Leadership

Chief James Ross, New Rochelle, N. Y.

Issue 9 and Volume 66.

Chief James Ross, New Rochelle, N. Y. As announced in the last issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, James Ross, chief of the fire department of New Rochelle. N. Y., died suddenly, of apoplexy, on Sunday morning, August 17. The day previous had been the 36th anniversary of his becoming a member of the fire department. Chief Ross was the son of John G. and Catherine M. Ross, and was born in New Rochelle December 19, 1860. After receiving a public school education, he was made assistant postmaster, and later postmaster by President McKinley’s appointment on April 12, 1898. He had held several other positions of trust, having served for years as assessor, village trustee and village clerk. He was one of the charter members of Relief Engine Co. No. 2, which was organized August 16, 1883. and was elected foreman. Six years later, on July 16. 1889, he was…

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