Leadership

Chief John T. Lynch of Holyoke Dead

Issue 17 and Volume 57.

Chief John T. Lynch of Holyoke Dead Chief John T. Lynch, of the Holyoke, Mass., fire department, of which he was chief for thirty years and a member forty-five years, died on April 22, at his home, 101 Elm Street. He had been ill for some time and it was seen from the first that he would never recover. Chief Lynch was born in Ireland, 65 years ago and when a boy of 12 came with his parents to this country, first settling at Staten Island, N. Y., and in 1866 went to Holyoke. For a few years he worked in the New York woolen mills and later learned the trade of brick masonry. In 1869 he joined the Holyoke fire department as a volunteer and has served continuously since that time in the Holyoke department. In 1875 the chief came prominently before the public for his good work during…

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