George Webster – RIP

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I gave you some images of Hamilton, Ontario waterfalls the other day. I’ve done one post today, but I can’t sleep, so I’ll lay another one on you.

As we were waterfall hunting, our friend Ron Barrons pointed out an interesting tombstone. It’s where George Webster was laid to rest. Webster’s Falls was named for him:

George Webster's tombstone - Hamilton, Ontario
Here is an image of the falls, in case you’ve forgotten what it looks lke:

I couldn’t find anything on the web about him except that he has a lot of local things named after him.

What captured my interest is the inscription on his tombstone:

Come near my friends and cast an eye.
Then go your way prepared to die.
Learn here your doom, and know you must
One day like me be turned to dust.

A loving husband, a dutiful son, and affectionate brother.

Well, there you go.

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4 Responses to “George Webster – RIP”

  1. Tina Says:

    How did he die ?
    I went to the webster fall and I found the stone were Geoerge Webster

    I would like to learn more about George webster

    and why was not the year he was born on the stone ?
    he was born in 1843

    please help me understand about him

  2. MadDog Says:

    Tina, try Google. That’s where I found information. Put in:

    “george webster” hamilton ontario

    in the search box. Be sure to use the quotatoin marks. They will make your search more accurate. You will find a lot of information about him there.

    Thanks for reading, Tina — MadDog

  3. Rosie Webster Says:

    Hi, nice blog, do you know where I can find a Webster family tree online?

  4. MadDog Says:

    Rosie, I can’t help you there, but there is a great deal of information on line. Try this one: