Ten-year-old Albert Washington died this date, September 4th, in 1848 of Chronic Hydrocephalus and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground. He was the son of George Washington, a boot black, who lived at 166 S. 5th Street and worked at 75 Chestnut Street (Front and Chestnut Streets). Albert’s mother name is unknown at this time, however, the 1847 African American Census reports that she was employed as a shopkeeper earning about $80 a year. George is reportedly earning about $17 a month. The rent for their room is $92 for the year. Both parents attended religious services.
Ten-year-old Albert Washington died this date, September 4th, in 1848 and was buried at Bethel Burying Ground