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William Henry Van Schaick
Birth: Dec. 7, 1837
Troy
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1927
Utica
Oneida County
New York, USA

As the captain of a New York- based steamboat, "the General Slocum," Captain Van Schaick was tried and convicted for being responsible for the fire that destroyed the ship and more than 1,000 of it's passengers, on June 15, 1904. After serving 1/2 of his 10 year sentence, the captain was found not guilty and was released from prison. Although vindicated of all charges, he was chastised for the disaster for the remainder of his life. In 1927, he was interred in an unmarked grave. Last year, a grandniece of the captain had this stone placed on his resting place. His death certificate: New York State Department of Health, Death Certificate #70027, filed December 9, 1927. 
 
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Oakwood Cemetery
Troy
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 22, 2000
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William Henry Van Schaick
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William Henry Van Schaick
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William Henry Van Schaick
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- James Snow
 Added: Dec. 8, 2014
Not forgotten. Love to you from great, great grandaughter. Your grandson was my grandfather.
- Britt
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013
REST IN PEACE
- Dolores
 Added: Dec. 1, 2012
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