Leadership

Death of a Knoxville Veteran

Issue 18 and Volume 51.

Death of a Knoxville Veteran David Newman, aged 79 years, who was a member of the first volunteer fire department in the city of Knoxville, Tenn., and served in the city fire service for more than 42 years, died recently at his home on Cruze street” in Park City. Mr. Newman, who was one of the well-known citizens of Knoxville, was born in Reidsville, N. C., October 17, 1833. When a young man he came to Knoxville and worked at his occupation as blacksmith and wagon maker. Upon the organization of the volunteer fire department in 1854, he joined the service, and upon the purchase of the first steamer in 1867 he was made stoker. He served a number of years as a volunteer in the fire department without pay becoming an engineer in 1877, and when the paid department was organized, March 17, 1885, he was made engineer, and…

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