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William Forrester
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Birth: Mar., 1848
London
Greater London, England
Death: Feb. 7, 1885
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

from the New York Times, Feb. 9, 1885:
William Forrester, the opera singer and stage manager of the Boston Ideal Opera Company, died at the Maryland University Hospital, in Baltimore, Saturday. He had been a victim of dyspepsia for many years, but the immediate cause of his death was injuries received while caring for the safety of others. Several months ago one of the chorus girls of the company fell and received serious injuries by the careless arrangement of a bridge on the stage. After that Mr. Forrester was very particular and always tested the bridge with his own weight. On Jan. 19 the opera of "Fra Diavolo" was given in Pittsburg, and Mr. Forrester tried the bridge as usual. The boards slipped and he had a terrible fall. Four of his ribs were broken. He was sent to Baltimore and placed in the hospital, where he was attended by leading Baltimore physicians. The company was singing in Richmond this week, but Mr. Foster, the business manager, and Miss E.H. Ober, manager of the company, went to Baltimore on Wednesday. Mr. Forrester was a native of England and 36 years old. He came to America 10 years ago with the Julia Matthews Opera Company. He had a good tenor voice, and during the "Pinafore" rage acquired a high reputation for his excellent impersonation of the Admiral. For two years he was at the Gaiety Theatre, London. He was married some years ago to Miss Rose Leighton, now with the McCaull company. His mother and sisters are in England. The Order of Elks have the funeral arrangements in charge, and the Ideal company will go to Baltimore to attend the funeral. 
 
Inscription:
William Forrester
Son of John and Mary Jennings
Born
in London, England
March ?th, 1848
Died
in Baltimore, Maryland
February 7th, 1885
from injuries received at
Library Hall, Pittsburg, Pa.
January 19th, 1885
? ?
stage manager of the
BOSTON IDEAL OPERA
COMPANY

Patient to the ?
The curtain ? down
 
Burial:
Lorraine Park Cemetery
Woodlawn (Baltimore County)
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Elks Rest - Baltimore Lodge No. 7, B.P.O. Elks
 
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: May 03, 2011
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William Forrester
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William Forrester
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William Forrester
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 Added: May. 3, 2011
 
 
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