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Firefighter Details

Name Robert O'Connor
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Captain
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/13/1917
Cause of Death Stress/Overexertion
Nature of Death Heart attack
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Firefighting operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/13/1917
Incident Location [Unknown]
Incident Attribute Fires

Incident Summary

On September 13, 1917, Chicago Fire Department Captain Robert P. O’Connor of Engine 116 suffered a fatal heart attack while fighting a fire on West Garfield Street.

Funeral services for O’Connor were held at St. Leo’s Church on September 16, and he was interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Citations:

Obituary of Robert P. O’Connor, Chicago Daily Tribune, September 14, 1917.


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