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Byron Kilbourn

Born Sept. 8 1801 Granby. Ct.

 

—Died Dec. 16, 1870 Jacksonville. Fl. —

 
Byron Kilbourn Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
1. Byron Kilbourn Monument (front)
Inscription.

(Front)
Founded
Milwaukee - Kilbourntown
Kilbourn City - Wisconsin Dells
City of West Bend. Wi.

Kilbourn Lodge 3
F. & A. M.

(Back)
In 1998 Historic Milwaukee Inc.,
brought Byron Kilbourn
back to the city.
With grand civil ceremony
he was buried here
on December 16, 1998

"The fertility of the soil,
the salubrity of the atmosphere...
A most inviting country
to the immigrant."

Byron Kilbourn to
Senator Louis Linn
of Missouri. 1835
 
Erected by Historic Milwaukee, Inc., and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 42° 59.851′ N, 87° 56.764′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Touch for map. Monument is in Section 24, Block 8, Lot 12, of Forest Home Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forest Home Soldiers' Lot (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward George Ryan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In memory of Franklin Van Valkenburgh (about 400 feet away);

Byron Kilbourn Monument (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
2. Byron Kilbourn Monument (back)
Orville Cadwell (about 700 feet away); Mathias Stein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Best (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Schlitz (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank N. Fox (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Byron Kilbourn, "Historical Figures" in The Making of Milwaukee. (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Byron Kilbourn Papers at Milwaukee County Historical Society. (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Forest Home Cemetery Self-Guided Historical Tour. (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Byron Kilbourn Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
3. Byron Kilbourn Monument
Byron Kilbourn Monument Donors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 29, 2016
4. Byron Kilbourn Monument Donors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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