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Matthew Webb
Birth: Jan. 19, 1848
Dawley Hamlets
Telford and Wrekin Unitary Authority
Shropshire, England
Death: Jul. 24, 1883
Niagara Falls
Niagara County
New York, USA

Athlete. He was the first person to swim across the English Channel, doing so in 21 hours and 45 minutes on August,24 and 25, 1875. A year earlier, he became the first person to win the Royal Humane Society Gold Medal for trying to save a man who fell overboard the SS Russia. He was born in Dawley, Shropshire, England. He drowned while attempting to swim the rapids of Niagara Falls. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Niagara Falls
Niagara County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 24, 2005
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