Chief Smith of Fort Scott, Kan., Dead
Chief Mortimer W. Smith, of Fort Scott, Kan., died after serving forty-five years in the department, sixteen years as Chief.
When fifteen years old he joined the volunteer department in 1887 as a messenger boy. In 1892 he was appointed hoseman in the paid Fire Department and then foreman three years later. He became Chief in 1916.
According to reports, within recent years Chief Scott received an offer to become Chief in Kansas City., Kan., but he preferred remaining with the department that he had joined when a boy.
Henry L. Humphrey, service representative for the Gamewell Company, Newton, Mass., for thirty-eight years, died in Weymouth, Mass., at the age of seventy-six. He installed a number of fire alarm and police signal systems throughout New England. His widow survives.
Amherst, Ohio, has awarded a contract for Ahrens-Fox fire apparatus.
A meeting of the Southwest Washington Firemen’s Association was held in Aberdeen, Wash. Assistant Chief William Tamblyn was in charge of arrangements.
Chief Andrew T. Doran of Greenfield, Mass., died on a fire truck while on the way to a fire. Following a medical examination, it was stated that death was due to a heart attack. He had been Chief since January 11, when he was appointed as Greenfield’s first permanent Chief.