IFLODD: Firefighter Memorial

Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Bartholomew Cloonan
Agency Chicago Fire Department
Rank Driver
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range [Unknown]
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 6/6/1905
Cause of Death Thrown from vehicle
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Chicago
Incident State IL
Incident Date 4/4/1905
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On June 6, 1905, Driver Bartholomew Cloonan of Engine Company No. 28 of the Chicago Fire Department died from injuries sustained by being thrown from the seat of his engine on June 4, 1905.

Cloonan was responding to an alarm when he was thrown from his engine at the intersection of Throop and Twenty-second Streets.

He became a member of the Department June, 13, 1883. Cloonan was survived by his widow, Josephine.


Obituary of Bartholomew Cloonan, Chicago Daily Tribune, June 7, 1905.

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