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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Lawrence Kelly
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/14/1969
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/14/1969
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On September 14, 1969, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Lawrence J. Kelly of Engine 112 suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting a fire on North Wells Street. Kelly, the driver for the 3rd Division Fire Marshal, was pronounced dead at Henrotin Hospital.

Funeral services for Kelly were held at Thomas J. Cooney Sons Funeral Home, and he was buried at Graceland Cemetery. He was survived by his widow and four children.


“Comrades Give Aid,” Chicago Tribune, September 15, 1969.

“Fireman’s Widow Given $1,000,” Chicago Tribune, September 16, 1969.

“Obituary of Lawrence J. Kelly,” Chicago Tribune, September 16, 1969.

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