~ Fort Hill Cemetery ~


Charles F Durston

Born 1840, Died 1894

Charles F Durston was the warden at the Auburn Prison in 1876, and again from 1887 to 1892.
It was by his command that convicted murderer William Kemmler was executed August 6th 1890;
the first execution by the electric chair.

The Durston plot is located in the Cemetery's South Slope Greenwood section.

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