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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Frank Vietinghoff
Agency Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Fire Patrol
Age Range 26 to 30
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 10/13/1923
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 10/13/1923
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On October 13, 1923, Frank F. Vietinghoff of the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol died while on duty as a member of Patrol 8. Near the intersection of Greenview and Belmont Avenues, the Patrol 8 rig skidded on wet pavement and crashed into a truck. Vietinghoff was thrown from the rig and landed beneath the wheels of the truck.

Funeral services for Vietinghoff were held at St. Ida’s Church on October 18, and he was interred at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Citations:

“Auto Plunges Into River; 2 Believed Dead” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 14, 1923.

“County’s speed toll for year is advanced to 555” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 16, 1923.

Obituary of Frank F. Vietinghoff, Chicago Daily Tribune, October 16, 1923.


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