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Firefighter Christian Thauer 12/4/1913
Updated On: Apr 14, 2013

Firefighter Christian Thauer of Chemical Co. 3 died on December 4, 1913.  A few days earlier Thauer was struck in the leg by a wheel of the horse drawn apparatus of Chemical Company No. 3.  While on duty at the station he fell unconscious to the floor, the captain and men of the company called the fire bureau physician who arrived quickly. Firefighter Thauer was rushed to the State Hospital and diagnosed with a stroke of paralysis, he never regained consciousness. 

(Courtesy of the Mark Boock Collection)


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