Private Arthur Butcher

Photo of Private Arthur Butcher
Last Call: Thu, Mar 18th, 1937
Date of Incident: Mon, Mar 15th, 1937
Cause of Death: Natural Disaster
Service Time: 18 years
Age: 52


His wife and two children


During the 1937 flood, Louisville's firefighters worked extended shifts throughout the diaster. During this period the Louisville Fire Dept dispatched personnel to aid other cities in flood relief. Private Butcher and five other firemen were detailed to Paducah to assist that city in flood related duties. While in Paducah, Butcher contracted pneumonia. He was transferred to the City Hospital in Louisville on March 15, 1937, where he died three days later.


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


There is 1 tribute for Private Arthur Butcher.

Private Arthur Butcher
Left on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Thank you. Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.