Firefighter Benjamin F. Letson

Photo of Firefighter Benjamin F. Letson
Last Call: Fri, Feb 13th, 1903
Date of Incident: Wed, Feb 11th, 1903
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 38


His wife Maria.


While responding to an alarm in Hook & Ladder #8, Firefighter Letson was severely injured when the truck collided with a street car at the intersection of Olive Street and Twentieth Avenue. Firefighter Lepson was pinned between the truck and a telegraph pole. He died two days later. Firefighter Fred Hesse also died in the accident.


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