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Timothy Webster
Birth: Mar. 12, 1822
Death: Apr. 29, 1862

Historical Figure. Timothy Webster was one of Allan Pinkerton's most famous detectives. He provided information to Alan Pinkerton that prevented an assassination attempt on president-elect Abraham Lincoln as he traveled to Washington DC for his inauguration. After the Civil War began Timothy Webster became a Union spy. In 1862, while working in Richmond, Virginia, he became ill. The two men sent to check on him were recognized as Union spies, captured and provided information that exposed Webster. On April 29, 1862, in Richmond, Virginia, Timothy Webster was hanged as a spy. The first attempt to hang him was botched when the knot slipped. Before the second successful attempt to hang Webster he is reported to have said "I suffer a double death!" He was originally buried in Richmond. In 1871 Webster's body was transported to his final resting place here in Onarga, Illinois. (bio by: Dana Larkin) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charlotte Sprowles Webster (1818 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah A Robinson*
  Timothy Webster (1843 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Onarga Cemetery
Onarga
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dana Larkin
Record added: Sep 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21709923
Timothy Webster
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Timothy Webster
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Timothy Webster
Added by: Dana Larkin
 
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