Chief Russell, of Kalamazoo, Dead
Chief Charles Russell, seventy-three years old, and considered the oldest Chief in Michigan, died following over fifty years’ service in Kalamazoo. He had served nearly fifty years in the Fire Department and two years in the Sheriff’s office.
He had had a severe attack of influenza which was followed by complications. He had been ill for several weeks.
Chief Russell was a Past-President of the Michigan State Firemen’s Association and this year was elected Second Vice President of the Michigan State Fire Chiefs’ Association.
Funeral services were.conducted by the Knights Templar, of which be was a member of long standing.