Firefighter James Roddy

Photo of Firefighter James Roddy
Last Call: Tue, Jan 21st, 1896
Date of Incident: Tue, Jan 21st, 1896
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: 5 years
Age: 29


His parents Peter and Ellen, brothers Hugh, Peter, and Edward, and his sister Nellie.


While fighting a fire in the A.B. Aloe building at 415 Broadway, Firefighter Roddy died following a collapse. The collapse also killed Firefighters Nimrod Kerley and Owen Hines as well as Captain John Stanton. It also injured six other firefighters. Firefighter Roddy was assigned to Salvage Corps #2.


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