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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Henry Greenhoff
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 41 to 45
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 4/8/1893
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion , Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Asphyxiation , Heart attack
Attribute of Death Smoke inhalation
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/8/1893
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On April 8, 1893, Chicago Fire Department Captain Henry Greenhoff of Engine 11 died in the line of duty while fighting a fire at the corner of Ontario and Market Streets. He suffered a fatal heart attack after he was overcome by smoke during firefighting operations. Greenhoff was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery on April 11.


Obituary of Henry Greenhoff, Chicago Daily Tribune, April 10, 1893.

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