Firefighter William G. Crumbaugh

Photo of Firefighter William G. Crumbaugh
Last Call: Thu, Mar 19th, 1914
Date of Incident: Tue, Mar 17th, 1914
Cause of Death: Horse Drawn Vehicle (Response)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: Not Known


Firefighter Crumbaugh was driving the chief's buggy responding to a fire when it collided with a wagon in front of a livery barn. Firefighter Crumbaugh was thrown from the buggy and a skull fracture and broken ribs. He was healing from broken ribs suffered in a separate incident a few weeks earlier.

Chief Ed Shauman was also seriously injured in the incident.


Kokomo Fire Department Patch
215 West Superior Street
Kokomo, Indiana 46901
(756) 765-2636


There is 1 tribute for Firefighter William G. Crumbaugh.

Firefighter William G. Crumbaugh
Left by Jason Miller on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

On March 16. 1914. William

Crumbaugh, a driver at the Central

station, while on his way to a

fire on the south side of the city,

in the buggy of the fire chief, was

thrown from the vehicle to the

street when It struck a moving van

which protruded into the street.

The night was stormy and almost

complete darkness made progress

dangerous. Crumbaugh suffered a

fractured skull and died the day