Gamby, the “Frozen Man” from Chipman
In the following subsections you will observe that there are many parallels between this man’s story and Jerome’s. The man who came to be named Gamby was found in 1859 on a logging trail in New Brunswick, a few days before Christmas. He was cared for and given a place to stay in the Parish of Chipman. Suffering from gangrene, his legs were amputated at the knees in the spring of 1861. In 1863, the taxpayers of the village decided that caring for this stranger, whom they believed to be an Italian, was costing too much. They paid to have him removed from the area.
Where Gamby’s story ends, Jerome’s story begins.