THE LATE H. A. McQUADE.
Henry Arthur McQuade was born of sturdy Irish stock on June 21, 1846, in Nashville, Tenn. He was one of the first men who during his stay in that city organised a volunteer fire company, and he was constant at his duty night or day. After his removal to Chattanooga in 1870 he again enlisted in the volunteer fire department, and from being a hoseman he filled every office in the department until August 1, 1899, when, while absent from the city and without his knowledge, he was elected chief. He voluntarily resigned that position on November 1, 1905, leaving one of the best organized and most efficient fire departments in the South, for whose splendid condition he was largely responsible. Throughout an active business life he maintained that gentlemanly demeanor that was his natural characteristic, and to the last he was a man of the snidest integrity. O11 June 2t, t858 iii Lottisville, Ky., h married Lucile Marie Chedville and had four children, three daughters and cne son. Two of the daughters died before him, and the death of nis wife quickly followed in May, 1903. From this last affliction he appeared never to rally. Following the Fire Chiefs’ convention in 1904, he was taken sick and gradually his health failed until he died on July 25, 1907. As he lav dying an alarm of fire was sounded, and in his last moments he r cognised the fire-bell, raised his head, looked round, lay back on his pillow, and in ten minutes was dead. On the follow ing day at Grace Episcopal church the funeral services were held and interment made at Forest Hill cemetery by the side of his wife and daughters.