1903 : Ambrose Tyler, Survives Civil War, but Dies on Streets of Hillsdale

August 25, 2018 all-day

After surviving all the horrors of the War, plus capture, Corp. Ambrose Tyler was to die in a freak accident on the streets of Hillsdale on August 25, 1903. Being accompanied by David Watkins of Cambria, he was walking home to his place on South Norwood Ave. at about 10:00 at night, when he stepped off the curb onto Manning Street, at Bacon, and stepped into the path of a team of horses pulling a wagon. Watkins was able to jump back out of the way, but Ambrose wasn’t as lucky.

Source: Hillsdale County Historical Society

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