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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Henry Kleversaat
Agency Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Fire Patrol
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 7/10/1940
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 7/10/1940
Incident Location Firehouse
Incident Attribute [Not applicable]

Incident Summary

On July 10, 1940, Henry Kelversaat, a thirty-two year veteran of the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol, suffered a fatal heart attack while on duty at the Main Fire Alarm Office.

Funeral services for Kelversaat were held on July 13, and he was interred at St. Lucas Cemetery.


Obituary of Henry Kleversaat, Chicago Daily Tribune, July 12, 1940.

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