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Capt Matthew Webb
Birth: Jan. 19, 1848
Death: Jul. 24, 1883

He was the first person to swim across the English Channel, doing so in 21 hours and 45 minutes on August,24 and 25, 1875. A year earlier, he became the first person to win the Royal Humane Society Gold Medal for trying to save a man who fell overboard the SS Russia. He was born in Dawley, Shropshire, England. He drowned while attempting to swim the rapids of Niagara Falls. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
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Oakwood Cemetery
Niagara Falls
Niagara County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Apr 24, 2005
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Capt Matthew Webb
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Capt Matthew Webb
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Capt Matthew Webb
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 Added: Jul. 24, 2014

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
To the memory of a brave and honorable man.
- J.B.
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
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