Firefighter John Conway

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Last Call: Mon, Dec 24th, 1883
Date of Incident: Mon, Dec 24th, 1883
Cause of Death: Structural Collapse
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 28




Firefighter Conway became trapped after a collapse while working at a fire at the Cupples Woodenware Factory on Elm Street. Rescue efforts went on for hours as firefighters attempted to remove the heavy timbers that had fallen on him. He died at the scene. The fire also claimed the life of Firefighter Michael Kehoe. Both firefighters were assigned to Salvage Corps #1.


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