Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ninth of November, 1886
In the evening of the ninth of November, 1886, The Manufactory of the Steam Gauge and Lantern Company, while filled with operatives was destroyed by a fierce and sudden fire in which thirty-four lives were lost.
The remains of these six, burned beyond the possibility of recognition, were buried here
William Birdsey • Alfred Cannon • John Miller • Frank J. Reimes • John Santry • William J. Smith
but God was not in the fire, and after the fire, a still, small voice
Location. 43° 7.766′ N, 77° 37.412′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Mount Hope Blvd. 0.2 miles north of Elmwood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located within Mt. Hope Cemetery, southwestern area near the Civil War memorial, just east of the Firemans' Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Memory of (a few steps from this marker); Trophy Cannon presented to Monroe County by Hon. O.F. Williams. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Hartwell Carver, M.D. The Founding of the River Campus (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Fitz-John Porter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Susan B. Anthony (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.