Chief Mannix Dies in Harness

Issue 8 and Volume 55.

Chief Mannix Dies in Harness Chief John Mannix of the Oak Park, Ill., fire department for twenty years, died at his post of duty, Feb. 11. He had been in ill health for several months. In December he took a trip to Florida with the hope of regaining his failing strength. He returned in January somewhat benefited. The end came suddenly. He had retired for the night, placing his boots and uniform beside his bed in department headquarters. About 10 o’clock he became ill and a doctor was summoned. Bebore the physician could arrive he passed away, dying in the arms of his men. He was unmarried. Chief Mannix joined the Oak Park fire department October 1, 1894. He was a great favorite with Oak Park children, and was noted for his efficient methods in fighting fires.

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