Death of a Popular Fireman.

Death of a Popular Fireman.

In this week’s issue of FIRE AND WATER appears a portrait of one of New York’s best known firemen, Nicholas Ceasar, who died at his home, 120 East Fifty-third street, New York, last Sunday, after a lingering illness. The cause of his death was cancer of the stomach.

Mr. Ceasar was born in French-Lorraine thirty-four years ago, and came to America when fourteen years old, settling in New York. On November 20, 1886, he was appointed a member of the New York Fire Department, and his first duties as a fireman were performed in Ilook and Ladder Company No. 8, in North Moore street. After spending some time at this p.ace, he was transferred to Ilook and Ladder Company No. 16, in East Sixty-seventh street, and later on was made a member of Hook and Ladder Company No. 2, at the corner of Fiftieth street and Lexington avenue. He was a member of this company at the time of his death. •


On account of his remarkable strength and alertness Mr. Ceaser was appointed to the Life Saving Corps and while a member of that, body he performed many difficult feats and gained for himself the record of being one of the most trusty, competent and strongest men in the department. Mr. Ceaser was very popular and was held in high esteem by all his comrades and the officers of the department.

The fire house in East Fiftieth street and Lexington avenue will be draped in mourning for thirty days out of respect to the memory of Mr. Ceaser. \ hen the official announcement of his death was made the flag was ordered placed at half mast until after his funeral which took place at ten o’clock last Tuesday morning from his late home, the interment being in the German Lutheran Cemetery, Long Island. The funeral was attended by a delegation of firemen appointed by Chief Bonner.

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