Firefighter John Strange

Photo of Firefighter John Strange
Last Call: Thu, Dec 6th, 1900
Date of Incident: Thu, Dec 6th, 1900
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 50


His wife.


Firefighter Strange, who was assigned to Hose Company #4, died of an apparent heart attack while working at the scene of a fire on First Street that destroyed the George L. Mesker & Company building as well as the Loewenthall's Commission House. Firefighter Gottlieb Surbeck also died when a brick wall collapsed on him and several other firefighters. Firefighter Strange had worked for hours following the collapse and was severely shocked by the fate of his comrades.


Evansville Fire Department
Evansville Fire Department Patch
550 Southeast 8th Street
Evansville, Indiana 47713-1786
(812) 867-6761
Chief Mike Connelly


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