Leadership

Chief of Port Washington, Wis., Dead

Issue 14 and Volume 81.

Chief of Port Washington, Wis., Dead Chief Frederic L. Gunther, of the Port Washington, Wis., Fire Department, died in that city on Memorial Day, May 30, after a short illness. In fighting a fire on May 19, Chief Gunther became thoroughly drenched, but continued on duty. A severe cold resulted from this exposure, and this developed into influenza-pneumonia. He took to his beel on May 28. and became rapidly worse, passing away on the 30th. in spite of all efforts to save his life. Chief Frederic Louis Gunther was fifty years of age at the time of his death, having been born on July 18. 1878. He joined the Fire Department of Port Washington in 1904. Five years later, in 1909. he entirely reorganized the department, and at that time was made Chief. This post he held until the time of his death, a period of nineteen years and two…

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