Leadership

Oldest Fireman Dies

Issue 9 and Volume 53.

Oldest Fireman Dies Albert Vaughan, 92 years of age, who was the oldest living volunteer fireman in New York City, died at his home on Cook Avenue, Elmhurst, last Thursday, from the effects of the cold wave. He was until about a year ago an active member of Wandowenock Engine Company No. 1, Elmhurst, and until a few months before his retirement he was accustomed to go to fires. He was not able to do very much service, but he insisted on being on hand with his fellow firemen. Up until the time of his death he kept his fireman’s helmet and rubber boots close to his bed. He was a member of the Newtown Exempt Firemen’s Association. Vaughan was born in England and came to America when he was a young man. He went to Newtown and secured employment on the Beckus farm and continued there for the rest…

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