I enjoy finding interviews with people who’ve witnessed extraordinary things, especially when there’s historical significance (or whatever they witnessed is far outside anyone else’s living memory).
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.
My dad was born before this guy died 1956. Crazy to think my father’s life overlapped with this guy’s… Time is amazing.