Death of Commissioner David Isaacs
Fire Commissioner David Isaacs, of Niagara Falls, N. Y., died at his hunting lodge, at Port Rowan, Out., October 21, at the age of 72 years. His death followed a long illness, which became evident shortly after an accident at 3 a, m., December 10. 1913. when his automobile was struck by an Frie Railroad train and demolished, when he was on his way to a fire in a blinding snowstorm. He was confined to his home a few weeks. id some months afterward was opvated upon it hospital. He left the hospital May 7. last. was confined to his home ior a time .ul in the summer went to port Rowan to convalesce. His condition became gradually worse and on the day he died his doctor, who had been attending him, was summoned to his bedside, but death was inevitable. Col. Isaacs was a veteran of the Civil War. enlisting in his father’s regiment, the 5th Cavalry. After the war he settled on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, and about 4n years ago crossed to this side. He was in the hotel business up to the time of his death. He was a member of the hoard of fire commis-. sioners nine years, and was widely known in fire circles. He was proprietor of the Pros pect House since 1887.
Colonel Isaacs was enthusiastic on fire department matters, and was a member of the International Association of Fire engineers, seldom missing a convention. Tn 1009. when tlu Association met in Grand Rapids. Colonel Isaacs invited tthe entire eastern delegation, going from New York, to be his personal guests on the way to the convention at his hotel and he gave them an elaborate entertainment, including hotel accommodations and automobile rides.