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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Edward Sheridan
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 51 to 55
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 11/13/1951
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firehouse duties

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 11/13/1951
Incident Location Water/Waterfront
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On November 13, 1951, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Edward S. Sheridan of Engine 58 suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty. A thirty-year veteran of the department, Sheridan served on the fireboat Victor Schlaeger, in the Calumet River. Sheridan, who had served in the U.S. Navy during World War I, had previously been assigned to the fireboats Fred Busse and Joseph Medill. Sheridan’s funeral mass was held at St. Bride’s Church on November 16.


Obituary of Edward S. Sheridan, Chicago Daily Tribune, November 14, 1951.

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