Chief Meador of Roanoke Dead
Carper C. Meador, head of the Fire Department of Roanoke, Va., for the past twelve years, died as the result of pneumonia at the age of forty-five. He became ill while at his office and went home. From then on his condition became worse, and he died one week later.
He was born near Hardy, Va., on October 18, 1884. In the spring of 1904 he came to Roanoke and joined the Fire Department on March 5, 1905. He served as a private, and later advanced to the posts of lieutenant and captain. Mr. Meador was elected head of the department in June, 1918, just after the first piece of motorized fire apparatus was purchased for the city.
Under his leadership the department has grown from mere handful of men to almost one hundred. Many fire stations have also been erected and placed in service.
Chief Meador is survived by his widow and two children. He is also survived by his father and four brothers.
He was well known in fire department circles and was member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
W. M. Mullins, has been appointed the new head of the fire department by the city council.
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