DEATH OF A CHIEF ENGINEER.
John L. O’Hearn, Chief of the Cynthiana, Ky., Fire Department, lost his life by accident, on the night of August 2, by falling from the second-story window of his residence. He was a sober, popular young man, and a member of the City Council. He had never married; but what was better, had supported a widowed mother and a sister for a number of years. The sorrow folt for his death was manifested at the funeral by a large concourse of friends, the procession being one of the largest ever seen in Cynthiana, and including in its make-up the entire Fire Department, City Council, and officers and members of the Hibernian Order.
The following resolutions were adopted by the Fire Department, and sent to THE JOURNAL for publication :
EXECUTIVE OFFICE,CHIEF FIRE DEPARTMENT,
CYNTHIANA, KY., August, 1879.
The undersigned, a committee appointed from the Maiden City Fire Department to draft resolutions upon the death of our companion and Chief, John L. O’Heam, would submit the following :
WHEREAS, for the second time since our organization, death has visited us, and stricken from the roll the name of one who never failed to answer when duty called —one who was marked as being governed by the strictest morality and perfect decorum ; therefore, be it
Resolved— 1. That in the death of Chief John O’Heam our Department has lost a faithful and efficient member and Chief, his family a devoted and affectionate son and brother, and this community an exemplary citizen.
2. That it is becoming in us, in view of this providential dispensation, to recognise the hand of Him who doeth all things well, and who has taken from us our companion in the full pride and vigor of young manhood, as a warning to us all of the uncertainty of life.
3. That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minute-book, in token of respect for the memory of the deceased, and that THE FIREMAN’S JOURNAL be requested to publish them ; that the family of our late Chief be furnished with a copy of the same, and that our Hall be draped in mourning for ten days.
FELIX A. BARBEE,
THOS. WHERRITT, Committee.
JOHN R. MADISON,