One hundred and twelve (112) years after the fact.
"It's never too late to set the record straight. If journalism is indeed the first rough draft of history, there is always time to revise, polish and perfect..."The story is worth tracking down (or you can click the link above) if only because Barron goes on to tell the story of how difficult something that seemed on the face of it to be a relatively simple task. To verify and correct the historical record about a man who lived and died at the end of the 19th century. To "revise, polish and perfect" the story as it will be recorded for posterity.
Writing in the New York Times
Just a reminder if we need one that those things that go unwritten go unremembered.