Captain William H. Craig

Photo of Captain William H. Craig
Last Call: Mon, Mar 7th, 1887
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Fall (Accidental)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 37


His wife Mary, son George, and daughters Willa, Lillian, and Mabel.


While working at a fire in the East Bottoms, Captain Craig of Hose Reel #1 became blinded by smoke and fell approximately fifty feet into an elevator shaft. The fire occurred in a building under construction in November of 1886. He died a little over three months later at The Sisters Hospital from the injuries that he received.


Kansas City Fire Department Patch
635 Woodland Avenue - Suite 2100
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
(816) 513-4600
Chief Paul J. Berardi


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