Sunday, September 23, 2018
William Wallace is buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. His tombstone inscription reads:
Born Feb. 10, 1852
In Cathcart, Renfrew
Killed on Lake Shore Railroad
Sept. 23, 1881
29 years, 7 mos., 13 days
In the 1880 U.S. Census for Erie County, Ohio, William Wallace was living in Perkins Township; his occupation was listed as farmer. William's wife Anna was age 21. William and Anna Wallace were the parents of three children: Frank, Matthew, and Elizabeth, all under the age of five.
It is so sad to think of William Wallace losing his life at such a young age. He was brave enough to come to America from Scotland. He was probably full of hopes and dreams, which were all cut short due to his untimely death in a railroad accident.