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Evangelist Joseph Morrell
Birth: Mar. 10, 1867
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1939
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Aerialist. Born Evangelist Joseph Van Morrell in Bangor, Maine, the son of French Canadian parents. He practiced the art of tightrope walking, making his mark on August 12, 1904. As part of a two-day festival held at The Sporting Park overlooking the upper basin of the Grand Falls, he volunteered to give a demonstration of his skills. He oversaw the installation of a 400 foot wire across the river and then, carrying a 20 foot pipe for balance, he began across the wire. After one false start he began again, executing a headstand at the center of the wire before a completing a successful traverse. A display of his feat can be seen at the Grand Falls Museum in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Rose M. Barnard Morrill (1873 - 1907)*
  Clyde Celestin Morrill (1894 - 1908)*
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Northview Cemetery
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Mar 16, 2003
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