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Oscar C. Webster[1]

Male 1861 - 1877  (16 years)


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  • Name Oscar C. Webster  [2, 3
    Born 4 Jan 1861  Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Oct 1877  Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Person ID I3099  Main
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2011 

    Father Samuel J. Webster,   b. 12 Mar 1813, Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1880, Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane Shores,   b. 8 Aug 1830, Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1894, Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1847  Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F1220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1861 - Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1877 - Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Article on Oscar Webster's murder.
    Article on Oscar Webster's murder.
    Article on Oscar Webster's murder. From: Baltimore Sun 10 Oct 1877.

  • Notes 
    • John Harrington family tree: "Shot and killed at school."

      Baltimore Sun 10 Oct 1877: "Fatal Accident.  On last Friday Thomas Anderson, a lad of 15 years of age, had been out gunning for birds on Deale Island.  He was met by Oscar Webster, a lad of some 13 or 14 years of age, and a son of Samuel J. Webster and was asked by him how many birds he had killed.  Young Anderson told him and playfully added, "I am now going to kill another."  At the same time he pointed his loaded gun at half cock, at young Webster and pulled the trigger.  The lad was only about ten feet distant, and had started to run away, when the explosion came, lodging the whole load in his neck.  He died in less than five minutes.  A jury of inquest summoned to sit on the case returned a verdict of accidental death - Princess Anne, Md, True Marylander." [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S823] Beverly Bianca, Beverly Bianca, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bevab&id=I0436 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1077] Jack Harrington Family Tree, John Harrington, (8 pages, handwritten/ hand drawn family tree by Jack Harrington. Sent by Elisabeth "Betty" (Harrington) Deveraux to John S. Howell, Jr. April 2003 - Scanned to PDF and JPG.), Page 6, Sect. 3-3 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1069] Robert L Shores III, (email: bwshores@comcast.net (old addresses are saved1z@netzero.com and saved1@myshorelink.com)), email to JSH 13 Aug, 2011 - b. 4 Jan 1861 Deal Island. (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1069] Robert L Shores III, (email: bwshores@comcast.net (old addresses are saved1z@netzero.com and saved1@myshorelink.com)), email to JSH 13 Aug, 2011 d. 24 Mar 1908 Deal Island.  (does not seem correct) (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1631] Baltimore Sun, Article dated 10 Oct, 1877 "Fatal Accident" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S823] Beverly Bianca, Beverly Bianca, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bevab&id=I0842 (Reliability: 0).