Ex-Chief Stanners Dead
John Stanners, eighty-two years old, retired Chief of the New London, Conn., Fire Department, died at his home in that city on March 23, after a week’s illness. The late Chief Stanners served in the New London Fire Department for fifty-two years and was retired on a pension September 1, 1923. The last twenty-four years of service in the department was as Chief. He was succeeded by the late Chief Charles H. Rose.
He was a charter member of Seaside Council, Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the New London Lodge of Elks, and the New England Association of Fire Chiefs. He was also an honorary member of the New London County Fire Chiefs Association.
Surviving him are three sons, and a daughter, all of New London.