IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Martin McDonald
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 36 to 40
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 3/7/1955
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 3/7/1955
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On March 7, 1955, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Martin E. McDonald of Engine 98 suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty.

His funeral was held at Immaculate Conception Church on March 10, and he was survived by his widow, two sons, and two daughters.


Obituary of Martin E. McDonald, Chicago Daily Tribune, March 9, 1955.

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