Leadership

CHICAGO’S FIREMEN’S MEMORIAL.

Issue 23 and Volume 21.

CHICAGO’S FIREMEN’S MEMORIAL. On Decoration Day, a handsome granite monument erected to the memory of the fifteen firemen who were killed at the fire in the cold storage warehouse fire at the World’s Fair, Chicago, July, 1893. was unveiled and dedicated in Oakwoodscemetery. A detachment of 120 uniformed firemen, including men from each company in the city, with a band, was present on the occasion. The detachment was commanded by Marshal J. C. Pazen. Marching in front were Chief Swenie. Marshals Petrie, Kenyon, and Campion, and Fire Inspector Conway. After a prayer by the Rev. Bernard F. Murray of St. Bernard’schurch, Harlow N. Iliginbotham, president of the World’s Fair, was introduced and made the dedicatory address. Of those who took part in the work of fighting the fire in the cold storage, and who made the great leap for life, the only survivors to-dayare Firemen Berry,Nordrom, Davis, Billenberg, and Mahoney.…

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