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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Leonard Elliott
Agency Bloomington Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 1/9/1919
Cause of Death Contact/Exposure
Nature of Death Pneumonia
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Search and rescue operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Bloomington
Incident State IL
Incident Date 12/25/1918
Incident Location Store/Office
Incident Attribute Structural collapses , Fires

Incident Summary

On January 9, 1919, Bloomington Fire Department firefighter Leonard Elliott died in the line of duty while performing duties at the Newmarket fire on December 25, 1918.

Elliott caught pneumonia as a result of his duties at the Newmarket fire and died a week after the fire.

Elliot had been a member of the fire department for ten months at the time of his death.


“Death Claims Leonard F. Elliot, City Fireman,” The Pantagraph, January 10, 1919.

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