|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||6/26/1891|
|Cause of Death||Fall|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations|
On June 26, 1891, Chicago Fire Department Captain Cornelius Manning of Engine 6 died in the line of duty after he fell from a two-story roof while fighting a commercial fire on West 12th Street.
Manning joined the department in 1877, and earned the rank of lieutenant in March 1881. He was made captain in 1888 after he rescued a mother and baby from a burning house on Van Buren Street. Two months before his death, he was seriously injured when the axle broke off of his buggy while responding to a fire alarm. Manning had been back on the job only a few days prior to his death.
Funeral services for Manning were held on June 28.
”Capt. Cornelius Manning’s Death,” Chicago Daily Tribune, June 27, 1891.