Waters, Ex-Chief of Philadelphia, Dead

Waters, Ex-Chief of Philadelphia, Dead

Edward A. Waters, formerly chief of the Philadelphia Fire Department, died at his home in the Kensington District of the city on October 16 at the age of eighty-one. Up to the time he resigned April 1, 1913, he had served thirty-nine years in the service.

He was born January 28, 1849. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Navy. On April 1, 1874 he was appointed as a substitute hoseman and one year later became ladderman. On August 17, 1893 he was put in command of the first fire beat in the city. Waters became district chief in 1896, assistant chief engineer on January 20, 1897 and chief engineer of the Bureau of Fire, March 1, 1911.

Records show that he was injured forty-one times in line of duty. He is survived by a daughter and a son.

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