|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||21 to 25|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||12/9/1885|
|Cause of Death||Struck by object|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Firefighting operations , Hose operations|
On December 7, 1885, Chicago Fire Department Pipeman Edward F. Cudmore of Engine 11 was fatally injured in the line of duty while fighting a warehouse fire. Cudmore was crushed by debris when a brick wall collapsed into the alley where he was operating a hose line. Cudmore was treated at Alexian Brothers Hospital, where he died from his injuries on December 9.
Funeral services for Cudmore were held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on December 12, and he was buried at Calvary Cemetery.
“Cudmore’s Death,” Chicago Daily Tribune, Dec. 10, 1885.