J. C, Ernst, St. Louis, Dead
John C. Ernst, District Chief of the St. Louis, Mo., Fire Department, died at a local hospital following a two months’ illness. He was sixty-seven years old and spent all of his forty-three years in the department in the down town area.
He was appointed to the department on July 12, 1895, and shortly afterwards was made Lieutenant. Promotion to Captain came at the end of three years, and on August 16, 1933, he was made District Chief.
Chief Ernst was a member of the Missouri V’alley Section, I. A. F. C.