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Clude Herbert - Terre Haute, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 27.985 W 087° 24.913
16S E 464282 N 4368619
Quick Description: 18 year old who gave his life in a Christmas fire to same others
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2015 5:16:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMN7K3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of Monument: Vigo County
Location of Monument: S. 1st St. side of courthouse lawn, between Court House and City Hall, Terre Haute
Memorial Erected by: His Comrades of the Spanish American War and Patriotic Citizens

Monument Text:

To
CLAUDE HERBERT

Who gave his life to save
others in the
Havens & Geddes Fire.


Additional Information on Herbert:
Claude Hebert - (1880-1898). On December 19, 1898, Claude Hebert was employed as Santa Claus at the Havens and Geddes Store on the corner of Fifth and Wabash. A short circuit ignited a Christmas window display. During the fast spreading fire, Claude Hebert directed many children and adults to safety, losing his own life in the process. A memorial to Claude Hebert can be found between the Vigo County Courthouse and City Hall.

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: lawn between old courthouses and city hall Terre Haute

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