Chief Marston’s Funeral

Chief Marston’s Funeral

The Brockton, Mass, Enterprise, says: The magnitude of Harry Lovell Marston’s influence as a fire chief of exceptional attainments, as a man gifted with a genius for friendship and as a model of upright manhood, whose life was dedicated to the service of others, was impressively demonstrated when the obsequies of the quiet, simple citizen who was for twenty-four years chief of the Brocton fire department, called here a gathering of chiefs seldom paralleled save at a national convention. From all over Massachusetts, from all parts of New England and from New York and as far south as Jacksonville, Fla., they came to join with all Brocton in a tribute to the honored dead. The following were in attendance at the funeral: Chief John Kenlon, New York; Chiefs James McFall of Roanoke, Va., and T. W. Haney of Jacksonville, Fla.; E. T. Jewett, Waltham; Charles W. Greenfield, Kearny, N. J.; H. C. Lord, Everett, Mass.; Patrick Byron, Troy, N. Y.; John W. O’Hearn, Watertown; Thomas C. Collin, Cohoes, N. Y.; C. H. Henderson, Bradford, Me.; George L. Johnson, Waltham, Mass.; W. C. Green, Concord, N. H.; Abner Coleman, Taunton, Mass.; W. C. Green, Concord, N. H.; J. Harry Holmes, Milton ; A. N. Kirwin, Newport, R. I.; M. L. Coulter, Holbrook; M. O. Dowd, Weymouth; John P. Doyle, Wellesley; Geo. L. Johnson, Waltham; Fred A. Leonard, Taunton; Frederick Hanlon North Easton; W. B. Randlett, Newton; Walter H. Pierce, Arlington; D. H. DeCourcy, Winchester; H. E. Brennock, Cohasset, Mass.; E. D. Whitmarsh, Braintree; E. C. Minehan, Marlboro; John L. Casey, North Abington; J. E. Sullivan, E. W. Austin, Geo. P. Cahoon, Swampscott; Edward E. Chase, Lynn ; Wm. E. Cade, Wakefield ; Joseph Edwards. Melrose ; Geo. Cushing, Hingham ; Almus D. Butler, Portland, Me.; W. C. Davol. Fall River; Faxon Billings, Quincy; W. A. Abbott, Quincy; H. L. Stanton, Norwich, Conn.; Charles H. Fuller, Pawtucket, R. I.; Sewell M. Rich, Somerville; A. J. Cote, Woonsocket, R. I.; R. D. Weekes, Providence, R. I.; Wm. S. Smith, Gloucester. Besides these there were a large number of past chiefs and assistants who took part in the great funeral parade to the church. Others present were F. J. Huntley, Superintendent of American & British Company, Providence; W. W. Bowes, A. D. Wheeler and F. M. Clements of the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company; T. A. Collins, New England representative of the Robinson Fire Apparatus Manufacturing Company of St. Louis; Captain William Brophy, Boston ; D. A. Woodhouse, New York, and Joseph A. Webber. American-La France Fire Engine Company, Boston.

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