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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Eben Brewer

 
 
Eben Brewer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
1. Eben Brewer Marker
Inscription.
Erected by the
Postal Employees of the
United States
to the memory of
Eben Brewer
first mail agent of the
United States in Cuba,
who died July 14, 1898,
aged 50 years.

 
Erected 1907 by The Postal Employees of the United States.
 
Location. 42° 7.28′ N, 80° 4.963′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Griswold Plaza north of West 14th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Kellar (within shouting distance of this marker); Pro Deo Et Patria (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fallen & Missing Comrades (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede (approx. half a mile away); Little Italy (approx. half a mile away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); POW-MIA (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
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Eben Brewer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
2. Eben Brewer Marker
"Eben Brewer, born in 1849 in Barnet, Vermont, settled in Erie, Pennsylvania and was a publisher and manager of a local daily newspaper. He enlisted in the Spanish American War and, due to his experience with the German Feldpost (Army post office) in Europe, he was assigned the post of resident mail agent in Cuba. He died in combat on July 14, 1898, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery...." - Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS)
<i>Eben Brewer Monument, Erie, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. Eben Brewer Monument, Erie, Pa.
This postcard view shows the monument in its original location in Perry Square. The monument was dedicated on August 20, 1907 during the US Postmasters convention.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 18, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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