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Showman's Rest
Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 22, 1918
Hammond
Lake County
Indiana, USA

Early morning, June 22, 1918, the 26-car Hagenbeck-Wallace circus train on the outskirts of Hammond, IN, was struck by a troop train, killing 86 circus employees and performers. 56 are buried at Showman's Rest, Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois. The identity of many of the victims was unknown, as they were roustabouts and temporary workers. Only two have "nicknames," Smiley and Baldy. The other stones are marked either with the person's job, such as "4 Horse Driver," or simply "Unknown Male No. 44," etc. With the help of other circuses, Hagenbeck-Wallace missed only one performance; the one scheduled in Hammond, IN the day of the crash. (bio by: David M. Habben) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery *
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Showman's Rest Section
*Memorial Site [?]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Apr 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6326015
Showman's Rest
Added by: David M. Habben
 
Showman's Rest
Added by: David M. Habben
 
Showman's Rest
Added by: David M. Habben
 
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My heart breaks for all of the luckless souls that passed in the Hammond Circus train wreck. May you all be resting in peace.
- Linda Rodgers
 Added: Dec. 3, 2013
May you all rest in peace
- Cindy
 Added: Jun. 22, 2013

- 2kjmom
 Added: Jun. 22, 2013
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