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Robert Taylor - sailor-d.1879

Just found this one, he was in the cem. record as unknown. We now have a name.

ROBERT TAYLOR (d. 1879)

On Thursday night last, a man named Luebke saw the body of a man floating in the
lake near the creek about half ways between this city and Two Rivers. He went for
assistance and on his return, the body was washed ashore. It was brought to this
city that night and an inquest held. The man had nothing in his pockets but a
large jackknife. He was about 38 years old, good looking and muscular. His hands
and arms were plentifully tattooed, each hand having an anchor on the back, one
arm having the initials R.M. ad R.T. and a mermaid. There were many surmises as
to who the drowned man was and as how he was lost, but not till Saturday evening
was curiosity gratified.
The drowned man was a sailor on the schooner Glad Tidings, which was loaded with
cedar ties at Ahnapee. When off Two Rivers Point the heavy sea washed off a portion
of her deck load, and with it the man whose body was found. His mates heard his
cries for help but were unable to render any, and he soon yielded to his fate. His
name was Robert Taylor, an Irishman, and aged 38 years. He leaves two daughters at
Liverpool but his wife is dead. He has no relatives in this country.
The body was placed in a neat coffin by the city authorities and kept until Monday,
when it was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.
Manitowoc Pilot, April 17, 1879 P. 3

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