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 David M. Tipton

David M. Tipton

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 22 Sep 1904 (aged 75–76)
USA
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 12974 · View Source
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Captain Tipton was a friend of Mark Twain and captain of government snagboat the "Colonel Alexander Mackenzie." He died at the wheel of his boat in the middle of Lake Pepin. His crew found an anchor at the bottom of the harbor at Keokuk, Iowa, brought it to Chippiannock Cemetery and placed it near his grave.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12974
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David M. Tipton (1828–22 Sep 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12974, citing Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .