Ex-Chief Rich of Somerville, Mass., Dead

Ex-Chief Rich of Somerville, Mass., Dead

Ex-Chief Sewall M. Rich, of the Somerville, Mass., Fire Department, died on December 9 at his home in Somerville.

He retired on Pension Sept. 30, 1929, after serving as Chief for nearly twenty years. He was born in Provincetown, Mass., Nov. 6, 1866, and became a call man in the Somerville department in 1891. He was made chief in 1910.

Chief Rich was a member of the Fire Chiefs’ Club of Massachusetts, the New England Association of Fire Chiefs, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He served for several years as chairman of the. Legislative Committee of the Fire Chiefs’ Club.

The surviving relatives are his wife and daughter. The funeral was held on December 12 with a largely attended service in the West Somerville Congregational Church. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.

Savannah, Ga., has received a new Seagrave pumper. It is named the Thomas M. Hoynes in honor of the Mayor.

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