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Last Witness to President Abraham Lincoln Assassination (video from TV's 'I've Got A Secret', aired Feb. 8, 1956)
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Posted on 08/07/2020 5:03:55 PM PDT by simpson96

Mr. Samuel J. Seymour, the last living eyewitness to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. was the mystery guest on the February 8, 1956 episode of the I've Got a Secret game show. Mr. Seymour (March 28, 1860 – April 12, 1956) was actually 95 years of age at the time of this appearance instead of 96.

Host: Garry Moore. Panelists from left to right: Bill Cullen, Jayne Meadows, Henry Morgan, Lucile Ball.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; abrahamlincoln; godsgravesglyphs; greatestpresident; history; ivegotasecret; johnwilkesbooth; lincoln
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1 posted on 08/07/2020 5:03:55 PM PDT by simpson96
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Amazing. I was 6 years old at the time of this broadcast and here is a man living in my lifetime that saw Lincoln assassinated.


2 posted on 08/07/2020 5:11:14 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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And he was 5 or 6 when he saw it.

Someone should call CPS on his parents for taking a kid that young to the theater. lol


3 posted on 08/07/2020 5:12:35 PM PDT by TigersEye (HCQ should be OTC. ... Looking for Black Market leads)
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To: Inyo-Mono

The man that witnessed the assassination would of been only 5 years old in 1865. Amazing that he still remebered.


4 posted on 08/07/2020 5:13:58 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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The man that witnessed the assassination would of been only 5 years old in 1865. Amazing that he still remembered.

I was six when Kennedy was assassinated, and my memories are very clear.

5 posted on 08/07/2020 5:16:06 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: simpson96

We love old “I’ve got a Secret” episodes! I’ve not seen this one Thanks for sharing!!


6 posted on 08/07/2020 5:20:32 PM PDT by TFG (I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore)
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To: simpson96; Gamecock; SaveFerris; PROCON

A few more years and he could have been on the grassy knoll!


7 posted on 08/07/2020 5:21:16 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: TigersEye; Flavious_Maximus

My grandmother, born in 1888, moved in with us in 1956 when she became ill, and used to tell my brother and I stories about her Father taking the family to church in a horse and buggy. Being a dumb kid, I remember asking here if she ever saw President Lincoln. LOL!


8 posted on 08/07/2020 5:21:29 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: Flavious_Maximus

My wife’s grandfather just passed at 204. He was as lucid as he ever could be. Hard to believe he was as old as he was by simply listening to him. The stories he told!!!


9 posted on 08/07/2020 5:22:11 PM PDT by Mathews (ItÂ’s all gravy, baby!)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Some things you NEVER forget.


10 posted on 08/07/2020 5:22:26 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution." -- Saul Alinksy)
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Someday I hope to be the last living person who remembers the night Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. “Yes, Bob. They were all in shock over at MSNBC and CNN. As for me, I was laughing hysterically. I remember it well.”


11 posted on 08/07/2020 5:24:29 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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I remember an Amish family travelling to town in horse and buggy..on the road we traveled by car in the mid 1950s...in Washington state.


12 posted on 08/07/2020 5:24:33 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution." -- Saul Alinksy)
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To: Interesting Times

I was 7.

The day is burned into my brain. So is the funeral.

9-11, the same and I bet it is for my kids.


13 posted on 08/07/2020 5:26:11 PM PDT by lizma2
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To: Inyo-Mono

That is really amazing. So long ago, yet but a short time ago.


14 posted on 08/07/2020 5:26:28 PM PDT by Rusty0604 (2020 four more years!)
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My wife’s grandfather just passed at 204.

I'm sure you meant 104. My late Father, who would have been 103 this year used to me about the horse drawn ice wagon coming around to deliver ice for their icebox. Until he died in 1988, he called a refrigerator, an "icebox."

15 posted on 08/07/2020 5:28:06 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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They gave the man the entire prize of: $80.00

I saw this about a week ago and had to look it up: about $750 in today's dollars.

16 posted on 08/07/2020 5:29:35 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Youth, and speed can always be overcome with experience and treachery.)
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He lived close enough he could have actually met Sen. Kennedy.

“Say, you’re a handsome guy. Kinda like old Abe. You should run for President some day!”


17 posted on 08/07/2020 5:30:56 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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> We love old “I’ve got a Secret” episodes! <

There are literally hundreds of old “I’ve got a Secret” and “What’s My Line” episodes on YouTube. And these are the complete episodes, not just clips. Check it out!

And I particularly like the “What’s My Line” ones. The panel had class, real class. You don’t see anything like that today.


18 posted on 08/07/2020 5:32:30 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Interesting Times

Same here. I was about 6 or 7. I remember several scenes and remarks made because everybody kept talking about it for the next what? 10 or 15 years. I recall one of my uncles speaking of JFK’s death. He was saying; “Now Cuba is gonna be coming for us, Russia too!”. I didn’t get what he was talking about till much later.


19 posted on 08/07/2020 5:33:01 PM PDT by lee martell
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I always marveled at my maternal grandfather’s life. Born in 1890 died in 1987. Crossed the Missouri river in a wagon on a barge at 5 with his family to homestead in the Nebraska sand hills. Saw the first automobile in his life at age 17. When he died the Shuttle program had been going for several years.

He loved science, was a high school science teacher, and saw that amazing slice of history in his lifetime.


20 posted on 08/07/2020 5:33:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (HCQ should be OTC. ... Looking for Black Market leads)
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