Ex-Chief John Conway, of the Jersey City Fire Department, Dead

Ex-Chief John Conway, of the Jersey City Fire Department, Dead

Ex-Chief John Conway, of the Jersey City, N. J., fire department, died at his home, 73 Summit Avenue, in that city, on March 4, in his sixty-third year. He entered the department as a call hoseman in 1877, and five years later was elected a fire commissioner. He still held that office when at the death of Chief H. E. Farrier, who was killed at a fire, he was appointed chief of the department on January 24, 1891. Mr. Conway served as chief for 24 years, resigning on January 1, 1915. Chief Conway, up to the time of his death, was manager of the State Firemen’s Home, at Booneton, N. J. Chief Conway was very popular with the members of his department, and was generally well liked for his geniality of disposition and sterling honesty.

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