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William Henry Van Schaick
Birth: Dec. 7, 1837
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1927
Oneida County
New York, USA

Folk Figure. As the captain of a New York-based steamboat, "the General Slocum," Captain Van Schaick was tried and convicted for being responsible for the fire that destroyed the ship and killing more than 1,000 of it's passengers, on June 15, 1904. He only served 3 1/2 years in Sing Sing Prison until he was paroled and eventually pardoned by President Taft on December 19, 1912. Although vindicated of all charges, he was chastised for the disaster for the remainder of his life. In 1927, he was interred in an unmarked grave. The grave was marked many years later. 
Oakwood Cemetery
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
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Record added: Oct 22, 2000
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William Henry Van Schaick
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