Captain Thomas B. Westbay

Photo of Captain Thomas B. Westbay
Last Call: Fri, Mar 22nd, 1895
Date of Incident: Tue, Jan 8th, 1895
Cause of Death: Exposure
Service Time: 27 years
Age: 67

Survivors

His wife Anna, Son Emmett, Daughter Fanella and Son Clarence.

Incident

As a boy Captain Westlay would run to fires to help with the "bucket brigade" and is a charter member of the old volunteer fire company. He was manning a water tower at the Snead fire and was frozen from the cold. He collapsed to the pavement and taken to his home where he never recovered. Succumbing to his injuries several weeks later.

Agency

Louisville Fire Department
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1135 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
(502) 574-3701
Chief Gregory Frederick

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