John Colwell

John Colwell

Birth
Death 15 Aug 1908
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 21, Sec 8, 17
Memorial ID 29887552 · View Source
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John Colwell was 42 years old when he was shot and killed during the Springfield Race Riot of 1908. The inscription on his stone reads:

John was killed during the Springfield riot of 1908. His death was a catalyst for the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Donated by Monument 1908, Inc


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  • Maintained by: BjJ
  • Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
  • Added: 17 Sep 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 29887552
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Colwell (unknown–15 Aug 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29887552, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by BjJ (contributor 46902476) .