Francis Tumblety (1833 – 1903)

The next quack to come under our microscope led what may be termed in certain circles a colourful life. It is not certain which side of the Atlantic he was born on but coming from Irish stock and definitely being in the US in 1850 (he appears in the American census of that year with his ten siblings) his family may well have migrated as a consequence of the Potato Famine. 563 more words