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 Evangelist Joseph Morrell

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Evangelist Joseph Morrell

  • Birth 10 Mar 1867 Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
  • Death 10 Dec 1939 Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 7266416

Aerialist. Born Evangelist Joseph Van Morrell in Bangor, Maine, the son of French Canadian parents. He practiced the art of tightrope walking, making his mark on August 12, 1904. As part of a two-day festival held at The Sporting Park overlooking the upper basin of the Grand Falls, he volunteered to give a demonstration of his skills. He oversaw the installation of a 400 foot wire across the river and then, carrying a 20 foot pipe for balance, he began across the wire. After one false start he began again, executing a headstand at the center of the wire before a completing a successful traverse. A display of his feat can be seen at the Grand Falls Museum in Grand Falls, New Brunswick.

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  • Originally Created by: LML
  • Added: 16 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7266416
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Evangelist Joseph Morrell (10 Mar 1867–10 Dec 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7266416, citing Northview Cemetery, Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .