Age: 0, credited to Fairfax, VT
Unit(s): 45th IL INF
Service: Co. G, 45th IL INF
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Birth: 1843, Fairfax, VT
Burial: Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Rockford, IL
Marker/Plot: 06 037 11
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 113535168
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Rockford, IL
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TRIES TO SAVE TRAIN---KILLED
HIRAM WEBSTER, 65, ATTEMPTED TO LIFT HANDCAR FROM TRACK:
Hastings, Mich. --April 29---Friends of Hiram Webster, 65, who gave his life in the effort to save the special train of the Michigan officials from colliding with a hand car near Nashville, will pay a fitting tribute to his memory. They are discussing today the valorous deed of Webster, who, for 30 years, was a station boss.
Webster, with two others, were on the hand car. He was caught between the locomotive and handcar, which he was trying to lift from the track. M. T. Weight, division superintendent, D. J. Hackett, of Jackson, trainmaster, and M. B. Snow, Of Detroit, assistant manager were on the train.
Source: Detroit (MI) Times, April 29, 1909
Courtesy of Deanna French