|Birth: ||unknown, Germany|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1892|
Aged 23y per cemetery records. He is in an unmarked grave, to the right of the Lucas & Starr plot as shown in photo.
Walter J. Morwitz, a well known and highly respected young man of this city and a brakeman on the Illinois Central Railroad, met a horrible death yesterday. He was walking across a coal car as the train was nearing Roberts about 9 o'clock in the morning, and accidentally missed his footing and fell between the cars. The unfortunate young man was picked up and taken into a house near by, where he was attended by a physician. Nothing could be done to relieve him and in a few hours he died. The remains were brought to the city last night on a special train, which bore his mother to his bedside, and were taken to the family residence, East Jackson street. The unfortunate young man was about 25 years of age and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.
IL State Journal, Springfield, IL 2-17-1892
The funeral services over the remains of the late Walter A. Morwitz, who by an accident lost his life on the Illinois Central Railroad, will be held at the German Methodist church on Friday.
IL State Journal, Springfield, IL 2-18-1892
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block 11, 27, E 1/2; unmarked
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Feb 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24589712