when he died. This was one of two women that he mummified, after acquiring their corpses from the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. They now reside in the Barbour County Historical Museum, in Phillippe, West Virginia.