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Lester Stillwell
Birth: 1904
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1916
Matawan
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA

Lester was a 12 year old boy who went swimming with friends in the Matawan Creek (Matawan, NJ) on the afternoon of July 12. As his pals watched in horror, young Lester was brutally attacked by a shark (still unknown as to what kind) and killed. Townsfolk quickly gathered at the creek and several men attempted to find Lester's body. One of the men, Stanley Fisher, actually found Lester's body when he himself was attacked. Stanley died later that day from his wound while Lester's body was discovered two days later. Both Stanley and Lester were buried on July 15, 1916 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Matawan.  
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Matawan
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: KLN
Record added: Feb 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7203486
Lester Stillwell
Added by: Leigh Anne Disque
 
Lester Stillwell
Added by: KLN
 
Lester Stillwell
Added by: KLN
 
 
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Rest in peace sweet child, I'm so sorry for what happened to you.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 13, 2014
Rest in Peace friend...
- BHC
 Added: Sep. 6, 2013
To the Spirit of Lester Stillwell:I visited the Matawan Creek for you yesterday. The creek now has a dam, in an effort to prevent other people from suffer your fate. It feels as if you never left Matawan, a glimpse into a different era.When I swim in th...(Read more)
- Linda
 Added: Jul. 13, 2013
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