American-La France Founder Dead

Issue 2 and Volume 80.

American-La France Founder Dead Asa W. LaFrance one of the founders of the AmericanLaFrance Fire Engine Company, died at his home in Elmira, N. Y., at the age of eighty-two years. He served in the Civil War with the band of First New York Veteran Cavalry and by the time the war ended, he was leader of that musical organization. Mr. LaFrance organized the LaFrance Band, one of the best known bands in the state at that time. In 1870 he became connected with the fire engine company and he continued in this activity until 1905.

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