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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Joseph Cone
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 5/12/1891
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 5/1/1891
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On May 1, 1891, Chicago Fire Department Captain Joseph M. Cone of Engine 19 was fatally injured in the line of duty while responding to a fire alarm at 26th Street and Indiana Avenue. Cone fractured his left leg when he was thrown from a hose cart. He was treated at Cook County Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries on May 12.


“Enveloped in Flaming Oil,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 2, 1891.

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