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Firefighters Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
1. Firefighters Memorial
Inscription.  

In Memory of
Members of the
Volunteer Fire Department
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Firemens Benevolent Association
Organized 1847
Chartered 1852

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This monument was
erected in 1864
to honor all the courageous
Volunteer Firefighters of Chicago
Rededicated October 7, 1979
Chicago Firefighters
Union No. 2

[Honor Roll]
Jacob Held 1867 • S. Cunningham 1867 • Geo. H. Rankin 1870 • G. W. Sherman 1871 • Joseph C. Sparr 1880 • Alexander McMonagle 1880 • William Wachter 1883 • John McLean 1887 • Jeremiah Weller 1887 • George Ernst 1890 • August D. Pattei 1893 • John Cleland 1898 • F. W. Taplin 1899 • Ernst Reinecker 1902 • James Maxwell 1904 • Oliver J. Kugelman 1984 • William R. Kotowicz 1991 • Daniel Vinson 1994 • Charles E. Gamble 2001


 
Erected 1864 by Firemens Benevolent Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
2. Firefighters Memorial Detail
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Charity & Public Work. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1979.
 
Location. 41° 59.254′ N, 87° 40.594′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Monument is in Rosehill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL 60660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances E. Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend Georg L. Mulfinger (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A Chicago Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George B. Armstrong (about 300 feet away); Soldiers & Sailors Monument (about 300 feet away); Co. B. 1st Reg. Ill. L't Artillery. (about 400 feet away); Union Civil War Soldiers (about 400 feet away); Thomas Edwin Greenfield Ransom (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Remembering Firefighters. (Submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
3. Firefighters Memorial Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
4. Firefighters Memorial Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
5. Firefighters Memorial Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
6. Firefighters Memorial Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
7. Firefighters Memorial Honor Roll
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
8. Firefighters Memorial Honor Roll
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
9. Firefighters Memorial Detail
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
10. Firefighters Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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