|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||1/22/1881|
|Cause of Death||Struck by object|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Hose operations|
On January 21, 1881, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman James F. Conway of Engine 18 was fatally injured in the line of duty while fighting a furniture factory fire on South Canal Street. Conway was among twenty firefighters who were injured when an outer wall of the three-story brick factory collapsed on several fire companies during firefighting operations.
Conway’s severe injuries were treated by a doctor at a nearby drugstore, and he was transported to his home, where he died on January 22. Conway, who was born in Ireland, was survived by his widow.
“Brick Veneering,” Chicago Daily Tribune, January 22, 1883.
Obituary of James Conway, Chicago Daily Tribune, January 23, 1883.