Capt Matthew Webb

19 Jan 1848 - 24 Jul 1883

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Capt Matthew Webb

19 Jan 1848 - 24 Jul 1883
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Grave site information of Capt Matthew Webb (19 Jan 1848 - 24 Jul 1883) at Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States from BillionGraves

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Capt Matthew Webb


Oakwood Cemetery

763 Portage Road
Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York
United States

Headstone Description

First man to swim the English Channel 8/25/1875. He tried to swim the Niagara rapids and failed in his attempt.


June 9, 2011


April 4, 2020


June 9, 2011

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Life timeline of Capt Matthew Webb

Capt Matthew Webb was born on 19 Jan 1848
Capt Matthew Webb was 12 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Capt Matthew Webb was 15 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Capt Matthew Webb was 27 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Capt Matthew Webb died on 24 Jul 1883 at the age of 35
Grave record for Capt Matthew Webb (19 Jan 1848 - 24 Jul 1883), BillionGraves Record 13929 Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York, United States