Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

Chapter 52, Part III

By Holice and Debbie

JOHN P. FLOOD

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3.

At this same fire, rescued Stella and Louisa Lauri at great personal risk.

MICHAEL McAVOY

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3.

Aided in the above rescue, and was seriously burned.

ALFRED CONNORS

Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 10

On the twentieth of July, 1873, was on his way to a fire in Fulton Street, when Mary Brady, at Cortlandt Street and Broadway, attempted to run across the path of the truck. Connor, who was ahead of the apparatus, seized the woman and both were drawn down by the horses. the woman was killed and Connor was seriously injured.

WILLIAM W. RHODES, & JOHN SATTLER

Assistant Engineer and foreman of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2.

On the first of May, 1873, at No. 334 East Twenty-sixth Street, the stairs of which could not be used because of fire and smoke, rescued eight persons who were imperil on the third story,

JOHN McPARLEN

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 7

On the first of May, 1873, at No. 334 East Twenty-sixth Street, was severely burned in extinguishing fire in the clothing of Mrs. Mary McGinniss, in whose apartment a kerosene lamp had exploded.

WILLIAM H. NASH

Chief-Fourth Battalion.

On the twenty-third of August, 1873, at No. 13 Forsyth Street, mounted a ladder, and , standing on the top rung of it, rescued Nathan Urvinez, his wife, and three children. The woman, when taken in Chief Nosh's arms, fainted, and she, her babe, and her rescuer would have fallen but for timely aid from members of hook and Ladder Co. No. 9.

WILLIAM D. CLENDENNING, TIMOTHY McDONALD AND GEORGE BUTLER

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 9

At this same fire Betsy Goldberg, Minnie Urvinez, Michael, Benjamin, and Mont Wolf were rescue. McDonald, in spite of warnings that he would not come out alive, entered the burning structure and saved the father of the Wolf family and one of his children.

HENRY SCHRICKS

Assistant Foreman-Engine Co. No. 34

At No. 423 West Thirty-second Street, in response to heartrending appeals from a woman whose child had been left in the house, broke away from his comrades, who thought him foolhardy, rescued the child, who was insensible, and was burn slightly in groping his way back to the street.

THOMAS LALLY

Assistant Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 6

On the twentieth of May, 1874, at No. 18 Clinton Street, where a number of persons were cut off from escape by stairs, saved lives of two children on the fourth floor.

WILLIAM H. NASH

Chief -Fourth Battalion

Gallantly saved the lives of a man, his wife, and five children, from a ladder.

THOMAS T. FARMAN, WILLIAM WOGAN, WILLIAM H. GUY, AND GEORGE W. TOWN, and

Firemen-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 6

Helped in the above rescue.

THOMAS HARRISON AND ALBERT HENDRICKSON

 

Helped in the above rescue.

JOHN McCLANE

Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 11

Saved Rica and Isidore Garlish and Herman Lands at the same fire.

JOSEPH MORSE

Fireman-Engine Co. No. 28

On the twenty-third of July, 1874, at No. 194 Avenue C aided

EDWARD O'BRIEN

Assistant Foreman-Engine Co. No. 28

In most gallantly rescuing from an upper room, Ellen McGuire and her grandchildren, Hannah and Ellen, who were huddled together and partly suffocated.

WILLIAM MITCHELL

Foreman-Engine Company No. 10

At No. 13 Cherry Street, on the twenty-fifth of June, 1874, when a drunkard, James Gill, had set fore to a gunny bag manufactory, saw through a window a man crawling in fire and smoke. With the aid of

THOMAS BATTERBERRY

Assistant Engineer-Engine Co. No. 13

Mitchell battered down red-hot iron doors and shutters and rescued the man, who name was not ascertained.

ANTHONY STEPHENSON, JOHN WRIGHT AND JOHN HERN, and

Firemen-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 11.

On October, 18, 1874, at No. 156 Third Avenue, rescued four women and a man who were cut off from escape and unconscious.

JUSTIN A PATTEN, and

Foreman

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JAMES HORN

Assistant Foremen

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AND CHARLES W. SMITH

Fireman-Engine Co. No. 11

On the twentieth of December, 1874, at No. 88 Lewis Street took Amanda Clarkson and her children, Elizabeth and George, from the attic to the roof and saved them at personal risk.

JAMES McCUTCHEN, and

Assistant Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 12

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JOHN H. GRIFFIN

Foreman-Hook and Ladder Co., No. 12

On the twenty-fourth of January, 1875, at No. 189 Eighth Avenue, when the inmates were cut off from escape by a blazing staircase, rescued three children, Raphael, Martha, and Dora Harris.

JAMES HORN

Assistant Foreman-Engine Co. No. 11

On the twenty-sixth of March, 1875, at Nos. 353 and 355 Rivington Street, at midnight, found Anthony Paul imprisoned on the fourth floor and about to throw his children, Josephine, Joseph C. and Catherine, into the street, and jump after them with Adeline D. Paul, his wife. Horn burst into the room, picked up two of the children, and, followed by the others, went to the roof and saved all.

JOHN CARNEY

Fireman-Engine Co. No. 3

On the second of October, 1875, at No. 517 Sixteenth Street, heard that Julia Nichols, a bedridden sexagenarian, was left on the second floor. At great personal risk he broke down the door of he room and saved her.

JOHN P. FLOOR AND JACOB RITTER

Firemen-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 3

At this fire, found Bridget Kelly and Isabella Dennigan partly suffocated on the fifth floor, and saved them.

 

Members of Hook and Ladder Co. No. 11

On the thirteenth of April, 1875, at No. 138-1/2 Pitt Street, at 12:25 A. M., rescued Charles Kuhne, his wife, Hannah, and their six children, whose escape by the stairs and back piazza, was cut off by a fierce fire. Particular mention was made in the roll of merit of the conduct of firemen.

JOHN McCLANE, THOMAS LARKIN, MICHAEL McAVOY AND JOSEPH McGOWEN

Firemen-Engine Co. No. 6

On the fourteenth of April, 1875, at No. 15 Thomas Street, and his comrade, firemen THOMAS KEENAN, learned on arriving at the fire, Mary Molony, Julia Roach, and four children were cut off on the third floor. McGowen entered the building, and through an attic window passed three of the children to Keenan, who was on the cornice of an adjoining building. The others were taken to the roof. All were nearly exhausted by terror and inhaling smoke.

JAMES LEVINS

Fireman, Engine Co. No. 8

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JOHN ROBERTSON, AND JACOB LAMBRECHT

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2

At No. 743 Third Avenue, on the thirtieth of April, 1876, rescued Catherine Shea and her children , James and Anna, who were cut off from escape on the third floor and were screaming at the window

DANIEL BRADLEY

Assistant Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1

At No. 60 Mulberry Street, on the eighth of December 1876, rescued Harris Levy, fourteen months old, who had been forgotten and was unconscious.

NICHOLAS P. LOESCH

Fireman-Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1

Nearly lost his life in saving, at the same fire, from the fifth floor, Abraham Amer, four years old.

   

Officers and members of Hook and Ladder Co, No. 4, on the tenth of December, 1876, at No. 482 Ninth Avenue, most gallantly rescued seven members of the Dettmar family, Miss Lena Minsi, and Margaret and Mary Ann Early, who were in great peril and cut off from escape.

DENNIS MURPHY

Fireman-Engine Co. No. 43, the 'William F. Havemeyer.'

Was put on the roll of merit for having, on the twenty-fourth of March, 1876, rescued Mrs. Nelly Mullen, chambermaid on the boat, from drowning.

JAMES A. GALLAGHER

Firemen-Engine Co. No. 19

At No 509 Eighth Avenue, on the nineteenth of November, 1876, forced his way through fire and smoke to the second floor landing, and picked up and carried safely to the street, Mrs. Sarah Ferrir, mother of Mrs. S. Sumner, who was insensible.

HUGH J. GOLDEN

Assistant Firemen-Engine Co. No. 20

At No. 47 Elizabeth Street, on the twenty-seventh of February, 1877, aided by

JOHN REILLY

Fireman-Engine Co. No. 20

Rescued Mrs. Mary Harkins and her son John at great personal risk.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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