Charlottesville, Md., Chief Dies
Chief Thomas J. Williams, of the Charlottesville, Md., fire department, one of the oldest chiefs in active service in the United States died on November 26, at his home in that city, following a stroke of paralysis some weeks ago. Chief Williams, who was born in Philadelphia, August 5, 1832, was in his 90th year. He become a member of the volunteer fire company in Philadelphia, early in life. In the year 1853, soon after removing to Virginia, he was elected chief of the Charlottesville department, which position he has held by reflection ever since.