Second General Slocum token

Posted on
2014-03-01

The Zipse family has been very kind to us and donated another token from General Slocum, this time from Bill (William) Zipse, another grandson of the survivor William F. Zipse.

Like the other donated token, this piece was in William Zipse’s pocket when General Slocum caught fire and sank on June 15, 1904 and he carried it with him for the rest of his life in memorial of those that lost their lives, including his five siblings.  We have been unable to find another token like this, so as far as we can tell, it is the only one in existence.   Read more