For those out there who believe that John Wilkes Booth did not die at Garrett’s farm on April 26th, 1865, the following will surely validate your long-held beliefs. After reading my post about his birthday, a Texas lawyer who has written a book on the subject of Booth’s escape sent me a picture he received just this day from a man he knows as “John David St. E. Helen George”. Apparently this gentleman is also celebrating his 175th birthday today:
Coincidence? I think not!
I have a better photo than that and it has nothing to do with the guy in Oklahoma who claimed to be
Booth.I’d put it here if I could put photos on here, but I don’t know anything of this photos past.
That’s hilarious. You can re-post it on April Fool’s Day next year too…
At first, the beard reminded me of Gideon Welles. However, there is another gentleman from history that might appear in assassination-related posts soon. His name was Philip Henson, and he supposedly had a beard of enormous lengths like this Boothie. The beard had a tendency to tangle in wagon wheels.