Firefighter John Benjamin Parshall Jr.

Photo of Firefighter John Benjamin Parshall Jr.
Last Call: Thu, Oct 5th, 1916
Date of Incident: Thu, Oct 5th, 1916
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 39


Wife Mary, daughters Francis, Jane, and Luella, and son John.


While working on the third floor at a fire in the Christian Brothers College, a wall collapsed killing Firefighter Parshall of Truck 19. The collapse also took the lives of Lieutenant Henry Budde of Engine 43, and Firefighters William Kuhnert, August Sturmfels, George Young as well as Lieutenant Michael Waters, all of Truck 19. Three civilians also died in the fire.


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