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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, Watson 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.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Stillwell (1870 - 1944)
  Louella Schuyler Stillwell (1880 - 1946)
 
 Siblings:
  Harry J. Stillwell (1898 - 1952)*
  Russell Lester Stillwell (1899 - 1957)*
  Lester Stillwell (1904 - 1916)
  Jane Stillwell Capone (1906 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Matawan
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: KLN
Record added: Feb 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7203486
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- Linda
 Added: Jul. 12, 2017
lifting up prayers for his loved ones.
- W.D.
 Added: Jun. 21, 2017
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